Elsie Davenport dyeing notes and lichen samples

Scope and Content

EGD/1 Dyeing notebooks, with attached yarn samples [1940s?]
EGD/2 Samples book [1950s?]
EGD/3 Lichen samples with letters and memoranda, 1953, from the British Museum (Natural History)

Administrative / Biographical History

Elsie Grace Davenport was born on 10th January 1901 (birth registered in the Edmonton District). Her books Your Handweaving , Your Handspinning and Your Yarn Dyeing were published in the 1950s. She died in 1975.

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This entry was compiled by Shirley Dixon, Crafts Study Centre Archivist, November 2021

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