Tag Archives: Isabel Fry

Archives Hub collection highlights – women in education at the IOE

This month the Archives Hub, a gateway to archive collections across the country, is featuring an article by our ex-colleague Kathryn H which highlights our resources on women in education. The Archives Hub enables researchers to search the contents of archives from over … Continue reading

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Isabel Fry “warts and all”

I was tickled to find this entry in Isabel Fry’s diary; Ap 14. 41 <…> Henry Wilmslow left this p.m. I have sat pretty steadily for him & he has made a soft filmy drawing of a very peculiar, unpleasant … Continue reading

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Isabel Fry descibes an encounter with soldiers returning from Dunkirk

Sometimes it can be frustrating to catalogue archives that are so interesting that there just isn’t enough time to capture the subtleties. I found this entry in Isabel Fry’s diary from 1940 and feel it really gives a feel for the moment, … Continue reading

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New archive display – Voice and biography: diaries by women in the Institute of Education Archive

Display exploring biography through archives at the IOE  now up in the foyer. It’s focus is the diary, and it showcases Isabel Fry, Mary Medd (née Crowley), and Winifred Nichols (née White), three very different women all involved in education in some … Continue reading

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Canning Town night market, 1912

Just enhancing some catalogue entries for the diaries of Isabel Fry (1869-1958). I’ve been trying to find an entry to stick up here for a while, but I originally wanted to find one that I could say “on this day X years ago … Continue reading

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