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Autograph Letter Collection (additional items)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 9/31
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: Autograph Letter Collection (additional items)
Date(s): c 1810-1975
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 box and 1 album
Name of creator(s): Various
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Administrative/Biographical history:



Scope and content/abstract:

The collection primarily contains single letters that have been donated or purchased by the Library over a period of time. It contains letters from various notable women including Millicent Garrett Fawcett, Christabel Pankhurst, Agnes Maude Royden and Edith How-Martyn. Subjects covered include the women's suffrage campaign, nursing during the Crimean War and entry of women into the professions.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

The letters are not arranged in chronological or alphabetical order. Most of the letters are stored in an album; oversize letters are stored in an archive box.

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:

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

This is a group of autograph letters that has been brought together from many individual accessions. Many of these accessions were acquired from Miss Winifred A Myers. Some are of unknown provenance, found in a box labelled 'autograph letters awaiting listing' during the move into the new building, 2002 and formally accessioned, July 2003. A few of the accessions have been purchased.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Other collections within The Women's Library Strand 9 (Autograph Letters) may be of interest. Also held at The Women's Library are personal papers of Millicent Garrett Fawcett (7MGF), Agnes Maude Royden (7AMR) and Edith How-Martyn (7EHM).

Publication note:

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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