This collection contains letters addressed to Lady Agnes Anne Adams (1869-1942), wife of English education professor Sir John
Adams (1857-1934). The letters
deal chiefly with life in England during World War II. Written by her friends and family, the letters contain detailed, personal
reactions of living in a war-torn country.
Lady Agnes Anne Adams, daughter of John Cook of Ashley and wife of Sir John Adams
(1857-1934), a professor of education at the University of London in 1902-1922 and
author of books on theory and psychology of education. After retiring in the late 1920s, Sir John came to
the United States with Lady Adams, where he continued to teach and give lectures until his death in 1934.
After his death, Lady Adams lived in Hollywood and helped organize the Los Angeles
chapter of the English-Speaking Union. She communicated with friends and relatives in England, Scotland, Australia, and New
Zealand during World War II until
her death in 1942. She also wrote articles for a column in the London Daily Chronicle, as well as other publications.
Approximately 557 pieces,
including newspaper clippings and photographs
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