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JEBB, Geraldine Emma May (1886-1959)


Reference code(s): GB 0505 PP18

Held at: Royal Holloway, University of London

Title: JEBB, Geraldine Emma May (1886-1959)

Date(s): 1948-[1979]

Level of description: Collection (fonds)

Extent: 6 items

Name of creator(s): Jebb | Geraldine Emma May | 1886-1959 | Principal of Bedford College


Administrative/Biographical history:

Born 1886; educated Newnham College, Cambridge; Employment Department of the Ministry of Labour, 1913-1917; Director of Studies and Lecturer on Economics at Newnham College, Cambridge, 1917-1919; Lecturer on Economics, Armstrong College, University of Durham, 1919-1929; Principal of Bedford College, University of London, 1930-1951; OBE, 1948; CBE, 1951; retired 1951; Fellow of Bedford College, 1952; Associate of Newnham College; died 1959.

Publications: On the life of Dame Margaret Tuke, D.B.E. The Fawcett Lecture, 1952-53 (Bedford College, London, [1953]).


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers, 1948-1952, relating to the career of Geraldine Jebb, notably Statutes of the Order of the British Empire, presented in 1948, three books containing the signatures of Governors and Members of the Council, staff, and students who subscribed to the presentation made to Jebb on her retirement, 1951, and a certificate recording Jebb's induction as a Fellow of Bedford College. The collection also includes a short printed memoir of Geraldine Jebb by her sister, Eglantyne Mary Jebb [1959-1978].


Language/scripts of material: English

System of arrangement:

7 items

Conditions governing access:

Open to all registered users of the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies may be supplied, subject to the condition of the original. Requests to publish original material should be directed to the College Archivist.

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

Handlist available in the Royal Holloway, University of London Archives reading room.

Detailed catalogue


Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information:


Archival history:

The papers were transferred from the Bedford College Archives when the College merged with Royal Holloway in 1985.

Immediate source of acquisition:


Existence and location of originals:

Existence and location of copies:

Related material:

The Royal Holloway, University of London Archives hold 'Gem Jebb: a portrait' by Francesca Wilson (BC RF141/1/1).

Publication note:



Archivist's note: Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the AIM25 project.

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.

Date(s) of descriptions: Mar 2000

Academic teaching personnel | Teachers | Educational personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People
Awards | Social norms | Social behaviour
Economists | Social scientists
Women teachers | Teachers | Educational personnel | Personnel | People by occupation | People

Personal names
Jebb | Eglantyne Mary | fl 1959
Jebb | Geraldine Emma May | 1886-1959 | Principal of Bedford College

Corporate names
Bedford College x Bedford College for Women
Bedford College | Council
Bedford College | Governors