Personal Papers of Isabella May Lewis (certificate)

Scope and Content

College and University degree certificates 1892 (in the latter, IML is declared to have been placed in the 2nd Class of successful candidates, between 64 and 65 - Senior Optime). The certificates appear to be in the original cardboard roll sent by Girton in 1892 and forwarded by IML to the Teacher's Registration Council in 1902. With the certificates is a letter from IML's great-niece, Isabel Burn to the Archivist 05.05.2006 about her great-aunt's life.

Administrative / Biographical History

Isabella Lewis was born in London, the daughter of a business man, and educated at Notting Hill High School. She came up to Girton as a College Scholar to read Mathematics 1889-92 and took advantage of the quasi ad eundem degrees offered by Trinity College Dublin to suitably qualified Oxbridge women to obtain an MA (TCD) in 1906. (She was preceded to Girton by her sister Ethel Jane in 1882). She taught at Blackheath School and Wycombe Abbey. After her retirement, she travelled to New Zealand to live for several years, returning to Britain in 1942.

Conditions Governing Access

Please cite as Girton College Archive, Cambridge, Personal Papers of Isabella May Lewis (certificate), GCPP Lewis, I

Acquisition Information

Given by Isabel Burn (Bennett 1953), May 2006.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue was available at

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from JANUS in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project

Related Material

A hockey stick brooch belonging to Isabella Lewis is at GCRF 6/1/1.