Letters

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 VCA/6/643
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 O1/1-5
  • Dates of Creation
      1905
      1907
  • Physical Description
      5 pieces

Scope and Content

From Hilda Diana Oakeley [Tutor for Women Students and Warden of Ashburne Hall 1905-1907]:

  • /1 31 May 1905, addressed to 'Mr Alexander' [Samuel Alexander], expresses discontent at her position, difficulties in adjusting to Manchester after moving from Canada, her doubts about value of her efforts in the Women's Department, the need for more women staff, provision of a tutor to look after women students' social life [this may be a draft resignation letter];
  • /2 9 May 1907, re. alterations to the afternoon timetable;
  • /3 11 Jun 1907, discusses the combination of Tutor of the Women's Department and Warden of Ashburne Hall, its advantages, her difficulties arisen from inherent problems with Tutor's role, need for students to consult about activities in the Department, suggests a change in title, encloses notes concerning duties of Tutor at Bristol for comparison;
  • /4 12 Jul 1907, wishes to meet to discuss tutorial work, outlines changes she believes necessary in Department for Women;
  • /5 10 Sep 1907, arrangements prior to departure from University, proposes changes in arrangements for Tutor's work.