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Personal Papers of Flora Wallace, 1933 - 2019

 File — Container: GCPP Wallace, F 1
Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Wallace, F 1

Scope and Contents

The file contains the following:
1) Papers relating to a performance by Girton College Musical Society of Handel’s Oratorio ‘Athaliah’, produced by Flora MacLeod, 5 and 6 March 1954, including the following: flyer; poster; press cuttings from the Times, the Observer, the Cambridge Daily News and the News Chronicle; ticket; programme; black and white photograph taken by A C Barrington Brown of the cast; hand drawn birthday card [to Flora MacLeod?] illustrated with coloured sketches relating to the production of Athaliah; 5 black and white snaps of cast members in costume; typescript list of final arrangements for the performance, compiled by Flora MacLeod and Ann Eminton;
2) 7 black and white snaps taken in the grounds of Girton College, all undated except one which is dated 1952: subjects include Ann Avery, Flora MacLeod, Ann Eminton, Helen Argyriades, Sheila Gillies, Clare Durrant, Rosemary Barrie, Susan Babington, Janet Bourne, Julia Cook and Judith Greenacre;
3) Two-verse limerick about the Mistress of Girton, written by Flora Wallace, circa 1995;
4) Daily Telegraph illustrated supplement entitled ‘English Girls’ Schools’, 26 June 1933, with information on and photographs of Cheltenham Ladies’ College, North London Collegiate, Roedean and Wycombe Abbey, amongst others;
5) Sepia postcard of the Princess Helena College Lacrosse Team, 1907, showing the team wearing ‘calisthenic dresses’ (the postcard was reproduced for use as an invitation to the College’s Old Girls’ Association’s 2011 Reunion Lunch), together with a photocopy of a letter from Flora Wallace, May 2019, containing background detail.


  • 1933 - 2019

Biographical / Historical

Flora MacLeod was born on 28 April 1931 at Catterick, Yorkshire, the daughter of Lt-Col Roderick William MacLeod and Rosalie Davan Wetton. Like her mother (Rosalie MacLeod, nee Wetton), Flora was educated at Princess Helena College. She then attended Edinburgh University, 1948-1951, where she obtained a MusBac. She came to Girton College as an affiliated student and Turle Organ Scholar to read Music, 1952-1954. She taught music at Crieff, Roedean and Edinburgh until 1984 and was organist and choirmaster at St Ninian's Church, Nairn. She married Charles Wallace in 1956.


1 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Item 5 donated by Flora Wallace May 2019.


Wallace, Flora Rosalie, b. 1931, nee MacLeod

Finding aid date

2016-03-21 12:45:36+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Girton College Archive Repository

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