Erskine, Ralph. (1 of 14). National Life Story Collection: Architects' Lives

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  • Recording date

    1997-01-23 to 1997-01-24

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    Interviewee's home, Drottningholm, Sweden.

  • Interviewees

    Erskine, Ralph, 1914-2005 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Lever, Jill, (speaker, female)

  • Abstract

    Part 1: Ralph Erskine's [RE] paternal grandparents' origins in Burghead, Moray (grandfather Presbyterian minister), and move to Bow, London; maternal grandfather (family name Gough) secretary of Thames Conservancy; RE's family life at home in Mill Hill then Mickleham, Surrey; RE's attendance at Quaker school, [Saffron Walden], and meeting with his future wife, Ruth, there; Fabian Socialism of RE's parents; previously at state school in Hendon; comparisons between the two schools.

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