Early family letters

Scope and Content

This series comprises correspondence between Margaret Pilkington and her parents and Dorothy Pilkington, between Lawrence Pilkington and Mollie Stevenson (Margaret's parents), correspondence between Margaret and her headmistress, aunt and grandmother, letters of condolence, obituaries and family photographs.

Arrangement

The series has been split into six subseries to reflect, as far as possible, the arrangement in the original handlist. They are largely arranged in chronological order, although there are some anomalies, due to the majority of the items already being grouped together in separate envelopes.