Personal Papers of Nanda Ball

Scope and Content

The papers include detailed accounts kept by Nanda Ball for the period she was at Girton, including vacations. The accounts cover spending on clothes, transport (including bicycle), food, entertainment, books and stationery. In addition there are printed termly invoices from College from 1948 which cover tuition fees, residence charges etc and an extract from a letter from the Ministry of Education re maintenance grants, 1948.

Administrative / Biographical History

Nanda Ball (nee Hulton) came up to Girton from Carlisle and County High School for Girls to read Mathematics 1947-50. She obtained her Certificate of Education from Hughes Hall, Cambridge in 1951 and taught at Morpeth Girls' High School until her marriage in 1952. In 1963, after various temporary teaching posts and having a family, she moved into adult education, becoming Deputy Principal of Loughton Evening Institute then Deputy Head of Centres, Forest Adult Education, Loughton.

Conditions Governing Access

Please cite as Girton College Archive, Cambridge, Personal Papers of Nanda Ball, GCPP Ball

Acquisition Information

There are four letters from Nanda Ball to the Archivist (October - November 2000) giving contextual details.

The accounts were given by Nanda Ball in 2000.

Mrs Ball has promised to leave her diaries to Girton Archive.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from JANUS in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project