Correspondence concerning legal matters

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- manuscript page on the surname 'Normanton' and retention of married name

- manuscript article 'Woman in the Middle Temple' (signed by Helena Normanton)

- press cutting 'Women as lawyers' (Mar 1919)

- manuscript notes from 'Pageantry of the Law'

- letters concerning call to the Bar (1922)

- letters concerning female attendants in the Royal Courts of Justice (1924)

- correspondence about etiquette in the legal profession

- receipt for locker at Royal Courts of Justice (1927)

- letter from Chrystal Macmillan about the Justices providing women barristers with a special room at the London Sessions (23 Jun 1933)

- letter concerning application to Old Bailey Bar Mess (15 Nov 1937)

- correspondence concerning application as a Recorder upon the North Eastern Circuit (30 Nov 1937)

- letter to Editor of 'Who's who' about entry for Mr A Hassard Short, secretary for the Poor Persons Work at the High Courts of Justice (manuscript biography attached) (24 Apr 1939)

- letter giving notice to leave chambers (8 May 1951)

- letter from Salisbury concerning capital punishment (11 Jan 1957)


- pages from 'National Council of Women Occasional Paper' Jan 1920 with notice about Helena Normanton

- 'Women and the legal profession' in 'Women in Council' vol 19, no 1, Sep 1946