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Finding Number (Click this to view full catalogue structure)UB/STW/1/4
TitleCorrespondence of Senior Tutor to Women Students L-M
Extent1 file
Date1928-1946
Description/1: from Iris M. Harris, Advisory and Relief Secretary, Relief and Advisory Department, International Student Service: Discusses Miss [Vera N.] Ladan's application for financial assistance in order to take a Pass degree in Physiology. Asks for Milne's opinion on Ladan's work, capabilities, and character. She has had a letter from Hildegarde Nothamm who seems to be doing well in her job. She is glad the committee were able to help her to take her degree and qualify for work, 21 February 1944
/2: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to V. N. Ladan: She is writing to Professor Hogben and Professor Gilding to get a report on her work. Asks her to talk about her plans with Professor Hogben and explain that these are dependent on funding for her to continue studying, 2 March 1944
/3: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to [Iris M.] Harris [International Student Service]: She does not yet have the necessary report on Miss Ladan from the Professor of Physiology, whose department she wants to work in, or the Professor of Biology, whose part-time technical assistant she is, and who she wants to leave. Remarks on her character and mentions that she is a niece of Professor Peierls, who is 'at present in America'. Comments on Hildegard Nothmann who is now 'happily teaching' and remarks 'great success has come to her after her struggles', 2 March 1944
/4: from Iris M. Harris, Advisory and Relief Secretary, Relief and Advisory Department, International Student Service: Thanks Milne for her comments on Miss Laden who is a student they should like to help. She will wait for the reports to prepare papers for the next Selection Committee meeting, 6 March 1944
/5: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Professor Lancelot Hogben: Asks whether Hogben will support Miss Ladan's plan to study physiology and will make a formal report on her work and personality which can be used for application for funds, 8 March 1944
/6: from Vera N. Laden, Department of Zoology, The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham: She has sent her application to the International Student Service with a letter of recommendation from Professor Gilding with whom she has discussed her plans. She has not been able to speak to Professor Hogben but hopes to see him the following week, 11 March [1944]
/7: from Audrey J. Bates, The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham: Vera Laden has asked her to let Milne know that she has spoken to Professor Hogben about her work and Milne can now write her letter to him, 8 March 1944
/8: from Lancelot Hogben, Department of Zoology, The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham: He is glad Milne is considering making an application for a grant to Miss Laden. Discusses her character and academic abilities and wants her to have opportunities to develop her abilities. He is happy to make a further statement on her behalf and supports any application which would give her the opportunity for full time study with the financial support she needs, 11 March 1944
/9: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Vera N. Laden: She is working on Laden's application to the International Student Service and suggests that she also apply to the Midland Loan Training Fund for Educated Women, 13 March 1944
/10: from H. P. Gilding, Professor of Physiology, The Medical School, Hospitals Centre, Birmingham: Gives a testimonial for Vera Natalia Ladan, 17 March 1944
/11: memorandum from The Registrar, The University, Edgbaston, Birmingham to Jane Johnston Milne: He has heard from the International Labour Branch of the Ministry of Labour that they will not give reservation to Vera N. Ladan to enable her to take a full time course next academic session, 22 March 1944
/12: handwritten note stating that Mrs Richardson is hoping to put an appeal for Vera N. Ladan, 30 March [1944]
/13: from Iris M. Harris, Advisory and Relief Secretary, Relief and Advisory Department, International Student Service: Thanks Milne for sending the erport on Miss Ladan written by Dr Hogben. She is waiting to hear from Miss Ladan the decision of the Ministry of Labour regarding her taking up full time study, 23 March 1944
/14: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Miss Talbot, Training Department, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford: Claudia Land is hoping to find a place in the Oxford Training Department for the following year. Gives details of her current degree course and scholarship. Mentions that she attended Edgbaston College. Asks whether there might be a place available. She would need a Board of Education grant, 10 May 1938
/15: from E. Talbot, University of Oxford Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford: There is little chance of Cecilia Land getting a place. If she is a Four Year [teacher training] Course student at Birmingham she would need a transfer and would have to be awarded one of the Grant places. There are currently no vacancies. It is possible that there might be places later in the summer, but there is already a waiting list, 11 May 1938
/16: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to E. M. Talbot, Department of Education, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford: Thanks her for her letter. Hopes there will be a vacancy, as Cecilia Land is very keen to go to Oxford, 12 May 1938
/17: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Cecilia Land: It is possible for a student who has been at the University for four years, with three in the Department and one as a student working for a higher degree, to take their year of training elsewhere, subject to the Board of Education's agreement. Gives permission for her to apply for training at Cambridge or Oxford or elsewhere. Cannot keep her place indefinitely, as there are other applicants waiting. Asks when she will know whether she wants to give up her place, 17 May 1938
/18: from Dorothy B. Landen, Crosby Hall, Cheyne Walk, London: She has written to Mrs gray asking for an interview. Discusses Miss Fayle, who 'seems to be one of the big people on the Women's Public Health Association'. Her cousin, Captain Rowe, has given her advice and has suggested that she begins her six months voluntary work, 16 May 1933
/19: from Dorothy B. Landen, 31 Endwood Court, Handsworth Wood, Birmingham: She has followed up the enquiry with the Women's Public Health Association about a possible post, but explains that her father is not well and 'gets depressed and morose' and she thinks she should not take a job outside the house now. She has seen Miss Jones 'of the University about being added to the list of 'having two young "fresher" men or rather boy students to live with us aged about 17-18' who would be company for her father. The income would allow them to have a servant and let her continue her secretarial training in her spare time. Asks Milne to let her know of any secretarial jobs. Mentions that she is taking her father to Cornwall over the summer and is also going out to British Federation of University Women events and attending other social events, as well as playing tennis, 31 May 1933
/20: from Elizabeth M. Laverys, Merridale, Cathcart Road, Stourbridge: She is writing to Professor Ritchie to try to arrange a meeting. Hopes that she can also meet Milne as she knows her interest in 'French movements in this country'. Gives her addresses for the next few weeks, 15 October, no year
/21: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Marguerite Lavender: Asks whether she has any news about her application to the West Bromwich Trust for financial assistance. She needs to inform the Education Department about the place, and any delay in informing them if she wants to take the place may affect her chance of receiving a grant from the Ministry of Education, 14 November 1946
/22: from M. Hammond, The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Miss Law, third year honours History student, wasnt to live at 51 Rookery Road next year. Mentions that she had a serious illness the previous year but is now well. Asks whether there is any reason she could not live at Rookery Road. Hammond would prefer her to live somewhere like Harborne Hall where there would be more control, but she wants 'greater independence and it would probably be wiser to let her go into lodgings after graduation', 11 June 1934
/23: from M. Hammond, The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Refers to 'Mother St Phillip's doubts about Miss Law's change of lodgings. She applied to live in the house which Miss Spong has been living during the current year. Asks for Milne's views. Remarks that she feels anxious about training Miss Law next year, 28 June 1934
/24: from Mabel France, Secretary, Midland Bureau for Educated Women, New Street Chambers, 67A New Street, Birmingham: The Committee can give Miss [Theresa] Lazar up to about £50 per year, but they think the 'Local Refugee Committee' should also help. Asks whether the University is also providing financial assistance, 30 June 1941
/25: from Theresa Lazar, Villa San Antonio, Marlborough Road, Canford Cliffs, Dorset: She has stayed in England and would like to continue her medical studies. She has notified the Faculty of Medicine office and has offered her services to the hospital. 'I hope I shall be able to be of some use to this country during her struggle'. She will return to Birmingham as soon as there is anything she can do there, 4 September 1939
/26: from Theresa Lazar, 20 Charlotte Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham: She is now back in Birmingham and would like to ask Milne's advice, 13 September 1939
/27: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne, Senior Woman Tutor, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham to Dean [of the Faculty of Medicine, Stanley Barnes]: Gives details about Theresa Lazar who has previously been given an allowance by her parents who are doctors in Budapest, but the Hungarian State Bank has now stopped payments for educational purposes to national in other countries. Hopes that the University will be able to help by agreeing to wait for payment of her fees, or accepting her fees and refunding them later if she is not able to get financial support and has to stop her medical training, 18 September 1939
/28: from C. G. Burton, University Secretary, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: If Theresa Lazar continues her course in the Medical School he will make it easier for her to pay her fees, 20 September 1939
/29: typed statement from Jane Johnston Milne to the Vice-Chancellor [Raymond Priestley] about Theresa Lazar, 'a Hungarian student in the Faculty of Medicine' asking for a formal letter or certificate stating that she is a student of the University and the institution is keen to help, which would help her to negotiate her monthly allowance from her parents in Budapest 'which is temporarily stopped owing to the war', 19 October 1939
/30: copy of letter from Secretary to Senior Woman Tutor to Theresa Lazar: The British Council has sent the money for her fees and she will soon receive a cheque from the University Secretary which is the remainder of the grant, to go towards the cost of books and other expenses, 16 October 1941
/31: from Priscilla Boyd Smith, Assistant, Resident Foreigners Division, The British Council, 3 Hanover Street, London: Discusses arrangements for the payment of the grant of £30 to Theresa Lazar, 21 August 1941
/32: from Theresa Lazar, 124 Maas Road, Northfield, Birmingham: Comments on the grant from the British Council and mentions that the International Student Service are considering her application and have made her apply to the Federation of University Women. The Midland Bureau [for Educated Women] are prepared to lend her up to £50. She has sent the guarantees and the medical certificate. She was supposed to attend the International Student Service summer conference in Leicester, but Mrs Vellere, her landlady, has an abcess on her foot and so she is staying with her. She plans to take a fortnight off from hospital work and asks Milne for suggestions for a suitable holiday for her. She has written to the International Youth Centre at Stratford but she does not think they have places, 23 July 1941
/33: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Priscilla Boyd Smith: Asks her to send the British Council cheque to the University Secretary who will be able to administer the grant, 2 October 1941
/34: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to Priscilla Boyd Smith, The British Council, 3 Hanover Street, London: Explains that Milne is away from Birmingham and will reply on her return but there is no urgency about the payment for Theresa Lazar, 27 August 1941
/35: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Priscilla Boyd Smith, The British Council, 3 Hanover Street, London: Discusses a further grant from the British Council to Thereza Lazar. Comments on her excellent performance in her medical studies, 13 May 1942
/36: from Priscilla Boyd Smith, Secretary, Students Department, 3 Hanover Street, London: The Council has decided to pay Theresa Lazar's fees for her final year, 5 August 1943
/37: from Theresa Kohen (nee Lazar), 24 rue de Suisse, Bruxelles, Belgium: Asks whether her letter to Harborne Hall arrived and wonders whether Milne is no longer living there. Mentions her holiday in the south of France with Hans. She is now waiting in Brussels for news from the Home Office about Hans' visa. Hans has still not had an answer from the University of Birmingham in response to his application. He had applied for the 'Youth Leadership course' in the Faculty of Commerce but asked that if his application was rejected it should be transferred to the Professor of Education for entry to the Child Psychology course. Asks whether Milne can make enquiries, 28 September 1946
/38: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to Miss Legge: Milne has made enquiries but has not been able to find an au pair post for Legge's sister. Gives the addresses of au pair agencies and gives the address of a 'French Protestant paper' which Milne advertises in on behalf of students looking for posts in France, 7 November 1938
/39: from Madge Legge, Pine Treet, The Wergs, Wolverhampton: Thanks Milne for the addresses (see UB/STW/1/4/38). They will be taking Betty and Barbara away for the Christmas holidays and will write to the agencies when they return, 10 November [1938]
/40: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to Mrs Legge: Provides additional addresses for au pair agencies, 18 November 1938
/41: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Mrs Legge: Asks her to explain to the Comtesse de Compiegne how she heard about the post offered. She has sent a message to the Mother at St John's Convent [in Birmingham] that she had passed the letter to Legge but it might be some time before the mews reaches the Paris house and then the Comtesse and she might be wondering about the source of the information, 16 December 1938
/42: from Madge Legge, Pine Trees, The Wergs, Wolverhampton: Explains that they wrote to the Comtesse de Compiegne about the au pair post for their daughter, Barbara but have now received a letter indicating that the post is not available. Thanks Mline for her help, 18 January 1939
/43: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Mrs Legge: She is sorry that the post with the Comtesse de Compiegne is not available. Hopes she will get another au pair post for her daughter through one of the other possibilities, 20 January 1939
/44: from Frances Braid, 47 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham [medical officer for women students]: Comments on the health of Miss Lineacre who has had influenza and returned to work before she had recovered. Asks to see her again in August before deciding whether she should take a higher degree, 17 June 1929
/45: from Frances Braid, 47 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham [medical officer for women students]: Reports on Miss Lineacre's health and states that she should be allowed to study for a higher degree, 14 August 1929
/46: from Mabel France, Secretary, Midland Bureau for Educated Women, New Street Chambers, 67A New Street, Birmingham: Discusses Joan Locke, a pupil at Warwick High School, who is likely to ask Milne's advise about her future training. It is possible that she could study for a University course and then enter 'one of the Higher Branches of the Civil Service'. It is likely that she will be awarded a Major Scholarship by the County Council. Asks what Milne would think about her taking a Commerce degree, 2 October 1931
/47: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Barbara Lewis: Asks whether she would be interested in the post of Education Officer in the Midlands with the ATS [Auxiliary Territorial Service]. Mr James is looking for a good candidate, and Milne has mentioned her name to him. Encloses details of the post, 26 January 1942
/48: from Barbara Lewis, Wordley Farm, Dunley, Stourport, Worcestershire: Thanks Milne for sending details of the post. Explains that she had intended to go into one of the Women's Services but is not able to take a post at the moment as she is expecting a baby in the spring. Comments on the loss of 'Taffy' which was 'such a shattering blow' that she is grateful to 'have something left from the wreck of our happiness'. Her instinct is to take some 'worth while work' and work hard, but she has given up her welfare work now and has come to live with her family. Asks to keep in touch with Milne as she will want to take up a post again later, 29 January 1942
/49: copy of letter fro Jane Johnston Milne to L. G. Duke, Ministry of Education, Awards Section, 13 Upper Belgrave Square, London: Confirms that Margaret Schofield Lobley has been provisionally accepted as a student in the French Department at Birmingham but she does not know enough about her to stand as a referee, 4 March 1946
/50: from Chairman, County High School for Girls, Altrincham: Writes on behalf of Miss Drought, the Head Mistrees, with reference to John Lodge of Queensbury, near Bradford, who has applied for the post of mistress in the Middle School. Gives details of the post and asks Milne for a testimonial, 22 August 1942
/51: from Mildred Lowe, 83 Bidston Avenue, Birkenhead: She has written to several of the addresses Milne suggested. She had not thought of the Inspectorate but had been looking for vacant posts in the local Education Offices. She is teaching herself shorthand 'partly for something to do in the blackout' and because it might be useful. She has discussed the question with her headmistress. Explains that her varicose veins make it difficult to stand for long periods of time when she is teaching biology, 19 January 1941
/52: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to Miss Hewitt: Encloses a list of Lodgings and gives additional addresses which are recommended by the Secretary of the Lodgings Committee, 18 September 1941
/53: from Mildred Lowe, 10 Garden Hey Road, Meols: She is still Senior Science Mistress at Birkenhead Secondary School for Girls but wants to find a new post that involves less standing. She is planning to apply for teaching posts to obtain more experience and asks if Milne will act as a referee. States that she was at Birmingham from 1929 to 1932 and took an Honours Degree in Biology, and gives details of her involvement in student committees and her post graduate teacher training, 30 April 1942
/54: from H. Holden, Honorary Secretary, Oakley Evacuation Hostel, Stoney Hill, Bromsgrove: Mildred Lowe has applied for the post of Deputy Warden and explains that the hostel is for 'difficult boys between the ages of 8 and 14 years'. Asks Milne for a reference, 15 July 1942
/55: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to H. Holden, The Council House, Bromsgrove: Gives a reference for Mildred Lowe, 21 July 1942
/56: from J. Single, Assistant Secretary, Education Department, The British Council, 3 Hanover Street, London: Mildred Lowe has applied for a post in the overseas teaching service. Gives details of the qualities required for the post and asks Milne for a testimonial, 15 June 1942
/57: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to J. Single, Education Department, The British Council, 3 Hanover Street, London: Gives a testimonial for Mildred Lowe, 17 June 1942
/58: from Helen M. Simpson, Acting Principal, City of Leeds Training College, High Cliff, Filey Road, Scarborough: Mildred Lowe has applied for the post of Lecturer in Science. Asks Milne for a testimonial, 16 June 1942
/59: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to H. M. Simpson, City of Leeds Training College, High Cliff, Filey Road, Scarborough: Gives a testimonial for Mildred Lowe, 17 June 1942
/60: copy of letter from Assistant to Women Student's Tutor to Miss Lowe: Discusses arrangements for remedial exercises recommended by the Games mistress at the University. Asks her to get in touch with Miss Phillip either at Edmund Street or at University House, 22 November 1939
/61: from Mildred Lowe, 10 Garden Hey Road, Meols: Thanks Milne for agreeing to act as referee. Comments on her varicose veins. She wonders whether to try to get a post near London so that she can attend weekend classes at Birkbeck College to obtain a qualification in psychology and then perhaps get a job at a 'child guidance clinic', 14 May 1942
/62: from Mildred Lowe, 10 Garden Hey Road, Meols: She has obtained a post at Queen Mary High School, Liverpool and hopes she will be able to acquire additional academic qualifications while she is in a 'University city'. Thanks Milne for her continued interest in her, 24 July 1942
/63: from J. W. Grieve, Head Master, Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Middleton, Lancashire: Miss Lowe has applied for a post at the school. Asks Milne for a reference and gives details of the qualities required for the job, 25 July 1942
/64: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Chief Education Officer, Birmingham Education Committee: Confirms that Miss M. Lukeman is a full time student at the University, 18 October 1943
/65: from Stanley H. Best, Area Officer, The British Council, 5 Great Charles Street, Birmingham: He has had a discussion with Marian Lukeman about possible employment with the British Council. Explains that it is unlikely that 'young women graduates' will be sent to overseas appointments in the near future. Many women were appointed during the war 'because the men were not available' but not that demobilisation is in progress they are giving most of their new appointments to 'men released from the Forces', Remarks that Marian Lukeman might be an exception because of her work as honorary secretary of the Students' Reception Committee in the Overseas Club, and because she wishes to become a journalist. There is a possible vacancy which she could be a candidate for, but he is concerned about accusations of favoritism if he appoints a Birmingham woman graduate given the recruitment restrictions, 8 March 1946
/66: from B. Langford, The Old Priory House, Caldey Island, nr Tenby: Before she left for her holiday she had a letter from Dr Smout. Her husband went with Joan and will be pleased to hear that Dr Smout gave them a good interview. Hopes that Joan will be given a place, and thanks Milne for her involvement. Mentions the possibility that Joan could study for a year at the Technical College if there were no places at the medical school at Birmingham for 1944 and discusses her forthcoming Higher School Certificate, 13 August 1944
/67: from Winifred Lee, Queen's College Chambers, Paradise Street, Birmingham to Miss Macfarlane: She needs to arrange classes for members of the WAAF [Women's Auxiliary Air Force] who want to continue their education. There will be two or three classes in French working up to London Matriculation standard, to be held near Birmingham with transport provided. Gives details of fees. She is trying to find a qualified English Language tutor, 9 April 1947
/68: from Elizabeth Macdonald, Oxford Training Hostel, 12 Linton Road, Oxford: She is studying for a Diploma in Education in Oxford and gives details of her loan from the Birmingham Education Committee and her application to the Midland Bureau [for Educated Women]. She had hoped to have an Oxford Training Department exhibition and needs additional funds. Asks whether it might be possible to apply to the 'University Women's Loan Fund', 28 October 1931
/69: from E. M. Talbot, Department for the Training of Teachers, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford: Encloses a statement of Elizabeth Macdonald's accounts, taken from information she has given her. Sets out further sums and discusses the additional amount she will need for her training and maintenance, 31 October 1931
/70: from Patricia M. McCullough, 58 Eltisley Avenue, Cambridge: Asks Milne for information about secretarial courses and tuition. She was at Birmingham before coming to Bedford College, and Milne made the arrangements for her entrance examinations. She might need to leave college at the end of the year for financial reasons and thinks she should take a secretarial course so that she can get a job and finish her degree externally. Also mentions that she would like to study commercial French and German. Asks about courses in Birmingham and costs, and the possibility of having lessons in German and English. Mentions that she is doing a German Honours degree in London, 31 January 1941
/71: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Patricia M. McCullough: Apologises for the delay in replying. She has spoken to a friend who is Tutor in the Commercial Department of the Technical College. Suggests that she studies there or to take a training course at Miss Gosling's Secretarial College, evacuated to King Edward's High School, Hagley Road. Gives details of training costs and French and German coaching, 6 March 1941
/72: from Winifrid Maguire, 117 Tuckton Road, Southbourne, Bournemouth: Asks whether Milne can recommend her address for French or any lodgers. Gives details about her home and mentions that her young daughter is at home and she would like another child to look after, as company for her as well as for financial assistance. Mentions that her late husband was Dr Cyril Maguire of the Queen's Hospital who died in 1934, 31 March 1937
/73: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Winifrid Maguire: Agrees to recommend her house and will give her address to French friends, 20 April 1937
/74: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne, Senior Woman Tutor, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham to Mr Burton [University Secretary]: Asks whether he will agree to making a grant of £10 to Dawn Maguire, a first year student whose father died some years ago and whose brother is a third year medical student, 1 November, undated
/75: from Margaret Maltby, 24 Sandwell Road, Handsworth, Birmingham: Asks whether she can have a meeting with Milne. She took an Honours degree in Classics in 1935 and then went to Cambridge to study Theology. She is now teaching but is interested in the possibility of research, 2 January 1940
/76: from Margaret Maltby, 24 Sandwell Road, Handsworth, Birmingham: She has written to the Dean to ask him about the possibility of studying for a PhD or obtaining a higher degree without living in Birmingham by publishing her writing and submitting it for a D.Litt. Miss Toynbee has sent her information about palaeography, 26 January 1940
/77: from Margaret Maltby, 24 Sandwell Road, Handsworth, Birmingham: She is applying for a Leverhulme travelling grant to go to Rome during the school holidays of 19040-1941 to do some more work on Leo Allatius. Asks whether Milne will act as a reference, 10 February 1940
/78: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to Margaret Maltby: Agrees to act as reference, 12 February 1940
/79: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to C. G. Burton: Asks for a grant from the Women Students Loan Fund to be made to Joanna Manley, a third year student in the Faculty of Arts whose father has recently died, 8 March 1944
/80: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to C. G. Burton: Asks for further financial assistance for Joanna Manley who is unable to meet her degree and living expenses. Asks for an immediate grant of £10 from the Poor Students' Fund, 1 June 1944
/81: notes in pencil by Milne on expenses for Joanna Manley
/82: from Bernard Smith, Honorary Secretary, Wm Bache & Sons, Solicitors, Lombard House, 34 New Street, West Bromwich to Joanna Manley: The trustees of the G. & T. H. Salter Trust are prepared to make a loan of £40 per annum to complete her training at the University, to be repaid when she is earning a sufficient salary and has repaid the West Bromwich Corporation Loan, 29 June 1944
/83: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Honorary Secretary, G. & T. H. Salter Trust: She is concerned about Joanna Manley's finances and encloses an estimate of her expenditure (see UB/STW/1/4/84). She has asked for a grant of £30 for her from the Vice-Chancellor's 'Poor Students Fund' but she will need two grants of £40 in order to meet the expenses of the next academic year. Hopes the loan from the Salter Trust can be repaid when she is able to do so, as the student has to support her mother financially, 23 June 1944
/84: typed statement, estimate of expenditure for Joanna Manley for 1944-1945
/85: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne, Senior Woman Tutor, to Vice-Chancellor [Raymond Priestley]: Recommends that Joanna Manley, a third year student in the Faculty of Arts, is granted £30 towards maintenance. Explains that the student's father has recently died after a long illness and that her mother has a pension but no other family resources. She will need to take her Diploma in Education the following year to be fully qualified as a teacher. Gives details about other financial assistance she receives, 23 June 1944
/86: from N. Bunce, Clerk to the Trust, Charles Henry Foyle Trust, Dale Road, Bournbrook, Birmingham to Miss Grant, Assistant Tutor to Women Students, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Thanks her for her letter asking about financial help for a student who has a disability. Encloses an application form, 19 January 1945
/87: copy of letter from Assistant Tutor to Women Students to Miss Bunce, Clerk to the Foyle Trust, Dale Road, Bournbrook, Birmingham: Encloses completed form from Miss McColl and a report on her work from Professor Watson. Explains that she had hoped to enter the University in 1942 but on her way to the interview was involved in a bicycle accident and had a serious leg injury. Financial assistance would allow her to live at Univeristy House rather than in Great Barr, and would make her daily life easier with her disability, 15 February 1945
/88: from Nora Bunce, Clerk to the Trust, Charles Henry Foyle Trust, Dale Road, Bournbrook, Birmingham to Miss Grant, Assistant Tutor to Women Students, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: She will get in touch with Miss McColl about attending a meeting, 16 February 1945
/89: from Nora Bunce, Clerk to the Trust, Charles Henry Foyle Trust, Dale Road, Bournbrook, Birmingham to Miss Grant, Assistant Tutor to Women Students, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Miss McColl will be made a grant of £50 for one year towards the cost of her maintenance at University House. The remainder will probably come from the Vice-Chancellor's Fund. It is not possible to make the grant direct as she is already receiving the maximum allowance from the Local Education Authority, 22 February 1945
/90: from Nora Bunce, Clerk to the Trust, Charles Henry Foyle Trust, Dale Road, Bournbrook, Birmingham to Miss Grant, Assistant Tutor to Women Students, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: She has heard from Flora McColl that she has been living at University House since the spring. She is sending a cheque for £50 which the Trust has promised towards the cost, 3 November 1945
/91: from Nora Bunce, Clerk to the Trust, Charles Henry Foyle Trust, Dale Road, Bournbrook, Birmingham: Flora McColl has renewed her application to the Trust for the coming year. Asks Milne for a report on her work and progress, 2 September 1946
/92: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to The Secretary, Sir Thomas White's Charity, Coventry: Writes in support of the application of Mar McNaulty for financial support for her year of training for teaching, to begin in September 1939, 14 June 1939
/93: from H. M. Cashmore, City Librarian, Birmingham Public Libraries, Reference Library, Birmingham to Raymond Priestley, Vice-Chancellor: Explains that Priestley's predecessor, Charles Grant Robertson, used to help him by 'dealing severely' with students who broke the rules of Birmingham Public Libraries. Mentions that recently there have been more cases of books being removed from the Reference Library, and that Miss McNaulty removed a book but has now returned it after receiving two letters on the subject, 16 December 1939
/94: copy of letter from Raymond Priestley to H. M. Cashmore: Confirms that he will assist in cases of students breaking the rules of Birmingham Public Libraries. He is passing the complaint about Miss McNaulty to the Senior Tutor to Women Students, 19 December 1939
/95: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to H. M. Cashmore, Reference Library, Birmingham: She has been able to discuss the case of the removed library book with Miss McNaulty and is sure that the removal of the book was accidental. Explains why the student had not answered his letters. She is sorry that Miss McNaulty did not ask to see Cashmore in person, and comments on her good character and confidence in her, 12 January 1940
/96: from H. M. Cashmore, City Librarian, Birmingham Public Libraries, Reference Library, Birmingham: Thanks Milne for taking the trouble to investigate the case. He would not have reported Miss McNaulty if it had not been for the recurrence of these kinds of offences by University students. Since he wrote to the Vice-Chancellor there have been no more cases, 13 January 1940
/97: copy of letter from unidentified sender to Mss McEvaddy: The sender and Milne have discussed her case and agree that she should make an appointment to see Professor Smith next time she is on leave, to discuss the matter with him. He hopes she will be able to return to the University if the government agree it is necessary for her to continue her training. The same will apply to Miss Andrews but her training in Agriculture would need to be taken elsewhere, possibly at Reading. The Registrar advises that Miss Gilchrist will be allowed to carry on with third year work when she returns if she only failed in one subject at the end of her second year. They have written to Mrs Wise and hope she will be able to help with McEvaddy's problems, 1 March 1945
/98: copy of letter from Nancy Macfarlane to Dr Bolton [University Medical Officer]: Asks whether he has received the mass radiography reports. Asks for details of Stella M. Martin's report, 25 November 1946
/99: notes in pencil giving a reference for N. A. Marten who had applied to the 'School of Librarianship', undated [1940s]
/100: from H. Hunt, Honorary Secretary, Birmingham Council for Refugees, 4 Francis Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham: Circular letter enclosing copy of a letter inviting all refugees to a Conference to discuss post-war problems, 5 November 1943
/101: from Christine Gooderson, South Toft, Hill Avenue, Grantham, LIncolnshire: Asks Milne again about her 'Jewish friend' [Susanne Marx] who she is trying to help so that she can take a university course and is not given a job by the Ministry of Labour. Discusses possible options for her and goes on to give news about her friends Barbara Collett and 'Constance', 27 October [1943]
/102: typed copy of curriculum vitae for Eva Susanne Marx, German Jewish refugee who had attended Rugby High School 1939 to 1942. She had been an external student at London University and wanted to become a full time student at Birmingham but was being directed into factory work by the Ministry of Labour, 1943
/103: from Christine Gooderson, South Toft, Hill Avenue Grantham, [Lincolnshire]: Thanks Milne for her telegram. Gives contact details for Susanne Marx who is studying at home for the London Intermediate examination, 6 November 1943
/104: telegram from Christine Gooderson: Gives address in Rugby for Susanne Marx and confirms 'no Latin', [November 1943]
/105: notes in pencil on Susanne Marx, giving her guardian's name as D. Winn
/106: from D. Scott Baker for Director of Education, Wiltshire County Council, General Education Committee, County Education Offices, Stallard Street, Trowbridge: Marjorie Pauline Matthews of 20 Chantry Road, Moseley has applied for the post of Assistant Education Officer in Wiltshire. Asks for a testimonial and encloses a copy of the terms of appointment (see UB/STW/1/4/107), 24 September 1940
/107: typed copy of duties and terms of appointment for Assistant Education Officer (Woman), Wiltshire Education Committee, September 1940
/108: from Jane Johnston Milne, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham to Director of Education, Trowbridge: Gives a testimonial for Marjorie Matthews who is applying for the post of Assistant Education Officer for Wiltshire, 1 October 1940
/109: from Frances Braid [Medical Officer for Women Students], 47 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham: Encloses medical report on Miss M. Mathews, 11 October 1928
/110: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Vice-Chancellor [Raymond Priestley]: Asks whether Priestley will make her a small grant to pay the cost of Irene Mayer's examinations. Explains that she is an Austrian refugee studying for a German degree and has an annual grant from the Board of Education but otherwise very little money, 15 March 1943
/111: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Miss Tay, Appointments Board, Ministry of Labour, 31 Calthorpe Road, Birmingham: Irene Mayer wants to take the war-time Degree permitted by the University of Birmingham and leave after two years because she has limited financial resources. She had hoped to become a teacher but has now decided to take up another form of employment approved by the Ministry of Labour. She can speak three languages but it is unlikely she will be able to find a language post in a school. She would like to find suitable work in London as her family is moving there during the summer, 18 May 1944
/112: from D. M. Tay, Ministry of Labour and National Service, Appointment Office, 2 Calthorpe Road, Birmingham: Assures Milne that she will assist Irene Mayer to find suitable employment in London. She has written asking her to attend for an interview and will contact the London Appointments Office, 31 May 1944
/113: from Lilian O. R. Miles, The Cassel Hospital, Ash Hall, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent: Thanks Milne for their talk. She is sending her the handbook 'Youth Organisations of Great Britain' and will write to the Cambridgeshire Education Officer when she is more mobile. She wants to find out more about Youth Organisations. Discusses her state of health and the possibilty of taking an Extra Mural Studies course. Mentions that she will go to see Mrs Wise, and refers to Milne's letter of introduction for her, 4 April 1946
/114: from Lilian O. R. Miles, The Cassel Hospital, Ash Hall, Bucknall, Stoke-on-Trent to Miss Cole, The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Asks if Miss Milne will provide a letter of introduction for Mrs Wise before she is due to meet her in London. Hopes that Milne has enjoyed her holiday in Scotland. 28 April 1946
/115: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to Mrs Wise introducing Lilian Miles, an English graduate of the University of Birmingham who had been living in South Africa but has not been working for some years while being treated for 'the bacillus of a little known disease'. She would like to discuss future employment with Wise, 29 April 1946
/116: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to Lilian Miles; Encloses letter of introduction to Mrs Wise from Miss Milne, 29 April 1946
/117: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to H. M. Madeley, County Education Office, 22 Northgate Street, Warwick: Discusses the possibility of further financial support for Miss J. M. Mitchell who has some assistance from the County Council but not a maintenance grant. She has advised her to see Mabel France [Midland Bureau for Educated Women] for a possible loan. Asks whether there is any chance of further funding from the County Council, 21 February 1936
/118: from Mary D. Milne, Honorary Secretary, Yorkshire Loan Training Fund: Joan M. Mitchell, Flat 8, Kings Heath Parade, Birmingham has applied to the committee for a loan to kelp with maintenance for six months to enable her to train at Queen's Secretarial College, London. Asks for details about her 'home circumstances, character, and history', 27 April 1938
/119: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to W. P. Milne, 16 Monkbridge Road, Headingley, Leeds: Writes in support of Joan Mitchell's application for a loan from the Yorkshire Loan Training Fund. Comments on her character, behaviour, and family background, 28 April 1938
/120: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to W. P. Milne: Joan Mitchell's aunt has now agreed to provide financial assistance, so she no longer needs a loan. She is grateful for the kindness and interest she has been shown, 30 June 1938
/121: from Jane Johnston Minle to Shropshire Education Committee, County Offices, Shrewsbury: Confirms that Janette Dorothea Betty Moore is a regular student at the University and that her conduct is satisfactory, 29 January 1941
/122: from Kathleen E. Morgan, 2 East Terrace, West End, Stoke-on-Trent: Discusses the possibility of studying for a PhD degree at Birmingham in English literature teaching methods. Asks whether she might be able to talk to Milne and Professor Valentine about this, 10 November 1945
/123: from Kathleen E. Morgan, 2 East Terrace, West End, Stoke-on-Trent: She has not yet had a reply to her previous letter. The reason for writing again so soon is because she has been appointed to a post as Lecturer at Edge Hill Training College and will not easily be able to visit Birmingham to discuss the matter in person, 25 November 1945
/124: from D. M. Henman, Head Mistress, Milton Mount Colege, Worth Park, Crawley, Sussex to Hilda Morgan: She has not heard from her since she replied to her last letter and she has not heard from her University tutor about her progress. She would like a report on her academic work even though she did not pass her examinations in order to be able to renew her grant, 16 September 1938
/125: from D. M. Henman, Head Mistress, Milton Mount College, Worth Partk, Crawley, Sussex: Thanks Milne for writing in detail about Hilda Morgan. Explains that she needed to let the Education Sub-Committee know about the progress of girls who had been awarded grants from the Leaving Scholarship Funds. She knows her studies have been affected by her illness, and also wonders whether she should have stayed at school for another year to study Physics and Chemistry before beginning pre-medical work at the University. The school grant will continue but she would like another report at the end of the year, 23 September 1938
/126: from A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Herefordshire Education Committee, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford to Mrs M. A. B. Morgan, Huntington, Kington, Herefordshire: Her daughter needs to supply a certificate each term from the Principal of the College confirming that she is in residence, in order to continue receiving the Senior Scholarship, 5 November 1940
/127: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford: Confirms that Hilda E. Morgan is in regular attendance at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, 14 November 1940
/128: from Hilda Morgan, Westhill College, Selly Oak, Birmingham: Asks Milne to send confirmation to Herefordshire County Council that she is back at University. Mentions her recent holiday and comments on recent bombing raids on Birmingham, 19 January 1941
/129: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford: Confirms that Hilda E. Morgan is in regular attendance at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, 22 January 1941
/130: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford: Confirms that Hilda E. Morgan is in regular attendance at the University and her conduct is satisfactory, 12 May 1941
/131: from Hilda Morgan, Westhill College, Selly Oak, Birmingham: Asks Milne to sent confirmation of her attendance to Herefordshire Education Department. Mentions that she has been at Queen's Hospital [doing clinical training], 30 September 1941
/132: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford: Confirms that Hilda E. Morgan is in regular attendance at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, 30 September 1941
/133: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford: Confirms that Hilda E. Morgan is in regular attendance at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Birmingham, 20 January 1942
/134: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford: Confirms that Hilda E. Morgan is in regular attendance at the University and her conduct is satisfactory, 30 February 1942
/135: from Hilda Morgan, Huntington, Kington, Herefordshire: She went back to Birmingham the previous week and went back to work in the hope that she would find she was well enough to continue, but she was not able to sleep. She saw the Professor of Pathology and Bacteriology and he has agreed that she should rest for another few months. She will see or write to Mr Whitehead [Director of Education, Herefordshire] to explain the situation, 13 May 1942
/136: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to A. P. Whitehead, Director of Education, Education Department, County Offices, Hereford: Confirms that Hilda E. Morgan is in regular attendance at the University and her conduct is satisfactory, 26 March 1943
/137: from Betty Morley, The Crest, Carlton, Pontefract, Yorkshire: When she arrived home from Newcastle she found a letter from Cambridge offering her a place at the Training College. She will write to accept the vacancy and will write to Miss Hammond at the University of Birmingham Education Department, 14 July 1944
/138: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne, Senior Woman Tutor, to The Secretary. University of London Institute of Education: Gives information about students from the University of Birmingham who were applying for entry to the Institute of Education, Mary B. Morley; Pauline Dunn; and Miss Pennington, 7 February 1943
/139: from H. Dent, Cambridge Training College for Women, Cambridge: Asks for Milne's advice about Pauline Dunn and Mary B. Morley. They have a vacancy for another Modern Language student and two applicants, 5 July [1944]
/140: copy of letter from Jane Johnston' Milne's Secretary to H. Dent, Principal, Cambridge Training College: Gives Milne's opinion of Pauline Dunn and Mary B. Morley, recommending Mary. B. Morley for the vacant place, 8 July 1944, 2 copies
/141: from H. Dent, Cambridge Training College for Women, Cambridge to Miss Barker [Milne's secretary]: Thanks her for answering on behalf of Milne. They have offered the palce to Miss Morley and if she cannot accept they will probably offer it to Miss Dunn.10 July [1944]
/142: from H. Dent, Cambridge Training College for Women, Cambridge: Thanks Milne for her note about Miss Morley. Confirms that they have offered her the vacancy which she has accepted, 21 July [1944]
/143: copy of letter form Jane Johnston Milne to C. C. Harries, King Edward's School, Bristol Road, Birmingham: She has been asked by Hilda Morris to write about her plan of spending next academic year in France. Resident posts on mutual terms are arranged by the Board of Education in some French government schools, and the University recommends that students take advantage of this arrangement before beginning training for teaching. The plan is approved by the Univeristy Education Department and Professor Ritchie, who will write separately, 22 March 1939
/144: from Helen Moss, 22 Vernon Road, Birmingham: She has given Milne's name as a reference in her application for the Church Missionary Society. Mentions that she has an interview for an 'influential welfare job' at the Royal Ordnance Factory in Staffordshire, 13 July 1941
/145: from Secretary, Candidate Department, Church Missionary Society, 6 Salisbury Square, London: Asks for a character and professional reference for Helen Moss, 14 July 1941
/146: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne's secretary to Janet Carpenter, University House, Birmingham: Coments on Betty Moore's financial sitaution and asks Carpenter's opinion about her decision to leave University House [women's hall of residence], 5 May 1939
/147: cutting from gossip column of 'Guild News' consisting of apparently overheard statements by Betty Moore about her social and romantic life, May 1939
/148: from Janet Carpenter, University House, Edgbaston Park Road, Birmingham: Betty Moore has given notice of her wish to leave, and she does not want to convince her to stay, commenting on her interest in relationships with boys and her influence on some of the younger students, 6 May 1939
/149: incomplete draft letter in pencil to Miss Hammond on the subject of Betty Moore's accommodation, undated [1939]
/150: from M. Hammond, The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham: Miss J. B. D. Moore has applied to Hammond for permission to lodge at an address in Woolacombe Lodge Road instead of at her cousin's house for which she had special permission. Another student is apparently lodging there. If Hammond considers the lodging satisfactory Milne has no objection if the Lodgings Committee agrees. She has heard that Mr Cadbury, Warden of Woodbrooke Settlement, is able to take two or three Educaiton Department students this session, and it would be a 'better education' for Miss Moore to live there, 9 October 1939
/151: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne, Senior Woman Tutor, to The Secretary for Education, Education Ofice, County Buildings, Shrewsbury: States that Miss J. B. D. Moore is recommended to spend the summer term at a French University. She hopes to attend a special intensive course at the British Institute in Paris, beginning at the end of March, and to go from there to the University of Grenoble for the summer term. This plan has been approved by the University, 27 February 1939
/152: copy of letter from Jane Johnston Milne to M. Hammond, [The Education Department (Women's Division), The University, Edmund Street, Birmingham]: Thanks her for the medical forms of Miss V. B. Green and Miss N. B. Bucknall. She has seen Betty Moore's lodgings which seem suitable. She is going into a registered lodging at Christmas, so permission is only needed for this term, 30 October 1939
/153: from Betty Moore, 250 Bristol Road, Edgbaston [Birmingham]: She and Edith have now arranged to go to live at the Settlement, but if Milne thinks it would be 'of greater value' to her to live at Edencroft or Fallowfield she will visit there before she leaves, 13 December 1939
/154: from Gertrude May Truscott, Warden, The Birmingham Settlement, 318 Summer Land, Birmingham: Miss E. M. Boddy and Miss B. Moore are both coming into the Settlement next term. Comments that they are 'preparing for fireworks' but she felt it was important to get Edith if possible. Asks for Milne's comments or advice, 18 December 1939
/155: from Dorothy Myatt, The Granvilles, Bisley Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire: Explains that she stayed at Handsworth Grammar School after Christmas and joined the evacuated part of the school in Stroud where she is teaching French, History, Geography, English and Divinity. She had hoped to find a permanent post for September but the Headmaster has asked her to stay until the staffing problem created by calling up teachers up to thirty five has been settled. Comments on her enjoyment of the areas and mentions that she has been Acting Lieutenant to Rodborough Rangers and might take over Minchinhampton Guides. Expresses concern for Milne following the 'terrible raids on Birmingham'. The schoolboys went home for Easter and she took them on the train on a night of the very heavy raid. Remarks that 'it does seem so stupid of parents to bring their children home', 17 May 1941
/156: from Ella L. Ritchie, Head Mistress, George Dixon Grammar School for Girls, Edgbaston, Birmingham: Asks Milne's advice on two pupils, Suzi Muller 'a refugee who has been with us since June 1939', whose mother is a qualified doctor and dentist but has had difficult experiences as a refugee trying to find a job and who thinks she should qualify in languages. Asks about a commerce degree for Suzi Muller. Also mentions Betty Barwell, who had wanted to study engineering (see UB/STW/1/1/64-66). Asks whether she should see the Dean of the Faculty of Science about studying science. Mentions that her parents are no longer alive and her aunt's health is not good, but she has been promised funding by the Foyle Trust, 2 March 1943
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