Personal Papers of Margaret (Nan) Bullock, 1885 to circa 1930
Scope and Contents
The papers comprise Nan Bullock's Girton College and University of Cambridge certificates; a photograph of a portrait; and two photograph albums.
- 1885 to circa 1930
Biographical / Historical
Nan Bullock was baptised Margaret Annie and known generally as Annie when she was younger but came to be known as Nan later. She was born in 1886 in Peking [now Beijing], the only daughter of Thomas Lowndes Bullock, HBM Consul in China till 1897 and Professor of Chinese at Oxford 1899-1915, and Florence Louisa Elizabeth Horton. She was educated at Oxford High School and came to Girton College in 1904 as a Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon Scholar to study mathematics. She took Part I of the Tripos in 1907. She undertook work at the National Service (Recruiting Office) in Oxford 1916-18, and evening and Sunday work at the Red Cross Auxiliary Hospital, also 1916-18. She was awarded the MBE in January 1919. In 1920, Nan married Sir Claud Severn. She lived for many years at Wallingford in Berkshire. She died in 1967.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Tim Eyres, a cousin of Nan Bullock, September 2021.