Papers [manuscript]. [ca. 1800]-1946.


Mealey, Leonila. Papers [manuscript].

Papers [manuscript]. [ca. 1800]-1946.

1) Damask banqueting tablecloth (19.8m. x 3.65m.) embroidered with the Imperial Crown and letters N.B. which once belonged to Napoleon Bonaparte at the Palace at Fontainbleau; 2) letter, 6 December 1946, from the Prime Minister, J. B. Chifley, to Mrs Richardson (now Mealey) concerning the presentation of the tablecloth; 3) Newspaper cutting from the "British Australasian", 6 July 1946, relating to the presentation of the tablecloth.

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