Scope and Content

This collection contains diaries; transcript diaries; poetry and miscellaneous papers; and copy photographs relating to Miss F.M.E. Davies of Nerquis.

These records were deposited at Flintshire Record Office as accession number AN 4224.

Administrative / Biographical History

Miss Florence Davies was the daughter of the Rector of Nerquis, Rev. David William Davies, who also served as the Rector of Northop, Flintshire. She trained as a doctor and worked for the Asiatic Petroleum Company in Liverpool. She later went to work as a trainee doctor in China during a war which was unfolding in 1929-1939. Her diaries record descriptions of war injuries, soldiers and scenes of violence. She also compares the flora and fauna of China to that of Wales. The collection also contains miscellaneous jottings, correspondence and poetry written by Miss Davies during the 1930s. She returned to Britain and served as a doctor after 1939 and was buried in Nerquis graveyard.


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