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Identity statement

Reference code(s)
GB0099 KCLMA Denman
DENMAN, Lady Gertrude Mary (1884-1954)
Created 1939-1946
Level of description
collection level
Extent and medium of the unit of description (quantity, bulk, or size)
1.5 boxes or 0.015 cubic metres


Administrative / Biographical history

Born 1884; educated privately; Member of Executive Committee, Woman's National Liberal Federation, 1909-1910; in Australia, 1911-1914; Director, S Pearson and Son Limited; Director, Westminster Press Limited; Chairman, sub-committee of the Agricultural Organisation Society, 1916; Chairman of National Federation of Women's Institutes, 1917-1946; awarded CBE, 1920; Chairman, Family Planning Association, 1930-1954; President of Ladies' Golf Union, 1932-1938; Chairman, Cowdray Club for Nurses and Professional Women, 1932-1953; created DBE, 1933; Member of Executive Committee of Land Settlement Association, 1934-1939; Life Trustee, Carnegie United Kingdom Trust, 1938-1954; Honorary Director of Women's Land Army, 1939-1945; appointed GBE, 1951; Chairman, Women's Land Army Benevolent Fund; died 1954.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Copies made by the Centre from originals loaned by the family in 1982.

Content & structure

Scope and content

Copies of correspondence and papers relating to the Women's Land Army, 1939-1946, covering clothes rationing and uniform, housing and billeting, conferences, wages, and related printed memoranda, circular letters and leaflets.

System of arrangement

The collection is arranged in sections as above.

Conditions of access & use

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 for research use only. Requests to publish original material should be submitted to the Trustees of the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, attention of the Director of Archive Services.

Language/scripts of material
Finding aids

This Summary Guide, and in hard copy in the Centre's reading room.

Allied materials

Existence and location of originals
King's College London College Archives
Related units of description

The Denman family and estate papers are held by West Sussex County Record Office, Chichester.

Publication note
The Denman family and estate papers are held by West Sussex County Record Office, Chichester.



Decorations: GBE

Description control

Rules or conventions

Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

This catalogue is made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License. This catalogue may be updated from time to time in order to reflect additional material and/or new understandings of the material.

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  • Agricultural workers
  • Employment
  • International conflicts
  • People
  • People by occupation
  • Personnel
  • War
  • Wars (events)
  • Womens employment
  • Workers
  • World War Two (1939-1945)
  • World wars (events)

Corporate names

  • Women's Land Army

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