Collection BLAGROVE, EG - BLAGROVE, Supt Edith Gordon (1895-1979)

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BLAGROVE, Supt Edith Gordon (1895-1979)


  • 1978-1979 (Creation)
  • [1945] (Creation)

Level of description



1 file

Scope and content

Copies of papers relating to her work as an WRNS administrator at Bletchley Park Decoding Centre, notably two drafts of a text on WRNS at Bletchley Park, [1945], an account of the employment of WRNS at Bletchley Park and outstations, [1945]; copy photograph of Blagrove and her assistant Doreen Scott, [1944], and photocopies of photographs of buildings and WRNS personnel at Walton Hall, Wavenden, Gayhurst and Eastcote, 1944-1945; copies of papers relating to a reunion of ex-HMS PEMBROKE V WRNS personnel, 1978, notably a text of Blagrove's speech on HMS PEMBROKE V and an attendance list; copy of obituary from The Wren, Jun 1979.

System of arrangement

1 file

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Born in 1895; served World War Two as Superintendent in the WRNS; in charge of HMS PEMBROKE V at Bletchley Park decoding centre and outstations, 1944-1945; died in 1979.

Custodial history

Copies made by the Centre in 1984 from originals loaned by the family.

Conditions governing access

Open, subject to signature of Reader's undertaking form, and appropriate provision of two forms of identification, to include one photographic ID.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copies, subject to the condition of the original, may be supplied from open material for research purposes only.

Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, via the Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

This collection level description.

Related materials

The Centre also holds the papers of Blagrove's second husband, Adm Sir Patrick Brind (GB99 KCLMA Brind), which include a letter of condolence to Blagrove on the death of her first husband, R Adm H E C Blagrove, from Adm Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernle-Erle-Drax, 1939; the papers of her father-in-law, Col Henry John Blagrove (GB99 KCLMA Blagrove H J) and those of her brother-in-law, Capt Peter Blagrove (GB99 KCLMA Blagrove P).

Related descriptions


Compiled July 1996

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Rules and/or conventions used

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000.


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