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Ruth Darwin: correspondence and papers

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9790

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of letters from Ruth Darwin to members of her family but predominantly to her sister (Emma) Nora Darwin, and correspondence and papers arising out of Ruth's work with the British Committee of the French Red Cross in France in 1917-1919.


  • 1890-1944


Conditions Governing Access

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3 archive box(es) (3 boxes)

Language of Materials




The collection has been arranged into the following five series or items: 1. Letters to (Emma) Nora Darwin 2. Letter to (James) Alan Noel Barlow 3. Letters from Vernet-les-Bains 4. Postcard from Gwendolen Raverat to Nora Barlow 5. First World War: Cantine des Dames Anglaises

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Presented by Dr. Claire Barlow, Institute for Manufacturing, Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX, 8 April 2008
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Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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