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GALBRAITH, Winifred (fl 1917-1940)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0370 WG
Held at: Queen Mary, University of London
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Full title: GALBRAITH, Winifred (fl 1917-1940)
Date(s): c1894-1960s
Level of description: Collection (fonds)
Extent: 1 box
Name of creator(s): Galbraith | Winifred | fl 1917-1940
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Administrative/Biographical history:

W.A.Galbraith, BA Honours, English, Class I, Westfield College 1917, where she met Pae Swen Tseng; Women's Army Auxiliary Corp 1917; Worlds YWCA; Trained in teaching in Canada; Taught at I Fang School in China c 1920s-1930s including during the communist uprisings; Later taught English in West Africa.Publications include: The Dragon Sheds His Skin (London 1928), The Chinese, (Penguin 1943), Willow Pattern - A picture of China Today (London 1933), In China Now (New York 1941), Men Against Sky (1940).


Scope and content/abstract:

File 1.
Photograph of Winifred Galbraith c 1940s.
Photograph of staff and students at I Fang School in China, 1927.
Map of China, for the China Inland Mission, c1894.
Published letter of introduction by Winifred Galbraith, I-Fang Collegiate School, March 1926.
Fold-out leaflet, with photographs, I Fang Girls Collegiate School, China c1930, describing impact of Communist outbreak 1926 and subsequent closure and reopening of school.

File 2.
Typescript draft of unpublished manuscript, 'Better to be broken jade than a perfect tile', by Winifred Galbraith c1920s-1940s.

File 3.
Typescript draft of unpublished autobiography, by Winifred Galbraith, c1960s.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

1 box as set out in Scope and Content

Conditions governing access:

Open. The Archives are available for access in the Archives Reading Room located on the 2nd Floor of the Mile End Library. The Archives Reading Room is open Mondays to Fridays 9am-4pm by appointment only. Contact the Archives for more information: Archives, Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 3873, email: For more information about the Archives see the website:

Conditions governing reproduction:

No material may be published without the prior permission of both the copyright holder and the Library. All applications for publication must be made to the Archivist in the first instance, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user.

Finding aids:

No additional finding aids.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Maintained in situ and then inherited by Ms Galbraith's nephew, and donated to the Archives 20 June 2012.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Complied by Nicola Wood

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jun 2015

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