Margaret Ida Balfour's letters to family members

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Margaret Ida Balfour, CBE, MD, CM, FRCOG (1866-1945)
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Letters to Edith, Annie and Shaddie, also her niece Frances Jones. Delhi, Jan; Calcutta - Silehas; Delhi, Mar; Simla, Mar-May; Amballa Station, 11 May; Delhi, 16 May; Simla, 21 May-7 Aug; Lucknow, 13 Aug; Train near Hathwa, Bihar, 14 Aug; Train near Muzafferpor, 20 Aug; Arrat, 23 Aug; Train near Tundla, 27 Aug; Simla, 28 Aug-23 Oct; Train beyond Bhatinda, 27 Oct; Train near Bahawulpur, 1 Nov; Train near Lahore, 4 Nov; Simla, 7 Nov; Madras Mail, 16 Nov, 22 Nov; Punjab Mail 25 Nov; Delhi, 2 Dec-21 Dec; Nahan, 28 Dec; Delhi, 31 Dec

7 May "We are all thinking now a good deal about Afghanistan" (3rd Afghan War); 1 Jun "The army is again very short of doctors for his new war and are urgently appealing to us to give them women.... it does provoke me. They give women no official recognition or position, but when they are in need of help in their own services expect them to give it trading on their patriotism"; further description of state of affairs of the Women's Medical Service; 6 Dec arranging an Infant Welfare exhibition: "We have written to Rudyard Kipling to ask him to give us a poem" for the souvenir volume; 31 Dec on the award to her of the gold Kaiser-i-Hind medal



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