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Marion Boyars Publishers LTD, Publishers, 1975-

  • GB 1534 RM2
  • Corporate body
  • 1975-

Marion Boyars Publishers is an independent publishing company located in London, England renowned for publishing adventurous and occasionally controversial fiction and nonfiction especially in translation within the humanities and social sciences.
Marion Boyars Publishers was formed in 1975, but had previously been formed in the sixties under the name Calder and Boyers being run jointly with John Calder. When Marion Boyars died in 1999, her daughter Catheryn Kilgarriff took over and currently is managing director of the company.

The Women’s Press LTD, Publishers, 1978 - c.2013

  • GB 1534 RM3
  • Corporate body
  • 1978 - c.2013

The Women’s Press LTD is a publishing firm established in 1978 and dedicated to publishing books for women by women, feminist fiction and non-fiction by women writers from around the globe. Publishing included literary and crime fiction, biography and autobiography, health, race and disability, women’s studies and cultural, sexual and political history. The publishers appear to have dissolved c.2013.

Jonathan Cape LTD, Publishers, 1921-

  • GB 1534 RM4
  • Corporate body
  • 1921 -

Jonathan Cape is a London publishing firm founded in 1921 by Herbert Jonathan Cape and his business partner Wren Howard. The firm established a reputation for high quality design, production winning more Booker Prizes and short listings than any other publishers. After Cape’s death in 1960 the firm later merged with three other London publishing houses and in 1987 was taken over by Random House.

Curtis Brown Group LTD, literary and talent agency, 1899-

  • GB 1534 RM5
  • Corporate body
  • 1899-

Curtis Brown LTD (Curtis Brown Literary and talent Agency) is a literary and talent agency based in London, United Kingdom. It was founded by Albert Curtis Brown in 1899 and has represented many famous figures in the literary and political world throughout the twentieth century. It is now led by Sarah Spear as CEO and has diversified with acting, television and theatre departments.

MacKinnon, Barbara Robertson (c.1920s-2010s)

  • GB1534 BM1
  • Person
  • c.1920s-2010s

Barbara Robertson MacKinnon was born on the Isle of Skye. Her first language was Gaelic. She trained at the Royal Infirmary in Greenock in 1943 and worked there until 1947. She then worked at the Bellshill Maternity Hospital from October 1948 to November 1949. She was a district nurse from January 1953 to May 1953 and then became a Staff Nurse at the Infirmary in Greenock from October 1947 to October 1948. After this, she worked at a number of hospitals and as a district nurse in several areas in Scotland, including hospitals in Inverness, Moray and Nairn, John Martin Hospital on the Isle of Skye, Argyll and Bute, Dr Grays Hopsital in Moray, and the Orkney Islands. She finished her career by working at the Nursing Offices in Orkney until 1981.

Davenport, John, 1908-1966, critic and book reviewer

  • GB 1534 RM6
  • Person
  • 10/05/1908- 27/06/1966

John Lancelot Agard Bramhall Davenport was born in London, England in 1908. He became known as a critic and book reviewer who wrote for The Observer and The Spectator.
Son of the writer Robert Davenport and the actress Muriel George, he was primarily raised by his grandmother and educated at ST Paul’s and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Following his studies Davenport worked for MGM as a screenwriter with F. Scott Fitzgerald. In 1934 Davenport married Clemency Hale, a painter and set designer and had one child. In the 1940s he taught at Stowe School and worked for the BBC at Bush House as head of the Belgian Section. Following his divorce to Hale, Davenport married Marjorie Morrison and had another child. In the 1960s, he retired to the country and died shortly afterwards.

Marie Galbraith (1922-2013), Head Teacher

  • MG
  • Person
  • 1922-2013

Marie Galbraith was born Mary Craig Ramsey Black on the 28th of January 1922 in Maryhill. She attended Pollokshields School from 1927 to 1939. She joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1941, for which she received the Defence Medal and the War Medal. In 1946 she attended Jordanhill Training College and finished her teacher training in 1948. Marie Galbraith taught at several different schools; Broomloan, Fairfield, and Garnetbank, and then at her former school Pollokshields, where she became head teacher. Throughout her career she was in many organisations, such as the Educational Institute of Scotland. She met her husband Malcolm Galbraith in 1946. She retired from teaching in the 1980s and went on to travel across the globe. In 1995 she was secretary of the London Scottish Regimental Association Glasgow Branch. She was still rather active in her last years; giving speeches even when she was 90.

The Lesbians and Policing Project, 1984-1990

  • GB1534 LP1
  • Corporate body
  • 1984-1990

The Lesbians and Policing Project (Lespop) was a project developed from the Gay London Police Monitoring Group (GALOP) in 1985 in order to support lesbians in relation to the abuse faced from the police. Based in London they offered workshops and phone-line services often focusing on how race and disability intersected with sexuality to influence treatment of lesbians by the police. Their advice focussed on how to deal with police raids, tactics for demonstrations, legal advice, and information on Section 28. Lespop also sought to research treatment of Lesbians by the police by working with lesbians in London.

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