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Letter - £50,000 Appeal for the Blind Children & Adults of Victoria, 9 Feb 1931 Document Reg. No: SH 931157

Summary:
Duplicate of a typewritten appeal letter from T.H.McVilly, Secretary, Association for the Advancement of the Blind appealing for donations to the Association and to Royal Victorian Institute of the Blind. The letter is dated 9 February 1931. The appeal aimed to raise £50,000 to be shared between the two organisations, however in the midst of the Great Depression raising funds was difficult and the appeal fell £10,000 short of it's £50,000 target.
Description:
Typewritten appeal letter, duplicated. A very detailed letterhead has a drawing of two blindfolded people, a lighthouse, and extensive text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), 1993
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.00 cm (Height), 22.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: fundraising, disability organisations, visual impairment
Themes this item is part of: Cultural Diversity Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Health Organisations
Tertiary Classification: promotional materials
Inscriptions: Printed on letter: 'special 50,000 pound Appeal/for the/Blind Children and Adults/of Victoria. Blind!/and seeking the light!/Your generous donation will help them to find it Education and Maintenance of Blind Children/Industrial Professional Training Etc. of Blind Adults/Homes, etc. for aged and infirm blind'
Issued By: Association for the Advancement of the Blind, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 Feb 1931
Issued By: Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind (RVIB), Prahran, Victoria, Australia, 9 Feb 1931

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