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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0074 LMA/4762
Held at: London Metropolitan Archives
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Full title: BARTRAM, BETTY E. M.
Date(s): 1950s-1989
Level of description: Collection
Extent: 0.15 linear metres
Name of creator(s): Bartram | Betty E M | b 1930 | typist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Miss Betty E M Bartram was born in July 1930 and lived at 202 Queens Road, Walthamstow and later looked after her parents Henry William Bartram known as 'Harry' and Ethel Daisy Bartram. She was the youngest of four children with two sisters and a brother. Betty left school on 19 February 1945 and soon began work and trained as a typist at educational classes.

At the end of May 1948 she left a wine works and in June 1948 started working at Winstone’s leaving there in October 1950. In the same month she began her employment at Strauss, Turnbull and Company Limited, stock brokers in the City of London. She left in March 1961 to join William Brandt's Sons and Company Limited, leaving four months later to start work at Consolidated Gold Fields (registered offices in 49 Moorgate, City of London, later 31 Charles II Street, St James's Square, Westminster in 1986) on 24 July 1961. Betty Bartram's duties included operating the telex machine. She took early retirement after 28 years service on 14 July 1989.

She and her father were affected by the proposed redevelopment of Queens Road area by the London Borough of Waltham Forest in 1967. She was also involved in Saint Saviour's Church, Walthamstow as Sunday School teacher with other roles in the church. Her parents also attended the church and her father assisted with the reconstruction of the church after it was hit by a landmine and badly damaged. Betty regularly visited the Anglican Benedictine Community of Saint Mary at the Cross in Edgware.

She moved from 202 Queens Road, Walthamstow to a care home in Grays, Essex in 2018.


Scope and content/abstract:

Career papers working for Strauss, Turnbull and Company, stockbrokers and Consolidated Gold Fields PLC, Queens Road; Walthamstow redevelopment campaign correspondence and cuttings; and personal cookery recipes.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Arranged in three sections:
LMA/4762/01: Career papers
LMA/4762/02: Campaign papers
LMA/4762/03: Personal papers

Conditions governing access:

These records are available for public inspection, although records containing personal information may be subject to access restrictions.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copyright is held by the City of London.

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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated in 2018.

Allied Materials

Related material:

Papers relating to Saint Saviour, Walthamstow including photographs and printed material (1953-1957) were given to the parish in June 2018. Remaining personal papers were retained by the family.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:

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:
Added August 2018.

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