Family and related material

  • Reference
      GB 133 PIL/3
  • Dates of Creation
  • Physical Description
      95 items.

Scope and Content

Margaret Pilkington was very close to her family and friends and kept early family correspondence and material, reflecting the close relationship enjoyed by all.

This subfonds contains correspondence between Margaret Pilkington and her father Lawrence, between Lawrence Pilkington and his mother, and between Lawrence and future wife Mollie Stevenson, while they were courting. It also contains letters from Margaret Pilkington to her parents, many of which contain ink sketches, and correspondence from Dorothy Pilkington, Margaret Pilkington's headmistress, aunt, grandmother and cousins. It also includes many family photographs and an ode for Margaret Pilkington's 80th birthday.

Poignantly, there are also obituaries for Lawrence Pilkington, Margaret Pilkington, memorial service booklets and letters of condolence to Joan Worthington on the death of Margaret.


The material is arranged into two series. Series 1 contains six subseries and relates to early family letters and material. Series 2 comprises material relating to other family members.

Related Material

See also the series of correspondence on the death of Dorothy Pilkington (PIL/1/1/3). See PIL/1/5/8 for a further obituary of Margaret Pilkington.