Edith Barling Collection

Scope and Content

A small collection of 85 letters from contemporaries including Sir Austen Chamberlain and Neville Chamberlain to Edith Barling and her father Gilbert Barling.

Administrative / Biographical History

Administrative/Biographical History

Edith Madge Barling (b c 1888), one of two daughter of Sir (Harry) Gilbert Barling (1855-1940) and Katharine Jaffray (nee Edmunds, d 1920). Sir Gilbert Barling was surgeon at the General Hospital, Birmingham, 1891-1915, Professor of Surgery, University of Birmingham 1893-1912 and then vice-chancellor and then pro-chancellor, 1913-33

Reference: University of Birmingham archives and Dictionary of National Biography 1931-1940 ( Oxford University Press, 1949 ).

Access Information

Access Conditions

Open. Access to all registered researchers.

Acquisition Information

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was deposited by Miss E.M. Barling in 1957.

Other Finding Aids

Please see full catalogue for further details.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to make any published use of any material from the collection must be sought in advance in writing from the University Archivist, Special Collections. Identification of copyright holders of unpublished material is often difficult. Special Collections will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.


Further deposits are not expected.