Personal Papers of Norah Christina Jolliffe

Scope and Content

The papers include some personal and biographical information, including photographs and information on the Jolliffe family. They also cover her research interests and teaching activities as well as activities particular to Cambridge and Girton College. There is a small amount of correspondence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Norah Christina Jolliffe was born in 1900, the daughter of Arthur Jolliffe, fellow and tutor of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. She was educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College and came up to Girton in 1918 to read Classics as a Higgins Scholar. After several teaching and lecturing posts, the last at Royal Holloway College as Senior Lecturer in Classics, she returned to Girton to direct studies in Classics and in Archaeology and Anthropology from 1936 until her death in 1951. Her published work concerns Roman Britain.

Access Information

Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Acquisition Information

The Jolliffe papers were deposited in Girton College Archive by Alison Duke, who had taken over as Director of Studies in Classics in 1951 and kept them in her College room. Miss Duke assisted in the identification and interpretation of some of the papers.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at As at 2002 listed on Cantab available in the Girton College Library.

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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