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Personal Papers of Margaret Anderson, Minnie Baldwin, Margaret C (Nan) Anderson and Frank Anderson, 1880 - 2001

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Anderson

Scope and Contents

The papers of Margaret Swainson Anderson were found to include a number of papers originating from her mother, her daughter and her husband. For more detailed information see individual entries at GCPP Anderson 1-4 as above.


  • Creation: 1880 - 2001


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright in the papers of the Anderson family is presumed to lie with the heir/s of Nan Anderson.

Biographical / Historical

Margaret Swainson Anderson (née Willis, Girton 1921) was the daughter of Minnie Willis (née Baldwin, Girton 1890) and the mother of Margaret C (Nan) Anderson (New Hall 1957). She married Frank Anderson in 1933. For more detailed biographies of all four, see individual entries at GCPP Anderson 1 (Margaret Swainson Anderson); GCPP Anderson 2 (Minnie Baldwin); GCPP Anderson 3 (Nan Anderson); and GCPP Anderson 4 (Frank Anderson).


4 archive box(es) (4 boxes) : Paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers came to Girton as follows: 1 box of papers (Accession No. 9798/66) was taken by the Bursar from from Old Victoria Farmhouse, the family home, when it was given to Girton by Nan Anderson; and 2 boxes of papers, including Margaret Swainson Anderson's diaries and the letters she wrote to her sister Betty, came from MSA's nephew Christopher Browning (Betty's son) in 2006.

Related Materials

See also GCAR 2/6/26, 2/6/26a and 2/6/27a for papers relating to Margaret Anderson’s bequest to Girton of 8 Cavendish Avenue, Cambridge, and Nan Anderson’s gift to Girton of Old Victoria Farmhouse, Hardwick, Cambridgeshire.

Related Materials

There are papers of John Christopher Willis, 1868-1958, botantist, in several repositories including the Linnean Society of London.


Anderson Family

Finding aid date

2003-03-28 09:53:50+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Girton College Archive Repository

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