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31.59 Female, Single, Over 65 yrs, Suspected psychiatric illness, July 1945

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/30

Scope and Contents

"This old lady is queer, never says a word to anybody, often seen on the road picking up bits of stick. Used to be a dressmaker, now seems to have a private income. [Male informant] thinks this lady keeps herself to herself because she has no hair and wears a wig. She is very honest and proud - will not accept financial help although her means are very meagre - sits without a fire because others need it more etc."


  • Other: July 1945

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