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Letters from Margaret Anderson to her sister Betty Browning, 1931 - 1936

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Anderson 1/6

Scope and Contents

This series includes letters written from: South America 1931; Switzerland 1932; and Barbados 1933-1936. Margaret Anderson’s letters from Barbados are largely factual, giving much detail about local flora and fauna, the weather, local industry, the landscape, social events, and domestic activity, including much about cooking and dressmaking. From 1935 she begins to take on commissions for dressmaking. From 1934 onwards she also mentions in some detail her work for the Barbados Museum and Historical Society and her work as a governor of a local school and as a member of a Women’s Self-Help Committee. Many of the letters include pen and ink sketches of flora and fauna and of M A’s various dressmaking activities. Some of the letters are addressed to M A’s father, J C Willis; to her brother-in-law, Walter Browning; and to her younger sister Anita Willis.


  • Creation: 1931 - 1936



7 file(s) : Paper

Language of Materials



Anderson, Margaret

Finding aid date

2013-07-03 10:27:19+00:00

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Repository Details

Part of the Girton College Archive Repository

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