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DAME RACHEL CROWDY PAPERS
MS 90-25

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June 1918- November 1919 - Contains a page of signatures written on paper from Government House; an invitation to several people of title to visit signed "D Calcutta dated June 23, 1918; a letter to Dame Katharine about a passage aboard a ship dated August 21, 1918 (author unrecognized); thank you letters from Queen Mary dated November 30, 1918, Christmas 1918 and October 17, 1919; a letter about a health position Dame Rachel was about to perform on a paper from League of Nations dated September 8, 1919; a letter related to the Red Cross dated September 9, 1919; an invitation to help organize a V. A. D. Club on a paper from the British Red Cross Society dated November 1, 1919.

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January 1920 - February1924 - Contains an invitation to take a chairman position on The Girl Guides Council from Lady Baden Powell dated January 17, 1920; a good wishes note from Queen Mary dated October 26, 1921; a cancellation on lunch note from Robert Cecil on July 16, 1922; Dorothy Yorke (?) appreciates Dame Rachel’s congratulations for the Royal baby on February 10, 1923; an appreciation note from Fridtjof Nansen to Dame Rachel for her work for the Epidemics Commission of the League of Nations dated April 9, 1923; Robert Cecil responds to a request by Dame Rachel on February 26, 1924.

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January 14, 1925 - April 16, 1926 - Contains four letters including a personal letter from Karen Jeppe dated January 14, 1925;a letter on a Ministry of Labour paper dated April 22, 1925; an invitation to a lunch party from Duchesse De Hamilton dated October 1, 1925; and a letter from Edward Naughton (?) dated April 16, 1926.

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January 16, 1928 -October 11, 1929- a personal letter dated January 16, 1928 (author’s name illegible);a letter from Marguerite Vacari (?) on July 18, 1928; Fridtjof Nansen, suggests Jane Addams should be given the Nobel Peace Prize, with date August 22, 1928; Dame Rachel is asked to complete the articles for The Encyclopedia Britannica by Sir Leo Chiozza Money on September 6, 1928; Margaret Bonfield writes about a resolution from Women's Freedom League on December 11, 1928;a letter by Alexander P.(?) on Dec. 30, 1928; an appreciation note for Dame Rachel’s condolences on the author’s servant’s death dated March 10, 1929 (author’s signature illegible); Lady Cynthia Colville asks Dame Rachel to be vice-president of the Townswomen's Guilds Appeal on October 11, 1929.

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January 16, 1930 - April 28, 1937 - a letter from the leader of the opposition of the House of Commons in Canada to Lieutenant Colonel George Vanier concerning Dame Rachel, dated January 16, 1930;a letter addressed to Dame Rachel on October 10, 1930; a letter from John Rockefeller to Dame Rachel written on Oct. 14, 1930; a private letter to Dame Rachel dated Aug.30, 1933; a polite refusal to an invitation dated June 11, 1934; a thankful note from Queen Mary dated January 2, 1937; a letter written in French and dated January 18, 1937; three letters from Sir Alfred Knox to Thornhill dated April 5, 14 and 15 1937; a letter about Colonel Thornhill addressed to Hodsoll (?) dated April 18, 1937.

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January 15, 1938 - August 11, 1941 - Contains 14 letters, one from Henni Forchhammer concerning the Red Cross dated January 15, 1938; a thank you note from Malcolm McDonald dated May, 1940; Lady Diana Duff-Cooper has two letters concerning a project they are working on dated September 3 and 6, 1940; Walter Citrine sends Dame Rachel a thank you note on October 17, 1940; Malcolm McDonald writes about unorganized evacuees with letters dated November 13, 1940 and January 30, 1941; a thank you note to Colonel Thornhill on a paper with the Commander in Chief in India overhead dated February 8, 1941; a note by Walter Citrine recommending some books to Dame Rachel, dated April 10, 1941; a note by Margaret Bondfield on May 13, 1941; a note from Walter Monckton of the Ministry of Information to Dame Rachel concerning Rachel’s interest in going to the States, dated July 8, 1941; a thank you note by Duff Cooper on July 24, 1941; two letters by Brendan Bracken on July 25 and August 11, 1941, the later concerning Dame Rachel’s sister’s death.

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February 10, 1942 - November 4, 1942 - Helena Likorskor (?) thanks Dame Rachel for her work with the Polish Relief Fund on February 10, 1942; a request of assistance to the formation of a Women's Home Defence unit in the event of an invasion, dated March, 1942; a letter from Dame Rachel to Sir Stewart-Wilson concerning a Sir Henry, dated March 9, 1942 in response to a letter sent by Stewart-Wilson to Colonel Thornhill sent in March 3, 1942; a response by Stewart-Wilson on March 11; an invitation to a luncheon sent April 9, 1942; a letter sent from the General Headquarters of the Middle East Force concerning the use of a car dated April 27, 1942; a note from Philip Noel-Baker indicating the presence of the copy of a letter by Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd, July 6, 1942; arrangements for assisting people who need help since the Japanese occupation of Malaya called the Far Eastern Relief Fund, dated September 11 and 25, 1942; a note by Philip Noel-Baker on October 14, 1942; a response tp a previous letter by Rachel, October 28, 1942; a response by Noel-Baker saying he never heard about a London Women’s Parliament dated October 29, 1942; a thank you note from Margaret Biddle concerning the invitation she received from Dame Rachel to meet Mrs. Roosevelt, dated November 4, 1942.

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November 4, 1942 - December 16, 1942 - A note from The Dowager Lady Swaythling appreciating the chance to meet Mrs. Roosevelt, dated Nov.4, 1942; the Chairman of the National Women’s Auxiliary Committee thanks Dame Rachel for meeting Mrs. Roosevelt, dated Nov. 5, 1942; Brendan Bracken is glad to have helped enable the party for Mrs. Roosevelt, dated Nov. 5, 1942; letter addressed to Mr. Thornhill from Neville Chamberlain on Nov.5, 1942; a note about enabling a metting with Mrs. Roosevelt on Nov. 7, 1942; personal note from Philip Noel-Baker on November, 17 1942; letter from Neville Chamberlain to Rachel on Nov. 19, 1942; a note from Philip Noel-Baker about “The Free Siamese” and apples dated Nov.24, 1942; a letter from the War Office concerning casualty lists of the war in the media dated Nov.30, 1942; a note from Brendan Bracken on Dec. 9, 1942; a letter from a high ranked employee of a weekly publication concerning the publication of articles about the efforts of women in the war, dated Dec. 10, 1942; a thank you note dated Dec. 15, 1942; a letter concerning the Women’s Advisory Committee on Overseas Publicity from Brendan Bracken, dated Dec. 16, 1942.

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January 1, 1943 - December 8, 1943 - Correspondence with Archie Warell (?) On January 1, 1943; Brendan Bracken writes Rachel about a possible visit of Madame Chiang Kay Shek, dated March 5, 1943; a message from the Ambassador of the U.S.S.R. in Great Britain on May 28, 1943; a confirmation note about the forwarding of a message from the American Embassy dated June 11, 1943; a invitation to a farewell luncheon in honor of Mrs. Ibberson, dated July 16, 1943; a note about a map from Harold Butler of the British Embassy in the U.S. dated July 23, 1943; letter from the Buckingham Palace mentioning the Queen receiving a letter by Dame Rachel on July 28, 1943; a note from Brendan Bracken concerning a visit to North Africa, dated August 9, 1943; a note from Brendan Bracken on his return to the Ministry, September 27, 1943; an invitation to greet Dr. Madesin Phillips who was coming from New York, dated Oct. 26, 1943; notes on Oct. 31 and Nov. 3, 1943 from the same author (writing difficult to read); polite rejections to an invitation to see American films on V.D. on Nov.25 and 26, 1943; Brendan Bracken regrets he can not join Lady Rachel on lunch, dated Dec.8, 1943.

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March 2, 1944 - December 30, 1944 - An invitation to dine from Constance M. G (?) on March 2, 1944; letter from Lt. Colonel Count de Salis of the British North African Forces presumably addressed to Colonel Thornhill dated March 29, 1944; a thank you note on May 5, 1944; letter from Katherine Seymour Lady-In-Waiting mentioning Princess Elizabeth on May 12, 1944; an apology note from Paul Howley on May 23, 1944; a note about a ‘Kenya business’ on July 16, 1944; a note about Dame Rachel’s flat being hit from Brendan Bracken on July 18, 1944; a note mentioning a War Commentary meeting from Paul Peabody, Brigadier General of the U.S. Army, dated Nov. 1, 1944; a letter from Queen Mary on Dec. 30, 1944.

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January 1, 1945 - December 21, 1945 - an acceptance to an invitation for lunch from Brendan Bracken on Jan.1, 1945; thank you notes on Jan. 9 and 23, 1945; a note from Brendan Bracken mentioning his departure from the Ministry, dated June 4, 1945; a letter from Dowager Lady Nunburnholme on June 15, 1945; a thank you note on Aug.9, 1945; a thank you note from the Indian Office on August 21, 1945; a letter about the rationing of clothes supplies in the Channel Islands from the Board of Trade, November 12, 1945;Henri Forchhammer asks Dame Rachel to write something about Karen Jeppe for a book to be published, dated Dec. 5, 1945; a thank you note for the forwarding of a letter from Philip Noel-Baker on Dec.21, 1945.

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January 4, 1946 - August 21, 1952 - a thank you note from Lady Louis Mountbatten on January 4, 1946; a note from Gilbert Murray on the old hopeful times of Geneva, written on Jan. 17, 1946; Henry Forchhammer regrets that the book about Karen Jeppe will not be published, Oct.20, 1948; two notes from Queen Mary on May 25 and December of 1950; a personal note from Gilbert Murray on Dec. 21, 1950 and a letter from him about his plays and his disappointment that Dame Rachel was not elected for a position, dated Aug. 16, 1951;a personal letter from a clinic on August 20, 1951; a note from Oliver (?) from the House of Lords on Aug. 21, 1952.

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December 1949- October 13, 1959 - Best Wishes for Christmas and New Years from Queen Mary, Dec., 1949; a note by Queen Mary to Dame Rachel appreciating the later’s sympathy wishes on her mother’s death, dated April 9, 1953; a note from Robert Boother on Dec. 9, 1953; a postcard from Queen Mary for Christmas and New Year, Dec., 1954; a note from Robert Boother about progress made with The Home Secretary on January 12, 1954; a letter from the Vice Chancellor of the University of Reading about their Home Office Committee, dated September 21, 1954; a letter of reply to the appeal made by Dame Rachel for the Mobile Physiotherapy Service Association on April 5, 1955; a reply to Dame Rachel’s suggestion to honor Mrs. Corbett Ashby, from Samuel on March 18, 1956; a reaction letter to Dame Rachel’s decision to abandon the Chair of U.N.A.’s Women’s Advisory Council, dated August 21, 1956; another reply to Mrs. Corbett Ashby honoring, from Violet B. Carter on March 25, 1957; a best wishes postcard from Queen Mary for the Christmas Season and New Year 1958; a thank you note from the Prime Minister, October 13, 1959; a draft with no date; a letter from the Ministry of Food; a note from C (?) Guiness; two letters from authors with illegible names.



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