1919 Peace Conference Autograph Book

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1919 Peace Conference Autograph Book

The Autograph book & Pass belonged to my Great Aunt (my paternal Grandmother's sister).
She was born in 1882 & grew up in a society where "middle class" girls stayed at home until they married. However the family story goes she declared she was not going to sit at home sewing & on her 21st birthday a taxi arrived at the door.
At some time between 1904 & 1918, she was a hotel receptionist. In November 1918 she married & in February 1919 went as a Reception Clerk to the Peace Conference in Paris.
The autograph book has a number of signatures, some of which we have been able to identify. The photograph shows that of T E Lawrence; there are also those of Haig, Smuts, Foster, Milner, Viscount Hardinge of Penshurst, Ganga Singh (Maharajah of Bikaner) & delegates from other countries.

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