Personal Papers of Margaret Alice Hogg Muir

Scope and Content

The collection consists of 48 letters written by Meta Muir to members of her family and friends. Her observations of her contemporaries and of College functions, customs and daily routine offer valuable comment on women's early experiences of university education. Her father's interest in and comments on her course at Girton are, in themselves, valuable commentary on the texts and teaching methods of the period.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret (known as Meta) Alice Muir (later became Mrs Stuart Hogg) was a student at Girton College from 1881 to 1883. She died in 1943.


Arranged into 7 sections according to who written to and from.

Conditions Governing Access

Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Other Finding Aids

As at Sep 2008 an online catalogue for Girton College Archives was available at Separate hardcopy handlist available at Girton Archives

Archivist's Note

Collection Description taken from Genesis in Sep 2008 as part of Genesis 2008 Project. Description by Catherine Burke, Genesis Project Officer 17/01/2002

Location of Originals

The letters are photocopies of the originals. They have also been read onto a tape recorder and transcribed as the photocopies are poor quality.

Geographical Names