Personal Papers of Margaret Smith

Scope and Content

The collection consists of diaries, from 1900 to 1963 (20 vols) and included 3 diaries of Florence Smith, sister of Margaret, 1905-07. It also contains records of share dividends, 1955-1961, and an income tax return, 1961-1962.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Smith was born in 1884. She studied History at Girton College 1904-1907 and was the Amelia Gurney Graduate Scholar at Girton 1926-1928, later becoming the Jex-Blake Research Fellow there from 1932 to 1935. She was widely published on subjects including Islam, and mysticism. She died in 1970.

Access Information

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

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