Personal Papers of Ethel Sargant

Scope and Content

Collection consists of: 2 boxes of botanical drawings part of Ethel Sargant's botanical library which was bequeathed to the College. Also: M Jourdain, 'An Outdoor Breviary' 1909; poems by M Jourdain 1911; Joan Arden (Millicent Jourdain) 'Unfulfilment' 1924; Photograph of E Sargant's mother not dated; photograph of E Sargant by Mrs Breglia (formerly Mrs Jourdain) not dated; E Sargant, The Family Tree of Flowering Plants' 1906; E Sargant, 'Lady Catherine's [pseud.] poetical works'; E Sargant to M Jourdain ('Queen') 18 July 1916; 'Relatives of Ethel Sargant' photocopy.

Administrative / Biographical History

Ethel Sargant was born in 1863. She was educated at the North London Collegiate School (under Miss Buss). She studied Natural Sciences at Girton College 1881-1885. She later worked at Kew Gardens. Elected Fellow of Girton in 1913. Bequeathed her botanical library and bookcases to the Girton College Library.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 17/01/2002