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Carroll Papers

  • GB GB1179 Carroll
  • Collection
  • c.1850-c.1999

Correspondence, music, photographs and other items accumulated or created by members of the Carroll family - chiefly Walter and Ida Carroll, but also Elsa Carroll and Geoffrey Griffiths.

Carroll, Ida Gertrude (1905-1995), Officer of the Order of the British Empire, Principal of the Northern School of Music, double bass player

Elsa Carroll

  • GB GB1179 Carroll-Carroll/EMC
  • Subcollection
  • 1902-1978
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Papers and photographs accumulated or created by Elsa Carroll. Arranged by the following series: 1 Awards 2 Education 3 Correspondence 4 Joint Matriculation Board 5 Girl Guiding 6 Holidays 7 Photographs 8 Cookery

Carroll, Elsa Mary (1898-1993), Member of the Order of the British Empire, youth worker


  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/1
  • Series
  • 1915-1978
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Girl Guide enrolment certificate and badge record; MBE insignia, miniature and photographs; Red Cross certificates; presentation on the 40th anniversary of 1st Withington Girl Guides company.


  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/2
  • Series
  • 1902-1918
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Sketch book; music book (empty); collection of proverbs; first sewing; reports from Manchester High School for Girls (1911-1918) and Penrhos College (1914-1915); clothing lists for Manchester High School for Girls and Penrhos College.


  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/3
  • Series
  • 1904-1978
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Postcards and letters from Ida; 50th birthday letter from Walter; letters from Sara Burstall (headmistress of Manchester High); will and associated correspondence with solicitors; majority of letters from Guiding personnel on Guiding subjects; let...

Joint Matriculation Board

  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/4
  • Series
  • 1948-c.1965
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Press cuttings, photograph and two annual reports. With print of JMB 315 Oxford Road by E. Burrows Smith.

Girl Guiding

  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/5
  • Series
  • c.1930-c.1960
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Photographs, talks, songs, and warrants relating to 1st Withington Girl Guides and other units.


  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/6
  • Series
  • 1913-1974
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Journal of Italian tour, 1913; photo album of holiday in Devonshire, 1925; journal of holiday in Gibralter, Tangiers and Algeria with maps, and photo album, 1929; miscellaneous cuttings and postcards.


  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/7
  • Series
  • c.1910-c.1930
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Photographs of family and friends, some captioned. Including "Portpatrick Bowling and Sand photos" (the family's annual sand lighthouse).


  • Carroll-Carroll/EMC-Carroll/EMC/8
  • Series
  • 1950s
  • Part of Carroll Papers

Ration cards for IGC and EMC, 1953/4; 2 recipe books in manuscript with other collected recipes.

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