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Major Accessions to Repositories 1997 relating to Womens History

National, Special and University

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Elizabeth Fry (1740-1845), prison reformer: letters and annotated Bible (Add MSS 73528-33)

Dublin University, Trinity College Library

  • Irene K Falkiner, daughter of Caesar Litton Falkiner, historian: travel diaries and sketches 1907-08 (TCD MS 11010-12)

Fawcett Library

  • Fiona Billington-Greig (d1996), writer: family corresp and papers (7/FBG)
  • Doris Nield Chew, childrens writer: personal, working and literary corresp and papers (7/DNC)
  • Phyllis Deakin (d1997), journalist: diaries, corresp and papers (7/PAD)
  • Jayne Nelson, peace campaigner: Greenham Common papers 1979-97 (7/JAN)
  • Beatrice Nancy Seear (1913-97), Baroness Seear of Paddington (addnl): corresp and papers rel to equal opportunities for women in industrial employment (7/BNS2)
  • Campaign Against Pornography: records incl minutes, corresp and campaign files c1985-94 (5/CAP)
  • Movement for the Ordination of Women (addnl): records rel to Wakefield and Gloucester dioceses 1972-96 (7/MOW4)
  • Wanstead and Woodford Women for Peace (addnl): records 1960-97 (5/WWP)
  • Womens Media Action Group: records incl minutes, corresp and campaign files c1985-94 (5/WMA)

Imperial War Museum, Department of Documents

  • Miss Winifred Seymour, nursing orderly: diaries rel to service in Salonika 1915-16
  • Miss Lucy Whitehead: letters from servicemen 1914-18

Museum of Welsh Life

  • Elsie Thomas Davies (Telynores Tawe), harpist: corresp and papers 1923-93 (3716/1-256)

National Army Museum, Department of Archives, Photographs, Film and Sound

  • Army (Womens) Central Sport Committee: minutes 1949-88 (9710-144)
  • Auxiliary Territorial Service and Womens Royal Army Corps: unit records 1938-92 (9710-148-163)
  • Queen Marys Army Auxiliary Corps Old Comrades Association and Womens Royal Army Corps Association: council minutes 1919-80 (9710-145)

National Library of Ireland

  • Miss Hammill of Cheltenham: diary of travels in Ireland with drawings 1828-29
  • Mary Martin of Drogheda: diary April-May 1916

Natural History Museum

  • Margaret Bushby Lascelles Cockburn (1829-1928): three volumes of watercolours rel to the people, flora and fauna of the Kotagiri region of India

University of Newcastle, The Robinson Library

  • Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (1868-1926), traveller and archaeologist (addnl): letters to Sir Frank Swettenham, colonial administrator

Religious Society of Friends Library

  • Edith M Pye (1875-1965): papers rel to relief work in Spain during the civil war

Royal Air Force Museum

  • Constance Babington Smith: papers rel to biography of Amy Johnson (AC 1997/7)

Tate Gallery

  • Barbara Ker-Seymer, artist: corresp and papers 1925-81 (TGA974)
  • EQ Nicholson (1908-92), painter and designer: corresp and papers (TGA977)

Contemporary Medical Archives Centre, Wellcome Institute of the History of Medicine

  • Katharina Dalton, gynaecologist: records rel to Palmers Green practice 1950-69
  • Mary Louisa Drabble (1900-72), general practitioner: personal papers (GC/227)
  • Henry Greenberg: papers rel to Richard Hunter (1923-1981) and Ida Macalpine (1899-1974), psychiatrists and historians (GC/218)
  • Florence Fenwick Miller (1854-1935), pioneer medical woman: autobiography (typescript) (GC/228)
  • Dorothea Clara Nasmyth (1879-1967), general practitioner: diary during World War I (typescript) (GC/219)
  • Medical Womens Federation (addnl): minutes of London Association of Registered Medical Women and of Overseas and Northampton Associations c1879-1956 (SA/MWF)
  • Neonatal Society (addnl): minutes and papers 1959-96 (SA/NNS)

Local Repositories in England

Birmingham City Archives

  • Womens Co-operative Guild, Weoley Castle Branch: minutes 1935-64 (MS 2096)

Bolton Archive and Local Studies

  • Bolton Womens Conservative Association: minutes and reports 1920-48 (FDC)

Buckinghamshire Record Office

  • Royal British Legion, Haddenham branch, womens section: minutes 1946-97 (D/X 1349)

Cambridgeshire County Record Office

  • Cambridge Womens Liberation: records and minutes 1970-86

Cheshire Record Office

  • Frances E Crompton, writer: diaries, papers and sketchbooks (D5453)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Porthleven Womens Institute: records 20th cent (X 1030)

Cumbria Record Office, Barrow

  • Colten and Oxen Womens Institute: records 1950-91 (BD/So 76)
  • Crake Valley Group Womens Institute: records 1976-91 (BD/So 79)
  • Kirkby-in-Furness Womens Institute: records 1946-91 (BD/So 74)
  • Newton-in-Furness Womens Institute: records 1979-90 (BD/So 77)
  • Scales Womens Institute: records 1942-88 (BD/So 75)
  • Torver Womens Institute: records 1959-86 (BD/So 78)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Nicholson family of Kirkby Thore: family papers incl papers and photographs of Emily Nicholson, artist, 19th-20th cent (WDX 1251)

Devon Record Office

  • Alphington Womens Institute: minutes 1919-90 (5575)

Durham Record Office

  • Bearpark Womens Labour Party: records 1954-95 (D/X 1183)

Hampshire Record Office

  • Hampshire County Federation of Womens Institutes: records incl minutes and accounts 1920-96 (51M97)

Isle of Wight County Record Office

  • Electrical Association for Women, Ryde branch: records 1949-86 (97/47)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Dame Mary Elaine Kellet-Bowman MP: constituency corresp (DDX 2067/closed)
  • Ellen Gardner (nee Ball) of Heysham: diaries 1901-53 (DDX 1899/closed)
  • Bilsborrow Womens Institute: minutes 1925-95 (WIBI 3)
  • Lancashire Federation of Womens Institutes: Federation, branch and other records 1919-93 (WILF 14-16)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Norfolk Federation of Womens Institutes (addnl): minutes 1920-90 (SO137)

Oxfordshire Archives

  • Miss Latimer, Headington: diary 1821-26 (4254)
  • Oxford Mothercraft Clinic: records 20th cent (4256)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

  • Mary Mackay (Marie Corelli) (1855-1924), novelist (addnl): corresp c1887-1908 (DR 936, 949, 952)

Surrey Record Office

  • Morden Womens Institute (addnl): records 1979-89 (4555)
  • North Surrey Association for Social Work: maternity case records c1960-71 (4530)

Surrey Record Office, Guildford Muniment Room

  • National Council of Women, Guildford and District branch: records 1956-95 (5398)

West Sussex Record Office

  • Sheila Kaye-Smith (1887-1956), Sussex novelist: papers (Acc 10,850)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Miss WP Smith: papers rel to charitable and other work 20th cent
  • Mrs Ruby Wood, Benwell: letters and wartime ephemera 1930-48
  • Scrogg Lounge Ladies Darts Team, Walker: records 1948-79
  • South Shields Business and Professional Womens Club: minutes and accounts 1970-1994

Wiltshire and Swindon County Record Office

  • Standing Conference of Womens Organisations, Swindon branch: minutes, register and papers 1950-97 (3033)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archive Office

  • Miss EM Milner of Wharran le Street: misc papers incl diaries, smallholding accounts and Womens Fellowship minutes c1900-93 (DDX 679)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Bradford

  • Bradford Diocesan Mothers Union: Diocesan council and branch records 1928-95 (3D97)
  • Bradford Co-operative Womens Guild: records 1913-82 (33D97)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • National Council of Women of Great Britain, Halifax branch: records 1918-95 (NCW)

Local Repositories in Wales

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Aberavon Townswomens Guild: minutes and records 1959-86

Local Repositories in Scotland

Angus Archives

  • Una Moffet of Brechin: notebooks, recipes and household book 1852-1913 (MS 546)
  • Fyffe-Jamieson Maternity Home: house committee minutes 1938-48 (MS 554)

North Lanarkshire Archives

  • Airdrie and District Business and Professional Womens Club: records 1952-96 (U90)

Local Repositories in the Channel Islands

Jersey Archives Service

  • Womens Jersey Political Union: minutes 1923-28 (L/D/08)