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'An Autobiography by Lucy Joan Slater of Cambridge': Chapter 5: The Year 1943, 1990

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Slater 1/5

Scope and Contents

Pages 72-79. Most of this chapter consists of a reproduction of L J S’s diary for 1943, with some initial commentary. As in the previous year, ‘The ARP is not mentioned much as we were not supposed to write about the work - - - So I kept on with my single and double brackets to show what raids there had been’. The diary entries are broadly similar in content to those in Chapter 4. On 11 February L J S’s ‘part time civil defence papers [were] renewed -- - so - - - I am definitely reserved, provided that I put in 48 hours a month on duty’. On 28 August she ‘Started fire-watching at the College, as distinct from the ARP’. A holiday in Blackpool in July was followed by signing on in October for a second year at University College Southampton. Mathematics was becoming her main area of study, although on 23 May she ‘wrote a third invention in the style of Bach. I felt quite proud of it’. In a short section at the end of this chapter, L J S mentions a number of ‘callers’ and ‘would be suitors’ but says ‘Having been brought up mainly by a woman who deeply believed in Women’s Rights, I never looked on myself as a potential wife and mother’.


  • Creation: 1990



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Slater, Lucy Joan

Finding aid date

2013-05-28 09:52:14+00:00

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