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WHITE, Sybil W (1887-1985)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7SWW
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: WHITE, Sybil W (1887-1985)
Date(s): 1911-1989
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.25 A box
Name of creator(s): White | Sybil W | 1887-1985 | nee Hart | activist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Sybil W Hart was born in 1887, the daughter of William Herbert Hart and Ellen Louisa Barritt, both of whom were Quakers. Sybil was educated in London and at the Friends school in Saffron Walden from the age of 11. In 1913 Sybil married Andrew EC White and moved to Kilmarnock, both of them were ardent pacifists and Sybil also supported anti-vivisection societies. During the First World War, Sybil served on the Friends Emergency Committee and the War Victims Relief Committee. She died in 1985.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of two letters (one from Emily Wilding Davison) relating to Hart's work, a press cutting about Davison's death and two photographs of Sybil Hart.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The following items were removed from the archive as duplicates are held in The Women's Library Printed Collections:

* The suffragette : the official organ of the Women's Social and Political Union, No. 35, Vol. 1, 13 Jun 1913

* "Quick, thy tablets, memory!" : Sybil W White, lifelong Quaker, pacifist and internationalist : her reminiscences / edited by Phyllis M. Wells. Available at WL Biographies, classmark: 941.0820924 WHI (as at Mar 2007).

Conditions governing access:

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

The Women's Library Catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated by Sybil White's daughter in 1996.

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Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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