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Scrapbook, 1910 - 1918

Reference Code: GBR/0014/MISC 98

Scope and Contents

Comprising Kathleen Wanstall's official documents and ephemera collected during the period 1914-18, mainly from Austria and Germany, including postcards, envelopes, labels, stamps, tickets, commemorative badges, and finger rings and other small objects made by Russian prisoners of war. One of the official passes includes a black-and-white photograph of Kathleen Wanstall.
Also including a folding fan printed with the portraits of sixteen Austrian Field Marshals and Generals and a picturebook by Arpad Schmidhammer titled "Lieb Vaterland magst ruhig sein! Ein Kriegsbilderbuch mit Knüttelversen, Mainz 1914" [Dear Fatherland may you be peaceful! A War Picture Book with Simple Rhymes].
With family letters, postcards, photographs and a music programme from the Hotel Brioni, 1910-13 (both originals and digital printed copies).


  • Creation: 1910 - 1918

Conditions Governing Access

From the Fonds:

The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.

Some material within the collection is closed to researchers.

Biographical / Historical

Kathleen Wanstall was born in Rugby on 30 January 1886, the daughter of Richard Cotterill Wanstall and Flora Mary Grant. She was educated at St Margaret's School, Bushey, and trained as a nanny at the Norland Institute in London, 1904-6.

She worked for the Vaux family in Carshalton, 1906, and the Guest family in Poole, 1908-10. She was then employed by the Prince and Princess Wilhelm of Stolberg-Wernigerode of Schloss Schonberg in Hessen, Germany, 1911-19, and travelled with them to the German Embassy in Rome and then Vienna during the First World War. After the War, she worked for the Royal family of Monaco, where she was mainly responsible for the care of Princess Antoinette, the daughter of Princess Charlotte and Prince Pierre de Polignac, who was born in 1920. In 1937, she was awarded the Médaille d'Honneur de Deuxième Classe and, in 1950, she became a Chevalier de l'Ordre de Saint-Charles. She died on 9 May 1967 and is buried in the Cimetiére de Monaco.


1 volume(s)

4 folder(s)

Language of Materials



Immediate Source of Acquisition

The scrapbook was given to the Archives Centre by Chris Clarke, April 2014.


Wanstall, Kathleen, 1886-1967, nanny

Finding aid date

2014-05-19 12:05:31.990000+00:00

Repository Details

Part of the Churchill Archives Centre Repository

Churchill Archives Centre
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