FOWLER, Rachel Elfreda (fl 1872-1927)

Scope and Content

Papers of Rachel Fowler comprising note books on world travel and Andre Thevet (1502-1590).

Administrative / Biographical History

Born 1872; Entered Westfield College in 1894 and left to study a Degree Course in Modern Languages at Oxford University; obtained a Doctorate from University of Paris in 1905 with thesis on 'Une source francaise des poèmes de Gower'; served as a nurse for two years in Paris during the First World War; later went on to lecture on art and history at Oxford; committed suicide in old age. Daughter of Sir Robert Nicholas Fowler, first baronet (1828-1891), banker and politician.


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Access Information

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Acquisition Information

Donated to Westfield College in 1953. Transferred to Queen Mary in 1989.

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Archivist's Note

Compiled by Lorraine Screene.

Conditions Governing Use

Applications for copies for research or publication should be made to the Archivist: Main Library QMUL, 328 Mile End Rd, London E1 4NS, telephone: 020 7882 7873, email: .

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