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Kendall, Sheena Lilian Grant



  • Existence: 1883-1974

Sheena Lilian Grant Tennant came from a privileged Scottish family. She was the youngest of the six children of wealthy industrialist James Tennant of Fairlieburne, Fairlie, Ayrshire (nephew of Sir Charles Tennant of the Glen). In 1919 she married Herbert 'Ken' Kendall (1881-1941) with whom she travelled to Japan where he worked at the P.& O. office in Kobe. Prior to her marriage she worked as an assistant to Major William Byam (1882-1963), an authority on trench fever, at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Euston, London..

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7 x Diaries of James Tennant and Sheena Kendall written - 1919-1924 - while in Japan and describing the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923

Identifier: Coll-1746
Content Description 7 x diary volumes, bound by Asprey in dark green morocco, titles to spines and front boards gilt. Each volume with one page per day and additional blank pages at the rear.The 7 x diary volumes, taken as a whole, present a vivid, evocative and informative picture of the life of the British expatriate merchant community in Japan in the period immediately following the First World War, brutally interrupted by the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1 September 1923. The 1923 diary entries of father...
Dates: 1919 - 1924