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Fowlds Collection

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0369 FOW
Held at: School of Slavonic and East European Studies
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Full title: Fowlds Collection
Date(s): 1924-1932
Level of description: Collection (Fonds)
Extent: 1 envelope
Name of creator(s): Fowlds | Hilda | 1891-1932 | teacher
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Hilda Fowlds (1891-1931) became a teacher after graduating from London University. She was appointed headmistress of William Gibbs' School Faversham, Kent in 1921. She made several visits to Eastern Europe particularly Hungary where she made a number of friends. It was while visiting Hungary in September 1931 that she became one of some thirty people killed in the Biastorbagy railway disaster when the Budapest-Paris Express was derailed by a bomb.


Scope and content/abstract:

Letters by Hilda Fowlds while travelling in Eastern Europe, 1924-1927, mainly from Hungary, Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia; papers and photographs relating to her death in the Biastorbagy railway disaster and letters from a visit to Hungary by her elder sister and brother in law Alice and Frank Dixon, in 1932.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:
Mainly English, some French and Hungarian

System of arrangement:

Three files - letters written from Eastern Europe, 1924-1927, papers and photographs on the death of Hilda Fowles, 1932; Letters and postcards from Alice and Frank Dixon sent from a holiday in Hungary, 1932

Conditions governing access:

Unrestricted access. Researchers wishing to consult the archives or seeking further information should contact UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) Library, 16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Librarian.

Finding aids:

Online catalogue available on the UCL Archives website.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Not known

Allied Materials

Related material:

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Revised by Alan Kucia as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.

Rules or conventions:
Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description ISAD(G), 2nd edition 2000 and National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Revised Apr 2002

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