Ursula Luard-Selby, née Collingwood (1891-1962)

Scope and Content

Daughter of William Gershom and Edith Collingwood, sister to Dora, Robin and Barbara.

Administrative / Biographical History

W. G. and Edith’s youngest child, Ursula, was born in 1891. Unlike her siblings, Ursula was sent to boarding school. She trained and worked as a midwife in London and the Lake District from around 1912 to 1925. She married Reverend Reginald Luard-Selby in 1925. Then in the 1940s she began teaching art at Blackwell School. Finally, from the 1950s until her death she worked as a farmer at Underbarrow in the Lake District.