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Letters: 1920-1929, 1920-1929

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790/1/6

Scope and Contents

Contains 18 letters addressed to Nora Barlow née Darwin.
The letters include descriptions of visits to the home of Gwen and Jacques Raverat in Vence, France in the early 1920s and Ruth's thoughts on hearing of the death of Jacques Raverat in March 1925; accounts of time spent with Ida Darwin in France in July 1925, with the family of Aubrey and Lina Waterfield in Italy in 1926, with Bernard and Ellen (Eily) Darwin and their three children Ursula (b.1908), Robin (b.1910) and Nicola (b.1916) in August 1929, and of time spent with Nora's children Joan and Horace in August 1929; Ruth's thoughts on the decision of Cambridge University in December 1920 not to admit women to degrees and grant them status as full university members, on being invited to become one of two women Royal Commissioners on the Board of Control for Lunacy and Mental Deficiency in March 1921; on the surprise news of cousin Katherine (Kitty) Farrer (1896-1986) considering marriage to Edward Bridges (1892-1969) in February 1922, and on the 1926 General Strike.


  • Creation: 1920-1929


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