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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/STW/1/3
TitleCorrespondence of Senior Tutor to Women Students F-L
Extent1 file
Date1932-1951
Description/1: from H. S. Magnay, Director of Education, City of Liverpool to Jane Johnston Milne, former Tutor to Women Students, c/o University of Birmingham: Miss D. M. Farr has applied for the position of Principal at the C. F. Mott Training College, Liverpool, and has given Milne's name as a reference. Attaches copies of the conditions of appointment and asks for a testimonial, 9 June 1951
/2: from Eileen Fielden, Brooklyn, 69 Booth Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancashire: She has been offered a place on the four year training course in the Education Department at Birmingham but has found out that she is not able to enter for the degree of her choice, Honours Classics. Miss Hammond has advised her that she will be accepted in 1939 if she takes a preliminary course in Greek and she gives Milne details of possible courses and asks for her advice. She is writing to the Registrar for the necessary registration forms and to the Warden of University House applying for admission there. Asks whether she should obtain an undergraduate's cap and gown, 20 September 1938
/3: from Edith Fielden, Brooklyn, 69 Booth Road, Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancashire: Thanks Milne for the interest she has taken in her daughter's health and work while she is at the university. Discusses Eileen's ill health and mentions that she had been unwell in February and had to stay in bed at Carey Hall for two or three days and has seen a doctor for catarrh infections. Comments on the results of Eileen's Latin and Greek examinations and mentions that she has been very happy at Birmingham and at Carey Hall where she has been living. She is hoping to move to University House next term and has already made friends with some of the girls there. Asks Milne to let her know if the work is proving too much strain for her, 6 July 1939
/4: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Stanley Barnes [Dean of the Faculty of Medicine]: Discusses a medical student, Miss Fyffe, living at Harborne Hall lodging house. The nuns there do not want her to lodge there again because of her 'extraordinary habits and erratic personality' and suggest that she might need a rest from studying. Asks to discuss the matter with Barnes, 11 August 1933
/5: from Stanley Barnes, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for her letter about Brenda Fife. It will be difficult to take action, but he will talk to her about the matter at the start of term, 14 August 1933
/6: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Reverend Mother General [St Paul's Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham]: She has talked to Professor Ritchie about the possibility of Sister Pauline studying Honours French. They agree that she should have some more preparation for it than the Intermediate course which she is doing at present. Suggests that she might send her to France for the summer vacation so that she can have practice in hearing and speaking French before she begins her Honours course. She should also visit France for six months after Easter of her second year, 22 March 1938
/7: from M. Hammond, The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Pauline Foley, who is in her second year studying for a French Hnours degree, has applied for admission to the Education Department. Asks whether Milne thinks she is suitable for teaching. A brief reply in pencil has been added by Milne, 25 October 1939
/8: from Mabel France, Secretary, Employment Department, Midland Bureau for Educated Women, New Street Chambers, 67A New Street, Birmingham: She has seen Miss Fogerty and will do what she can. She has advised her to make an application for a loan but she is going to see whether there is a chance of her getting a grant from the Reid Trust. Asks whether Milne can recommend anyone for a post in a 'good class boys' Preparatory School' for the following May, to teach French and English. A brief reply in pencil has been added by Milne, 20 March 1935
/9: from Mabel France, Secretary, Employment Department, Midland Bureau for Educated Women, New Street Chambers, 67A New Street, Birmingham: She has spoken to Mrs Emanuel who confirms that the £10 back rent cannot come out of the Loan Training Fund. The Trust is now loaning Miss Fogerty £25 to cover the University costs and railway fare. She will tell Miss Fogerty she needs to start her work immediately, and even before the loan is arranged her railway fare will be paid each week, 21 October 1936
/10: from Sister M. John, Superioress General, St Paul's Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for her letter. She is prepared to allow Sister Pauline to spend the summer vacation in France for language practice. She will be pleased to meet Mline if she calls next term, 23 March 1938
/11: from Sister Borgia, St Pauls' Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham: Reverend Mother has asked her to thank Milne for her letter and to tell her that if war conditions permit, she will allow Sister Pauline to spend time in France so that she can fulfil the conditions necessary to obtain her degree in French, 28 January 1940
/12: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Reverend Mother General [St Paul's Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham]: Expresses her concern about Sister Pauline's Latin which she has failed twice. Even though her work last summer was 'upset by the difficulties she experienced in France' she should be receive her degree this summer, but unless her Latin is of good enough standard she will not be allowed to graduate. Advises that she should have additional coaching and suggests Winifred Lee of Queen's College Chamber, Paradise Street, 14 March 1941
/13: from Sister M. John, St Pauls' Convent, Selly Park, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for her interest in Sister Pauline and asks her to get in touch with Winifred Lee about additional coaching for her in Latin, 17 March 1941
/14: from Hilda L. Forster, 5 Selborne Road, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham: She has given Milne's name as a referee for a post she is applying for as French mistress at Kings Norton Grammar School. Hope she has not forgotten her. Since leaving university in 1930 she has taught for one term at Saltley Secondary School and since then in elementary schools. She is now Chief Assistant Mistress at Fentham Road Senior Girls' School where she teaches French, English and other subjects including Physical Training and games, 21 June 1942
/15: from Flora Forster, 62A High Street, Solihull: Asks about her ward, Ilse Korn. She was not successful in getting a place at Cambridge Training College and she has been making enquiries about entering her for her teacher training year at Bristol University as a resident student. Comments on a concession made by the Ministry of Labour and the Board of Education which might allow her to finish her degree and then to start teaching without professional training, 9 April 1944
/16: form J. L. Fox, Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton: He is due to have two months holiday between December and February and would like to go to France again with perhaps an excursion to Germany. Asks whether Milne can help him to find work as a tutor to earn some money for the trip, 21 November 1938
/17: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to J. L. Fox: Gives the address of an agency he can write to to try to find tutoring work in France. Suggests that he might apply to Sir Henry Lunn for a post in one of the 'winter sports parties' going out to Switzerland. 'There is usually someone attached to the bigger parties to be responsible for the evening entertainments, and you might, if it is not too late, be able to get in', 22 November 1938
/18: form Winifred A. Odell, Central Newcastle High School (Girls Public Day School Trust), Eskdale Terrace, Newcastle: Elsa Freeman has applied for the post of senior French mistress. Asks Milne for her confidential opinion of her work. She wants to appoint someone 'whose accent is pure' and has the 'personal qualities to fit in happily in a High School', 16 March 1938
/19: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to W. A. Odell, Central Newcastle High School, Newcastle-on-Tyne: Gives a testimonial for Elsa Freeman, 18 March 1938
/20: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, The Medical School, Edgbaston [Birmingham]: Comments on the financial difficulties of Kathleen M. Fox, when the Major Scholarship she has held for three years from Stoke on Trent Education Committee ends at the end of the year, due to wartimes measures. The University Exhibition which she has held will also end then. Milne and the Warden of University House are both trying to find financial help for her, but Milne asks whether the Dean will recommend an extension of her University Exhibition for another two years, so that they can help her maintenance and know that her fees are covered, 6 July 1942
/21: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to [Mabel France, Midland Bureau for Educated Women]: Discusses the cases of two students in need of help, Kathleen Mary Fox, a student at the end of her third year in the Faculty of Medicine, and Elizabeth Joan Dimelow, who has completed an Honours Degree in Geography and intends to take a Diploma in Education. Gives further details about the personal and financial situation of both students and asks whether it might be possible for the Bureau to provide financial assistance, 7 July 1942
/22: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to the Vice-Chancellor [Raymond Priestley]: Asks whether he can provide financial help for Kathleen Mary Fox from his ['poor students'] fund. Her scholarship from Stoke-on-Trent and her University Exhibition have both now ceased after three years, and she needs to finance her remaining years of study in medicine, 11 June 1942
/23: from Kathleen M. Fox, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham: She is applying to the Stapley Trust and needs two references. She has one from the Dean [of the Faculty of Medicine] and asks whether Milne can provide the other, 31 July 1942
/24: from Kathleen M. Fox, 44 Riesley Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent: Thanks Milne for the testimonial she provided for the Stapley Trust which is considering her application. She has not heard from the Reid Trust but she has heard from the Registrar that the renewal of her University Exhibition will be considered at the next Faculty meeting. The Midland Bureau is meeting the following week and she has written to Miss France giving her the information she has from the various trusts. She is applying to the Methodist Twentieth Century Fund and asks Milne for another testimonial for this application, 30 August 1942
/25: from Kathleen M. Fox, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham: Asks Milne for a testimonial for her for the Methodist Twentieth Century Fund. She has succeeded in obtaining grants for £35 for the coming year, as well as £21 from University House, 23 September 1942
/26: copy of reference written by Jane Johnston Milne for Kathleen Mary Fox, 22 October 1942
/27: from Kathleen M. Fox, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham: She has heard from Milne's secretary and is grateful for the cheque. Her father has had a letter from the Registrar to say that the University is renewing her Exhibition, 21 December 1942
/28: from Kathleen M. Fox, 104 Osmaston Road, Harborne, Birmingham: Refers to the cheque for £20 which was sent to her in January. Her father is worried about her finances for the coming year and would like to know whether the cheque was the renewal of her Exhibition provided by the Faculty of Medicine or from another source. Asks Milne for confirmation, and explains that she is still short of money and will need to apply for a loan soon, 18 April 1943
/29: copy of letter from E. H. A. Stretton, Assistant Secretary [Appointments Board, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham] to Miss N. F. G. Fulwood, Lombardy House, Bittell Road, Barnt Green, Worcestershire: Writes on behalf of Mr Hordern [Appointments Officer] to inform her that there are no posts to teach Music in Birmingham but encloses a notice of a Music post in Durham if she is interested. It is possible that there may be vacancies to teach Music in Elementary Schools locally but the Appointments Board does not receive notice of these posts and they normally require a Diploma in Education. Suggests that she asks for an appointment with N. A. Macfarlane who is now the Senior Women's Tutor to discuss her career options, 12 September 1946
/30: memorandum from E. H. A. Stretton, Secretary, Appointments Board, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham to N. A. Macfarlane, Senior Women's Tutor, The University, Edmund Street: Informs her that since Mr Hordern's last conversation with Macfarlane, Miss Fulwood has been in touch again to say she wants to teach Music within easy reach of Barnt Green. Encloses a copy of the letter that has been sent to her (see UB/STW/1/3/29)
/31: from Marie D. Gardiner, Duclais, Marsh Lane, Hampton-in-Arden, Warwickshire: She has heard that there is a loan fund for women students in financial difficulty. She is reluctant to borrow money but she is finding it difficult to meet the initial expenses of the next University year and does not want to ask her parents for additional pocket money which they cannot afford to give. She would need to borrow £10 and asks whether she could have details of the fund and whether she can see Milne at Edmund Street. A typed reply from Milne's secretary [E. M. Taylor] is on the reverse, suggesting that she arranges to meet at the end of September, 23 August 1941
/32: postcard from Marie Gardiner, Watton, Norfolk to E. M. Taylor [Secretary to Jane Johnston Milne]: Explains that she will not be in Birmingham until term starts so suggests that they do not arrange a meeting until then, 3 September 1941
/33: from Kathleen Johnston, Secretary, British Federation of University Women Ltd, Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, London: She has had a letter from Margaret O. Gardiol asking whether the Federation can help her to find out about possibilities of teaching in Denmark and Sweden. Asks for Milne's opinion of the student. Suggests that she can introduce Margaret Gardiol to the member of the British Federation of University Women who has a post with the Swedish Board of Education, and she can also write to the Danish Federation which might suggest organisations for her to get in touch with, 13 January 1939
/34: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to K. Johnston, Federation of University Women, Crosby Hall, London: Reassures Johnston about Margaret Gardiol, giving details about her family background, her academic studies, and her character and personality. Mentions that she plans to train for teaching at the Cambridge Training College and is attracted to teaching in Scandinavian countries' because of their general liberal political outloook', 18 January 1939
/35: from Kathleen Johnston, Secretary, British Federation of University Women Ltd, Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, London: Thanks Milne for her letter about Margaret Gardiol. She will send her a letter of introduction to the member in Sweden and to the Danish Federation, 20 January 1939
/36: from M. Hammond, The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: She has seen Miss Gibson who would be grateful for a grant of £5 to enable her to live at Halesowen during the four weeks concentrated School Practice in late November. Asks Milne to provide a cheque. She has heard that the Headmaster at Halesowen has found suitable lodgings for Miss Gibson, recommended by one of the teachers, Mrs Russell, Laurel Lane, Halesowen, 7 November 1939
/37: from Norah M. Gibson, c/o Mrs Russell, Nenvilla, Laurel Lane, Halesowen: Thanks Milne for the cheque for £5 which will cover her maintenance while she is teaching. Asks whether she can meet Milne at Edmund Street next time she is there, 27 November 1939
/38: from M. Hammond, The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Asks whether [Norah] Gibson can had an additional £5 from the 'poor students' fund'. If this is not possible, as she has already been given £5, she will approach other sources, 9 February 1940
/39: copy of letter from Milne's secretary to M. Hammond: As [Norah] Gibson has already had £5 from the fund and there are other expenses to be met with students needing financial assistance to go to France, it will not be possible to provide any additional funds, 12 February [1940]
/40: from Establishment and Finance Department, Foreign Office, Devonshire House (6th Floor), Mayfair Place, Piccadilly [London]: Noreen Deirdre Gibbons, 68 Greenhill Road, Moseley, Birmingham has applied for a temporary post at the Foreign Office. Asks Milne to provide a reference and to assess her suitability for employment in a department where 'a large proportion ot the work is of a confidential nature', 17 July 1943
/41: from Olive M. Gibson, Borough Education Hostel, 14 The Crescent, Northampton: She has been working at the 'hotel for difficult children' since the beginning of November 1942. The work has been interesting and she has enjoyed it in some ways but it has been difficult and her health has not been good. She feels that she is 'a complete failure with a mob of children all at once' but get on well with them individually. Because of her health condition she has to work in a 'children's hostel' but she has written to regional controller of the Ministry of Labour in Birmingham to get the ruling altered so that she can do individual welfare work rather than hostel work. Asks Milne whether she knows any alternative posts, 4 February 1943
/42: from Grace Gilles, 86 South Parade, West Hartlepool to N. A. Macfarlane: Thanks her for taking interest in her daughter, [Joan Gilles] and goes on to discuss the reasons for Joan's interest in scripture, explaining that relatives had been members of a 'small sect of a very strict religion'. She thinks that if Joan can obtain a first class French degree and a diploma in scripture she should be able to get a job. She wants her daughter to be happy and to do what is best for her future and does not want to impose her will on her, 16 October 1946
/43: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Vice-Chancellor [Raymond Priestley]: Supports Dr Ibbs recommendation that Gertrud Goldschmidt is offered financial assistance 'on the ground of character and personality', in order to help her finish her course, 26 January 1943
/44: from Ilse Gottheiner, Upwood, FWRS Childrens Home, Shepley Road, Barnt Green, Worcestershire: She has had a note from the Ministry of Labour to say she should finish her course in July 1943 and 'take up work of national importance'. She has spoken to Mr Goole and Professor H. G. Wood, and neither of them think she will be able to get a deferment for another year. She is going to London to see whether this might be possible. She wants to finish her course and asks whether she might be able to continue as it is an Education course. Asks whether the University might give her a 'war degree' after six months national service and whether she might be able to do 'relief work with the Quakers'. Asks Milne if she will provide a testimonial, 7 August 1943
/45: from Marjorie Graham, 57 Beech Road, Cale Green, Stockport: Asks for a meeting with Milne when she comes to Birmingham. She has applied for a job at King Edward's [school] Handsworth. Mentions that the new headmistress [at her current school] is pleasant and friendly 'but without method and a great waste of time and energy', and that there is 'increasing interference' from the Director of Education, 15 February 1942
/46: from W. O. Lester Smith, Director of Education, City of Manchester Education Committee, Education Offices, Deansgate, Manchester: Asks Milne for a reference for Marjorie Graham at Stockport High School, who has applied for the post of headmistress at the Harpurhey High School for Girls. Gives details of hte post and the skills and experience required, 2 June 1942
/47: from Agnes Granville-Barker [nee Buckley], Bethdour, Mounton Road, Chepstow: Since she last spoke to Milne who gave her a message from Doris Wegg, she has got married. She now needs to get a job before 'being pressed into service'. She has given Milne's name as a reference and hopes she does not mind. She has not heard from Doris since writing to her about the post she told her about, 30 November 1941
/48: from Jessie Gray, Foyer de L'Etudiante, 7 Boulevard de la Victoire, Strasbourg: She thinks Miss Horton has already written to Mile. She is settling down in Strasbourg at the University and her lodgings, but she is suffering from blurred vision. She has been to an eye specialist who has diagnosed inflammation of the optic nerve and has referred her to a nerve specialist. Gives details of her treatment which includes limited reading and writing, and more rest and sleep. Mentions that she has been out into the North Vosges and plans to go to the Black Forest for the day, 12 May [1936]
/49: from Jessie Gray, Foyer de L'Etudiante, 7 Boulevard de la Victoire, Strasbourg: Informs Milne that she will have to return to England to have six weeks complete rest on the recommendation of the nerve specialist who has diagnosed a problem with 'the whole nervous system'. She is worried about the effect on her French language skills if she returns to England and asks whether she will be able to continue with French Honours or do a Pass degree instead. Gives her address in Yorkshire so that Milne can write, [21 May 1936]
/50: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Jessie Gray: She thinks that she acted wisely in deciding to go home. Urges her to concentrate on getting well. She does not need to worry about her French. She thinks Professor Ritchie will want her continue in the Honours School, and there are other options to consider, including a possible fourth year of study, 21 May 1936
/51: from Jessie Gray, 49 Hall Lane, Liversedge, Yorkshire: She is at home and feeling much happier. She is arranging to see a nerve specialist. Hopes to be well again by the end of July but will rest until term starts in October, 30 May [1936]
/52: from Jessie Gray, 49 Hall Lane, Liversedge, Yorkshire: She has heard that she will not be granted an extra year in the Education Department at Birmingham. She has decided to change to a Pass Degree in French, German, and English. She is disappointed but thinks that she would be unhappy if she carried on with Third Year French Honours because her French language is weaker than her literature and she has not spent enough time in France before her final examinations. She is feeling better and hopes to start work again in a few weeks, 15 July [1936]
/53: from Jessie Gray, 8 Woolacombe Lodge Road, Selly Oak, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for her letter. It has made her feel happier about what to do next year. She had not realised she could take a year's leave of absence. Refers to Milne's suggestion of taking a paid post in France which would allow her to improve her language skills, 31 July [1936]
/54: from Jessie Gray, 49 Hall Lane, Liversedge, Yorkshire: Her parents have agreed that she can apply for a year's leave of absence from the University to spend part of it in France. Asks whether she needs to apply to the Registrar as well as to Professor Ritchie and Miss Hammond. Asks Milne for further details about the post in France which she mentioned. She plans to come to Birmingham in September and can see Milne and Professor Ritchie then, 11 September 1936
/55: from Jessie Gray, 10 Rue Gautherin, Rambouillet, Seine-et-Oise [France]: She has settled in and is no longer homesick. Gives details of her duties as an English and Latin tutor and companion to Marie Christine and mentions that they have visited Versailles, 26 October [1936]
/56: from Jessie Gray, 10 Rue Gautherin, Rambouillet, Seine-et-Oise [France]: She is leaving Rambouillet and wants to explain. She has been told that the family she is living with are not happy with Marie Christine's progress and had decided to appoint a French governess. They have got her another job with a doctor's wife at Alencon but she has not been told much about the job. She is upset to be moved to another post and asks Milne whether she knows anything about the family's situation. Mentions that the husband and wife of the family do not get on well and the wife spends five days of the wek in Paris, so the English girls who have been employed by the family have been 'mother' rather than 'governess'. Gives her new address, undated [November 1936]
/57: from Jessie Gray, 18 Rue de Bretagne, Alencon, Orne [France]: she now understands why Madame Poupard did not give her any details about the job. There are four children under the age of seven and she has to look after them all. She has been able to get another job in Peronne. She knows the headmistress of the girls boarding school there and has written to her. She will have a job as an Assistante Anglaise until next July. She is pleased as she knows Peronne and several families there. In her current job she has little free time and only speaks to the children. Gives her new address, 2 December [1936]
/58: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Madame Poupard, Rambouillet [France]: In French. She has received a disturbing letter from Jessie Gray to say that she has been sent from her job to another with a family in Alencon that she does not know. Asks whether she was happy with Miss Gray's service, and why she has taken this action without speaking to her earlier. She is concerned about Jessie Gray and the actions towards her, as a young girl in a foreign country, who was not in a salaried position. Asks Madame Poupard to explain why she dismissed her, 4 December 1936
/59: from Madame Poupard, 10 Rue Gautherin, Rambouillet, Seine-et-Oise [France]: In French. She was surprised to receive Milne's letter and is happy to respond to explain. Because of a change in the school studies of her daughter, she had to change the organisation of her study supervision and to appoint a French instructor who would be able to teach other subjects including mathematics. She also took the trouble to find another French family who would be able to take Jessie Gray until June. Gives details about the professional background of the family and their suitability to host Jessie Gray. She was able to travel with Jessie Gray to her new post and paid for the journey. Comments on the instruction that Jessie Gray gave to her daughter, and mentions that she is upset that she has not been thanked for the visits to Paris and to the cinema, as well as involving Jessie Gray in family life. Mentions her friendships with previous university students, Miss Valentine and Miss Bodekin, and hopes that Milne will be satisfied with the explanation for Jessie Gray's departure and to know that she is with an 'excellent family' in Alencon, undated [December 1936]
/60: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Vice-Chancellor [Raymond Priestley], The University, Edmund Street: Recommends Muriel Rigden Green, a fifth year medical student, for financial assistance from the Vice-Chancellor's 'Poor Students' Fund'. Gives brief details about her background and mentions that her father was a Nonconfirmist minister in Birmingham but has now been moved to another post and her sister has left for India as a missionary and can no longer offer her financial help. Another source of financial assistance is now no longer available, 27 September 1939
/61: from Murial Rigden Green, 19 Sandford Road, Moseley, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for the University's help. She has received a grant for £20, 19 October [1939]
/62: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Raymond Priestley, Vice-Chancellor's Office: Asks again for financial assistance for [Muriel Rigden Green] to enable her to finish her medical training. Mentions that she is pledged to serve as a missionary and her siblings, both missionaries, have previously given her financial help but can no longer do so. She has already had financial help from other organisations, including her own missionary society, but no further help is possible. Asks whether Priestley could make her a grant of £20, 23 May 1941
/63: from Warwickshire County Council County Education Office: Discusses William J. Grimes, a student at the University of Birmingham with a scholarship from Warwickshire, and gives details about the financial situation of his parents and his family background. He has asked whether the county would be prepared to give him a grant to allow him to go abroad to improve his spoken German and has applied for a grant to allow him to spend time in Zurich. Asks whether this plan is the student's idea rather than part of an official University study abroad scheme. Also mentions that he has failed his subsidiary French course and suggest it might be better for him to stay at Birmingham to improve his French before trying to go abroad, 19 April 1940
/64: from ?Gregg, Avoncroft College, Bromsgrove: Discusses Nanette Gregg who was advised to study Social and Political Science at Birmingham but who then decided to study English. Asks whether it would now be possible for her to change to Social and Political Science, 1 January [1943]
/65: note in pencil mentioning that the issue of Nanette Gregg changing course had been discussed at the meeting of the Faculty and the Dean would inform her as to the best course she could be offered, 14 January 1943
/66: copy of letter from M. Hammond [The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street] to Miss Guinness: Discusses application to withdraw from the Education Department to take up War Service which has been brought before the Special Committee for the Reservation of Women Students. The Committee's view is that she should continue to train to become a teacher. If she does decide not to continue her studies, she will probably need to repay the grants she received. She has received a reply from the Board of Education asking whether she hopes to be posted to any special work in the Auxilliary Territorial Service, 27 May 1943
/67: copy of letter from M. Hammond [The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street] to Miss C. B. Williams, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, [Birmingham]: Sets out details of the Board of Education grants she will need to repay. Suggests that the alternative would be to train for Nursery and Infant teaching, 27 May 1943
/68: memorandum from Professor C. F. V. Smout, The Medical School, to Jane Johnston Milne, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Encloses a confidential report from the Mass Radiography Centre regarding a first year student and recommends that she is examined by Dr Braid. Asks for Dr Braid's report to be sent to him in order to make a report to the Senate, [31 January 1946]
/69: copy of x ray report from City of Birmingham Mass Radiography Department, 161 Corporation Street, Birmingham on first year student Josephine Harris, 28 January 1946
/70: from Frances Braid, 47 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham: She has made a summary of the first year student's condition to be sent to Dr Smout, 6 February 1946
/71: memorandum from Secretary to the Sub-Dean and Tutor, Medical School, Birmingham to Jane Johnston Milne, Senior Woman Tutor, The University, Birmingham: Dr Smout is unwell with influenza but will deal with the medical report on his return, 8 February 1946
/72: typed extract from City of Birmingham Executive Medical Officer's report on Josephine Harris, undated [February 1946
/73: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Dr Braid: Encloses report from Dr Smout. Asks her to see Miss Harris, 1 February 1946
/74: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Professor Smout: Thanks him for sending her the letter from the City of Birmingham Executive Medical Officer about Josephine Harris, 1 February 1946
/75: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's Secretary to Professor Smout: Asks for the return of the medical forms following the mass radiography of students, 15 March 1946
/76: from C. F. V. Smout, Sub-Dean and Tutor, Faculty of Medicine, The Medical School, Hospitals Centre, Birmingham, to Miss E. Cole: He will return the medical reports after the Mass Radiography Report to the Senate, in case anyone has questions about certain students, 18 March 1946
/77: from A. D. Munrow, Physical Education Department, The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for her letter with details of women students needing 'remedial exercises'. He will follow the case of Miss Harris, and also mentions exercises for another student with 'flat feet and postural defects'. Comments on reasons for the relative lack of progress in 'remedial' work for women students which include 'constant changes of staff' and 'the fact that the women are not so easily examined for postural defects as men', 1 April 1946
/78: copy of letter possibly from N. A. Macfarlane [Milne's successor as Senior Tutor] to A. D. Munrow: Asks for reports on the women students he referred to in his letter of 1 April 1946 (see UB/STW/1/3/77), 6 November 1946
/79: from A. D. Munrow, Department of Physical Education, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Gives report on the weight of one of the women students, and discuses arrangements for physical exercises for the other student with 'postural defects', 8 November 1946
/80: testimonial for Mary Margaret Maryllia Harrison by Registrar of the University and Secretary to the University of Birmingham Appointments Board, [1943]
/81: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Miss J. M. Hasell: She has spoken to [Mabel] France on her behalf about a possible loan through the Employment Bureau [Midland Bureau for Educated Women] but she is not optimistic about the chance of getting an immediate loan. Suggests that she should follow Miss Hammond's suggestion and take a two year [teacher] training course [in the Education Department], 26 November 1935
/82: from M. Hammond, The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: She has received an enclosed letter from Mrs Hasell (not included) and has written a reply, also enclosed (not included). Asks for Mrs Hasell's letter back, 26 November 1935
/83: from Roderic Dunkerley, Principal, Westhill Training College, Selly Oak, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for her helpful letter regarding Jessie Haynes. They will be pleased to find a place for her in the autumn, 16 March 1944
/84: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Councillor C. G. Spragg: She is proposing to put forward an application on behalf of Jessie Haynes, to a loan fund for financial assistance which would allow her to live in a hall of residence with other students. Asks whether this would affect the amount of her Polytechnic Bursary, 24 March 1944
/85: from H. Baker, Secretary, Polytechnic Bursaries Standing Committee, Unity Chambers, 262 Corporation Street, Birmingham: The Committee is pleased with Jessie Haynes' progress and that Milne is taking an interest in her welfare. Any application for further financial assistance will not affect the amount of her scholarship, 28 April 1944
/86: copy of letter from Senior Woman Tutor to 'Sir Peter': Gives details of the financial circumstances and family situation of Jessie Haynes who is due to graduate in French and would like to stay at the University to take a teaching diploma. The Ministry of Labour and Board of Education advise students to stay for a fourth year but she will not be able to afford to do this and to stay at University House [women's hall of residence] without further financial help, 20 March 1945
/87: from D. M. Henman, Head Mistress, Milton Mount College, Worth Park, Crawley, Sussex: Asks for an estimate of the expenditure necessary for a student studying languages, for a year, including University fees and the cost of staying at one of the University 'hostels', 22 October 1937
/88: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to D. M. Henman, Milton Mount College, Crawley, Sussex: Sets out costs for a student studying languages in her first and third year, including University fees, accommodation fees, and pocket money. Mentions that in the second year of the course, modern language students need to spend the summer term abroad, and gives details of expenses for this term, with deductions made by the University for the time of absence, 26 October 1937
/89: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Mile to D. M. Henman, Milton Mount College, Worth Park, Crawley, Sussex: She has asked the Registrar to write to her about requirements for Matriculation. Mentions that vacancies at the 'women's hostel', University House, are often filled early, so applications should be sent in January or February for entry in October. 'All the rooms are bed-sitting rooms, but some of the cheaper ones are large rooms shared by two students', 28 October 1937
/90: from Betty Hill, 111 Willow Park, Pontefract, Yorkshire: Thanks Milne for her letter. She is pleased that the Registrar is dealing with her case. She will wait to hear from the Professor about arrangements for the start of term. She is feeling better and hopes to go to the sea side soon, 14 January 1946
/91: copy of letter from Senior Woman Tutor to Professor Allardyce Nicoll: Discusses plans for Betty Hill, a student in her third year of English Honours, to postpone taking her finals until the end of her fourth year of study, 16 January 1946
/92: copy of letter from Senior Woman Tutor to Miss Buchanan and Mrs Barnett: Betty Hill, who was sent home from University due to ill health, has been advised to take a leave of absence and return to the University in October to take a final year. Hopes that the Ministry of Education will allow her the fees for the last term, 16 January 1946
/93: copy fo letter from Assistant Registrar to G. H. Hind, Greengates, Lickey Rock, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire: Milne has asked him to write about Hind's course of study. if he is not going to France for the summer term he will be expected to sit the second year examinations in June. Refers to the fact that he will reach military age during the summer vacation and asks whether he intends to register as a Conscientious Objector. If he decided to take up other 'work of national importance' he would be able to apply to the Hardships Committee for postponement to enable him to take his final examinations. If he had to take up any kind of national service he would be able to apply for a War Degree after he had left the University, which he could convert to an Honours degree if he returned for one further year after the end of the war, 9 March 1940
/94: copy of letter from Senior Lecturer in Charge, Women's Division, Education Department to J. F. Hitchen, 48 Bolton Road, Rochdale, Lancashire: Confirms that many Local Education Authorities pay grants awarded to students directly to them if they are living at a University hall of residence and it is likely that the Rochdale Authority is doing this, 20 November 1946
/95: memorandum from N. M. Barnett to Miss Macfarlane: Encloses a letter from J. F. Hitchen regarding his daughter, Muriel Hitchen, together with a copy of her reply (see UB/STW/1/3/94), 20 November 1946
/96: from Colonel Robert Henriques, Winson Mill Farm, Bibury, Gloucestershire to Miss Macfarlane: Miss Gardner has suggested he write to her about his daughter, Veronica, who has been told she is no place for her at the 'hostel' [University House] and has been sent a list of approved lodgings. She is only just eighteen and has never been away from home apart from to boarding school. He is worried about her 'finding her way into the right sort of University life without the advantages of living communally with other undergraduates, or without the possibility of lodging in company with one or two other girls who are her own age and attending the same lectures'. Asks whether she can meet her future tutor before she has to go to her lodgings, 30 June 1949
/97: copy of letter from N. A. Macfarlane to Colonel Henriques: Explains that Miss Teverson, the Lodgings Warden, will be making efforts to ensure that Veronica Henriques is placed with other students, and that she will be allocated to a tutor in the Faculty of Arts [personal tutor] and that student societies and activities provided by the physical education department will also provide the opportunity to meet people, 1 July 1949
/98: from Jean. M. Mackenzie to N. A. Macfarlane: She has amended the letter to Colonel Henriques about the availability of accommodation. Also mentions that a box of evening dresses has arrived, undated [July 1949]
/99: from Margaret M. Holland, Stuttgart: Asks whether it would be possible to obtain a loan to cover her expenses at the University for the coming year. She is staying in Stuttgart until 3 October but will be in Birmingham on 4 October and hopes to ask Milne for advice. She has enjoyed her two months in Germany and has improvement her German. She has also done a lot of French reading, 29 September 1932
/100: from R. E. Peierls, Department of Mathematical Physics, The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham to R. J. Goode [Registrar's Office], The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Discusses Barbara Hood, who has applied to the Honours School of Mathematics, and the subjects she is taking for her Higher School Certificate, 6 January 1949
/101: from K. C. M. Gent, Head Mistress, Lichfield, The Friary School to The Registrar, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: She is glad the University is going to interview Barbara Hood and is grateful that the Mathematics Department is considering her case. Comments on her failure in examinations, 29 March 1949
/102: copy of letter possibly from the Registrar to Miss Gent [Head Mistress, Lichfield, The Friary School]: Professor Peierls and Professor Watson would like Barbara Hood to come for an interview. Discusses arrangements, 4 May 1949
/103: from R. E. Peierls, Department of Mathematical Physics, The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham to N. A. Macfarlane, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: They have considered the list of applicants and it is unlikely they will offer a place to Barbara Hood unless there are a large number of withdrawals or unless she does much better than expected in the Higher School Certificate, 30 June 1949
/104: copy of letter from N. A. Macfarlane to Miss Gent [Head Mistress, Lichfield, The Friary School]: Gives her Professor Peierls' opinion that Barbara Hood will probably not be offered a place and advises Gent to decide whether to tell her. She will be able to ask for a final decision in September when she can report her Higher School Certificate results, 4 July 1949
/105: copy of letter from N. A. Macfarlane to Professor Peierls: Thanks him for letting her know about Barbara Hood's application for entry. She has written to Miss Gent [her headmistress] and will write to Barbara Hood herself if there needs to be a formal letter, 5 July 1949
/106: medical note for Gloria Huges, 11 Langley Road, who is unable to attend work due to rheumatism, 8 January 1944
/107: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Miss Tay, Appointments Officer, Ministry of Labour and National Service Appointments Office, Edgbaston, Birmingham: Discusses the health of Gloria M. B. Hughes, who is due to qualify for a Wartime Degree in the summer, who is currently very ill and unlikely to return to the university for several months. The University medical officer, Dr Frances Braid, will provide a certificate if she needs one. Also mentions the ill health of Bettine P. Smith who will probably apply to repeat the year, 24 March 1944
/108: from D. M. Tay, Ministry of Labour and National Service Appointments Office, 2 Calthorpe Road, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for the details about G. M. B. Hughes and B. P. Smith. She will take the necessary action and ensure that Miss Hughes and her parents are not troubled by unnecessary enquiries, 28 March 1944
/109: from Janet Carpenter, Warden, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham: Winifred Humphrey, first year Maths, has gone home as her father has died. She is not sure whether she will be able to afford to come back because of her family situation, with an older sister at King's College and two younger siblings at school. Asks whether the University might be able to provide financial assistance. She has sent a similar note to Professor Watson, 6 December 1940
/110: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Dr J. P. Innes, Education Office, Margaret Street, Birmingham: Discusses the application of Iris Lucy Hunt for a loan to enable her to spend time in France during the summer term at the University of Rennes. Apologises for the short notice, but the French Department did not decide to recommend students to travel until very recently, and she has had to delay her application, 29 February 1940
/111: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne, Senior Woman Tutor, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham to Iris Hunt: Gives her views about her suggestion that she study for an M.A degree, and suggests instead that she should undertake teacher training and to wait until the war is over to spend a year abroad. Reminds her that she should also make sure she can finance an additional degree without borrowing or asking for money from her family, 15 July 1941
/112: memorandum from M. Hammond to Jane Johnston Milne: asks Milne's views about Miss Hopkins who now wants to take a Primary Teaching Certificate, 17 June 1942
/113: copy of letter form Jane Johnston Milne to The Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford: Asks whether it would be possible for a student at Birmingham to apply for a Somerville scholarship and enter the college in October 1940, and to sit for the examination this year and enter again the following year. She is studying English, with French as a subsidiary subject, 23 January 1939
/114: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Mrs Jackson: She has received a reply from Somerville College about her daughter taking the examination (see UB/STW/1/3/116). Suggests that she should concentrate for now on the work she is doing for her Birmingham degree, 25 January 1939
/115: from M. E. Jackson, 184 Birmingham Road, West Bromwich: Thansk Milne for her advice regarding the Somerville examination, 26 January 1939
/116: from A. M. Simpson, Principal's Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford: Encloses prospectus and syllabus for the examination to be held in November for admission in October 1940 and gives further details. There is no regulation against taking the examination as a trial, but even if she met the standard required it would not be possible to hold her place and she would need to take the examination again the following year, 24 January 1939
/117: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to The Principal's Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford: Thanks her for the letter. She has explained the situation to the student's parents and they have decided their daughter should wait and sit for the examination in November, 30 January 1939
/118: memorandum from M. Hammond to J. J. Milne: Miss J. B. Johnson has applied for re-admission to the [Education] Department. Asks for Milne's opinion about her, 2 October 1940
/119: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to M. Hammond: Supports Miss Johnson's application for re-admission, 3 October 1940
/120: from G. W. Hutchinson, Sidcot School, Winscombe, Somerset: Winifred Jackson has applied for the post of Senior Modern Language Mistress, and asks Milne for a reference. Gives details of the skills and experience required for the post, 15 May 1944
/121: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to E. W. Hutchinson, Sidcot School, Winscombe: Provides a reference for Winifred Jackson, 17 May 1944
/122: from Winifred Jackson, East Haugh, Caleton, Pontefract, Yorkshire: She is considering applying for the headship of one of the West Riding schools. Gives news about her current post at Pontefract, discusses war news including activities of the Free French forces, and asks Milne for a reference, 7 March 1942
/123: from Rowena M. Jackson, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for helping her apply for financial assistance, 6 February 1946
/124: from J. James, Woodville, Kingswinford, Brierley Hill, Staffordshire to Miss Buchanan: Asks whether it would be possible for his daughter Margaret to be sent information about her syllabus, 25 October 1945
/125: handwritten note from M. Shepherd to Jane Johnston Milne: Asks her to deal with the letter from J. James because it concerns a student in the School of French (see UB/STW/1/3/124), 26 October 1945
/126: from C. D. Parker, Director of Studies, Wolsey Hall, Oxford to J. James: It would be possible to offer his daughter help with French as a subsidiary subject, but it is necessary to see the University of Birmingham syllabus in order to select suitable courses and quote fees, 31 August 1945
/127: from Margaret James, Woodville, Kingswinford, Brierley Hall, Staffordshire: The Ministry of Labour have released her and she is going to college in London later in the month. Encloses a letter from Wolsey Hall asking for details of the Birmingham syllabus (see UB/STW/1/3/126) and asks for the necessary information, 13 September [1945]
/128: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to J. James: Sends a list of books on the syllabus. Margaret [his daughter] is excused the set books and needs only take the language paper, but might have to write an essay with reference to one of the set books, 29 October 1945
/129: copy of letter from Jane Johnsto Milne to Vice-Chancellor [Raymond Priestley]: asks for financial help for Joan Johnson, a Pass Degree student in her third year whose father's jewellers business has been 'completely wrecked by a bomb and fire' [in a bombing raid on Birmingham during the Second World War] and she cannot continue her course without funding, 30 October 1940
/130: from Raymond Priestley, University of Birmingham: Offers Joan Johnson a grant of £30 from the 'Poor Students' Fund' and suggests that some of the money is set aside to pay for lunches at the Refectory at Edmund Street which would 'make certain that she gets at least one good meal a day', 4 November 1940
/131: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Raymond Priestley: Thanks him for the grant for Joan Johnson, 4 November 1940
/132: from Bertha Johnson, The Bottom Cottage, Moreton Comon, Morton Bagot to Janet Carpenter [Warden of University House]: Asks her to give the place in University House reserved for her daughter to someone else who is not able to live in 'a comparatively safe area'. Explains that her daughter Joan only needs to come to Birmingham a few times a week and can live at the family home, 4 December 1940
/133: from Janet Carpenter, Warden, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham to Jane Johnston Milne: She has offered Joan Johnson the vacancy in University House and has had a reply to say her mother is anxious about air raid protection, She had already mentioned the shelter and has shown it to Joan, 5 December 1940
/134: Receipt for £5 paid to Joan Johnson as part of a grant, 31 March 1941
/135: from M. Greta Jones, Anchordine, Middlesfield Lane, West Hagley, Nr Stourbridge: Asks Milne for a reference when applying for teaching posts. She is a 4th year student in the Education Department, with a B.Mus Honours degree, 12 April 1942
/136: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to M. G. Jones: Milne willl be willing to act as a reference, 13 April 1942
/137: from Richard S. Jones, 69 Westminster Road, Handsworth, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for sending him the advertisement of the vacancy at Sibford School. Mentions a post in Latin at Ackworth and remarks that he is lucky to have an opportunity of a job 'when some of my brothers "in conscience" are having such a terrible time"', 1 August [undated]
/138: copy of statement by Jane Johnston Milne confirming that Margaret Jones is a graduate of the Honours School of French and hopes to go to France shortly on a tuition visit, 26 March 1946
/139: from M. Hammond, Head of the Women's Division (Education Department), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Marjorie Kerr has applied for a year of professional training in the Education Department. Asks Milne for an assessment of her academic abilities, personality, character, and capabilities, 17 December 1943
/140: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to M. Hammond: Gives a brief testimonial for Marjorie Kerr, 11 January 1943
/141: from D. M. Beardshaw for Women Staff Administrator, British Broadcasting Corporation, Broadcasting House, London: Asks Milne for a reference for Miss A. S. Kershaw, Dunnington Heath Farm, Alcester, Warwickshire who has been appointed to temporary staff, 10 January 1941
/142: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Women Staff Administrator, British Broadcasting Corporation, Bletchington, Oxfordshire: Gives a testimonial for A. S. Kershaw, 14 January 1941
/143: from H. F. Snelling, Establishment Department, Ministry of Economic Warfare, Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square [London]: Asks Milne for reference for Miss E. Keyte, The Dingle, Chalk Lane, East Horsley, Surrey, who has applied for a job at the Ministry, 18 October 1941
/144: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to H. F. Snelling, Ministry of Economic Warfare: Provides testimonial for Miss E. Keyte
/145: notes in pencil by Jane Johnston Milne for reference for Elizabeth Keyte
/146: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham to Mirs Kirk: The University recommends that Kathleen [Kirk's daughter] should not continue her studies during the war but should let the Ministry of Labour find her a place where she can be directly useful in the war effort. Suggests that after she has had some experience in a war job she might be able to make a new start and to adjust herself to study, 1 July 1943
/147: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Miss Knowles: Discusses the possibility that she might be eligible for a Board of Education grant and offers to discuss this with her if she wants to enter for the four year [teacher training] course. Asks her for information about her Higher School Certificate, 6 February 1941
/148: from P. Knowles, 36 Western Road, Wylde Green, Sutton [Coldfield]: She is not sure whether the four year course includes a year's teaching training. She is uncertain about taking a long course as she will be twenty one that year. Gives details about her Higher School Certificate subjects, 20 February 1941
/149: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to P. Knowles: Offers to meet her to talk about her future career. If she does not want to teach in the future the matter is not urgent, but if she would still like to apply for the 'degree training' four year course, she should do so without delay, 21 February 1941
/150: from Vera Hughes Jones, for Regional Appointments Officer, Ministry of Labour and National Service, 237 Broad Street, Birmingham: Asks for advise about Dr Cecilia Korn, a Polish refugee who has been teaching French and German at the Central Grammar School for Boys in Birmingham for the last five years, and now has a temporary job at George Dixon School but is unlikely to get a teaching job as an 'alien'. She is anxious to get a university job because 'she has assumed responsibility for a young Polish boy, now being educated at King Edward's, whose mother died under the Nazi regime, and whose father has only just been discovered in a Concentration Camp'. Asks whether there might be a job for her at Birmingham, 16 January 1946
/151: typed copy of curriculum vitae for Cecilia Korn, 1946
/152: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Vera Hughes Jones: Explains that it is difficult for specialists in Philology to get University posts and that is is unlikely that any University French Department will be likely to take 'someone of another nationality, trained in other methods than ours, for a post of this kind'. Suggests that if Cecila Korn cannot return to Europe she should try to teach 'her own language' or possibly German and French in schools or a commercial school, and that there would be more opportunities in London, 22 January 1946
/153: copy of letter from Secretary to Senior Woman Tutor to Vera Huges Jones: Encloses a job advertisement (not included) and suggests that Ceceila Korn might like to apply. Offers Milne's help with the application, 12 February 1946
/154: from Vera Hughes Jones, for Regional Appointments Officer, Ministry of Labour and National Service, 237 Broad Street, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for sending details of the post of Lecturer in French at the University of Sheffield for Cecilia Korn, 13 February 1946
/155: from Marika Kramer, 5 Hopwood Rise, Alvechurch, Nr Birmingham: She is at the ISS [International Student Service] conference at Leicester. She was disappointed to get a letter from the British Council to inform her they were unable to grant her a scholarship. She has asked whether the International Student Service or the Federation of University Women might be able to give financial help but both thought it was unlikely. Asks Milne whether there are any other sources of funding, 27 July 1941
/156: notes in pencil by Jane Johnston Milne on grants for Marika Kramer, undated
/157: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Chairman of the Refugee Committee, The Federation of University Women, Birmingham: Supports Maria Kramer's application for financial help to enable her to complete her degree. Comments on her academic ability and her character and background and mentions that she heard about her from 'the mother of Theresa Lazar, herself a medical specialist in Hungary', 29 April 1942
/158: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Mr Burton [University Secretary]: Asks for a grant of £5 from the Women Students' Loan Fund for Maria Kramer, in her final year in the Faculty of Commerce, and mentions that she might need further funds for later in the year, 4 February 1943
/159: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Mr Burton [University Secretary]: Asks for a grant of £15 from the 'Poor Students' Fund' to be made to Mary Howard, and a further £10 as a loan, so that she can continue her Two Year [teacher training] course until her grant from the Ministry is due. She is staying in lodgings and is not able to get financial help from her family, 17 September 1946
/160: copy of response by N. A. Macfarlane to Professor Nicoll, for British Council to questions about 'Mr Krytatos', presumably an international student studying at Birmingham, 5 March 1947
NotesOld Reference: UC3/vi/7
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