Archive / Audio / J.DAVIS

Interview number: 089

Interviewer: Thatcher, Mary

Interview date: 1981-08-24

Length 59 minutes

Condition notes: Clean

Mrs. Joan Davis elaborates on the answers she gave in Mary Thatcher’s questionnaire ‘Women in India’ [viewable at CSAS]. The daughter of a Forestry Officer and married to a Forestry Officer, Mrs. Davis describes her family’s connections with India, her childhood there (1903-13), and domestic life (1922-1947).

Coverage notes: family connections; childhood, domestic life; Bareilly, Bahraich, Naini Tal, Dehra Dun; Partition, aftermath; elephants; eccentrics; perception of British; 1905-1947