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Major accessions to repositories in 2001 relating to Women's History


Aberdeen City Archives

  • Soroptimist International of Aberdeen: minutes and scrapbook 1929-98 (Accession 462)

Anglesey County Record Office

  • Menai Bridge and Benllech Merched y Wawr: minutes 1969-97

Berkshire Record Office

  • Berkshire Ladies Hockey Association: records 1908-2000 (D/EX 1712)
  • Ranelagh Ladies Hockey Club: records 1934-98 (D/EX 1699)

Canterbury Cathedral Archives

  • National Women Citizens' Association, Canterbury branch: records 1917-36 (CC/W10)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Johnstown Womens Institute: minutes and Domesday project 1985-99 (D/WI/4)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Chester Inner Wheel Club: minute books 1947-93 (ZCR6167)
  • Upton by Chester Golf Club: Ladies Section committee minutes 1976-96 (ZCR 519/5-6)

City of Westminster Archives Centre

  • Adeline Harrison (c1818-1880), social reform campaigner: papers (Acc 2259)

Cornwall Record Office

  • Cornwall Federation of Womens Institutes: papers 20th cent (FWI)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Redruth and Newquay branch: minutes and papers 20th cent (X1164)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • Soroptimist International, Whitehaven and District Club: records 1979-2001 (YDSO 62)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Ruth Margaret Bennett, WRNS: papers incl some rel to WRNS service at the Yalta Conference 1941-46 (DX 1657)

Cumbria Record Office, Kendal

  • Kendal Evening Townswomen's Guild: records 1956-97 (WDSo 281)

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Marjorie Blount, writer and broadcaster: literary and historical papers c1940-78 (D2631)
  • Gladys Henshaw, hairdresser, Ilkeston: training notebooks and appointment books c1920-37 (D5417)
  • Monica Peveril Turnbull, poet and author: corresp and literary papers, incl letters rel to the posthumous publication of her work c1886-1924 (D1453)
  • Belper Ladies Swimming Club: minutes and accounts 1910-78 (D5438)
  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, Chesterfield branch: membership register and accounts, press cuttings 1940-88 (D5500)
  • Mothers Union, Hazelwood: minutes, membership registers, service book 1925-95 (D5456)

Devon Record Office

  • Lois Deacon (c1899-1985), novelist: literary papers incl notebooks, diaries, corresp and manuscripts (6035)
  • Dawlish Womens Institute: minutes, record books and annual reports 1972-2000 (6062)
  • Exwick Womens Institute: minutes and scrapbooks 1985-2000 (6044)
  • Marley Womens Institute: minutes, reports and records 1967-2001 (6156)
  • Uplyme Womens Institute: corresp and papers c1950-99 (6049)

Dumfries and Galloway Archives

  • Mrs Marion Jessie McMurdo of Cargenholm: trust and executry papers 1861-1910 (GGD466)

East Kent Archives Centre

  • East Kent Federation of Women's Institute: records c1939-98 (EK/U54)

East Riding of Yorkshire Archives and Records Service

  • Cecilian/Holderness Ladies Choir: minutes, membership records, accounts 1929-88 (Acc 4610)

East Sussex Record Office

  • Eastbourne Women's Transport Service: records 1939-44 (8478)
  • Firle & Beddingham Women's Institute: records (8376)
  • Ringmer Women's Institute: records (8320)

Edinburgh City Archives

  • Mrs E Mackenzie: papers rel to the Labour Party and Edinburgh Town Council 1953-73 (Acc 559)

Essex Record Office

  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, Chelmsford club: records 1954-93 (A10911)
  • Essex Womens Hockey Association: minutes and accounts 1926-99 (A10991)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Hanmer Womens Institute: records 1935-98 (1448)
  • Hawarden Womens Institute (addnl): minutes 1990-2001 (842)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • Mary Sharp( nee Baker) of Hardwicke Court: general journal, diary and book of epigrams 1778-1803 (D8885)
  • Brockworth Mothers Union: minutes, accounts and members register 1955-97 (P62)
  • Meysey Hampton Womens Institute: minutes 1968-91 (D4005)
  • National Council of Women of Great Britain, Cheltenham branch (addnl): minutes 1966-82 (D4595)
  • Prestbury Mothers Union: minutes 1936-97 (P254)
  • Sandhurst Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and papers 1927-89 (D9060)

Gwent Record Office

  • Croesyceiliog Womens Institute: records 1937-96

Hackney Archives Department

  • Alan Ruston, formerly of Hackney (addnl): family papers rel to work with Blackfriars Settlement 1961-81 (D/F/RUS 22/1-7)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Lucy Mitchells: scrapbook 1875 (DDX 2283)
  • Brentwood Recuperation Centre for Mothers and Children, Marple: case book, admission register, corresp and case files 1942-73 (DDX 2302)
  • Hoghton Womens Institute: record, account and subscription books, minutes and attendance registers c1920-83 (WIHO)
  • National Union of Women Teachers, Rossendale branch: minutes 1918-22 (DDX 1468/6/1)
  • Preston Women's Luncheon Club: minutes, membership registers, reports on speakers and other records 1938-2001 (DDX 2279)
  • Rossendale Methodist Circuit: Women's Fellowship minutes 1971-87 (MRO 22)
  • West Bradford Womens Institute: record books and scrapbook 1967-94 (WIWB)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Lincoln Diocesan Mothers Union: minutes of various committees, annual reports and papers 1901-94 (DIOC/MU)

London Borough of Sutton Archives

  • British Housewives League, Worcester Park branch: records incl mins and corresp 1945-53 (Acc 567)

London Metropolitan Archives: Joint Archive Service of the Corporation of London

  • National Council of Women (addnl): papers of Olive Hickman, editor of Women on Council 1953-1969 (Acc/3613)
  • Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues: papers incl minute books of Womens Federation 1968-87 (B01/096)

Manchester Archives and Local Studies

  • Altrincham Methodist Circuit: Women's Fellowship minutes and attendance registers 1965-95 (L18/Addnl)

Norfolk Record Office

  • W I Livock of Norwich: journal recording her work for the Christian Instruction Society in the Trowse district 1836-37 (ACC 2001/131)
  • National Council of Women of Great Britain, Norwich branch: records 1918-81 (Acc 2001/168)

North Devon Record Office

  • Burrington Womens Institute: minutes and accounts 1925-97 (601/0)
  • High Bickington Womens Institute (addnl): minutes 1984-92 (327/2)

Northamptonshire Record Office

  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, Northampton branch: minutes and papers 1979-94
  • Womens Institute: records of various institutes, incl Broughton, Cogenhoe, Collingtree, Great Oxenden, Silverstone and Warmington

Northumberland Record Office

  • Grace Darling, heroine: letters and papers concerning her c1829-44 (NRO 5764)
  • Mothers Union, Newcastle Diocese: minutes and papers 1945-94 (NRO 5718)

Oxfordshire Record Office

  • Botley Womens Institute: minute books, accounts etc c1919-90 (4816)

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Records Office

  • Phyllis F Cole: exercise books (18) whilst a pupil at the Church of England (Central) School, Stratford-upon-Avon 1927-31 (DR 1048)

Shropshire Archives

  • Dorothy Forest, school teacher and supporter of female suffrage: papers c1920-39 (6858)
  • Coalbrookdale Womens Institute: minute and record books 1982-99 (6801)
  • Dawley Magna Mothers Union: records c1920-99 (6862)
  • Much Wenlock Womens Institute (addnl): record books, committee minutes and misc papers1966-97 (6782, 6790)

Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch

  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, Ipswich club: records 1951-90 (HD 2053)

Surrey History Centre

  • Limpsfield Convalescent Home for Women and Children: reports 1874-1910 (6874 addnl)
  • Victorian Convalescent Home for Surrey Women and Children's Convalescent Home for Surrey: minutes 1906-56 (7086)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Lady Florence Caroline Dixie, poet, war correspondent and explorer: corresp 1890-1905 (DE6082)
  • Fenny Drayton Womens Club: records 1953-98 (DE5976)
  • Newton Harcourt Womens Institute: minutes, attendance register and accounts 1922-99 (DE5967)

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

  • Caroline Adams, writer: papers rel to her book 'Across Seven Seas and Thirteen Rivers' c1980-89 (P/ADM)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Whickham and District Ladies Circle: records (SX94)
  • Womens Institute: minutes, financial statements and annual reports for various groups in the North East 1927-97 (Acc no 3899)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Olive Wakelines: school exercise book (1048)
  • Queen Marys High School (Girls), Walsall: records (1056)

Warrington Library, Museum and Archives Service

  • Mary Ashley, later Mrs Gilbert Young Tickle (b1830), student and teacher at St Elphin's College, Warrington 1848-56: copy letters, extracts from her writings and synopsis of her life (MS 2833)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Eleanor Archer: diaries, essays, corresp and commonplace book c1880-1938 (CR3682)
  • Constance Clough of Hatton Central Hospital: certificates, rule book and papers 1952-72 (CR3673)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Swansea and West Wales Medical Womens Federation: minutes 1968-89

West Sussex Record Office

  • Gratia Maria Prowett, Edburton: journal 1830-32 (Acc 12445)

West Yorkshire Archive Service, Calderdale

  • Hebden Bridge Co-operative Womens Guild: minutes and accounts 1928-71 (MISC:1042)

Wolverhampton Archives and Local Studies

  • National Council of Women of Great Britain, Wolverhampton branch (addnl): minutes c1960-99 (D-SO-8)


British Film Institute, Special Collections

  • Honoria Plesch (1919-1990), director, costume designer, scriptwriter: albums (4) of press cuttings and photographs
  • Dilys Powell (1901-1995), film critic: papers rel to the first London Film Festival and files on actors and directors

British Library, Asia, Pacific and Africa Collections (previously Oriental and India Office)

  • Hannah Allerton, Calcutta resident: diaries (5) rel to social life and her involvement in running schools in Calcutta 1843-56 (Mss Eur C938)
  • Lesley Lewis (nee Lawrence): diary of visit to India 1936-37 (Mss Eur F401)

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • George Eliot, poet: letters to Jane Senior 1867-79 (Add MS 75298)

Imperial War Museum Department of Documents

  • Effie Lucille Barker, nurse: letters and papers rel to service with British Red Cross in Belgium and Holland 1945
  • Miss WM Bennett: diary rel to time as group leader of Women's Land Army in Cornwall 1918
  • Mary Elizabeth Harrison: papers rel to her service in the WAAF 1940-45
  • Monica E Littleboy, ambulance driver: diary kept while serving with the FANY during the D-Day landings 1944
  • E A Seymour Sheridan, doctor: letter concerning her internment in Ravensbruck concentration camp 1943-45
  • Mary Louise Annette Tickner, POW: papers rel to her time as a civilian internee in Tavoy camp, Burma 1944-45

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • Irish Ladies' Golf Union: minute books (9 vols) 1911-88 (D/4278)

Royal Air Force Museum, Department of Research and Information Services

  • Dame Ruth Mary Eldridge Welsh, air chief commandant: papers incl those compiled by Constance Woodhead rel to a proposed history of the WAAF c1943-48 (X002-5638)

Victoria & Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design

  • Society of Women Artists (addnl): records 1986-2001 (ADD/2001/8)

Victoria & Albert Museum, National Art Library

  • Louise Jopling, artist: MS exhibition catalogue of paintings at the Lyceum Club 1906 (MSL/2001/3)
  • Vera Law, calligrapher: manuscripts and illustrations (17 items) (MSL/2001/7)


Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

  • Ann Gwendolen Dally, physician, author (addnl): corresp, and papers rel treatment of drug addiction patients, personal financial material, patient files 1984-2000 (PP/DAL)
  • Christine Murrell, general practitioner: family, estate and personal papers c1849-1935 (PP/CCM)
  • Gertrude E M Shannon (1896-1998), midwife: certificates, corresp, photographs, case records (PP/SHA)
  • Florence Jane Watkins, volunteer auxiliary department nurse: papers documenting service as a nurse during the Frist World War 1916-19 (MS.7891)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Margaret Winefride Simpson: MS of 'The Wind's Heart', poems translated from the Gaelic, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and German (MS 3659)

Birmingham University Information Services, Orchard Learning Resources Centre

  • Carey Hall United Missionary Training College for Women, Selly Oak: minutes, student records, corresp, annual reports and financial records 1911-66 (17 boxes) (Acc 2001/15 part)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Harriet Thiebault, nee Thayer: letters 1816-60 (1 vol) (MS62)
  • Diary of lady living in Ramsgate 1853 (1 vol) (MS66)

Cambridge University: Churchill Archives Centre

  • Sasha Moorsom Young (d 1993), Baroness Young of Dartington (addnl): corresp and papers (YONG)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Professor Marjorie Turner: research papers and audio tapes for her book 'Joan Robinson and the Americans'

Exeter University Library (Special Collections)

  • Daphne Du Maurier (1907-1989), novelist: literary papers (MS 144)
  • Dorothy Louise Johnson (1909-1966), researcher: letters and cuttings rel to John Lawrence Toole (1830-1906), actor manager, and research notebooks (MS 149)

Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library

  • Sylvia Scaffardi (1904-2000), co-founder and assistant secretary of NCCL: papers, incl papers rel to Ronald Kidd 1920-89

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Ina Beasley, Sudan Government Service and author: papers incl drafts of published and unpublished works c1920-90 (7/IMB)
  • Helen Caroline Bentwich (1892-1972), social worker and writer: corresp, diaries, notebooks and other papers (7/HEB)
  • Mary Elizabeth Haweis (1848-1898), author and artist: family corresp and papers incl some transcripts (7/MEH)
  • Sue O'Sullivan, feminist campaigner (addnl): notes, papers and corresp c1970-99 (7/SUL)
  • Ellen Louise Whelan, musician: diaries (25 vols) 1935-82 (7/ELW)
  • Elizabeth Wilson and Angela Weir, campaigners: records rel to the YBA Wife Campaign and Feminists Against Censorship c1970-89 (7/EAW)
  • Bristol Survey Support Group: minutes, reports, corresp and administrative papers 1990-94 (5/BSS)
  • Fawcett Library Trust: minutes, financial papers and corresp c1970-89 (11/FLT)
  • Friends of the Fawcett Library: secretary's file 1971-80 (11/FFL)
  • Institute of Home Economics (addnl): minutes, adminstrative and subject files 1954-98 (6/IHE)
  • London Association of University Women: minutes, membership records, administrative records and corresp c1916-99 (5/LAU)
  • Standing Conference of Women Theatre Directors and Administrators: committee and administrative papers incl minutes and corresp 1980-96 (6/CWT)
  • Standing Conference of Women's Organisations: minutes, reports, administrative and corresp files incl records of local branches c1950-2000 (5/SCW)
  • United Kingdon Home Economics Federation (addnl): minutes, financial and administrative records 1949-2000 (6/UKH)
  • Women in Publishing: training officer files incl administrative papers and corresp c1980-99 (6/WIP)
  • Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Manchester branch: executive committee and council minutes 1926-67 (5/WPF)

London University: School of Oriental and African Studies Library

  • Sophia and Freda Knight, missionaries: papers rel to China 1950-89 (MS 380756)
  • Methodist Missionary Society (addnl): committee minutes, corresp, Womens Work papers and papers rel to Kingsmead College 20th cent (MMS)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell (1810-1865), novelist: letters (4) (Acc 2001/07)

Museum of English Rural Life

  • Womens' Farm and Garden Association: records (DX965)

Oxford University: Regents Park College, Angus Library

  • West Kent Federation Baptist Women's League: minutes, reports and ministry minutes 1938-93

University of Bristol Information Services: Special Collections

  • Margot Strickland, author: papers rel to various works c1970-2000 (DM 1896)

University of Bristol Theatre Collection

  • Joyce Irene Grenfell (1910-1979), actress and entertainer (addnl): papers, books and recordings (200001/0006; 200001/0013)

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Marjorie Thompson (b 1957), peace activist: papers rel to her work as an offical and chair of CND and work as Chair of the Committee to stop War in the Gulf (MSS.428)