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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7DDO
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: DOBSON, Daisy
Date(s): 1927-1950
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.25 A box
Name of creator(s): Dobson | Daisy | fl 1927-1950 | secretary to Agnes Maude Royden
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Daisy Dobson (fl 1927-1950) was the friend and private secretary of Dr Agnes Maude Royden, the pacifist and Christian preacher. Dobson accompanied Royden on her lecture tours of the world, sending reports home to friends and family.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of papers relating to the Guildhouse Fellowship and lecture tours of Dr Agnes Maude Royden. It includes Guildhouse Fellowship newsletters (1941, 1942, 1950) and lists of key events and speakers at the Guildhouse (1921-1940). Detailed letters from Daisy Dobson report home to friends and colleagues on travels in the United States of America and India during Royden's world lecture tour (1928). As well as providing information on Royden's schedule, the letters describe the landscape, people and culture of the countries they visit and comment with humour and frustration on the practicalities of their trip. A later letter describes sea travel during the Second World War for Royden's lecture tour of the United States of America (1941-1942).

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

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Anonymous donation.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library also holds the papers of Agnes Maude Royden (7AMR) and Marjorie Chave Collison (7CHC).

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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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