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Undergraduate study, Queen Mary, University of London
Ref No (click to see in context)CS/CS
TitleCaroline Skeel
Extent9 boxes
DescriptionThis subfonds contains papers related to Caroline Skeel.

This includes her working life at Westfield College; comprising of working papers, and papers relating to her Professorship as well as letters, photographs and donations.

Also includes a series of her personal papers of varying natures; including her legacy, papers relating to her family, photgraphs and memorabilia, financial records, and papers relating to her education and time living in Hendon.
Admin HistorySKEEL , CAROLINE ANNE JAMES ( 1872 - 1951 ) was born on the 9 Feb. 1872.

Educated at Notting Hill High School (1887-90), she attended Girton College, Cambridge (1891-95). She was a St. Dunstan's Exhibitioner and took a double first in classics in 1894 and then took a first in the historical tripos, in 1895. Skeel joined Westfield in 1896 as a visiting lecturer in classics, and in 1901 enrolled as a postgraduate student at the London School of receiving the London DLitt in 1903.
She was promoted in 1919 to a university readership and in 1925 she was advanced to a professorship, the first to be held at Westfield. In 1929 she took early retirement.

She lived quietly in Hendon until her death on 25 February 1951. After her death it was revealed that she had anonymously given away in her lifetime about £30,000 to poor families and charities.
ArrangementThis subfonds has been arranged by function, and then chronologically, into two series; Westfield College and Personal Papers.
Access StatusOpen
CodePerson or Corporate Body Name
DS/UK/121Skeel; Caroline (1872-1951); Historian, Classicist