Dame Margery Corbett-Ashby papers

Scope and Content

Typescript recollections "War: 1914-1918", "A Lucky Accident" and "Lowestoft" (n.d.); Manuscript recollections "Women's Work during the First World War" (n.d.); Photocopied typescript letter from C. H. Corbett (father) to his wife, 13 Sep. 1915 (n.d.); Typescript biographical notes "Dame Margery Corbett-Ashby - 90" (n.d.); Manuscript notes relating to the Isle of Man (n.d.); Postcard (20 Oct. 1918); 6 manuscript letters from C. H. Corbett (father) (28 Feb.-11 May 1902, 5 Oct.-24 Nov. 1915); 4 manuscript letters to her mother and father (29 Dec. 1915-26 Dec. 1916, 4 Mar.-30 June 1927); Manuscript note to her father (n.d.); Manuscript letter from unidentified Greek correspondent (26 Dec. 1933); 6 manuscript letters from her mother (3 Nov. 1914-7 Feb 1916); Manuscript letter (13 June 1946); 2 manuscript letters from Mrs Daniel (14 Nov. 1910, 20 Nov. 1914); Bill for clothing materials (Nov. 1910); 3 manuscript letters to her mother written from Lowestoft and referring to Zeppelin raids (2 Apr. 1916, 29 Nov. 1916, n.d.); 17 manuscript letters to Captain A. B. Ashby (husband), one with photograph of child (12-30 Apr. 1918); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (July 1978).

Administrative / Biographical History

Dame Margery Irene Corbett-Ashby (b. 1882 in London) was educated at Newnham College, Cambridge. She was involved in the Suffragette movement during the First World War, whilst also undertaking voluntary work at Lowestoft. She was the niece of the distinguished First World War historian, Julian Corbett.

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Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

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Related Material

Tapes 528, 562 and 563: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in July 1978 and Sep. 1979. See also WO 022: Corbett-Ashby, MI. See also GS 0050: Ashby, AB (husband). See also DF: General Aspects: Agriculture.