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Knox, Hermione (Countess of Ranfurly): letter (1968)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0096 AL528
Held at: Senate House Library, University of London
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Full title: Knox, Hermione (Countess of Ranfurly): letter (1968)
Date(s): 1968
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 leaf
Name of creator(s): Knox | Hermione | 1913-2001 | nee Llewellyn | writer and wife of 6th Earl of Ranfurly x Countess of Ranfurly | Hermione


Administrative/Biographical history:

Hermione Llewellyn was born in Gloucestershire and brought up in Wales. Whilst working in Australia as personal assistant to the Governor of New South Wales, she met Daniel Knox, Earl of Ranfurly, whom she married in 1939. Following miliatary service in the Second World War, Lord Ranfurly was appointed Governor of the Bahamas in 1953. Whilst living in Nassau, Lady Ranfurly founded the Ranfurly Library Service, in response to the lack of libraries and school books available in the Bahamas. After the couple's return to Britain, she expanded the service (later renamed Book Aid International) to other parts of the English-speaking world; in 1970 she received an OBE in recognition of her work. Lady Ranfurly also published a memoir of her wartime experiences, To War With Whitaker (1994).


Scope and content/abstract:

Letter from Hermione Knox of Ranfurly Library Service Ltd, 18 Carlton House Terrace, London to Dr J H P Pafford, 22 Feb 1968. Concerning Dr Pafford's help to the Ranfurly Library Service.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

See hard copy catalogue.

Conditions governing access:

Access to this collection is unrestricted for the purpose of private study and personal research within the supervised environment and restrictions of the Library's Palaeography Room. Access to individual items in Senate House Library archives collections may be restricted under the Data Protection Act or the Freedom of Information Act. Please contact the University Archivist for details. 24 hours notice is required for research visits.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be made, subject to the condition of the original. Copying must be undertaken by the Palaeography Room staff, who will need a minimum of 24 hours to process requests.

Finding aids:

Typescript catalogue available in the Library's Palaeography Room.

Archival Information

Archival history:

See archivist

Immediate source of acquisition:

Gift from Dr J H P Pafford, Feb 1994.

Allied Materials

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Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Compiled by Anya Turner.

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:
July 2008

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