Jessica Barry papers

Scope and Content

File A: Manuscript letter from Nellie M. Barry to her cousin, Rose Grosvenor, of Rhode Island, USA (23 Aug. 1914); 3 photographs of L. G. Barry, two with his ASC (Army Service Corps) unit (n.d.); 42 photographs of Bedford College students engaged in agricultural work (1917, n.d.); Biographical notes relating to J. H. Barry and summary notes relating to the material (23 July 1994). File B(a): 14 manuscript letters from Edith Breary Dawson to her husband, Nelson Dawson, written whilst he was in Dover working for the Admiralty (22 Jan.-5 Apr. 1918); Biographical notes relating to Edith Breary Dawson and summary notes relating to the material (23 July 1994). File B(b): 12 manuscript letters to Edith Breary Dawson, mainly from L. G. Barry, one with photograph, and her sisters, Evelyn and Nellie (6 July 1915-30 Apr. 1918); Portrait photograph of E. A. Stewart (n.d.); Photograph of Charlotte Brown, a postwoman during wartime (n.d.); Biographical notes relating to L. G. Barry and summary notes relating to the material (23 July 1994). File B(c): 12 manuscript letters from Josephine Webb (c. 1852-1924) to Edith Breary Dawson, written from Dublin (5 Apr. 1916-15 Mar. 1923); Biographical notes relating to Josephine Webb and summary notes relating to the material (23 July 1994). File B(i): 8 manuscript letters, one telegram and a picture postcard of a dog, from Louis Keene to Edith Breary Dawson (17 Oct. 1914-15 June 1916). File B(ii): Manuscript letter from Frank Ingerson in San Francisco (6 June 1916); Biographical notes relating to the Keene family in Montreal, and summary notes relating to the material in File B(i-iii) (23 July 1994). File B(iii): 10 manuscript letters from Minna Keene to Edith Breary Dawson (23 Sep. 1914-10 Dec. 1918); Pamphlet Where Duty Leads (n.d.). File C: 5 diaries of Edith Breary Dawson (1914-1918).

Administrative / Biographical History

Jessica Howard ("Poppy") Barry (ne Robinson) (1897-1994) was educated at Bedford College, University of London, where she read Chemistry, and became the wife of 2nd Lieutenant Leslie Grayburn Barry, who served with the ASC (Army Service Corps).

Access Information

Access is unrestricted

Acquisition Information

The papers were placed in the Collection by Mrs Cynthia Grayburn Field (daughter, and great-niece of Mrs E. B. Dawson) in July 1994. See Research Correspondence File.


In English

Other Finding Aids

Domestic Front catalogue (hard copy)

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Related Material

See AF 07: Keene, L. See also GS 0094: Barry, LG (husband). See also GS 0879: Keene, L. See also GA: Boer War: Item 34: Dawson, EB.

Additional Information

Formerly listed as the Barry, Dawson, Webb, Keene Papers

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