Lombard also writes about his experiences and describes the sights and cities he has visited, though the description is surface level, often referencing his more detailed diary and photographs, which he mailed home with his letters. Other common topics include his visits to American consulates and factories and where his family should send mail. Some correspondence is written to his sister Rosamund and his Uncle Marshal, with the letters to his uncle focusing more on the socio-economic and political conditions of countries, such as growing political agitation in Greece, his thoughts on Hitler, and communism in Russia.
The names of many cities and countries identified in the letters have subsequently changed. At the time the correspondence was written, Sri Lanka and Myanmar were the British colonies of Ceylon and Burma, respectively. Many cities in Asia are also identified by their now outdated postal Romanization names. The current names of cities and countries have been provided in parentheses.
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Extent0.5 linear feet (1 box (67 letters and telegrams))
Biographical / Historical
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- Asia--Description and travel
- Asia-Social life and customs-20th century
- Europe--Description and travel--20th century
- Europe--Voyages and travels
- Great Britain--Description and travel
- International travel
- Lombard, George F. F. (George Francis Fabyan), 1911-
- Middle East--Description and travel
- Voyages and travels.
- Lombard, George F.F. (George Francis Fabyan), 1911-. George F.F. Lombard Letters, 1935-1936: A Finding Aid
- Bailey Brunick
- December 2018
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