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MS 399 Papers of (Cecilia Maureen) Anne Baring, alias Mother Margaret Mary Paul Baring

Anne Baring

(Cecilia Maureen) Anne Baring (1922-2011) was the daughter of Richard Baring and Violet (alias Violetta) Baring née Archer. She was educated at convents of the Order of the Assumption, later choosing a religious life with the Order and within it a career in teaching. She eventually became headmistress of Hengrave. While a Roman Catholic nun she was known as Mother Margaret Mary Paul Baring.

Anne Baring left the Order in the late 1960s and went to Sheffield University to study for a degree in religious studies.

She joined the Council of Christians and Jews as its education officer; it was here that she was to spend most of the rest of her working life. Anne Baring spent much of her time researching and travelled extensively.

About the collection

The collection comprises correspondence with the authors Rosemary Sutcliffe, C.S.Lewis and Angus Wilson as well as personal friends including Dr Lyman Stansky. The collection also contains personal papers; notebooks; printed and published material and family photograph albums.

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