Collection AR18 - Dorothy Miles Diary

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Dorothy Miles Diary


  • 1919 (Creation)

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Dorothy Miles was born 7 March 1899. She was the daughter of Albert G J and Elizabeth Miles; and had younger siblings Marjorie (b 7 June 1902); Norman (b 1906); and Nancy (b 29 March 1912), who in 1919 was a pupil at Old Palace School. Dorothy was educated at Old Palace School and at the London School of Economics. She began work in the off ice of L H Turtle (toolmaker and cutler) at 6 Crown Hill, Croydon, in November 1915, and in 1919 was still there, as a secretary. She later worked for much of her life for Grants (as secretary to the Directors). In the course of 1919 she became engaged to Wallis Powell, who left later in the year for Australia to set up the firm of Foster Clark (food manufactureres): in the event, she never married.

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Donated by Nancy (alias Ann) Belam, sister of Dorothy Miles, September 1991.

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Accession Number: A18

Dorothy Miles Diary

Item date: 1919

Depositor's Name: Belam, Nancy

Accession date: 3/9/1991

Custodial history: Elder sister of donor

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