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Undergraduate study, Queen Mary, University of London
Ref No (click to see in context)CLM/1/26
TitleGreen Book, 1924-1935
LevelItem
Date1924-1935
Extent1 vol
DescriptionGreen Book, 1 January 1924 - 24 March 1935.

Entries record daily life of retirement living in Sundial, Gerrard's Cross ,14 October 1923.

Also covers visits to Switzerland, Westfield, Oxford and detail of visits from others.

Includes extracts of conversations and letters from individuals such as Mabel Holmes, George Maynard, and Marion Wakefield.

Topics covered include the health of her relatives and friends including the death of Gazy [Gabrielle] Maynard, 28 January 1925, of Gertie [Gertrude] Maynard, 5 May 1931, and Louisa Lumsden, 6 January 1935. Includes details of her own health throughout the diary.

Also includes her desire for the title of Doctor of Divinity of Oxford, household matters, University of Cambridge's award of a Masters degree, 19 February 1928 and Girton's award of the Gamble Prize, mentioned 19 February 1930.

Mentions the appointment of Dorothy Chapman as Principal of Westfield College, 12 June 1931 and the Westfield Jubilee Celebrations throughout 1932.

Mentions contemporary events such as the labour government coming into power for the first time, 15 January 1924, and their policies relating to the British Empire, 11 May 1923. Also details the General Strike, 13 May 1926 and the effect that poverty in Leningrad had on her cousins, 26 August 1930. Mentions the London Economic Conference, 12 June 1933.

She also mentions her autobiography and the nature of it, 4 August 1926, and her struggle to write in her Greenbook, 18 November 1928 and 11 December 1929.

She includes the adaptations to her will, including those who will inherit her MS books, and autobiography, 16 November 1933, and a discussion with Ralph [Frances Gray] about the possible publication of her autobiography, 11 January 1934.
Access StatusOpen
URL (click to download record)http://library.qmul.ac.uk/media/library/archives/diary/Green-Book-Diary,-1-January-1924---24-March-1935.pdf
Persons
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/34Maynard; Constance Louisa (1849-1935); Mistress, Educational pioneer