Personal papers, correspondence and photographs, also employment papers, magazines, biographical stories, slides and photographs reflecting his career as a photo-journalist, with papers relating to his genealogical research and publications relating to his work and to his research
Recordings and written testimonial from members of the Brittle Bone Society. Includes both audio and video recordings of interviews carried out on Zoom. Topics of discussion include involvement with the Society, childhood and growing up with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, working life.
(1) Brass “tune whistle” used for the initial note during hymn singing, in case (2) Two printer’s plates of the Reverend John Glas (3) Wooden spoon with v-shaped break in bowl (4) Knife with bone or horn handle, made by Hilliard and Co. Sheffield (5) Tuning fork (6) Pitch pipe possibly used for giving note to begin hymns (7) Ladle, probably used to serve the soup given out at church services
(1) MS timelines of events and background of MR West, G Low, Violet A Low, Evaline A West and other members of the West and Patten family, based on the collection, with copies of news clippings and catalogue description for Holloway Sanatorium, and copy and related letter of GEJA West’s 1951 probate notice, c2015 (2) Sketches and print-outs of the West family genealogies, with copies of emails from descendants, news clippings and biographies, c2014
(1) Annotated photocards and photographs of Jean as a baby and child, some with her mother and grandparents, 1934-1938 (2) Annotated photographs of Jean as an adult and child, some with her husband, friends, children, grandchildren and niece, 1934 - 2014 (3) Post office savings book, 1941-1953 with slips, 1968-1969 (4) National Registration Identity card, 1944 (5) Letter from Heresford House School concerning Jean’s final year and postcard listing exam results, 1950 (6) Passport, 1954-1959 (7) Bundle of postcards sent to parents while in Spain, Tunisia and from around Britain, 1950s-1960s, (8) News cuttings of the engagement and marriage of Jean and Michael Smith, 1959, (9) Letter of thanks from George Carey, Bishop of Canterbury, 1991 enclosing photographs featuring Jean and Mike at the Hope New Christian outreach at Glastonbury Festival, [1983?] (10) Sketch of Jean’s family tree of descendants, c2008