In the course of her work at Avery Hill Teacher Training College, Dr Aberdein invited distinguished literary figures to address her students. This small collection of correspondence, covering the period 1926 - 1957, represents some of the replies. There are seventeen correspondents in all, including John Masefield, John Gielgud, and Douglas Hyde, newly made First President of Eire. There is also one letter of unknown provenance, from John Galt [Senior], to David Taylor, Attorney, regarding the Cause of the Providence Whirrie and Cargo, 6 Jan 1776.
Papers of Dr. Jennie W. Aberdein
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Administrative / Biographical History
Dr. Jennie Aberdein (1896 - 1986) graduated from Aberdeen University (MA 1919, PhD 1934) and became a lecturer in English and deputy principal of Avery Hill Teacher Training College, London.
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Dr. Aberdein put this collection of papers up for auction at Sotheby's in Oct 1978. They went unsold, and upon her death, passed to Dr. Aberdein's niece, E. Marjorie Dybeck. Mrs Dybeck gifted the papers to the University in Nov 1986.
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Autograph letters received by Miss J. W Aberdein, whilst a student at Aberdeen University, from Maurice Baring, Lord Dunsay and W. B Yeats, regarding permission to produce plays, 1919, have also been deposited in this repository (ref. GB 231 MS 2618).
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