Hilda Davison papers

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  • Reference
      GB 206 Liddle Collection DF 040
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  • Physical Description
      1 file; manuscript, typescript, a photograph, postcards, press cuttings, and printed material Includes a fragment of glass, a campaign badge, shopping cards, and a ration book

Scope and Content

Fragment of glass from a ship bombed at Sunderland, 1 Apr. 1916 (n.d.); Schoolchild's "Eat Less Bread" campaign badge (n.d.); Manuscript poem "The Day" by Henry Chappell, with biographical note (9 Sep. 1914); Manuscript poem, copied from the Sunderland Daily Echo (n.d.); Christmas issue of Home Notes entitled "Sixteen Popular Choruses" (11 Dec. 1915); Transcript of two "Wartime Delicacies" (n.d.); Three Purchaser's Shopping cards (13 Oct. 1919-12 Jan. 1920); National Ration book (1 Nov. 1918); Manuscript letter from the Parliamentary Recruiting Committee (Dec. 1914); Published photograph of John Travers Cornwell (n.d.); Cuttings from Home Notes, relating to cookery (29 Aug. 1914, 26 May 1917,); Seven picture postcards, one French postcard and one Field Service postcard (28 May-16 Sep. 1915, 1916, n.d.); Press cutting relating to the death of 2nd Lieutenant Herbert Cairns (n.d.); Typescript recollections "Memories of the Great War in Sunderland" (July 1981).

Administrative / Biographical History

Hilda W. Davison was a woman in her early twenties living with her family and working for Thomas Pinkney & Sons, Shipbrokers, and at a Scotia Engines Works in Sunderland during the First World War.

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by H. W. Davison. See Women's Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy) http://www.leeds.ac.uk/library/spcoll/liddle/index.htm

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