[ Lady Carmichael-Anstruther and the Polish Children Rescue Fund. ] Autograph Letter Signed ('F. C. Anstruther') to 'Mr Blake', discussing the activities of the organisation.

Lady Fay Carmichael-Anstruther [née Fay Sibyl Marie Rechnitzer], wife of Sir Windham Eric Francis Carmichael-Anstruther (1900-80) [ Polish Children Rescue Fund, London; Second World War Poland ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of the Polish Children Rescue Fund (British Committee for Polish Welfare), 1 Hill Street, Berkeley Square, London. 21 February 1945.
SKU: 17006

2pp., 12mo. Written in a small close and neat hand. In good condition, on lightly aged paper. She has asked 'Lady Cunnynghame our Hon Secretary (Scottish-Polish)' to send an invitation for Major Kindersley, 'but even if it doesn't arrive in time, he will be most welcome!' She discusses his 'suggestion of having a flag-day', adding: 'We are doing what we can to help destitute Polish Children, and as you may well realize, we have our hands full: Lately we have been collecting clothes for Poles deported by Germans to France & we have purchased five lorries to help the Polish Red Cross to distribute them as transport is so difficult'. They also hope 'to build a prefabricated Hospital for Children in Warsaw (if Warsaw is in Poland) as Memorial to Gen: Sikorski'. She ends by asking him to 'claim' her on the following Friday: 'I wear Polish Red Cross uniform.' The Carmichael-Anstruthers married in 1932 and divorced in 1948. She published 'Poland's part in the War', 1943 and 'Old Polish Legends' (1945). After her divorce she married Capt. Jerzy Bondorowski.