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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleAutograph Letters of Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Ref No9/10
Box Fetch NoMicroform available in the reading room available in the reading room: TWL 6.1 Box 4 (ALC2891-3007)
Extent117 items
Admin Biographical HistorySee the biographies for:
* Anderson; Elizabeth Garrett (1836-1917); physician and supporter of women’s suffrage
* Anderson; James George Skelton (1838-1907); ship owner, Mayor of Aldeburgh
* Fawcett; Dame; Millicent Garrett (1847-1929); feminist and suffragist
Custodial HistoryThe bulk of this collection, the letters by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson to Emily Davies, was given by Elizabeth's family to The Library c.1939. It is not clear if the original deposit included letters from/to other people, or how the whole of 9/10 was formed. Provenance is given in a Talk by Vera Douie on the Collections given to the Friends of the Library 21 Jan 1978.
[This collection consists of letters taken from various sources and filed individually in ring binders. The original source of the item (often from archive collections) is not generally indicated].
DescriptionThe collection contains 2 parts. Part A contains letters regarding Elizabeth Garrett Anderson’s struggle to secure an entry into the medical profession. Part B contains letters which discuss the Franco-Prussian war, the London School Board and her engagement to James Anderson.
Related MaterialAlso held at The Women's Library are legal papers of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson relating to her marriage in 1871 (7EGA) and the personal papers of her daughter Louisa Garrett Anderson (7LGA). Other collections within Strand 9 which may be of interest include 9/01 Women's Suffrage, 9/02 General Women’s Movement, 9/03 Emancipation of Women, 9/04 Female Education, 9/05 Women in Medicine. The Royal Free Hospital Archives Centre, London holds the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Collection (1 box). Further letters of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson are held at Ipswich Record Office.
Related Record7EGA
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThis collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library @ LSE in advance of their first visit. Available on microfiche only.
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