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 nine 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.
Contains Macaulay Hall residents name, visitors name and address and room number. The system of recording visitors names was ended in 1966 and entries in the book reflect this. Other Halls would have had a similar series of visitors books.
Needlework samples in presentation album with descriptions. leather binding with an inscription on front reading: Viscountess Canning from the Girls of the Hanover District Schools March 31, 1855. Suggests that Viscount Canning once owned the book. She was Queen Victoria's Lady of the Bedchamber until mid-1855. Through this contact, the Princess Royal may have obtained the book.