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Keeper Of The Records [May. 15th, 2015|10:39 am]
Tony Grist
A couple of distant relatives have contacted me about the history of my mother's family. The first one found me through an online conversation I had with my nephew in 2008- probably here on LJ. Thanks to the Net our footprints in the sand are now indelible.

I have a cupboard full of photographs and papers- including the Enid Allen archive which I received from my cousin Emily. It's been stashed unsystematically. I have a conscience about preserving this stuff; I'd never throw it away; but I don't have the heart or the patience to curate it properly. I find it interesting; I'm not sure I'd call it important.

So now I'm an elder and a keeper of the records.  And I do know quite a bit. I was able to give the second enquiree some information he was lacking- the maiden name of my grandmother's mother for instance- and correct a couple of mistakes or semi-mistakes.

[User Picture]From: lblanchard
2015-05-15 02:08 pm (UTC)
Isn't Enid Allen the one with a companion, whose papers were a little, ummm, fruity?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2015-05-15 03:52 pm (UTC)
That's the one.

I read a couple of her diaries and became thoroughly exasperated with her.
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