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Collins, Jimmy and Katie, 1965-1981

MS. Eng. c. 7938/8
Held at the Weston Library

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Katie Stevens was the children's nurse, discovered in Cairo by Molly Crowfoot, who looked after the four Crowfoot daughters for several years. In 1915 she married Jimmy Collins and went to live in Australia in 1919. Hodgkin renewed acquaintance with them in 1967 during a visit to Australia and New Zealand. (Ferry pp.14-17, 235). The letters are in Jimmy's hand but from them both until Katie's health deteriorated. Contact was made in 1965 after a long gap, and the Collins corresponded thereafter with many of the Crowfoot family, recalling early events. See especially letter of 18 Mar. 1975, and letter to Joan Payne 6 Jan. 1979. Includes photographs 1972, 1981.


  • Creation: 1965-1981


1 folder

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. Eng. c. 7938/8

Former reference:

NCUACS 135/8/04 A.232

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