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Undergraduate study, Queen Mary, University of London
Ref No (click to see in context)CLM/1/23
TitleGreen Book, 1911-1916
LevelItem
Date1911-1916
Extent1 vol
DescriptionGreen Book, 1 January 1911 - 21 July 1916. Entries record daily life as Mistress of Westfield College and into retirement.Also covers visits to Sweden, Keswick, Scotland, Wimbledon, Wales. Includes extracts of conversations and letters from individuals such as Marion Wakefield, Anne Richardson, Eleanor McDougall, Louisa Lumsden and Fanny Campbell. Mentions contemporary events such as the Home Rule Bill 1 January 1914, 22 July 1914, 4 August 1914, the aftermath of the Kikuyu Conference of June 1913 mentioned 1 January 1914, and World War I, mentioned from 13 September 1914, including details of her published war poetry, and accusations of being 'pro-German' following a newspaper article written, 18 September 1915. Topics covered include the election of Agnes de Sélincourt as new Principal 12 February 1913 and details of Constance Maynard's retirement from Westfield College, June 1913, including the destruction of old letters 28 June 1913 and her return visit 17 June 1915. Other topics include moving into the Sundial cottage in Little Bookham, April 1911, her relationship with Marion Wakefield, her writing, summarised 31 December 1915, the continuing feud between Harry [Henry] -brother- and George Maynard, her health, and the death of Effie [Stephanë Anthon], 16 November 1915. Writes about her specific 'Sundial diaries', detailing their general contents and purpose, 7 and 28 September 1911. Begins to detail her visits and vistors in 1916.There are also reminiscences, including her choice to not marry Dr [James] Robertson, 10 November 1913, and details of more letters destroyed 2 August 1915.
Access StatusOpen
URL (click to download record)http://library.qmul.ac.uk/media/library/archives/diary/Green-Book-Diary,-1-January-1911---21-July-1916.pdf
Persons
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/34Maynard; Constance Louisa (1849-1935); Mistress, Educational pioneer