Geoffrey Griffiths writes to Ida Carroll expressing his worries that she will be hurt on one of her "rounds" of the neighbourhood in the dark on her bicycle. He is quick to reassure however that he approves of her work as an Air Raid Precaution Warden, and has no misconceptions about the capabilities of women. Although he does admit to harbouring some prejudice from his school days under the ministrations of female teachers. He hopes methods have improved.
"I know an awful fellow who won't on principal read books whose authors are women! A fine example of wrong thinking." He does however then go on to proclaim that he could name many female authors who writing is "pretty". Oh Griff, you could have done so well there.
Ref: CARROLL/IGC/3 GG
With thanks to the Ida Carroll Trust
Date is unknown.
Part of the #NSM2020 project "A 20/20 Legacy: the centenary of the Northern School of Music" supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.