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Thomas, Ruth Frances Rees-, 1883-1972 (née Darwin, Commissioner of Board of Control)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1883-1972

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

 Sub-Series

DARWIN, Ruth Frances, 1897-1938

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/22
Scope and Contents Contains 79 letters sent from Ruth Darwin to her mother Ida, from 16 May 1897 to 22 August 1938. Two-thirds of the letters were sent in 1910 when Ruth was residing with her brother Erasmus in Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire.
Dates: 1897-1938
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Erasmus, Ruth and Nora Darwin, c.1887

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/6/2
Scope and Contents Single studio portrait photograph of Erasmus, Ruth and Nora Darwin as young children, and single studio portrait photographs of Ruth and Nora.
Dates: c.1887
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1894-1900, 1894-1900

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/1
Scope and Contents Contains 24 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 21 September 1894 and [1900]. The letters were written either from the family home, The Orchard, Cambridge or from Southwold and include descriptions of time spent in Southwold and Folkestone. Some of the letters are illustrated.
Includes a single letter from Ruth Darwin to Ida and a letter from an Agnes Jorgensen to Ida dated July 1897.
Dates: 1894-1900
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1901, 1901

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/2
Scope and Contents Contains 30 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 14 February and 8 September 1901, including letters sent to Horace, Erasmus and Francis Darwin. The content of some letters describes time spent in Switzerland in June 1901 where Nora and Ruth were receiving tuition in German language and literature. Some of the letters are illustrated and include a set of four hand painted drawings of flowers by Nora.
Includes some joint letters from Nora and Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1901
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1904, 1904

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/5
Scope and Contents Contains 20 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 10 January and 17 December 1904. Letters in the early part of the year were written from Levana, Wimbledon Park where Nora attended school; subsequent letters provide accounts of visits to Brides-les-Bains with Horace and Ruth Darwin in May 1904 and to the Isle of Wight, and of commencing study at Cambridge in October 1904.
Includes a partial letter from Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1904
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1909, 1909

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/10
Scope and Contents Contains 26 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 3 January and 4 December 1909. Letters sent in July contain account of a visit to Denmark.
Includes letters from Charlotte Mildred Darwin and Erasmus Darwin to Nora, a postcard from Ruth Darwin to Ida and a letter from Ethel Glazebrook to Ida.
Dates: 1909
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1910, 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/11
Scope and Contents Contains 34 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 4 January and 12 December 1910. The letters include an account of Nora's attendance at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science in Sheffield in September 1910; a description of William Bateson's house in Merton; and an account of a visit to see 'Manet and the Post-Impressionists' exhibition organised by Roger Fry in November 1910.
Includes letter from Nora to Horace Darwin and from Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1910
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1913, 1913

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/14
Scope and Contents Contains 36 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 6 February and 25 December 1913.
Includes letters from Alan Barlow and Ruth Darwin to Ida, a letter from Nora to Horace Darwin, and letters from Jeanie Adam, Esther Barlow, Jim Butler, Mary Childers, Ruth Darwin, Noel Farrer and Celia Newbolt to Nora.
Dates: 1913
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1915, 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/16
Scope and Contents Contains 49 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 1 January and 29 December 1915. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters make reference to Zeppelin raids on London in September and October 1915 and of work undertaken by Nora in the Chemical Department at Bedford College.
Includes letters from Isobel Addison, Alan Barlow, Erasmus Darwin and Gwen Raverat to Nora, and letters from Ella Coltman and Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1919, 1919

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/20
Scope and Contents Contains 29 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 17 May and 28 November 1919.
Includes a single letter from Mabel V. O. Oswald to Nora and letters from Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1919
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1922, 1922

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/23
Scope and Contents Contains 20 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 24 February and 19 November 1922. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters make reference to the furnishing of a recently acquired holiday home in West Runcton, Norfolk, visits to Cumbria and to Gwen and Jacques Raverat in France. Contains enclosure of pressed flowers from France.
Includes letters from Thomas Erasmus Barlow, Erasmus Darwin Barlow, Joan Barlow and Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1922
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1929, 1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/30
Scope and Contents Contains 27 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 11 January and 13 December 1929. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters include an account of a visit to Devon.
Includes a single letter from Sophie J. Colenso to Nora, a letter from Ruth Darwin to Nora and a letter from Nora to Ruth.
Dates: 1929
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1935, 1935

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/36
Scope and Contents Contains 32 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 12 January and 29 December 1935. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters give an account of a visit to Germany (with Andrew Barlow and Ruth Darwin) to seek treatment for Andrew's scoliosis (?) and improve his German language skills. She describes witnessing a marching procession in Köln and gives her impressions of the German people.Includes letters from Hilda Barlow and Ruth Darwin to Ida, and from Isabel Fry to...
Dates: 1935
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1936, 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/37
Scope and Contents Contains 50 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 3 January and 22 December 1936. Amongst news of family and social engagements, the letters make reference to attending the funeral of George V and of visits to Yorkshire and Scotland and provide a descriptive account of Nora's trip to Bali, Indonesia undertaken in October-December 1936.
Includes letters from Joan Barlow and Horace Barlow to Ida, and from Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1936
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Nora Barlow Letters: 1940, 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/8/41
Scope and Contents Contains 30 letters from Nora to Ida Darwin sent between 7 January and 21 December 1940.
Includes a single letter from Ruth Darwin to Ida.
Dates: 1940
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
 Fonds

Ruth Darwin: correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of letters from Ruth Darwin to members of her family but predominantly to her sister (Emma) Nora Darwin, and correspondence and papers arising out of Ruth's work with the British Committee of the French Red Cross in France in 1917-1919.
Dates: 1890-1944
Conditions Governing Access: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).

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