Papers relating to Rosalind Ramirez’s life and work as governess to King Faisal II of Iraq and her subsequent life, including letters from King Faisal II, letters of condolence received upon his death, and the research for and publication of a number of essays on the subject of Iraq and King Faisal II.
Rosalind Ramirez Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 165 0408
- Dates of Creation1929-1964, 1999
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish Arabic
- Physical Description3 boxes
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Rosalind Cecilia Ramirez (1912-1999) Teacher and Governess
Born 12 January 1912. Educated Ramsgate, then Cheltenham Ladies’ College. Froebal teacher training course 1932-1935, taught at Repton Junior School 1940-1942. Governess to King Faisal II of Iraq 1943-1946, Governess to the sons of the Duke of Gloucester 1946-1950. School’s inspector in the Midlands 1950-1974. Died 28 September 1999.
1. Correspondence between Rosalind and friends and family
2. Newspaper clippings related to King Faisal II and Iraq
4. Research and essays on Faisal II and Iraq by Rosalind Ramirez
5. Coronation and funeral of King Faisal II and the death of Rosalind Ramirez
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Received as a gift from Alison Warner, August 2007 and May 2010
Other Finding Aids
Fonds, series, file and item level description created by Thomas Stanbury 8 Oct 2010. Biographical information based on the obituary of Rosalind Ramirez from The Times, 2 Feb 1999.
Conditions Governing Use
No restrictions on copying or quotation other than statutory regulations and preservation concerns
In possession of Rosalind Ramirez and her family