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Letters from relatives to the Moodys and Ewings, 1920-1965

MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 382, box 11

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  1. File 1, fols. 1-148: Letters from Dorothy Brighton (née Ewing) to her sister Flora, with a few to Sydney Moody, describing events in her university and working life, 1921-1922, 1924-1932, 1935-1943, 1946-1948, 1953 and 1965.
  2. File 2, fols. 1-27: Letters from Dorothy Brighton (née Ewing) to her parents, 1924, 1927-1928, 1930, 1938-1939 and 1946. File 2, fols. 28-29: Letters from Dorothy to her aunt, Harriet Morton, 1927 and 1936.
  3. File 3, fols. 1-37: Letters from Jack Ewing, a teacher in Canada, to his half-sister Flora; also one to his father and one from his first wife Katherine to Mrs Ewing, 1920-1921, 1927-1928, 1930, 1941 and 1943.
  4. File 4, fols. 1-171: Letters from Harriet Morton to her niece Flora; also one (fols. 29-31) from her brother Frederick Black and one (fols. 92-93) from her husband Dr Thomas Morton to Flora, 1924-1947 and 1955.
  5. File 4, fols. 172-183: Letters from Harriet Morton to her sister Elizabeth Ewing, her niece Dorothy Brighton and her great-nieces Joan and Jill Moody, 1924-1955.


  • 1920-1965


1 box


MSS. Brit. Emp. s. 382, box 11

Biographical / Historical

Dorothy Brighton (née Ewing) entered the foreign service as a secretary, serving in the British Legation, Berne, from 1932 to 1936 and the British Passport Control, Budapest, from 1937 to 1940. In 1941 she joined Air Headquarters, Levant, and married Colonel Leslie Brighton, Palestine Police, in Jerusalem in 1943.

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