Allen, Orphia Jane. Barbara Pym: Writing a Life. Scarecrow Press, 1994.
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Catherine Carswell||
CC 's father, George Gray Macfarlane , had worked as a young man in the Caribbean and the USA. He exported textiles to the West Indies and was president and a founder of the YMCA
|Family and Intimate relationships||Ivy Compton-Burnett||
Five years after Ivy came home from college, her mother's death left her, her brother Noel, and Martyn Mowll as joint trustees and guardians of her four younger sisters: Vera , Judy , Topsy ...
A year later she moved on to a similar position with the YMCA . During this time she was involved in amateur drama. One of her projects was to raise the funds to stage a...
|Occupation||Annie S. Swan||
She was able to put her mourning behind her when her husband was elected Mayor of Hertford, and a great deal of support fell to her lot, with some social duties of her own.
Swan, Annie S. My Life. Ivor Nicholson and Watson, 1934.
|Performance of text||Evelyn Glover||
EG 's one-act play A Bit of Blighty was performed for an audience of soldiers staying at the YMCA 's Shakespeare Hut on Keppel Street in London.
Although so little is known about EG 's life, her early plays show that she was a committed suffragist. During the First World War, she showed her support for the war effort by having plays...
|Textual Production||Evelyn Glover||
During the war, the YMCA opened several huts and night hostels in London for soldiers who had recently returned from overseas. The performance was part of a series of musical and dramatic shows planned to...
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