The archive consists of the extensive correspondence with the University of London and other bodies, conducted by Margaret Judith Smieton's mother between 1919-1922 and reflects the then prevailing uncertainties regarding available types and scope of horticultural degree courses, qualifications for grants, terms of admission etc.
Papers of Margaret Judith Smieton
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Margaret Judith Smieton (fl. 1919-1925) decided to study for the newly instituted BSc in Horticulture in 1919. However, admission to the course was complicated by the need to obtain other qualifications and apply for grants to take up places on these courses. Her mother undertook an extensive correspondence with the University of London between 1919-1922 to ascertain available types and scope of horticultural degree courses, qualifications for grants, terms of admission etc. Consequently, in 1923, Smieton obtained a Diploma from the Horticultural College in Swanley, and went on to take Parts 1 and 2 of the Final Degree course for the BSc in 1924-1925.
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This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.
Unknown. Deposited after the date of the last item 1923. [Fawcett Library Accession Registers to be checked]
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