This collection holds mainly family photographs EVE/FAM; travel slides photographed abroad and in the United Kingdom by Joan Everest JH/TRA; and a record of Joan and Anthony Millachip's wartime service EVE/WAR. The latter series contains a photograph album showing Joan and colleagues at St. Bartholomew's Hospital where she was employed on general duties in 1941. Later, Joan was a Private in the Anti-Aircraft Military Transport Company [1st A.A.M.T. Coy A.T.S.] Included are photographs of her and her colleagues; her identification card for mechanical transport drivers; and a ration card. Family photographs of Joan's cousins John Hill and Betty Haynes are also included in this album. Tony Millachip's service in the Middle East includes activities of the Mountain Warfare Training Centre High Altitude Rock Climbing School; Winston Churchill at the Teheran Conference in December 1943; the "Big Three" in Teheran; boy King Faisal II of Iraq inspecting Sikh troops; and a trip to Rome. Also included are press cuttings, printed ephemera, and loose photographs.
Joan Everest Archive, 1916-1996
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- ReferenceGB 1187 EVE
- Dates of Creation1848-1996 (predominantly 1955-1996)
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description3 series, 10 boxesA light box is available in the Archives for the viewing of slides. Projector viewing can be arranged.
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Administrative / Biographical History
Joan Everest was born on 5 September 1916, the only child of Eric H.H. Everest and Kate Elizabeth (Toi) Scott-Miller. Her father's sister was the actress Barbara Everest, and Mount Everest was named after her ancestor Sir George Everest (1790-1866) Surveyor-General of India. Joan was also cousin to John Edward Bernard Hill (MP), their mothers being sisters. Joan lived in Malaya, Kenya and England. She married Henry John Anthony Millachip in February 1951, they had no children. Joan died in May 1996.
- EVE/FAM Family life and history 1848-1995
- EVE/TRA Travel 1955-1996
- EVE/WAR Joan Everest's and Henry Millachip's wartime service
Conditions Governing Access
Other than where a specific access restriction is noted, the collection is open for consultation in the Archives Department during its advertised opening hours.
The deposit of this collection to the University of East Anglia took place in 2000
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Conditions Governing Use
Reproductions can be supplied in hard copy or digital format subject to physical condition and the terms of deposit. A charge is made for this service. Copyright restrictions may apply and the advice of the Archives department should be sought for any use of reproductions other than personal research.
This personal collection of slides, photographs and papers were developed, collected and kept by Joan Everest throughout her life. On her death, it was passed on to her cousin, John Edward Bernard Hill, at Watermill Farm, Wenhaston in Suffolk. When Mr Hill's papers were deposited at the University of East Anglia, this collection was also taken in.