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Personal papers of Adele Ogilvy (later Guthrie), 1925 - 1940

Reference Code: GBR/0269/DCPP/GUTH/7/7

Scope and Contents

Includes presscuttings, academic and character references, letters and invitation relating to her marriage to William Keith Chambers Guthrie in 1933, family history papers and photographs.


  • Creation: 1925 - 1940


Conditions Governing Access


Conditions Governing Use

Various. Copyright in photographs retained by Guthrie family, with permission for College use.

Biographical / Historical

Adele Marion Ogilvy was born in 1905/6 in Australia, the daughter of Adam Loftus Ogilvy and Lucy (nee Scarlett). She obtained a first class honours degree from Melbourne University, winning one of four free passages to England in 1927 to continue her studies at Newnham College, Cambridge. She graduated in 1930 after obtaining a first class in Part I of the Classical Tripos and a starred first in Part II. She had been supervised by Keith Guthrie at Peterhouse and they were engaged in late 1932, marrying in June 1933. They had two children - Anne and Robin. Adele died in 1992.


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Date information

DateText: Start and end dates approximate.


Guthrie, Adele Marion (1905-1992) nee Ogilvy, wife of Professor W. K. C. Guthrie

Finding aid date

2019-12-09 13:19:26+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Downing College Repository

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