United Spanish War Veterans membership cards; United Spanish War Veterans (estab...


United Spanish War Veterans membership cards

About this object

A small card case; containing five paper 'Member at Large' visiting cards of the United Spanish War Veterans. The cards are pre-printed, and completed by hand. The cards are made out for Joseph Low Soutar, membership number 13052, and signed by the society's Commander in Chief. They are dated 6 February 1932, 28 April 1934, 15 February 1936, 24 March 1937 and 5 December 1938. Each card is stamped or watermarked with the logo of the institution on the reverse. The case is maroon, with gold lettering reading 'Visiting Card / UNITED SPANISH WAR VETERANS'.

Joseph Soutar was Maud Low's nephew. Soutar served in the United States army during the Spanish-American War of 1898 and then in the Philippines. He came to New Zealand in 1921. He bought Fyffe House from Jimmy Johnston in 1935. Maud Low (the Low family had let the property off Johnston since about the 1920s) continued to live in the house, while Soutar lived in a small bach on the property.

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United Spanish War Veterans (estab. 1904, closed 1992)

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Date Made

Circa 1930s

Medium and Materials



8.8 x 11cm

Credit Line

Collection of Fyffe House, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Membership cards

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