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Major accessions to repositories in 2004 relating to Women's History


Anglesey County Record Office/Archifdy Ynys Mon

  • Merched y Wawr, Anglesey: additional minutes 1974-2001 (WM/1823)

Ayrshire Archives

  • Ayr Relief Juvenile Female Society: minute book 1827-1866 (Accession 838)
  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute: Dunlop branch: administrative and financial records 1919-1990 (Accession 835)

Barnsley Archive and Local Studies Department

  • Barnsley Business and Professional Women's Club: additional records 1990-1999 (A/1825/G)

Bristol Record Office

  • Bristol Association of University Women: minutes and papers 1911-2004 (42480)
  • Annie and Georgina Wills: diaries 1800-1899 (42545)
  • Papers collected by councillor Jenny Smith rel to Co-operative Movement and Labour Party in Bristol C20th (42520)

Bromley Public Libraries, Local Studies & Archives

  • Mrs Drury, schoolteacher, Bromley: records 1894-1984 (1609)

Bury Archives Service

  • B'nai B'rith: Whitefield and District Women's Lodge: corresp and other records 1980-1991 (GBB/B)

Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Cambridge

  • Barton Women's Institute: minutes and record books 1938-2002 (R104/059)
  • Soroptimist International: Cambridge club: further minutes and papers 1947-2002 (R104/041)
  • Susan Countess of Hardwicke Charity, Arrington: records 1897-2000 (R104/072)

Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Huntingdon

  • Huntingdon and Peterborough Federation of Women's Institutes: records of constituent institutes 1919-2003 (Accession 5009)

Carmarthenshire Archive Service

  • Sarah Price, widow of Vicar of Llangunnor: papers incl corresp, bonds and inventories 1817-1855
  • Llangeler and Pentrecwrt Womens Institute: records incl minute books and lists of members 1927-2003
  • Queen Elizabeth Girls Grammar School, Carmarthen: minute books 1929-1988
  • Womens Co-operative Guild: Ammanford branch: minute book 1960

Centre for Buckinghamshire Studies

  • Planting plan for the Long Garden, Cliveden, by Nora Lindsay and Percy Cane 1949 (D 158)

Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies

  • Stanley family, Barons Stanley of Alderley: Alderley: letters from Lucy Hare to family members c1820-1840 (D 6744)
  • British Federation of Women Graduates: Chester Association: accounts and membership records 1952-1990 (D 6803)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Barrow

  • Foxfield Womens Institute: minute and record books 1972-2001 (BDSo 16)

Cumbria Record Office and Local Studies Library, Whitehaven

  • Woodend and District Women's Institute: minute and record books 1935-2003 (YDSO 79)
  • Workington Federation of Labour Women: minutes and misc correspondence 1952-1980 (YDSO 80)

Cumbria Record Office, Carlisle Headquarters

  • Brampton Mothers Club: minute books 1962-1981 (DSO 237)
  • Brampton Womens Institute: minute books, account books, corresp and other records 1966-2000 (DSO 236)
  • Kirklinton and District Womens Institute: minute books 1923-1963 (DSO 245)
  • Margaret Sewell School Old Girls Guild: minute book, corresp, membership lists, balance sheets and receipts 1924-1964 (DSO 245)

Denbighshire Record Office

  • National Council of Women of Great Britain: Llangollen and District Branch: minutes, accounts and misc papers 1918-2004

Derbyshire Record Office

  • Eleanor Anne Franklin, poet: corresp and papers 1804-1825 (D3287, D3311)
  • Jane Franklin, traveller and social reformer: additional corresp 1829-71 (D3311, D3287)
  • Joan Waste, protestant martyr: records 17th cent (D6341)
  • Joan Wragg, local historian: papers 20th cent (D6187)

Essex Record Office

  • Angela Green, historian of Ashdon village: working papers c1950-1989 (D/DU 1158 addl)
  • Nellie Korf of Ongar: diaries and papers 1909-1999 (D/DU 2178)
  • Elizabeth Knight, midwife: midwifery diary 1912-1922 (D/DU 2222)
  • Essex Federation of Women's Institutes (addnl): minutes, record books and accounts 1918-2003 (D/Z 259 addl)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Witham branch (addnl): minutes, accounts, programmes and register of members 1982-2004 (D/Z 354 addl)

Essex Record Office, Colchester and North-East Essex Branch

  • Boxted Womens Institute: record books, minutes and other records 1946-2003 (D/Z 457)

Flintshire Record Office

  • Deeside Womens Steel Defence Campaign: additional papers 1971-1980 (D/DM/1537)
  • Gwernymynydd Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and financial papers 1930-1996 (D/DM/1534)
  • Hawarden Womens Institute: additional records 1985-2002 (D/DM/842)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guild: Flint branch: minutes, scrapbooks and misc papers 1953-2003 (D/DM/1533)
  • Womens Land Army, Flintshire: misc papers and photographs 1941-1946 (D/DM/1539)

Glamorgan Record Office

  • British Federation of Women Graduates: minutes and bye-laws of the Cardiff and District Association 1909-1991 (D325)
  • Dinas Powis Womens Institute: records 1939-2002 (DXNO2)
  • Grangetown Girls School, Cardiff: records 1950-1967 (ESEC73)
  • Kitchener Road Girls School, Cardiff: records 1952-1965 (ESEC19)
  • Women for Life on Earth, Greenham Common: additional corresp 1991-1993 (DWAW12)
  • Womens Archive of Wales: papers used to compile Older Lesbian Network newsletter, incl posters and newscuttings 1993-1994 (DWAW)
  • Womens Archive of Wales: minutes, annual reports and newsletters of Women's Arts Association c1990-2004 (DWAW)

Gloucestershire Record Office

  • Morrison family, Viscounts Dunrossil: corresp of Allison, Lady Dunrossil and other records 1938-1944 (D9939)
  • Morrison family, Viscounts Dunrossil: additional papers of Allison, Lady Dunrossil incl corresp rel to Women's Land Army, election material 1935-1950 and corresp received as wife of Governor General of Canada 1960-1961 1939-1965 (D9939)
  • Cranham Womens Institute: minutes 1921-2002 (D2933)
  • Dowdeswell Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1946-1994 (D2933)
  • Elmscroft Womens Institute, Gloucester: minutes and record books 1966-1994 (D2933)
  • Girl Guides Association: Gloucestershire: additional records, county and district log books 1920-1999 (D7107)
  • Haresfield Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1952-1993 (D2933)
  • Hillesley Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1928-1984 (D2933)
  • Horsley Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1932-1993 (D2933)
  • Moreton-in-Marsh Womens Institute: committee minutes and record books 1959-1992 (D2933)
  • Nympsfield Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1977-1992 (D2933)
  • Rodmarton Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1983-1994 (D2933)
  • Saintbridge Womens Institute, Gloucester: minutes and record books 1977-1993 (D2933)
  • Staunton (near Coleford) Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1947-1993 (D2933)
  • Tidenham Womens Institute: minutes and records 1964-1976 (D2933)

Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies

  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds, Cheshunt Afternoon Branch: scrap books 1976-1996 (Acc 4047)

Highland Council Archive

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute: Brora branch: minute books 1954-2001 (D 881)

Jersey Archive

  • Claude Cahun, photographer and sculptor: corresp and ephemera 1930-1949 (JA/897)
  • Caroline Turley, District Nurse, Jersey: certificates and case register 1950-1979 (JA/886)

Lancashire Record Office

  • Barton Womens Institute: minutes 1992-1998 (WIBA 1/20-21 acc 9711)
  • Hoghton Womens Institute: minutes and record books 1980-2001 (WIHO acc 9656)
  • National Women Citizens Association: Preston branch: corresp files 1986-2002 (DDX 1749 acc 9651)
  • Preston Park School: Old Girls' Association records 1936-1940 (DDX 2454 acc 9639)
  • St Mark parish, Preston: Mothers Union records 1952-1991 (PR 3301 acc 9619)

Lincolnshire Archives

  • Harmston Women's Institute: minute books, cash book and list of secretaries for the Women's Institute in Lincolnshire 1920-1977 (WI)
  • Mary Annie Bellamy, Wesleyan Methodist, Spilsby: notebook containing signatures, mottoes and poems c1860-1925 (MISC DON 1256)

Liverpool Record Office

  • Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women: Merseyside branch: additional records incl photographs (Acc 5901)
  • Liverpool Governesses Benevolent Association: minute book 1980-2003 (Acc 5891)

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

  • London Diocese: Poplar Association for Befriending Girls Executive Committee and Poplar Deanery moral welfare minutes 1929-1973 (A/LWC, LMA/ 1478)
  • Women's Aid, London: management committee minutes, funding corresp, papers concerning London refugees and service quality survey 1993-1999 (B04/035)
  • National Council of Women of Great Britain: special committee and working party papers 1973-2001 (ACC/3613)
  • National Council of Women of Great Britain: minutes, corresp files and branch records 1890-2000 (ACC/3613 (B04/042))
  • Philippa Fawcett College: records inc minutes of governors and academic board 1905-1980 ((B04/078))

Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre

  • Cliffe and Cooling Womens Institute: minutes and out-letters 1946-74 (DE940)

Norfolk Record Office

  • Elizabeth Doyle of Crimplesham Hall, Quaker: diary 1854 (ACC 2004/143)
  • Mary Parley, wife of Thomas Parley, rector of Tivetshall: diary 1918 (Acc 2003/29, 2004/54)
  • British Federation of Business and Professional Women, King's Lynn club: further records 1955-1993 (ACC 2004/55)
  • Buxton Womens Institute: notes and photographs 1896-2004 (ACC 2004/155)
  • Norfolk Federation of Women's Institutes (addnl): papers rel to suspended institutes in Norfolk 1933-2000 (ACC 2004/89)
  • St George's Hall Ladies Group, Upper Stoke: minutes, accounts and corresp 1963-2004 (SO 240)

North Devon Record Office

  • Abbotsham Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and attendance registers 1938-2002 (B763-0)

North Lanarkshire Archives

  • Lizzie McIntosh Stirling, poet and novelist: papers, incl corresp with Walter De La Mare and John Masefield c1928-87 (U124)

Oldham Local Studies & Archives

  • Shaw and Crompton Townswomen Guild: records 1960-1988 (2004-048)

Pembrokeshire Record Office

  • Newport Womens Institute: minutes, attendance registers and financial records 1947-2003 (D/WI/16)

Powys County Archives Office

  • Breconshire Women's Conservative Association: Maescar Branch: minutes 1924-1945 (B/X/136)

Sheffield Archives

  • Mary Ann Burkenshaw of Sheffield: personal and domestic notebooks with prices of goods, family events 1922-56 (2004/024)
  • Sheffield Womens Printing Co-operative: records incl minutes, financial records, job books and office diaries c1980-2004 (2004/076)
  • Jessop Hospital for Women, Sheffield: case notebook of maternity cases by Pupil Nurse Sandford 1910 (2004/081)
  • Sheffield Ladies Hockey Club: minutes, annual reports, match results, corresp and published material 20th cent (2004/90)

Shropshire Archives

  • Mary Wood of Berrington: account book 1820-1830 (Acc 7113/2)
  • Harlescott Women's Club: accounts and subscription book 1970-2003 (Acc 7172)

Stirling Council Archive Service

  • Scottish Womens Rural Institute: Stirlingshire branches: records
  • Stirling Business and Professional Women's Club: records 1948-1984
  • Womens Royal Voluntary Service: Stirling County branches: records c1950-2004

Surrey History Centre

  • Bletchingley (Afternoon) Women's Institute: minutes and record books 1917-75 (7610)
  • Dunsfold Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and ephemera 1919-93 (7609)
  • Epsom Downs Evening Townswomen's Guild: minute books 1967-1990 (7648)
  • Mayford (Afternoon) Women's Institute: minutes, accounts and record books 1945-96 (7609)
  • Surrey Federation of Womens Institutes: branch records incl minutes and record books 1915-2003 (7650)
  • Woking Evening Townswomen's Guild: scrapbooks 1951-2004 (7598)

The Record Office for Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

  • Cecilia Webb, nurse: autograph book incl poems by patients at Wicklow Lodge Military Hospital 1916-18 (DE6533)
  • Mary Perkins Charity: corresp, reports, financial papers 1997-2004 (DE6602)
  • Personal papers of Gertrude Bishop rel to Capital T and Anchor Clubs, Leicester c1925-1984 (DE6530)

Trafford Local Studies

  • Mrs Melland of Dunham Massey: household account book 1858-1868 (TBC01)

Tyne and Wear Archives Service

  • Central Townswomen's Guild, Gosforth: minutes, accounts and ephemera 1935-2003 (Acc 4336)
  • Felling Methodist Church: Women's Fellowship accounts, service and event programmes 1974-2002 (C.FE13)
  • The Leam Methodist Church, Felling: baptism registers, Young Wives (Tuesday Circle) annual meeting minutes, misc financial records and ephemera 1949-1967 (C.FE17)

Walsall Local History Centre

  • Dorothy Wyndlow Pattison, philanthropist and nurse called Sister Dora: additional records 1877-1905 (Acc.No.1198)
  • Aldridge Townswomens Guild: minutes 1960-1990 (Acc.No. 1208)
  • Queen Mary's High School for Girls, Walsall: records c1900-1990 (Acc.No.1191)

Warwickshire County Record Office

  • Julie Barnett of Eathorpe: manuscript notes on life in the village during Second World War 2004 (CR3913)
  • Mary Gold, public housing manager and welfare officer: papers rel to career in UK, South Africa and Tanganyika 19th cent (CR3868)
  • Mary Dormer Harris, historian: corresp and misc papers c1870-2001 (CR3874)
  • Brinklow Womens Institute: minutes 1928-1972 (CR3870)
  • National Union of Townswomens Guilds: Leamington Spa Afternoon branch: minutes and scrapbooks 1970-2002 (CR3850)
  • Warwick Lying-In Charity: minutes 1909-1999 (CR3869)
  • Warwickshire Ladies' County Golf Club: records incl minutes, scrap books and membership books 1910-1984 (CR3854)
  • Wolfords Womens Institute: minutes, accounts and records books 1922-1983 (CR3935)
  • Joyce Powell Collection: records rel to Kennilworth 1761-1996 (CR3864, CR3293)

West Glamorgan Archive Service

  • Girl Guides Association: West Glamorgan: executive minutes 1989-1995 (D/D Gui/W 34/1-5)

Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office

  • Maud Heath Causeway Trust: minutes, accounts, deeds, papers and plans 1611-1988 (3448)


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

  • Effie Geraldine Dick, wife of George Paris Dick, Government Advocate, India: diaries and corresp rel to life in India 1893-1951 (0304/31)
  • Ada Womack, wife of Arthur Shaw Womack, Indian civil service: diary of travels 1906 (Mss Eur F514)
  • Maria Mackenzie Wilson: 'Reminiscences of an Anglo-Indian' 1925 (Mss Eur Photo Eur 483)

British Library, Manuscript Collections

  • Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes, scientist and birth control pioneer: additional papers

Island Archives Service, Guernsey

  • St Peter's and Forest Women's Institute: record books, minutes, registers and papers 1956-2003 (AQ 787-788)

National Library of Ireland

  • Pamela Campbell, wife of Sir Guy Campbell and daughter of Lord Edward Fitzgerald: family corresp and papers c1790-1850 (Acc 6048)
  • Dorothy Molloy Carpenter, artist and poet: literary papers incl paintings and photographs (Acc 6207)
  • Harry Clarke, illustrator and stained glass artist: corresp, with material rel to his biography by Nicola Gordon Bowe c1916-30 (Acc 6057)
  • Mairin Cregan, children's author: papers incl MSS and TSS of some of her books, radio scripts and editorial corresp (Acc 6122)
  • Miriam Gallagher, playwright: additional papers incl scripts, plays, short stories and a novel (Acc 6154)
  • Edith Anna Oenone Somerville, writer called Geilles Herring and Somerville: MS of 'The House of Fahy' and 'The shooting of Shinroe', written with 'Martin Ross', pseudonym of Violet Martin 1899-1915 (Acc 6237)

National Library of Scotland, Manuscript Collections

  • Nancy Angus: diaries rel to life in Chile and London 1907-1960 (Acc.12365)
  • Margaret Elphinstone, author: additional literary papers 1988-2003 (Acc.12457)
  • Alison Fell, poet and novelist: literary papers 1974-2001 (Acc.12394)
  • Elizabeth Sandford, traveller: travel journals, notes and photographs 1951-87 (Acc.12437)
  • Janet Buchanan Adam Smith, author and journalist: additional papers 1928-2000 (Acc.12342)

National Museums Liverpool: Maritime Archives and Library

  • Dorotea Elordieta, member of the Basque community, Liverpool: papers rel to the family boarding house for Basque emigrants and invention of a tank hatch cover (DX/2186)
  • Annie Sarah Poole, stewardess, British India Steam Navigation Company: papers 1929-1945 (DX/2201)
  • Margaret Walker: diary rel to holiday on board Captain John Walker's ship 1935-1936 (DX/1877)


Chethams Library

  • Dorothy Proctor: letters to her brother, Richard Tatham, from Portugal 1832-1834

Institution of Electrical Engineers Archives Department

  • International Conference of Women Engineers and Scientists: additional records 1988-2000 (NAEST 132B)

Laban Centre for Movement and Dance Archive

  • Els Grelinger, dance notator: ms dance notations and research papers (2004/56)
  • Marion North, dance pioneer: research notes corresp and dance posters 1975-1979 (2004/39)
  • Lorna Wilson, dance lecturer and illustrator: notebooks, articles and photographs 1942-1966 (2004/55)

NHS Greater Glasgow Archives

  • Glasgow Royal Maternity and Women's Hospital: additional admissions register 1834-1843

Representative Church Body Library

  • Isabella Butler, wife of Rev James Butler of Burnchurch: photocopy of diaries 1818-23

Royal Institute of British Architects Archives and Drawings Collection

  • Phoebe Stanton, Professor of Art History: research papers on the Pugins and W H Leeds 1960-1990

Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

  • Harriette Chick, nutritional scientist: diaries, corresp and research files 1900-1974 (PP/CHI)
  • Medical Women's Federation: Congress papers and ephemera 1974-1995 (SA/MWF)

York Minster Archives

  • Soroptimist International: Malton and District: records 1988-2004 (2004/11)

Yorkshire Archaeological Society

  • Elizabeth Barstow, of Garrow Hill: memoirs, with pedigree and dialect notes 19th cent (MS1756)


Aberdeen University, Special Libraries and Archives

  • Gilbert Frewin Hamilton, anatomist: corresp and papers incl those of his wife Margaret 20th cent (MS 3750)

Birmingham University Information Services, Special Collections Department

  • Fanny Charlton of Birmingham: diary 1843-1847 (MS183)
  • Eliza Dorothea Du Cane, daughter of Sir Edmund Frederick Du Cane , prison reformer: diary 1890 (MS185)
  • Mrs B Jeremy of Birmingham: letters to her brother-in-law Reverend John Jeremy 1791-1792 (LAdd)
  • Beatrice Welch, shop assistant, London: diary 1899-1900 (MS187)
  • Gladys Calthrop, artist and set designer: papers and corresp incl letters from Noel Coward c1930-1970 (COW, Acc 2004/80)

Bradford University: JB Priestley Library

  • Mary Edith Durham, Balkan traveller and author: scrapbooks of press cuttings on Balkan affairs early 20th cent (DUR)

Cambridge University: King's College Archive Centre

  • Frances Catherine Partridge (1900-2004), writer and literary journalist: diaries, corresp and papers

Glasgow University Archive Services

  • Catherine Hastie, law graduate: papers rel to her employment with the Foreign Office and UNESCO (Accn 2519)
  • Glasgow University Ladies Club: minute books and photographs 1984-1999 (Accn 2542)

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections Department

  • Susan Boyd, scriptwriter: papers, incl scripts for Eastenders, Casualty etc (STA)
  • Anne Downie, playwright: additional scripts 20th cent (STA Mn 47)
  • Una Rota, art dealer: papers, corresp rel to Annie French, card index of Scottish artists (MS Gen)

Hull University Archives

  • Hull Association of Women Graduates: minutes, accounts, constitution and bye-laws 1937-97

London Metropolitan University: The Women's Library

  • Margherita Rendel, educationalist and lawyer: corresp and papers 1970-1979 (7/MHR)
  • Winifride Wrench, journalist, lecturer and social worker: notebooks [15] 1911-1962 (7/WWR)
  • Bristol Survey Support Group: additional papers 1990-1996 (5/BSS)
  • Catholic Women's Ordination: additional records, minutes and papers 1980-2003 (5/RCW)
  • Girls Friendly Society: London Diocese: minutes, corresp, registers and reports 1875-1985 (5/GFS)
  • Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp: corresp, legal papers and photographs 1982-2002 (5/GCW)
  • International Council of Women: additional papers 1897-2002 (5/ICW)
  • Josephine Butler Society: papers of affiliated organisations, subject files and conference papers 1937-1998 (3/JBS4)
  • Wakefield Trust Oral History Project: 'East End Women' 2002-2003 (8/EEW)

London University: Institute of Education

  • Kate Myers, educationalist: project papers 1970-1999 (DC/MYE)

Manchester University: John Rylands Library

  • Elizabeth Joan Jennings, poet: letters, postcards and other papers (Acc 2004/007)
  • Women in Theology Group: additional records incl minutes, corresp and reports 1991-1997 (Acc 2004/023)

Nottingham University Library, Department of Manuscripts and Special Collections

  • Clumber Womens Institute: minutes and accounts 1932-57 (MS 406)

Oxford University: Bodleian Library, Special Collections and Western Manuscripts

  • Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin, chemist: corresp and papers 1828-1993 (NCUACS 47.3.94)

Oxford University: Griffith Institute

  • Elise Jenny Baumgartel, Egyptologist: card indexes recording grave finds from Naqada and Ballas, based on excavation records of Flinders Petrie

Senate House Library, University of London

  • Caroline Augusta Foley Rhys Davids, orientalist: diaries and notebooks 1818-1937 (MS 1082)
  • Winifred Mabel T Nowottny, poetry scholar: research and lecture notes 1946-59 (MS 1081)

Sheffield University Library

  • Lydia Manley Henry, medical practitioner: papers rel to her period as a medical student and work in France during World War I (MS 110)

University of Wales Bangor, Department of Manuscripts and Archives

  • Gweneth Lilly, Welsh author: papers

Warwick University: Modern Records Centre

  • Margaret Stacey, Professor of Sociology: additional papers (MSS.186)