Margaret L. More Collection

Scope and Content

The diaries of Margaret Louise More (1888-1952), an Britlish housewife. The diaries date between 1920 and 1949, and are in the format of purpose built diaires or notebooks used as diaries.

Margaret writes about her day-to-day life; the content ranging from the weather of the day, her life with her husband Jack and pet dogs, the holidays she went on that year, visiting family and friends, as well as what chores and activities she did that day.

Margaret continues to write throughout World War 2, documenting war life such as having to go to shelters during bomb raids and the hardship of rationing. Towards the latter part of her life she increasingly documents her ill health in her entries, as well as Jack's.

One diary in the collection, 1907, belongs to Daisy McMurdo. Daisy was probably Margaret's childhood nickname.

Also included in the collection is a book detailing Margaret's purchases and transactions (1927-1946) and her death certificate.

Access Information

Access to this collection is restricted under the Data Protection Act. You will need to complete a restricted access form and return it to Special Collections for review by staff before access can be granted.

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