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Letters from Alison McBean in South Africa, 1911 - 1912

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/RCMS 113/62

Scope and Contents

Two letters from Alison McBean to her school friend Diana Hartley describing her new home and way of life. One letter, from the Vaak River, is undated, but was probably written in November 1911 (3 pages). The second letter is from Kimberley, 15 January 1912 (4 pages).


  • Creation: 1911 - 1912


Biographical / Historical

Alison McBean went with her family to South Africa in 1911 when she was about 17 years old. Diana Hartley (1894-1986) was the first full-time Secretary of the Trained Nurses Association of India (T.N.A.I.), 1935-1944. She died on 15 July 1986.


7 page(s) : paper

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Other Finding Aids

MSS Addenda, vol. III.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Diana Hartley, September 1978.


This collection level description was created by RAS using information from the original typescript catalogue.


McBean, Alison, fl 1894-1912

Finding aid date

2003-10-09 14:01:02+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

Cambridge University Library
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