Benjamin Satterthwaite spent a large part of his life as a resident representative or factor in the West Indies for his family’s firm and a group of Lancaster merchants. The Letter Books contain hundreds of copies of the letters written by him to his family and business associates, bound into three volumes.
Over 300 letters and other items such as field postcards, photographs, menu cards and other ephemera. The collection offers a compelling, personal impression of life at the Front in the First World War. Conversational in tone, the letters bring to life the experience of an officer in the British Army during one of the defining conflicts of modern history.
Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive (CMDA) builds on 'Cinema Culture in 1930s Britain' (CCINTB), a pioneering nationwide inquiry into cinema-going and everyday life in the interwar years that was conducted during the 1990s and early 2000s.
The CMDA collection will be added to Lancaster Digital Collections later this year.