The Family Papers Behind The King’s Speech

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The Family Papers Behind The King’s Speech


My English boyfriend Colin Firth (perhaps you’ve heard of him?) is going to win an Oscar tonight for his performance in The King’s Speech. The family of speech therapist Lionel Logue went up into the attic and found Mr. Logue’s papers there, including a trove of nearly 100 letters between George VI and Mr. Logue.

Read more about the primary source documents behind the movie at CBS by clicking here to visit or go to the Mail Online to read the story and see some of the documents. They’ve also published a book on their findings.

The archivist in me hopes the family considers donating the collection to an archives for research purposes, but the genealogist in me says never give up those papers.

And congratulations, Mr. Firth – well deserved.

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About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”