|Administrative History||(Ada) Nettie Lewis, née Brockley was born in Enfield in 1891. She found fame as a journalist in the 1920s and 1930s, writing under the pseudonym Jane Doe. She was a regular columnist for the 'Daily Chronicle and Sunday News', and later wrote a Health and Beauty page for the magazine 'Woman's Own'. With the outbreak of the Second World War, the writing work dwindled and Nettie took a teaching post in Wimbledon. Following the War, she continued to teach English at St Gabriel's College, London. She died in Putney in 1979 at the age of 88.|
Her publications include three collections of her columns 'Through the Glad Eyes of a Woman', 'Glad Eye Views', and 'Jane Doe Calling', and a novel 'The Enchanted Duchess'.
|Custodial History||Collection created by Nettie Lewis during her lifetime and inherited by her daughter and then her grandsons.|