Letters sent from Emma Catherine Childs to Edith Mary (Dorrie) Collingwood.
From Emma Catherine Childs (1869-1960)
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- ReferenceGB 1239 462/1/5/2/46
- Dates of Creation1912-1928
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description5 letters
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Administrative / Biographical History
Emma Catherine (1869-1960), daughter of Alfred Whiting Pollard, a corn factor. She a lecturer in biology at what was then Reading College, having gained an Oxford first in natural science; she gave up an academic career of great promise to care for her husband and children. She was the wife of William Macbride Childs (1869-1939) was an English academic administrator and historian, who was involved in the foundation of the University of Reading and who served briefly as its first vice-chancellor. She and her husband would have been at Reading at the same time as the Collingwoods.