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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleMurdoch, Mrs Almora
Ref No8SUF/B/148
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 31
Date16 Apr 1977
Extent92:21 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at Pitmain Beag, Kingussie, Inverness-shire. Interviewee is the daughter of suffragette Joan Cruickshank, née Dugdale.

Interview summary:
How her mother's sympathies for Gandhi affected her father's Indian civil service career. Her mother's attitudes to Almora's diet. Her nonconformity generally. Her attitude to dress. Her zest for conversation. Her preoccupation with India. Her siblings. Her interest in New Thought. How Mrs Murdoch's parents first met. Joan Cruickshank's parents. Her restless, inquiring mind. Her involvements with missionaries in India. Her attitude to the family servants there. Her Liberal enthusiasms when at Aboyne. Her attitude to housework. Her taste for writing. Her sense of humour. How she coped with old age. Her creativeness. Her work for the Girl Guides in India. How she had her daughter educated. Her health. Her behaviour with young people. Her attitudes to food. Her husband's way of life after retirement. Their contrasting intellectual qualities. Mrs Murdoch's own career, and her mother's expectations of her. Great impact her mother made on her own life. Her mother's unconcern about personal comfort. Her zest for a public meeting, and involvement in local affairs. Her attitude to money.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 55
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