Newsletters from Charis Frankenburg to her children, close friends and relatives, typescript carbon copies, 1939-44
At the start of the war, Charis Frankenburg invited the staff and children of Greengate Hospital and Open Air School, Salford, to take up residence at her home, Oughtrington Hall, near Lymm in Cheshire. The hospital was originally opened in 1875 as a dispensary for treating the 'sick poor'. It later became a hospital for children deformed by rickets and in 1883 a co-operating day nursery was added. The hospital and school remained at Oughtrington Hall for the duration of the war and the newsletters contain details of the daily lives of family members, staff and children.
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MSS. Eng. c. 7045-7048