Gladys New papers

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      GB 206 Liddle Collection DF 095
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, postcards, photographs, press cuttings, and printed material Includes a ration book

Scope and Content

Photograph album (July 1915-June 1918); 21 picture postcards (n.d.); 40 photographs (1915-1918, n.d.); Manuscript recollections "Flax Picking" (n.d.); 4 manuscript letters and one postcard from friends in Germany and Finland (22 Dec. 1938-29 July 1945); 2 Fire Precautions certificates (n.d.); Ration book (7 July 1941); Typescript extract relating to presents sent to a ship (n.d.); Manuscript letter from the Secretary of the British Ship Adoption Society (17 Jan. 1943); Typescript letter from the Secretary of the British Ship Adoption Society, with covering note (22 Sep. 1945, 23 Oct. 1945); Press cuttings relating to ship adoption, with accompanying letter from The Yorkshire Evening Post (n.d., 29 Nov. 1952).

Administrative / Biographical History

Gladys D. New (b. 1896 at Birkenhead) was educated at Liverpool University. She served as a volunteer at a British Red Cross hospital at Latchford, near Warrington, in 1915, and at Myrtle Auxiliary Hospital, Liverpool, in 1918. She also undertook agricultural work in 1916 and 1918. She was a geography teacher at Leeds Girls High School during the Second World War, and also volunteered as a fire fighter.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection per R. Peacock (neighbour). See Research Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy)

Alternative Form Available


Related Material

Tape 783A: interview recorded with Peter Liddle in Oct. 1989.

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