GB 2830 BPL/MER
[Box 12] 'Mercier Papers'
- 1916 - 1933 (Accumulation)
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Extent and medium
1 box containing 5 bundles of printed matter, typewritten and handwritten documents.
Name of creator
These papers were kept among the archive holdings of the Library at Beckett Park. Possibly part of the collection of material that was split, with the majority being handed over to the the Leeds Record Office at Sheepscar.
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Scope and content
The majority of this material dates from around 1916 and records the resignation of Vice-Principal Winifred Mercier, the 'talk' to residential staff given by James Graham, Secretary for Education at Leeds, and the resulting resignation of sixteen women tutors from the College. It includes copies of letters among the key players in the so called 'scandal' news paper clippings relating to the events and reports from the Board of Education.
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System of arrangement
The original five bundles of papers has been retained, although it is clear that some items are missing and others out of place. No attempt has been made at this time to put the material into a logical order. It is probable that over the time these papers were held in the Library consecutive users have moved items from their original order.
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Not yet catalogued in detail.
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ISAD(G), Second edition.
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Compiled by Keith Rowntree