Collection K/PP155 - WHITE, Margaret Mary (1914-1979)

Key Information

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WHITE, Margaret Mary (1914-1979)


  • 1929-c.1930 (Creation)

Level of description



1 box, 0.1 cubic metres

Scope and content

Papers of Margaret Mary White, 1929-1930, reflecting her training as a Civil Service telegraphist. Notably comprises documents relating to her time at St George's College including White's handwritten essays, 1929; report for Margaret White, 1930; application form for writing assistants examination, 1930; Journals, 1929-1930; St George's College Old Students' Association Application Form, 1930; college prospectus, 1930; St George's College Civil Service Series Writing Exercises, [1930]; handwritten notes on assignments for evening classes for open clerical class, writing assistants, limited clerical class and typists, 1930; English examination papers, [1930] and Civil Service Commission Examination papers for English, Geography, Handwriting, and Spelling, [1930]; Civil Service Commission offer of employment as female telegraphist, 1930; This collection also includes a photocopy of a photograph of White.

System of arrangement

Arranged in its accession order.

General Information

Name of creator


Biographical history

Margaret Mary White, born on 7 June 1914; attended St George's College for Civil Service and Secretarial Training, formerly the Civil Service Department of King's College, London; passed the Civil Service Examinations for Female Telegraphists, 1929; Civil Service Examinations for Sorting Assistants, 1929 and Civil Service Examinations for Writing Assistants, 1930; worked as a telegraphist in the General Post Office from 1930; retired from her career in 1937 after marrying Frank Arthur Smith; died on 29 January 1979.

Custodial history

Received from Margaret Mary White's daughter in 2007.

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 Archives.

Language of material

  • English

Script of material

Finding aids

No additional finding aids exist.

Existence and location of originals

Off-campus collection

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Rules and/or conventions used

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


Archivist's note

Compiled by Samantha Velumyl.

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