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AWARDS AND PRIZES

 

The archive contains information about the following named awards and prizes. The years shown are the years when the awards and prizes were endowed. Some of them are no longer awarded.

 

Named awards and prizes 

 

The Ruth Abbott Prize for Spanish was endowed by former teacher, Miss Ruth Abbott in 1997

The Adamson Memorial Travel Scholarship was endowed in memory of former teacher, Miss Annie Adamson in 1918

The Adamson - Peacock Travel Scholarship was created when the Adamson Memorial Scholarship was supplemented with an endowment by former pupil, Annie Peacock in 1973

The Angus - Butterworth Prize for Geography was endowed by Lionel Angus - Butterworth, the father of former pupil, Elspeth Angus - Butterworth in 1960

The Ashworth Hockey Cup for Upper School was donated by former pupil, Nancy Ashworth in 1924 

The Rosemary Ashworth Cup for Biology was endowed by former teacher, Mrs Rosemary Ashworth in c.2008

The Abigail Behrens Memorial Scholarship was endowed in memory of former governor, Abigail Behrens in 1901

Miss Bellamy's Cup for Musical Composition was donated by former teacher, Miss Elizabeth Bellamy in about 1969

The Mary Boardman Prize for Mathematics was endowed in memory of Mary Boardman in 1981

The Bourne Challenge Shield for Upper School was donated by former teacher, Miss Helena Bourne in 1922

The Bourne Trophy for Deportment was donated by former teacher, Miss Helena Bourne in 1934

The A. M. Bozman Prize for Applied Mathematics was endowed in memory of former headmistress, Miss Agnes Bozman in 1957

The Mary Bradford Exhibition was endowed by Mary Bradford in 1882

The Sarah Bradshaw Award was endowed by Mrs Sarah Bradshaw in 1933

The Brown Hockey Cup was donated by former teacher, Miss Julie Brown in about 1991

The Mrs Buller Prize for Sewing was endowed by former governor, Mrs Buller in 1903

The Sara Burstall Horticultural Form Challenge Cup was donated by former headmistress, Miss Sara Burstall in 1906

The Carroll Scholarship, endowed by former pupil, Miss Ida Carroll in 1996

The Carson Cup for Netball was donated by former teacher, Miss Anne Carson in 1999

Charlotte's Challenge Prize was endowed in memory of a baby named Charlotte, surname unknown in 2013 

The Alice Thornley Chisholm Prize for French was endowed in memory of former teacher, Miss Alice Thornley Chisholm in 1945

The Margaret Clarke Scholarship was endowed in memory of Margaret Clarke in c.1927

The Mrs Clarke Trophy for General Order and Neatness was donated by former teacher, Mrs Maude Clarke in 1927

The Clayton Challenge Cup was donated by Mr and Mrs R H Clayton in 1927

The Theodora Coatman Awards was endowed in memory of former pupil, Theodora Coatman, nee Pitt in 1956

The Coignou Prize for Botany was endowed by former pupil and teacher, Miss Caroline Coignou in 1934

The Conway Gymnastics Cup was donated by former pupils, Dianna Conway and Nancy Conway in 1924

The De Courcy Prize for Statistics was endowed in memory of former teacher, Miss Sally Dr Courcy in 2010

The Margaret P Crocker, nee Livesey Prize for Geography Fieldwork was endowed in about 2008  

The Elizabeth Day Memorial Shield for Middle School was donated in memory of former headmistress, Miss Elizabeth Day in 1922 1922 

The Norma Deane Award for German Studies was endowed in memory of former teacher, Miss Norma Deane in 1991

The Dickson Plate for Service to Sport was donated by former pupil, Rosemary Dickson in 1983

The Elizabeth Diggory Prize for Academic Achievement in Year 6 was endowed by former headmistress, Miss Elizabeth Diggory in about 2001

The Dixon Challenge Cup for Gymnastics was donated by former governor, Professor Harold Dixon in 1902

The Patricia Elcombe Choral Trophy was donated by former teacher, Miss Patricia Elcombe in about 2008

The Ethel Cup for Games was donated in memory of former pupil, Ethel Gregory in 1949

The Farrell Cup for Tennis Doubles was donated by the father of former pupil, Jean Farrell in 1938

The Ferguson Cup for Gymnastics and Games was donated by former teacher, Miss Mary Ferguson, m. Innes in 1950

The Alderman Finburgh Memorial Prize was endowed in memory of Alderman Samuel Finburgh in 1939

The Patricia Flatman Swimming Cup was donated by former teacher, Mrs Patricia Flatman in about 2015 

The Fletcher Cricket Cup was donated in honour of former pupil, Emily Fletcher in 1905

The Geary Prize for Mathematics was endowed by former pupils, Jean Geary and Marjorie Geary in 1974

The Geary Prize for English was endowed by former pupils, Jean Geary and Marjorie Geary in 1974

The Gorman Rose Bowl was donated by former pupil, Sharon Gorman in 1972

The Connie Grant Prize was endowed by former pupil, Constance Edge, nee Grant in 1985

The Reginald Hadfield Prize for Classics was endowed by the parents of former pupil, Barbara Hadfield in 1934

The Reginald Hadfield Prize for Secretarial Work was endowed by the parents of former pupil, Barbara Hadfield in 1934 

The Hardman Swimming Cup for Upper School was donated by former pupil, Nora Hardman in 1936

The Harrison Music Trophies were donated in memory of former pupil and teacher, Frances Walker Harrison in 1927 

The Margaret Hawthorne Prize for Divinity was endowed by the parents of former pupil, Margaret Hawthorne in 1965

The Patricia Head Cup for the Performing Arts was donated by former teacher, Miss Patricia Head in 2015 

The Marion Hewitt Award was endowed by former pupil, Marion Hewitt in 1941

The Hodgson Cricket Cup for Lower School was donated in honour of former pupil, Margaret Hodgson in 1930

The Margaret Hogg Memorial Prize was endowed in memory of former pupil, Margaret Hindman Hogg in 1941

The Camilla Howland Prize for Home Economics or Economics was endowed in memory of former pupil, Camilla Howland in 1987

The Kamberian Speech Vase for Spoken English was donated by former pupils, Adrine, Astra, Haigouhi and Takouhi Kamberian in 1928

The Kantorowich Vases for Tennis Doubles were donated by the father of former pupils, Tana Kantorowich and Wynne Kantorowich in 1967

The Pauline Kellett Award for Achievement in Year 8 was endowed by former teacher, Mrs Pauline Kellett in about 2003

The Kilgarriff Cup for Junior Athletics was donated by former teacher, Miss Anne Kilgarriff in 2005

The Kilgarriff Cup for Senior Athletics was donated by former teacher, Miss Anne Kilgarriff in 2005

The Frances Knowles Scholarship was endowed by former pupil, Frances Irene Knowles in 1938

The Margaret Lane Trophy for Singing was donated in memory of former teacher, Mrs Margaret Lane in about 1998

The Laski Cup for Public Spirit in the Preparatory Department was donated by former pupil, Mrs Elaine Laski, nee Marks in 1941

The Lawson Hockey Cup for Middle School was donated by former pupil, Kathleen Lawson in 1924

The Christine Lee - Jones Prize for Leadership and Initiative was endowed by former headmistress, Mrs Christine Lee - Jones in 2008

The Rachel Lentin Art Award for Creativity and Innovation was donated in memory of former pupil, Rachel Lentin in 2015

Miss Lever's Prize for General Movement and Deportment was endowed by former teacher, Miss Margaret Lever in about 1968

The Dr Katharine Liebert Prize for Medicine was endowed in memory of former pupil, Katharine Liebert in 1965

The Sarah Linnell Prize for Art was endowed in memory of former pupil, Sarah Linnell in about 1976

The Lodge Cup for Gymnastics in Lower School was donated by "the Misses Lodge" in 1921 

The Mary Lomas Trophy for Mathematics was donated by former teacher, Mrs Mary Lomas in 2002

The Sunny Lowry Cup for Sporting Achievement was donated by former pupil, Ethel Sunny" Lowry in 2003  

The Merlyn Lowther Award for Scholarship and Achievement was endowed in honour of former pupil, Merlyn Lowther, nee Humphrey in 2000

The MacNicol Scholarship was endowed in memory of Miss MacNicol in 1899

The Sir William Mather Prize for Russian was endowed by Sir William Mather in about 1915

The Clare McFarlane String Cup was donated by former pupil, Clare McFarlane in about 1995

The Rachel McGrath Award for Musical Contribution to the School was endowed in memory of former pupil, Rachel McGrath in 1997

The Mellor Cricket Cup for Middle School was donated by former teacher, Miss Theodora Mellor in 1934

The Marion Mullock Cup for Computer Studies was donated in about 2015

The Myers Thimble was donated by former teacher, Miss Lily Myers in 1928

The Pankhurst Prize for Service to the Community was endowed in honour of former pupils, Christabel, Sylvia and Adela Pankhurst in 2000

The Parry Junior Challenge Cup was donated by the father of Joan Abbott Parry in 1904

The Lena Peacock Prize for History was endowed in memory of former pupil, Lena Peacock in 1931

The Lena Peacock Scholarship was endowed in memory of former pupil, Lena Peacock in 1933

The Pearson Swimming Cup for Lower School was donated by former pupil, Anne Pearson in 1936

The Elaine Peeling Prize for History was endowed in memory of former pupil, Elaine Gradwell, nee Peeling in 1989

The June Pratt Memorial Prize was endowed in memory of former teacher, Miss June Pratt in 1985

The Sheila Rogers Prize for General Studies was endowed in memory of former pupil, Sheila Rogers in 1964

The Scarsbrook Bowl for Middle School Science was donated by former teacher, Mrs Jenny Scarsbrook in about 1994

The Scott Magazine Cup for Junior Forms was donated in honour of former governor, C P Scott in about 1964

The Scott Magazine Cup for Middle School was donated in honour of former governor, C P Scott in about 1974

The Scott Magazine Cup for Senior School: c.1964  

The Simons Memorial Prize was endowed by former teacher, Miss Agnes Simons in about 1914

The Constance Sproull Award is named after former pupil, Constance Sproull and was endowed in 1961

The Stevenson Cup for Middle School Chemistry was donated in about  2005

The Stevenson Hockey Cup for Middle School was donated in honour of the mother of former pupils, Doreen Stevenson and Marjorie Stevenson in 1943  

The Strange Cup for Leadership in Middle School was donated by former pupils, Alisimon, Elsie, Freda, Gwen, Mary and Muriel Strange in about 1950

The Strange Cup for Leadership in Senior School was donated by former pupils, Alisimon, Elsie, Freda, Gwen, Mary and Muriel Strange in about 1950

The Marjorie Swann Piano Cup was donated in about 1995 

The Thomasson Exhibition was endowed by Mr Thomasson MP in 1879

The Threlkeld Netball Cup was donated by former pupil, Eileen Threlkeld in 1923

The Thring Memorial Cup and Medal were donated in memory of former teacher, Miss Nona Thring in 1902

The Merle Tonge Cup for Latin in the Upper School was donated by teacher, Miss Julie Welsby in about 1998

The Merle Tong Shield for Latin in the Middle School was donated by teacher, Miss Julie Welsby in about 1998

The Angela Truman Award for Drama, Junior Monologue was endowed by former teacher, Mrs Angela Trueman in 1999

The Angela Truman Award for Drama, Junior Scene was endowed by former teacher, Mrs Angela Trueman in 1999

The Angela Truman Award for Drama, Senior Monologue was endowed by former teacher, Mrs Angela Trueman in 1999

The Angela Truman Award for Drama: Senior Scene was endowed by former teacher, Mrs Angela Trueman in 1999

The Sir Samuel Turner Prize for Knowledge of the British Commonwealth was endowed by Sir Samuel Turner in 1944  

The Warburton Trophy was donated by former teacher, Miss Annie O Warburton in 1935

The Christina Ward Memorial Prize was endowed in memory of former pupil, Christine Ward, nee Goudie in 1954

The Watkins Dance Cup was donated by former teacher, Miss Diane Watkins in about 2008

The Lady Whitworth Exhibition was endowed by Lady Mary Louisa Whitworth in 1888

The Dr Wilkins' Prize for Literature was endowed by former governor, Dr Augustus Samuel Wilkins in about 1903

The Marie Wright Trophy for Original Composition was donated in memory of former pupil, Mary Wright in 1947

The Young Tennis Singles Cup for Middle School was donated by former governor, Mrs Agnes Young in 1927

The Young Tennis Singles Cup for Upper School was donated by former governor, Mrs Agnes Young in 1919

 

 

 

CDs

 

Lore Bravmann, m. Pragg: Memories of MHSG: 1939 - 1945

 

Bevin's Babes: experiences during the Second World War

 

1977: talk by Miss Lever at the Annual General Meeting of the Old Girls' Federation

 

1993: the school choir singing "The Lord is my Shepherd"

 

2002: an interview about the importance of the Pankhursts

 

Undated: Desert Island Discs: Kathleen Hale

 

Undated: an interview with Kathleen Hale about her books on Orlando the cat

 

Undated: radio programme: "What happened to Miss Pankhurst"

 

2007: feature on the MHSG archive broadcast on Woman's Hour

 

The 2010 Collection: A Compilation of Music of the Year.

 

2016: hustings speech given by Harini Iyengar, representative of the Women's Equality Party in the London Mayoral and London Assembly elections   

          

 

CLASS LISTS

 

There are alphabetical class lists of girls for the following years:

[Note: there have been a considerable number of changes in the designations of forms]

1885 - 1963  

1965 - 1999

2001 continuing

 

        

 

DEEDS AND ADMINISTRATION SCHEMES

 

Schedule of Deeds and Securities and Copies of Trust Deeds of Endowments

A large, slim, black notebook, hand written.

It contains the following:

  • Deeds of the Dover Street buildings, 1837-1889
  • Deeds of the Mary Bradford Scholarship, 26 May 1882. The word Scholarship has been crossed through and the word Exhibition written
  • Deeds of the Lady Whitworth Exhibition, 31 December 1888

 

Manchester High School for Girls Administration Schemes

A small, thin volume containing the the following Administration Schemes for Manchester High School for Girls, Pendleton High School for Girls and North Manchester High School for Girls:

  • 1884    Principal Scheme - Manchester High School
  • 1888    Amending Scheme - Pendleton High School
  • 1893    Amending Scheme - North Manchester High School
  • 1900    Amending Scheme - the Governing Body
  • 1901    Amending Scheme - Pensions

 

Trust Deed, 28 April 1880

A small pamphlet containing the Amended Scheme for 1880

 

 

 

DVDs

 

There are DVDs of Founders' Day for the following years:

1999, 2001 - 2016

 

There are DVDs of Speech Day for the following years:

1999 - 2015

 

1992 News Reports of the Mistake in the Reporting of the GCSE Results

A compilation of several BBC and ITV news bulletins about the mistake made by the government in reporting the GCSE results of Manchester High School for Girls and other schools.

There are film clips of Manchester High School of the following:

a biochemistry lesson;

a Latin lesson;

areas of the school.

There are several interviews of Miss Mary Moon [headmistress] and one interview of Katie Elliot [head girl.

There are also film clips of the following:

Holyrood Community School, Chard, Somerset with an interview of its headmaster, Roland Chant;

Prime Minister's question time in the House of Commons in which John Major, the Prime Minister is questioned by John Smith, Labour leader of the opposition.

There are also interviews of the following:

John Patten, Secretary of State for Education;

Ann Taylor, Labour Shadow Secretary for Education;

Michael Russell, spokesman for the National Association of Head Teachers;

Nigel de Gruchy, President of the National Union of Schoolmasters and Union of Women Teachers;

Sir Malcolme Thornton MP;

Elizabeth Higgins, headmistress of Milford Ford School, Oxford.  

 

1988 Scenes from Manchester High School Life

Scenes of the following: Founders' Day, Red Nose Day assembly, playing hockey, Sports Day of the Preparatory Department, girls sailing, inter - form swimming races, end of term fun day and a staff fund raising event in the swimming pool. 

 

The visit of the Princess Royal to Manchester High School for Girls: 14 April 1999

 

BBC 1 programme, Question Time, hosted by the school.

December 2004

  

Today's Students, Tomorrow's Successful Women

School promotional DVD 2007

 

Lakeside 2007

DVD of the Year 7 visit to Lakeside activity centre

 

Sylvia Pankhurst: Sufragette and Anti - Fascist

A compilation by Sylvia Ayling, c.2008.

 

Raiders of the School Archive

Founders' Day presentation, 2010

 

Covent Garden Women: 2015

"What snails can teach women about success," given by Emma Barnett

 

Inaugural Founders' Lecture

2 February 2016

The place of women in modern society and the foundation of the Women's Equality Party

Given by MHSG old girl, Catherine Mayer   

 

 

 

EXERCISE BOOKS

 

Four exercise books on the history of art illustrated with postcards of paintings. These belonged to Ruth Goodson, pupil between 1921 and 1927.

 

The exercise books described below belonged to Jean Smith, born 28 May 1918 and a pupil at Manchester High School for Girls between 1929 and 1936. 

 

Primary School Exercise Books  

 

Unnamed Copy Book

Contains shapes and letters copied from specimens to practise handwriting.

Undated

 

Unnamed Copy Book

Contains shapes, letters, words and sentences copied from specimens to practise handwriting.

1923

 

John Heywood's Globe Copy Books, Book A, Introductory for Infants to Standard 1

Contains letters and words copied from specimens to practise handwriting

Undated

 

John Heywood's Globe Copy Books, Book 1, Large Hand and Figures

Contains words and numbers copied from specimens to practise handwriting.

1924

 

Vere Foster's Copy - Books, Bold Writing or the Civil Service, Series 5

Contains words copied from specimens to practise handwriting.

Undated

 

Collins New World Script Writing, Book Three

Contains sentences copied from specimens to practise handwriting.

Undated

 

The Tudor Exercise Book

Contains work in arithmetic, tables and drawings.

1924

 

The University Exercise Book

Contains work in arithmetic, tables and drawings.

Undated

 

Acme Exercise Book

Contains work in English, creative writing, handwriting, French and geography.

1925

 

The Tudor Exercise Book

Contains work in arithmetic.

1925

 

The Tudor Exercise Book

Conatins work in English, French and geography.

1925

 

The Tudor Exercise Book

Contains work in English, handwriting, French and geography.

1925

 

The Empress Exercise Book

Contains work in English, French and geography. 

1925

 

Unnamed Exercise Book

Contains work in English, French, arithmetic and geography.

1925

 

John Heywood's Globe Copy Books, Book 6, Standard VI: Small, Large, Half Text and Figures 

Contains sentences copied from specimens to practise handwriting.

1926

 

The Tudor Exercise Book

Contains work in arithmetic.

1926

 

The Tudor Exercise Book

Contains work in English including an essay on the General Strike, handwriting, French, biology and geography. 

1926 

 

The Tudor Exercise Book

Contains work in English, handwriting, French, biology and geography.

1926

 

The Empress Exercise Book

Contains work in English, handwriting, creative writing, French and geography.

Undated

 

Unnamed Exercise Book

Contains work in arithmetic.

Undated

 

Unnamed Exercise Book

Contains work in geography.

1928

 

Exercise Books from Manchester High School for Girls 

 

Algebra Exercise Book

Contains work in elementary algebra.

Undated

 

Latin Exercise Book

Contains work in Latin.

1930

 

Graph Book: an Exercise Book and Text Book

Contains graph work.

Undated

 

Graph Exercise Book

Contains graph work.

Undated

 

Algebra Exercise Book

Contains work in algebra.

Undated

 

Physics Note Book on Light 

Contains physics notes about the theory of light.

Undated

 

Physics Note Book on Heat

Contains physics notes on heat.

Undated

 

Physics Theory Note Book

Contains physics notes.

Undated

 

Franch Vocabulary Book

Contains English/French vocalulary.

Undated

 

English Notebook of the Works of James Boswell

Contains notes on the writings of James Boswell.

Undated

 

Notebook on A Modern Utopia

Contains notes on the book, A Modern Utopia.

Undated

 

Latin Note Book

Contains notes on Latin grammar.

Undated

 

Vocabulary and Note Book on Livy

Contains Latin/English vocabulary and notes on texts by Livy.

Undated

 

Vocabulary Book on the Aeneid, Book VI

Contains Latin/English vocalulary from Book VI of the Aeneid.

Undated

 

Note Book on Cicero

Contains notes on the speeches of Cicero.

Undated

 

Note Book on Cicero

Contains notes on the speeches of Cicero.

Undated

 

Vocabulary Book

Contains Latin/English vocabulary.

Undated

 

Tacitus Note Book

Contains notes on the writings of Tacitus.

Undated

   

Latin Folder

A lace bound folder containing work in Latin.

1935  

 

English Folder

A lace bound folder containing work on miscellaneous works in English literature.

Undated

 

 

The exercise books described below belonged to Lesley Abbott [now Lesley Sandiford] who was a pupil at the school between 1960 and 1967. They were donated to the archive by Lesley Sandiford and sent by her from Australia in May 2008.

 

Biology, Physics and Chemistry

A lace bound folder containing work in O Level biology, physics and chemistry. Also contains essays on gambling, the use of the telephone, electricity and water, cigarette advertising and costume in the nineteenth century.

Undated, c. 1965

 

Chemistry Note Book

Contains work done in chemistry in the Upper III and IV forms.

1960 - 1961   

 

Chemistry Note Book

Contains work done in chemistry in the V form.

1962 - 1963

 

Chemistry Note Book

Contains work done in chemistry in the V and Transitus forms.

1963

 

English Projects and Essays

A foolscap folder containing essays on Shelagh Delany and her plays, " A Taste of Honey" and "The Lion in Love," wssays on cards and Christmas, gambling and advertising. Also notes on literature, inventions and famous people in 1800.

Undated, c. 1965

 

Geography Note Book

Contains work in geography done in the Upper III form.

Undated, c.1961   

 

Geography Note Book

Contains work done in geography in the Upper III and IV forms.  

1961 - 1962

   

Geography Note Book

Contains work done in geography in the Upper IV and V forms.

1962 - 1963

 

Geography Note Book

Contains work done in geography in the V form.

1963

 

Geography Note Book

Contains work done in geography in the V form.

1963

 

Geography Note Book

Contains work done in geography in the Upper V and Transitus forms.

1964

 

Geography Tests

A lace bound folder containing marked tests in geography

Undated, c.1965

 

General Studies

A lace bound folder containing notes and essays for work in General Studies on China, Africa, Vietnam, the House of Lords, the Common Market, dialectical materialism, the welfare state, tolerance in politics and religion, immigration and tehories of probability.

Undated, c.1965 - 1967

 

History 

A lace bound folder containing O Level notes in nineteenth and twentieth centuries history notes.

Undated, c.1964 - 1965

 

Graph Book

Contains graphs done in the Upper III, Upper IV and V forms.

1961 - 1964

 

Graph Book

Contains graphs done in the V and Transitus forms.

1964

 

Mathematics: Co-ordinate Geometry

Contains work done in co-ordinate geometry in the sixth form.

Undated, c.1965

 

Mathematics: Algebra

Contains work done in algebra in the sixth form

Undated, c. 1965

 

Mathematics: Algebra

Contains work done in algebra in the sixth form.

1965 - 1966

 

Mathematics: Algebra

Contains work done in algebra in the sixth form.

1966

 

Mathematics: Pure Mathematics

Contains work done in pure mathematics in the sixth form.

1966

 

Mathematics: Pure Mathematics

Contains work done in pure mathematics in the sixth form.

1966

 

Mathematics

Contains work done in mathematics in the sixth form.

Undated, c.1965 - 1966

 

Mechanics

Contains work done in mechanics in the sixth form.    

1965 - 1966

 

Mechanics

Contains work done in mechanics in the sixth form.    

1966

 

Mechanics

Contains work done in mechanics in the sixth form.    

1966

 

Mechanics

Contains work done in mechanics in the sixth form.    

1967

 

Mathematics: Calculus

Contains work done in calculus in the sixth form.

1967

 

Mathematics: Calculus

Contains work done in calculus in the sixth form.

Undated, c.1967

 

Mathematics: Miscellaneous Excursions

Contains work done in mathematics in the sixth form.

1966 - 1967

 

Mathematics: Trigonometry

Contains work done in trigonometry in the sixth form.

Undated, c.1965 - 1966

 

Mathematics: Trigonometry

Contains work done in trigonometry in the sixth form.

1966

 

Mathematical Formulae

Contains mathematical formulae.

Undated, c. 1965 

 

Mathematical Formulae

Contains mathematical formulae.

1965

 

Mathematical Formulae

Contains mathematical formulae.

1966

 

A Level Applied Mathematics

A lace bound folder containing work in applied mathatics done in the sixth form.

Undated, c,1965 - 1967

 

Physics Note Book

Contains work done in physics in the Upper IV and V forms.

1962 - 1963 

 

Physics Note Book

Contains work done in physics in the V and Transitus forms.

1964

 

Physics Practical

Contains work done in physics in Junior VI.

Undated, c.1966 

 

Physics Problems

Contains work done in physics in sixth form

Undated, c.1966 - 1967 

 

Physics Note Book

Contains work done in physics in the sixth form.

Undated, c.1966 - 1967 

 

 

 

Other Exercise Books in the Archive

 

Geography Note Book

Contains geography notes.

1946

 

Domestic Science Note Book

Contains domestic science notes including guidance on cleaning, the care of different materials and cooking.

1951 - 1952    

 

Elizabethan Adventurers

A small hard backed exercise book with a painting of a galleon on the cover. Contains a history project of the late 1940s by Sheila Ross, Catherine Palmer and Hilary Southall. Includes drawings.  

 

School Diary

A small buff book dating from the 1980s for writing information about homework.

 

 

 

GIRL GUIDES 

 

Girl Guide Record Book: Company, 1st Chorlton - on - Medlock, MHSG

A medium sized, grey notebook.

It contains the following:

  • An index of the names of members of the Company
  • The following details of those who were members of the Company between 1956 and 1965: the name, address, date of birth, religion, dates of joining, enrolment and leaving, camps attended, badges awarded and certificates of proficiency

The Guides' Book of Rules

A small brown book published by the Girl Guides Association, 1947.  

It contains the following:

  • Rules of the guide movement
  • Drawings of the proficiency badges
  • Requirements for gaining the proficiency badges

 

Vera Armstrong, Elizabeth Hartley and Alix Liddell,

Trefoil Tales: True Stories about Girl Guides

Published by C. Arthur Pearson, 1956

A small blue book.

 

 

A. W. N. Mackenzie,

Games for Guides

A small blue book.

It contains the rules of games used in the training of guides.

 

 

Guide Artefacts:

  • A metal guide badge used at the top of a flagpole
  • One guide flag on a flagpole
  • Several examples of proficiency badges

 


HEAD GIRLS, DEPUTY HEAD GIRLS AND PREFECTS

 

One medium sized volume, bound in black and embossed with "Manchester High School for Girls" on a circular belt on the front cover.

It contains the names or signatures of Head Girls, Deputy Head Girls and Prefects for the following years:

1960 - 1968

There are no signatures of Prefects for the year 1962 - 1963 

 

Inside the book are small cards on which are written are the names of the Head Girls and Deputy Head Girls for the following years:

1981, 1983 - 1993              

 

 

 

LETTERS

 

The archive contains hundreds of letters dating from 1873 to the present day. They include letters from Dorothea Beale and Emily Davies. 

 

 


THE LIBRARY

 

Catalogue of the Library, January 1883

A small pamphlet, no cover and printed sheets pasted inside giving lists of books in the school library in January 1883 arranged by subject.

 

 

E. M. Tuke,

Library Notes, 1932

A small red exercise book containing lists of the approximate number of books in the Library in 1932 on each subject and hand written notes on library procedure.

 

 

Minutes of the Library Committee, 1933 - 1934

A medium sized, hard backed, lace bound note book containing the minutes of meetings of the Library Committee between 4 April 1933 and 5 July 1933 and also on 15 February 1937. Also contains a loose sheet on which is written the opening hours of the Senior Library and the Fiction Library.

 

Newsletters

These are stapled foolscap sheets. They contain information about Library stock and facilities for the years 1983 - 1986.  

 

 

Library Magazines

There are A4 booklets. They contain detailed information about Library stock and facilities and book reviews for the years 1985 - 1992.  

 

 

MAPS

Ordnance Survey Maps [the Godfrey Edition] of the following:

Barton upon Irwell, 1888

Cheadle [North] 1916

Didsbury and Heaton Mersey, 1904

Ddsbury [Palatine Road], 1904

Fallowfield, 1904

Heaton Park, 1907

Manchester [Clayton], 1932

Manchester [SE], 1915

Oldham, 1916

Victoria Park, 1889 

Worsley Hall, 1904 

 

 

MINUTES OF THE PARENT - TEACHER ASSOCIATION

An A4 black lever arch file containing the minutes, accounts and constitution of the Parent - Teacher Association for the period July 1981 - July 2005.  

 

 

MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL COUNCIL

An A4 red folder containing the minutes of meetings of the School Council held between 20 September 1995 and 18 October 2002. 

 

 

SPORTS RECORDS BOOKS

 

Hockey team lists

Two A4 hard backed books containing the hockey team lists for 1990 to 2001

 

Record of School Teams

A small notebook with a stiff blue marbled cover. It contains hand written lists of the names of girls in cricket, hockey, netball and tennis teams with some notes on those who were commended for good play during the following years:

Cricket: 1962 - 1967, one of these is undated but it is probably 1964.

Hockey: 1961 - 1985, one of these is undated but it is probably for the season 1979 - 1980.

Netball: 1961 - 1985.

Tennis: 1962 - 1985

  

Netball, Record of Matches and Results

A small notebook with a stiff red cover which is partly loose. Some of the pages are also loose. It contains hand written team lists, results of matches and quite extensive comments on the standards of play including end of season reports for netball matches played between 21 October 1961 and 19 March 1966.

   

Netball,  1966 - 67 - 68 [sic]

A small notebook with a soft green cover.  It contains hand written team lists, results of matches and quite extensive comments on the standards of play including end of season reports for netball matches played between 25 September 1966 and 27 March 1971.

 

Netball,  1971 - 1972

A small notebook with a soft green cover.  It contains hand written team lists, results of matches and quite extensive comments on the standards of play including end of season reports for netball matches played between 25 September 1971 and 22 March 1975.

 

Netball Reports

A small notebook with a soft orange cover.  It contains hand written team lists, results of matches and quite extensive comments on the standards of play including end of season reports for netball matches played between 2 September 1975 and 7 February 1981.

 

Hockey Report Book, 1981

A small notebook with a soft blue cover. It contains hand written comments about the hockey matches played between 19 September 1981 and 27 March 1982.

 

Tennis Captain

A small notebook with a hard black cover. It contains the results, comments on the standard of play, the names of players for the matches played between 22 April 1967 and 13 July 1974 and end of season reports for 1967 - 1974.

 

The Favourite Triple Lawn Tennis Scoring Sheet

Includes the scores for the following games:

3 May 1969: Aberdare Cup first round, Manchester High School first team v Withington Girls’ School first team.

1980: Open Doubles Final. 

1980: Senior Singles Final. 

26 June 1980: Junior Singles Final. 

23 June 1981: Senior Singles Final. 

 

The Favourite Triple Lawn Tennis Scoring Sheet

Includes the scores of the following games:

6 May 1972: Belvedere first couple v Notre Dame first couple.

Undated: Belvedere third couple v Manchester High School third couple.

Undated: Manchester High School third couple v Notre Dame third couple.

Undated: Aberdare Cup, Manchester High School third couple v Hathershaw third couple.

3 May 1975: Aberdare Cup, Manchester High School third couple v Leigh third couple.

3 May 1975: Aberdare Cup, Leigh third couple v Hathershaw third couple.

8 June 1987: Open Doubles Tournament. 

3 June 1987: Junior Singles Final. 

18 May 1988. unknown

21 June 1988: Junior Singles Final. 

28 June 1988: Open Doubles Final. 

11 May 1989: Senior Tennis Singles Final. 

16 May 1989: Junior Tennis Singles Final.

June 1989: Open Tennis Doubles Final.  

 

Tennis Reports

A small notebook with a soft orange cover. It contains the results, comments on the standard of play, the names of players for the matches played between 26 April 1975 and 30 June July 1979 and end of season reports for 1976 and 1977.

  

Tennis Reports

A small notebook with a soft orange cover. It contains the results, comments on the standard of play, the names of players for the matches played between 10 May 1980 and 4 June July 1987 and end of season reports for 1980 - 1987.

 

The Coaching of the Game of Rounders

Published by the National Rounders Association, [undated]

A very small booklet with a soft white and green cover. The name A B Carson is written in pencil at the top. It contains a sample scoresheet and advice on coaching. 

 

Hints to Coaches of Netball

Published by the All England Netball Association, [undated]

A very small booklet with a soft orange cover. It includes advice on coaching methods and tactics in netball.

 

Hints to Umpires of Netball 1951

Published by the All England Netball Association, [undated]

A very small booklet with a soft blue cover. The name A Carson is written in pencil on the top. It contains amendments to rules, general advice, the duties of an umpire and notes on the rules of the game.

 

The Compactum Cricket Scoring Book

A very small booklet with a hard green cover. The name A Carson is written in ink at the top. It contains scoresheets for cricket. The first page includes the scoring of a game played in 1953.  

 

The Cumulative Cricket Scoring Book

Includes the scores for the following matches played against Manchester High School for Girls:

22 April 1967 against Stockport

18 June 1967 against Levenshulme

24 June 1967 against Withington Girls’ School

27 June 1967 opponents not named

 

 

 

DANCE BOOKS

 

DANCES OF THE BRITISH ISLES

 

William Byrd

Elizabethan Dances from Nellie Chaplin’s Ancient Dances and Music

J Curwen and Sons Ltd, undated.

 

Michael Diack

The Scottish Orpheus Collection of Scottish Songs

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1953

 

Michael Diack

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 1

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1924

 

Michael Diack

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 2

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1926

 

Michael Diack

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 3

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1926

 

Michael Diack

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 4

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1930

 

Leta M Douglas

Six Dances of the Yorkshire Dales

Joshua Duckworth, 1931

 

Arnold Foster

A Collection of Six Morris Dances and Jogs with Pianoforte Arrangements

The English Folk Dance and Song Company, undated

 

John Graham

Lancashire and Cheshire Morris Dances

J Curwen and Sons Ltd, undated

 

Maud Karpeles and Lois Blake

Dances of England and Wales

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1950

 

Maud Karpeles and R Vaughan Williams

Twelve Traditional Country Dances

Novello, 1931

 

Douglas Kennedy

The North Skelton Sword Dance

and

Marjory Sinclair and Elsie Whiteman

The Newbiggin Rapper Sword Dance

The English Folk Dance and Song Society, undated.

 

Peter Kennedy

Everybody Swing. Square Dance Album No 1

Chappell, 1952

 

Jean C Milligan

101 Scottish Country Dances

Collins, 1957

 

Jean C Milligan

99 More Scottish Country Dances

Collins, 1963

 

Alex Moore

Ballroom Dancing

Pitman and Sons Ltd, 1942

 

Peadar O’Rafferty and Michael Diack,

The Irish Folk Dance Book, Book One

Paterson’s Publications, undated

 

Peadar and Gerald O’Rafferty

Dances of Ireland

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1953

 

W S Porter, Marjorie Heffer, Arthus B Heffer and a forward by Douglas Kennedy

The Apted Book of Country Dances. Twenty Four Country Dances from the Last Years of the Eighteenth Century with Tunes and Instructions

W Heffer and Sons, 1944

 

Cecil J Sharp

English Country Dances, Volume II

Novello, undated

 

Cecil J Sharp

English Country Dances, Volume IV

Novello, undated

 

Cecil J Sharp

An Introduction to the Morris Dances of England

Novello, undated. 

 

Cecil J Sharp

The Sword Dances of Northern England: Songs and Dance Airs

Novello, 1940

 

Cecil J Sharp

The Sword Dances of Northern England together with the Horn Dance of Abbots Bromley, Part I

Novello, undated.

 

Cecil J Sharp

The Sword Dances of Northern England, Part II

Novello, undated.

 

Cecil J Sharp and George Butterworth

The Country Dance Book containing Forty Three Country Dances from the English Dancing Master, 1650 – 1728, Part IV

Novello, 1916

 

Cecil J Sharp and Herbert C MacIlwaine

The Morris Book with a Description of Dances Performed by the Morris Men of England, Part I

Novella, 1912

 

Cecil J Sharp and Herbert C MacIlwaine

The Morris Book with a Description of Dances Performed by the Morris Men of England, Part II

Novella and Co, 1919

 

Cecil J Sharp and Herbert C MacIlwaine

Morris Dance Tunes Collected from Traditional Sources and Arranged for Pianoforte

Novello, undated

 

Victor Silvester

Old Time Dancing

Herbert Jenkins, 1951

 

Herbert Wiseman

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 8

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1951

 

Herbert Wiseman

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 9

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1951

 

Herbert Wiseman

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 10

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1952

 

Herbert Wiseman

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 16

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1951

 

Herbert Wiseman

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 18

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1955

 

Herbert Wiseman

The Scottish Country Dance Book, Book 19

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1957

 

No author

Community Square Dances, Manual 1

The English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1951  

 

No author

Community Square Dances, Manual 2

The English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1951  

 

No author

Community Square Dances, Manual 3

The English Folk Dance and Song Society, 1952  

 

No author

Scottish Country Dance Books, IV, V and VI

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1954

 

No author

Scottish Country Dance Books, VII, VIII and IX

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1955

 

No author

Scottish Country Dance Books, X, XI and XII

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1953 [sic]

 

No author

Scottish Country Dance Books, XIII, XIV and XV

Paterson’s Publications, revised edition, 1956

 

DANCES OF NON – BRITISH COUNTRIES

 

Katharine Breuer

Dances of Austria

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1950

 

Roger Pinon and Henri Jamar

Dances of Belgium

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1953

 

Mila Lubinova

Dances of Czechoslovakia

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1949

 

B Velinsky

Czech, Moravian and Slovak Dances

The Ling Physical Education Society, undated

 

Poul [sic] Lorenzen and Jeppe Jeppesen

Dances of Denmark

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1950

 

Yngvar Heikel and Anni Collan

Dances of Finland

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1948

 

Claude Marcel – Dubois and Marie Marguerite Andrai

Dances of France I: Brittany and Bourbonnais

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1950

 

Nicolette Tennevin and Marie Texier

Dances of France II: Provence and Alsace

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1951

 

Violet Alford

Dances of France III: the Pyenees

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1952

 

Agnes Fyfe

Dances of Germany

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1951

 

H M Watt

Simple Dutch Peasant Dances

The Central Council of Recreative Physical Training and the Ling Physical Education Society, undated.

 

George Buday

Dances of Hungary

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1950

 

Georgie Bogyo

Simple Hungarian Dances for Use in Girl’s and Women’s Physical Recreation

The Central Council of Recreative Physical Training, undated.

 

Bianca M Galanti

Dances of Italy

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1950

 

Anita Heyworth and Kathleen Powell – Tuck

National Character Dances: Four Venetian Forlanas

The Ling Physical Education Society, undated

 

Kathleen Powell – Tuck, Anita Heyworth and Audrey Ifor – Davies

Eight Norwegian National Character Dances

The Ling Physical Education Society, undated

 

Lucile Armstrong

Dances of Portugal

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1950

 

Miron and Carola Grindea

Dances of Rumania

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1952

 

A Schnitt

Old Scandinavian Dances

The Central Council of Recreative Physical Training, 1943.

 

No author

Scandinavian Dances, First Series

The Physical Education Association of England and Wales, undated

2 copies

 

No author

Scandinavian Dances, Second Series

The Physical Education Association of England and Wales, undated

2 copies

 

No author

Scandinavian Dances, Third Series

The Physical Education Association of England and Wales, undated

2 copies

 

Erik Salven

Dances of Sweden

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1949

 

Louise Witzig

Dances of Switzerland

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1949

 

Ljubica and Danica Jankovic

Dances of Yugoslavia

The Royal Academy of Dancing and the Ling Physical Education Association,

Max Parrish and Co Ltd, 1952

 

Anita Heyworth, Patricia Hutchinson and Celia Morris

National Character Dances, Book I

The Central Council of Physical Recreation, undated.

 

Muriel Webster and Dorothy Hulme

National Character Dances

The Central Council of Physical Recreation, undated.

 

Helen Wingrave and Joyce Jackson

Five Peasant Dances for use in Girls’ and Women’s Physical Recreation Classes

The Ling Physical Recreation Association and the Central Council of Recreative Physical Training, undated

 

Muriel Webster and Dorothy Hulme

Simple Progressive Dances

The Central Council of Physical Recreation, 1944    

 

Folk Dances of Many Lands, First Series

The Ling Physical Education Association, undated.

2 copies

 

Folk Dances of Many Lands, Second Series

The Ling Physical Education Association, undated.

2 copies

 

Folk Dances of Many Lands, Fourth Series

The Ling Physical Education Association, undated.

2 copies

 

OTHER

Ron Houston

Folk Dance Problem Solver 2007

The Society of Folk Dance Historians 

 

 

SIXTH FORM YEARBOOKS

 

The archive contains Sixth Form Yearbooks which contain miscellaneous photographs and information contributed by leavers. There are Yearbooks for the following years:

2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010

 

 

TEXTBOOKS

 

Marc Ceppi [editor], A Book of French Verse, [Bell, 1930]

 

Marc Ceppi, Trente-deux petits contes, [Bell, 1929]

 

The Comparative Atlas

Mieklejohn and Son, London, undated, 1930s 

 

C H Cox, Exercises on Ordnance Maps, [Bell, 1930]

 

The Daily Mail World Atlas

George Philip and Son, undated, 1950s 

 

Ramsey Muir and George Philip, Philips' New School Atlas of Universal History, [Philip, 1928]

 

R Schorling, John P Clark and H W Carter, Modern Mathematics: an Elementary Course, [Harrop, 1926]

 

H A Treble [editor], A Second Book of Modern Poetry, [Macmillan, 1929]

 

 

 

 VISITORS' BOOKS

 

Two medium sized volumes.

 

Visitors' Book 

A volume with a decorated yellow cover embossed with the gold letters M H S G on the front and Visitors' Book in black on the spine. It is stored in a sleeve case which is damaged.

Inside is the inscription, "The Gift of Miss D. L. Pilkington, Chairman of Governors, January 1952. Hand bound by Sydney M. Cockerell."

 

It contains signatures of guests who attended the following occasions:

 

Founders' Days, 1952 - 1973

 

Speech Days, 1952, 1970 - 1973

 

Friday, 4 July 1952: no occasion identified

 

1952: November: no occasion identified

 

1953: The unveiling of the sculpture"The Threshold"

 

1959: The opening of the Science Block

 

1962: The Jubilee Dinner of the Headmistresses' Association

 

Friday, June 22 1962: no occasion identified

 

1962: The opening of the Sara Burstall Library

 

    

Visitors' Book         

A black book embossed with "Manchester High School for Girls" on a circular belt on the front cover.

It contains signatures of guests who attended the following occasions:

 

Founders' Days, 1974 - 1998

 

Speech Days, 1974 - 1985, 1987, 1989 - 1996

 

1991: The opening of the west extension

 

 

Other

Autograph album

An A5 size autograph album with a black cover and “Album” written on the front which belonged to Constance Grant, pupil: 1903 – 1914, m. Edge which was given to her on her fourteenth birthday.

It includes entries from the following MHSG staff:

Miss Sara Burstall, Miss E Willis, Miss Dora Limebeer, Miss Beatrice Mills, Miss Annie Nuttall, Miss Annie Adamson

It includes entries by the following MHSG pupils:

Beatrice Cash, Mildred Cadness, Katie Ratcliffe, Dora Cumberlidge, Janet Eastwood, Hilda Toft, Gertrude Brownridge, Annie Michaelson, Ada Gaul, Hilda Lomas, Dorothy Lengley, Winifred Turner, Mabel Hancock, Phyllis Bradbury, Doris Pearson, May Fuller, Lisa Pearce, Louie Badger, Ida Harrop, Edith Latimer, Stella Plummer

It includes by others:

Members of her family, Hilda Holland, E K Buckler, Mabel Holland, Helen Craven, Edith Craven, Clara Craven, Lady Nairn, Sybel [sic] Boyes, H Hepplestowe, Alice Watson, Dorothy Sutcliffe, J Batey, M E Batey, A Barnard, H Lockett, G Hargreaves, B Hargreaves, A Letter, W Vickers, M Hinchcliffe, Florence Dyson, M McDonald, Saul Brooks, E Heall, A L Cann, E Walmsley, A Syers, Theodora Bucklow, W Higginbottom, Jessie Wadsworth, Jessie Blakeway, Mary Emmett, Florence Caldecote, Jennie Story, J Wakefield, A Cann

 

           

           

                

   
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