Papers of Elsie Victoria Lane (née Leak) (fl. 1900-1981)

Scope and Content

Personalia, autobiographical notes and correspondence about her life, training, career and views on education and training, 1912-1973; also a few cuttings about the National Association for Gifted Children; also includes her father's apprenticeship indentures as a print cutter, 1881.

Administrative / Biographical History

Elsie Lane was appenticed to a wigmaker in 1912 and had a long career as a hairdresser, wig-maker and teacher of wig-making, including in her own school in Mile End Road, London.

Access Information


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Acquisition Information

Given by Elsie Lane, 1978-1981.

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