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Personal Papers of Betty Jones, 1904 - 1963

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Jones

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises letters, references and other documents relating to Betty Jones’ time at Girton College and her various subsequent positions as a Librarian. The collection also comprises papers relating to her parents, Emma Harriet Jones (nee Rogers), and Herbert Alfred James Jones.


  • Creation: 1904 - 1963

Biographical / Historical

Betty Jones was born on the 10th of August 1912 in Camberley and attended Kensington High School between 1923 and 1931. She attended Girton College between 1931 and 1934, reading Classics, during which time she volunteered in the College Library and won several prizes and scholarships. She then attended the School of Librarianship, University College London, 1934-35, and received a diploma in librarianship in 1938. She worked as a librarian for several institutions both in the UK and abroad, including the League of Nations Union and the British Council. She died in June 1971.


2 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

The provenance of this collection is not documented.


This collection was catalogued by Stephanie Rolt, an Archive volunteer, December 2010.


Jones, Betty, 1912-1971, librarian

Finding aid date

2003-05-12 13:02:58+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Girton College Archive Repository

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