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TitlePapers of Enid Rosser Locket (1899-1980)
Box Fetch NoBox 01
Extent2 folders
Admin Biographical HistoryEnid Rosser Locket attended St Hugh's, Oxford, 1918-1922. In 1921 she took a temporary post as Secretary to the Advisory Committee to the Lord Chancellor, and remained in this role until 1927. She joined Lincoln's Inn in 1922. After being called to the Bar in 1927 she joined the south-eastern circuit and briefly attended the Central Criminal Court. In 1929 she joined the John Lewis Partnership in order to revise their Constitution, and became their permanent legal advisor. In addition she was the only counsel for the respondents in a Court of Appeal case in 1944 (Miller v. William Boothman & Sons Ltd [1944] 1 All ER 333) and remained in the Law List until 1976. On 1 Jun 1944 she married the arachnologist George Hazelwood Locket.
DescriptionUnpublished memoirs of Enid Rosser Locket, barrister-at-law, divided into chapters. Her chapter titles are as follows:

Folder 1:
I: Earliest years - heritage
II: School years
III: Oxford
IV: Female friends
V: London
VI: The House of Lords (1921-1924)

Folder 2:
VII: The House of Lords (1924-1927) with a diversion
VIII: Lincoln's Inn and the Temple (1927-1933)
IX: The John Lewis Partnership
X: 1933-1939
XI: The early war years, 1939-1944
XII: Marriage

Family photographs are pasted in throughout. The text includes mention of contemporary female lawyers such as Helena Normanton, Ivy Williams, Sybil Campbell, Chrystal Macmillan, [Beatrice] Honour Davy, Elsie Bowerman, Venetia Stevenson, Sylvia Fletcher Moulton, Constance Colwill, Seroe Bicknell, Ida Duncan, Dorothy Dix and Rose Heilbron.
Related MaterialThe Women's Library@LSE also holds the papers of Helena Florence Normanton, barrister and feminist campaigner (7HLN) and the scrapbooks of Miss L F Nettlefold, lawyer (10/07) and Maud Isobel Crofts (10/32-33).
LSE Archives holds the records of Jean Henderson (HENDERSON), barrister and Liberal candidate.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThis collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.
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