Elizabeth MacLeod collection

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection DF 086
  • Dates of Creation
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  • Physical Description
      Three boxes; manuscript, typescript, photographs, and postcards Includes a game box and a sugar ration ticket

Scope and Content

Manuscript recollections and family history by E. A. MacLeod and M. L. MacLeod (n.d.); 2 manuscript letters to R. H. MacLeod (father) (11 July 1911, 14 July 1911); 7 copy photographs (1903-1914); 2 portrait photographs of E. A. MacLeod and M. L. MacLeod (1914); Typescript letter from F. R. Gray (8 May 1914); Typescript recollections "Before and After", by E. A. MacLeod and M. L. MacLeod (n.d.); Manuscript letter from Gerald B. Crole (b. 1894), Captain, RFC (Royal Flying Corps), with two photographs and biographical notes [Dec. 1917]; Diary of E. A. MacLeod, with extracts (1915); 11 manuscript letters to their parents from E. A. MacLeod and M. L. MacLeod (7-31 Mar. 1915); Manuscript recollections, including "Life at the Caldecott Community", Oct. 1916-May 1917 (n.d.); Booklet "Caldecott Community" (n.d.); Diary of M. L. MacLeod (1916); 9 manuscript letters to their parents from E. A. MacLeod and M. L. MacLeod (11 Aug.-26 Nov. 1916); 13 manuscript letters and one postcard, mainly from M. L. MacLeod to her parents and sister (1 July-9 Dec. 1917); 5 humorous postcards (n.d.); Diary of M. L. MacLeod (1918); Manuscript recollections quot;Armistice Day at Cambridge" by M. L. Macleod (n.d.); Manuscript letters from M. L. Macleod to her mother, father and sister (8 Apr. 1918, 11 June 1919); Manuscript verse "The Flanders Nurseries", transcribed by M. L. Macleod [Sep. 1918]; Photograph (11 Nov. 1915); Notebook listing parcels sent to Jock and Rory (brothers) (4 Feb. 1916-10 Oct. 1918); Typescript diary extracts, 1918 (n.d.); Game box "Wibbly-Wob" [1919]; Sugar ration ticket (22 June 1918); Visitors' declaration form (1 Oct. 1919); Photograph of wrecked shipwreck (n.d.); Photocopied photograph album (n.d.); 34 photographs (1917-1918, 1954, 1967-1974, n.d.); Typed transcript of an interview recorded with Peter Liddle (1973); File of correspondence between Peter Liddle and members of the MacLeod family, with recollections and biographical information (1972-1984).

Administrative / Biographical History

Elizabeth (Betty) Aileen MacLeod (b. 1897) joined the VAD (Voluntary Aid Detachment) at Huntly Hospital, 1915, and attended Dartford Physical Education College in 1916. Her twin sister, Mary (Molly) Lilias MacLeod (b. 1897), attended Gipsy Hill Teaching College, Twickenham, before working at a boarding school in 1916 and later at Flanders Nurseries and the Women's National Land Service Camp at Yeovil. Both sisters lived at Cambridge and had attended the Atholl Crescent School of Domestic Economy in 1915.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by E. A. MacLeod and M. L. MacLeod (see DF 086, Box 3 of 3).


In English

Other Finding Aids

Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tape 11: interview with EA MacLeod and ML MacLeod recorded by Peter Liddle in 1973. See GS 1027: MacLeod, JD (brother). See also GS 1030: MacLeod, R (brother). See also DF 085: MacLeod, E (mother). See also DF 087: MacLeod, RH (father).

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