Girtoniana - illustrations and caricatures, 1914 - 1916
Scope and Contents
Pen and ink sketches, an illustrated play and two illustrated stories; all but the last two relating to Girton.
- 1914 - 1916
Biographical / Historical
Margaret Welsby came to Girton to read Economics 1915-18. She played hockey, cricket and lacrosse while she was at Girton and worked for the Ministry of Food just after Girton, and again during the Second World War. She retained her sporting activities, taking up fencing, and was a regular participant in French and Swiss fencing competitions in the 1930s. She married Meyrick Browne in 1920, and had one son.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was purchased from Megan Watton in April 2008. Megan Watton acquired the material at a local sale in Ottery St Mary, Devon in 2007. It was tucked in a brown leather folder amongst a lot of artists materials. She offered the collection to Girton in March 2008. The purchase was aided by a generous donor.
Research at the time of purchase produced nothing further about Margaret Welsby but some information about De Reszke cigarettes. Most helpful was an article ‘Selling in Wartime: advertisements in The Sphere 1914-1918’ from an exhibition held at Brown University July-September 2007. http://dl.lib.brown.edu/libweb/exhibits/sphere/
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