Personal Papers of Margaret Stephen

Scope and Content

Material collected for the writing of 'Emily Davies and Girton College': Letter from BS to H I McMorran 30 Jan [1945]; letter from C L Maynard to BS, 3 March 1925; C L Maynard: account of life at Girton; S A Richardson: recollection of Emily Davies; Anna Lloyd to BS not dated; J F Dove to BS, 2 March 1925 and J F Dove, account of life at Girton.

Administrative / Biographical History

Margaret Thyra Barbara Shore Smith (later Shore Nightingale) (Lady Stephen) was born in 1872. Married Harry L Stephen, later Sir Harry Stephen. Margaret studied History at Girton College, 1891-1894. In India with her husband 1904-1913, founded Women Graduates Union in Calcutta for the benefit of professional women coming to India. Member of Girton College Council 1913-1932; Governor 1913-1938. Generous benefactor of Girton Library. Publications included 'Emily Davies and Girton College, 1927. Margaret Stephen died in 1945.

Access Information

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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

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