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Letter - Aileen Cartwell to Mrs Ida Salter, 22 Dec 1939 Document Reg. No: HT 20330

Letter from Aileen Cartwell to Mrs Ida Salter, wife of Robert Salter, dated 22 December 1939. The letter informs Mrs Salter that steps have been taken to rectify the cancellation of visas for Robert Salter's parents with their immediate reissue. It wishes she and Robert Salter well for their first Christmas in Australia and notes that an account for the cable sent on their behalf to the British Passports Control Officer in Belgium would be forwarded to them.

Robert Salter migrated to Australia from Austria, fleeing Vienna just before the German annexation of Austria in 1938. With the help of William Maloney, a federal Member of Parliament who befriended him, Robert was finally able to obtain permits for himself, as well as for his parents, his fiancee Ida and his friend who had accompanied him on the journey.
Typed letter, headed Commonwealth of Australia, House of Representatives, Federal Members Room, from Aileen Cartwell to Mrs Salter dated 22 December 1938.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Michael Salter, 2008
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 253 mm (Height), 203 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: clothing trade, flinders lane rag trade, jewish immigration, refugees, wars conflicts, world war ii 1939-1945, jewish communities
Themes this item is part of: Robert Salter Collection, Robert Salter, Austrian Jewish Migrant & Tailor, 1938, Clothing & Textiles Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Processing - Arrival
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Text, printed: FEDERAL MEMBERS' ROOMS/318 POST OFFICE PLACE/(BOX 1692P)/MELBOURNE, C.1./22nd December, 1939./Dear Mrs. Salter/After you left this afternoon I made a call to/Canberra regarding cancellation of the Visas, and was later informed/that steps had been taken to send a cable to the British Passports/Control Officer at Belgium instructing him to reissue the Visas to/Mr. and Mrs. Salter, Senior.
Addressed To: Mrs Ida Salter, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 Dec 1939
Person Named: Mr. Robert Salter, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 Dec 1939
Sender: Aileen Cartwell, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 22 Dec 2009
References: Video interview with Robert Salter particularly regarding his tailoring period in Flinders Lane - conducted by Jewish Museum of Australia for Schmutta Business exhibition, 2002?
Article: Salter, Robert 'Flinders Lane?Memory Lane' The Journal of the Australian Jewish Historical Society, Vol 10, Part 7, 1989
Interview transcript: Robert Salter interviewed by son, date?.
Copies of selection of photos, including one showing Robert wearing the overcoat in the months before fleeing Vienna.

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