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Kate Frye’s Diary: What Was Kate Doing One Hundred Years Ago Today – The Day She Appears On Our TV Screens?
Tonight Kate Parry Frye – in the guise of Romola Garai – appears on our television screens (Sunday 17 August, ITV at 9pm). What was she doing on this day 100 years ago?
Kate was still on holiday from her work with the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage, spending the time with her sister and mother in their rented rooms at 10 Milton Street, Worthing. However, this was no summer idyll such as the Fryes had enjoyed in days gone by. Then they had rented a large house and travelled down from London with their four servants, to spend a season by the sea. Now that they were virtually penniless, these rented rooms were all they could call home. In the life of Kate and, more tragically in that of her sister, we see the jarring disconnect when young women, brought up to a life where marriage was to be their only trade, are left with insufficient money to support their social position and expectations. As such Kate’s life story is very much a tale of its time.
Monday August 17th 1914
Gorgeous day. Up and at house work. Out 12.30- just to the shops. Wrote all the afternoon and after tea to 6. Papers full of interest. Preparing for the biggest battle in the World’s History. There is no doubt the English have landed over there. I hear from John most days – that he is very busy but not a word of what his work is. Mickie [her Pomeranian] and I went out after tea. Agnes still a bit limp.
John Collins, Kate’s fiancé, who had long been an officer in the Territorial Army, had already been recalled to his barracks at Shoeburyness – leaving his engagement with a touring repertory theatre company. Kate’s sister, Agnes, at the first hint of the European trouble had taken to her bed, prostrate. Kate, a would-be playwright, was busy writing – although exactly what she was writing at this time she doesn’t divulge. On her death forty-five years later she left behind a box of unpublished scripts – and one that was published. She hoped one day to achieve fame and fortune. As it was she would soon be back at work at her suffrage society’s headquarters – with a new role as organizer of their War Work Work Room.
To discover more about the entirety of Kate’s life – her upbringing, her involvement with the suffrage movement, her marriage, her London flats, her life in a Buckinghamshire hamlet, her love of the theatre, her times as an actress, her efforts as a writer, her life on the Home Front during two world wars, her involvement with politics – and her view of the world from the 1890s until October 1958 – download the e-book – £4.99 – from iTunes – : http://bit.ly/PSeBKPFITVal. or £4.99 from Amazon.
I’d love to hear what you think of Kate and the life she lived.
To read in detail about Kate’s involvement in the women’s suffrage campaign – in a beautifully-produced, highly illustrated, conventional paper book – see Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary.
Some time ago, when researching a talk, ‘No Vote No Census’, that I gave in October 2011 conference on the 1911 census organised by the National Archives, I came across the boycotting census form of Mrs Frood of Topsham. Since then I have passed on this discovery to a researcher associated with Topsham Museum who has been able to link Mrs Frood directly to the 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage, the 100th anniversary of which is being celebrated in Topsham today, 4 July 2013.
The 3 March 1911 edition of Votes for Women contains a letter from Mrs M.C. I. Frood of Station Road, Topsham, in which she described how, early in the morning of the polling day for the last election (which must have been Dec 1910/Jan 1911), she went out with a pot of ‘good, white oil paint’ [I like the fact that it was 'good] and ‘printed on the inner edge of the pavement along which voters would pass on the way to the polling station ‘Taxation Without Representation is Tyranny’ and ‘Britons never, never, never shall be slaves. I also printed it along the brick wall of my field, which they also had to pass coming and going to and from the train. ..On the large doors of my field, near the same spot, I printed ‘No Votes No Taxes’. I find my field gate a useful place to stick cartoons and cuttings from Votes for Women.’
A month later Mrs Frood was one of those suffragettes who boycotted the 1911 census. Together with one of her daughters, her servant, Beatrice Hutchings and six unknown females, to whom she had clearly given boycotting shelter, she refused to fill in any details on her census form, writing across it ‘If I am intelligent enough to fill up this paper, I am intelligent enough to put a cross on a voting paper. No Vote No Census.’
The census enumerator, Mr.H. J. Baker, reported this act of civil disobedience to the Census Office and received a reply from its Secretary, Archer Bellingham, instructing him to fill out the form with the best information he could muster. Mr Baker then annotated the letter, quoting Mrs Frood as saying to him that she had had a ‘house full’ of boycotters on census night – and ‘that I am therefore adding to Numbers 6′. With this number revealed as an arbitrary choice of the enumerator, we can only speculate as to how many Topsham women spent the night at Little Broadway House in Station Road.
Although in 1911 it would appear that Mrs Frood, as a correspondent to Votes for Women, was a supporter of the WSPU, by 1913 she is listed in The Suffrage Annual and Women’s Who’s Who as secretary of the Topsham branch of the NUWSS. Perhaps she was one of those who were dismayed by the WSPU’s increasingly militant tactics. It was one thing to paint slogans (with ‘good’ paint’) on pavements and walls, but quite another to break windows and commit arson. So it was as a leading local NUWSS member that Mrs Frood took part in the Suffrage Pilgrimage in early July 1913.
Who was Mrs Frood?
Mrs Mary Catherine Isabella Frood (nee Campbell, c. 1856-1931) had been born of Scottish parentage in Canada and was living in New Zealand when, in 1878, she married James Nicholson Frood (d. 1913), an Irish-born doctor. She had five children, the first four, all daughters, born in New Zealand and the last, a son, born at sea c 1888 – presumably as the family was returning to England. One of her daughters, Hester, was successful as an artist. Although Mrs Frood actually died in London, her address was still in Topsham – 26 The Strand (Old Court House).
Where was Dr Frood in 1911?
Dr Frood was living with his family (whose name was misrendered as ‘Froud’) when the 1901 census was taken. But where was he in 1911? The name on the cover of the census form had been written as ‘Dr Frood’, but this had been amended to ‘Mrs Frood’ and it is she who is shown as ‘Head of Household’. I can find no trace of James Frood elsewhere in the 1911 census, although he did not die until 1913, his death registered in the local area. Interestingly under the terms of his will probate was granted to the Public Trustee rather than to his wife or any other member of the family.
Where was Little Broadway House?
Thanks to Street View I can see Station Road and the pavement along which Mrs Frood painted her slogans. Thanks to Paul Tucker (see Comment below) who tells me that Little Broadway House is still there – the house with the overhanging upper window that I can see in Street View – although now divided into two. Presumably the ground to its side was Mrs Frood’s field. So let’s take a moment to visualise its gates – decorated with Votes for Women cartoon – a reminder to those walking past on their way to the station that one Topsham woman was prepared to do her bit to win ‘votes for women’.
While researching ‘women’s suffrage’ in the Hampshire Record Office, Anthony Brunning came across an interesting record of the 19th-century campaign. He has kindly given me permission to publish – below – the names of the Alton women who in 1894 signed the Special Appeal, organised in the hope of convincing the government of the day that women were serious in their call for enfranchisement. The names were, mistakenly, excluded from the final total of 257,796. If anyone has any further information on any of the ladies listed, do let me know.
As the documents bearing the names included in the grand total were, apparently, returned to the various societies with which they were associated, Mrs Wickham’s collecting book is a rare survivor of one of the campaigns that belies the popularly-held view that the 19th-century women’s suffrage campaign lacked enterprise.
You can find details of the Special Appeal Committee in the entry of that name in my The Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide.
Alton Suffragists in 1894
by Anthony Brunning
Among the documents in the Wickham Family papers held by the Hampshire Record Office in Winchester is a Booklet for collecting signatures for an appeal to the House of Commons for an extension of Parliamentary Franchise to women. The booklet was produced by a Special Appeal Committee, formed for the purpose of collecting signatures, under the Chairmanship of Mrs Fawcett. The signed books were to be returned to the Secretary at the Appeal Office (Albany Buildings, 47, Victoria Street, Westminster) by15 January 1894. A page at the end of the booklet states that “the booklet was to be returned to Mrs. Wickham, Binsted Wyke or Miss Julia Cameron, 47 Victoria St., Westminster.”
At the beginning of the booklet is the appeal:
AN APPEAL FROM WOMEN
Of all Parties and all Classes
To the Members of the House of commons
Many of the women who sign this appeal differ in opinion on other political questions, but all are of one mind that the continued denial of the franchise to women while it is at the same time being gradually extended amongst men is at once unjust and inexpedient.
In our homes it fosters the impression that women’s opinion of questions of public interest is of no value to the nation, while the fact of women having no vote lessens the representative character of the House of Commons.
In the factory and workshop it places power to restrict women’s work in the hands of men who are working alongside of women whom they too often treat as rivals rather than as fellow-workers.
In Parliament it prevents men from realizing how one-sided are many of the laws affecting women.
We therefore earnestly beg you to support any well-considered measure for the extension of the Parliamentary franchise to women.
Each page had two tear off slips in which ladies could signify their consent to the Appeal. Each slip had line for signing their Christian and surname, stating their title (Mrs., Miss, or other), give an address and record the name of the Parliamentary constituency in which they lived. Above the tear-off slips were three directives: “N.B. ― All Women over 18 may sign. Each must sign for herself. No one may sign twice.” Each slip began with the statement “I have read the Appeal from Women and desire that my name be added.” The booklet contained twenty-five pages of slips with serrations between them.
Thirty of the ladies who signed came from Alton, two from Binsted 4 miles east by north from Alton and one from East Worldham, 2 miles south-east of Alton. All lived with the Eastern Division of Hants (Petersfield).
|Sophia Emma Wickham||Mrs||Binsted Wyke, Alton|
|Eleonore Clements||Mrs||Binsted Wyke, Alton|
|Maria Hall||Mrs||The Manor House, Alton|
|Ethel M. Hall||Miss||The Manor House, Alton|
|Edith Turner||Mrs||Wey House, Alton, Hants|
|Emma Isabel Redding||Mrs||High St., Alton|
|Mabel E. Trimmond||Miss||The Parmont, Alton|
|M. L. Bedding||Miss||High St., Alton, Hants|
|Eliza Little||Mrs||High Street, Alton, Hants|
|Louisa Trimbrell||Mrs||High Street, Alton, Hants|
|M. Conduit||Mrs||Regent House, Alton, Hants|
|E. M. Green||Miss||Regent House, Alton, Hants|
|Elizabeth J, Castle||Mrs||High St., Alton|
|L. Eleanor Faith||Miss||High St., Alton|
|Gertrude E. Burrell||Mrs||Brooklands, Alton|
|Theodosia Hanson||Miss||Alton, Hants|
|Mildred E. Trimmer||Miss||The Pavement, Alton, Hants|
|Helen Mary Hall||Mrs||Brook House, Alton, Hants|
|Ellen Osborn||Miss||RosebankSchool, Alton, Hants|
|Emily Piggott||Mrs||West End, Alton, Hants|
|Louisa Dyer||Mrs||Ivy House, Alton, Hants|
|Alice M. Dyer||Miss||Ivy House, Alton, Hants|
|Bessie Farthing||Mrs||Westfield, Alton|
|Florence C. Farthing||Miss||Westfield, Alton|
|Bertha Leslie||Mrs||Alton, Hants|
|Annie Laura Dyer||Mrs||Hill House, Alton|
|Mary Hanna Petar||Miss||Weybourne, Alton, Hants|
|Selina Petar||Miss||Weybourne, Alton, Hants|
|H. Katie Wilkman||Mrs||Alton, Hants|
|Frances J. Chalcraft||Mrs||Anstey Lodge, Alton, Hants|
|Millicent Chalcraft||Miss||Anstey, Alton, Hants|
|Katharine S. Fell||Mrs||Worldham Rectory, Alton, Hants|
|Annie Moule||Mrs||High Street, Alton|
On the inside back cover the collector of signatures was ask to sign, giving name and address in testimony of the authenticity of the contents.
Mrs Sophia Emma Wickham, 60, was the wife of William Wickham, esq, chairman of the County Magistrates for Alton Petty Sessional Division, who according to the 1891 Census was ‘living on his own means and a magistrate’. Katharine Fell, 49, was the wife of Reverend George Hunter Fell, 72, vicar of East and West Worldham.
The booklet is interesting in that it gives an indication that there was a women working for extension of the franchise to women in Alton and district in 1893 and that by mischance it was not sent to Central Office. It may be possible to identify the ladies using the 1891 Census and Kelly’s Directory for Hampshire.
Hampshire Record Office HRO 38M49/D9/29. Printed booklet, ‘Women’s Suffrage: An appeal from women’ belonging to Sophia Wickham, 1894.
 The Committee was composed of: President: Mrs. Fawcett. Treasurer: Mrs. Frank Morrison. Members: The Lady Frances Balfour, Miss Balfour, Miss Helen Blackburn, Mrs. Leonard Courtney, The Lady Knightley, Mrs. Eva McLaren, Mrs. Massingberd, Miss Mordan, Mrs. Wynford Philipps, Mrs. Broadley Reid, The Lady Henry Somerset, Mrs. T. Taylor (Chipchase), Miss Vernon. Secretary: Miss Julia Cameron.
 Age given after the names is the age in 1893 calculated from the age given in the census consulted.
 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 1895, 28. TNA: PRO RG12/952/24/2. Binsted, Hants.
 Kelly’s Directory of Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, 1895, 574. TNA PRO RG11/1247/74/14. East Worldham, Hants.
Anne ( 1841-1928) and Matilda Lucas (1849-1943) were the daughters of Samuel Lucas, a brewer with land and influence in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. The Lucas family were Quakers. Their mother had died when they were young and after their father’s death in 1870 the sisters continued to live for a short time with their step-mother. But then, in mid-1871, they left England for Rome, where, for the next 29 years, they were to spend much of the year. Ten years after her sister’s death, Matilda Lucas published excerpts from the letters sent over the years by the sisters to friends and relations back in England. Two Englishwomen in Rome, 1871-1900 (Methuen, 1938) makes very interesting reading.
The few disingenuous sentences I transcribe below would appear to delineate the discomfort that must have been endured by Sarah Parker Remond (1824-94) , or Sarah Remond Pintor as she was by then, as she mixed in society – even expatriate Roman society, which was by no means ruled by convention. An American free-born black woman, Sarah Remond had lived for a time in London, signing the first women’s suffrage petition in 1866, perhaps the only black woman to do so, had then travelled to Italy, where she qualified as a doctor. She had married an Italian, Lazzaro Pintor in Florence in 1877. There is some debate as to how long the marriage lasted. From the Lucas’ evidence, Pintor did not accompany his wife to this social occasion in Rome in March 1878, but Sarah was sufficiently still married to feel able to don her bridal dress.
However am I correct, I wonder, to read the passage as reflecting the curiosity and, perhaps, also slight discomfort felt by the gathering at the presence of a black woman in their midst? If Sarah was their aunt the P___s must surely have been the ‘Putnams’ – the family of Sarah’s sister, Caroline Remond Putnam, who lived with her in Italy on various occasions. If so the fact that Caroline also was ‘black’ makes the passage a little difficult to interpret. Why was Sarah specifically their ‘black aunt’? Did they have any other kind? So perhaps it was only the bridal dress that was the cause for comment. A simple scene, but something of a puzzle.
March 17, 1878. Tell Madgie that the P___s were there with their black aunt. She was a bride, having just married an Italian, and wore her bridal dress of grey silk. It must have been very trying for Mrs P____. People came up to question her. One Italian said, ‘Chi e quell’Africana?’ It appears that she is very clever, and a female doctor. She was taken up a good deal in London by different people who were interested in negroes. I think she lived with the Peter Taylors. She has given lectures. I went to sit on the sofa with her, to the amusement of Franz, who cannot rise above her appearance. Dr Baedtke was much impressed to think that anyone has had the courage to marry her, and said, ‘In that I should have been a coward.’
Click here for Sarah Parker Remond: A Daughter of Salem, Massachusetts – a very interesting website
The Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery at the UNISON Centre tells the story of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, of the hospital she built, and of women’s struggle to achieve equality in the field of medicine.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836-1917) was determined to do something worthwhile with her life. In 1865 she qualified as a doctor. This was a landmark achievement. She was the first woman to overcome the obstacles created by the medical establishment to ensure it remained the preserve of men.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson then helped other women into the medical profession, founding the New Hospital for Women where women patients were treated only by women doctors.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, by her example, demonstrated that a woman could be a wife and mother as well as having a professional career.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson worked to achieve equality for women, being especially active in the campaigns for higher education and ‘votes for women’.
In the early 1890s the New Hospital for Women (later renamed the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital) was built on the Euston Road and continued to treat women until 2000. For some years this building then lay derelict until a campaign by ‘EGA for Women’ won it listed status. UNISON has now carefully restored the building, bringing it back to life as part of the UNISON Centre.
Two important rooms in the original 1890 hospital building have been dedicated to the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery. One is the
ORIGINAL ENTRANCE HALL
of the hospital which has been carefully restored to its original form. Here you can study an album, compiled specially for the Gallery, telling the history of the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Hospital in words and pictures, while, in the background you can listen to a soundscape evocative of hospital life. This is interwoven with the reminiscences of hospital patients, snippets from the letters of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and sundry other sounds to stimulate your imagination.
The other Gallery room is what was known when the hospital opened as
THE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
This was a room, running along the front of the hospital, parallel to Euston Road, set aside for all women doctors, from all over the country, at a time when they were still barred from the British Medical Association. It was intended as a space in which they could meet, talk and keep up with the medical journals.
Here you can use a variety of media to follow the story of women, work and co-operation in the 19th and 20th centuries.
A BACK-LIT GRAPHIC LECTERN RUNS AROUND THE MAIN GALLERY:
allowing you to see in words and pictures a quick overview of the life of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and of her hospital.
AT INTERVALS ARE SET SIX INTERACTIVE TOUCH-SCREEN MONITORS
-named – Ambition, Perseverance, Leadership, Equality, Power in Numbers and Making Our Voices Heard - allowing you to access more information about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, about the social and political conditions that have shaped her world and ours, and about the building’s new occupant – UNISON..
Each monitor contains:
TWO SHORT VIDEO SEGMENTS.
‘Elizabeth’s Story’. Follow the video from screen to screen. Often speaking her own words, the video uses images and voices to tell the story of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson’s life.
‘UNISON Now’ UNISON members tell you what the union means to them.
‘Campaigns for Justice’ and ‘Changing Lives’.
Touch the screen icons to discover how life in Britain has changed since the birth of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson.
Campaigns for justice
Victorian Britain: a society in flux
Victorian democracy: who could vote, and who couldn’t
Did a woman have rights?
The people’s lives in Victorian Britain
The medical profession before Elizabeth Garrett
Restricted lives, big ambitions: middle-class women in the Victorian era
Women workers in the first half of the 19th century
Campaigns for justice
The changing political landscape
Widening the franchise: can we trust the workers?
Women want to vote: the beginnings of a movement
Trade unions become trade unions
A new concept of active government: Victorian social reform
Women as nurses and carers
Living a life that’s never been lived before: women attempt to enter medicine
International pioneers: women study medicine abroad
Campaigns for justice
Contagious Diseases Acts
Trade unions broaden their vision
Women and education
Women trade unionists
The middle-class century
Working women in the second half of the 19th century
Social reform, philanthropy and paternalism
Women doctors for India
Campaigns for justice
The women’s suffrage movement
The Taff Vale decision hampers the unions
The founding of the Labour party
The People’s Budget
Work and play
Marylebone and Somers Town
Did the working classes want a welfare state?
1901 – Who were the workers in the NewHospital for Women?
POWER IN NUMBERS
Campaigns for justice
The General Strike – 1926
The first Labour governments
Feminist campaigns between the wars
1901: The lives of working women in London
Work of women doctors in the First World War
Can we afford the doctor? Health services before the NHS
Wartime demand for social justice
The creation of the National Health Service 1945-1948
MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD
Campaigns for justice
Public sector unions before UNISON
UNISON brings public service workers together
Are trade unions still relevant?
The National Health Service becomes sacrosanct
Did the welfare state change the family?
Women’s equality today
Women in medicine now
IN THE CENTRE OF THE GALLERY YOU WILL FIND:
an interactive table containing short biographies of over 100 women renowned for their achievements in Britain in the 19th-21st centuries. Up to four visitors can use the table at any one time. Drag a photograph towards the edge of the table to discover details of that individual’s life. Or search by name or vocation, using the alphabetical or subject lists.
ON THE WALLS OF THE GALLERY
show a changing display of pictures of the hospital as it was and of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and some of the other women whose stories the Gallery tells.
THE GARRETT CORNER
is designed in the style associated with the work of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson’s sister, the architectural decorator Agnes Garrett, who was in charge of the original interior decoration of the hospital in 1890. The Gallery’s fireplace is the only surviving example of Agnes Garrett’s work. Next to this hangs a length of wallpaper, ‘Garrett Laburnum’, re-created from one of her designs.
In the Garrett Corner a display case and a low table contain a small collection of objects relevant to Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the hospital and early women doctors.
While here do sit down and browse the library of books. These relate to the history of women – in society, in medicine, in the workplace, and in trade unions – and to the Somers Town area.
ACROSS FROM THE GARRETT CORNER IS A DISPLAY OF
Decorative plaques that used to hang beside patients’ beds, each commemorating a donor’s generosity.
You can read in detail about the work of the Garrett family in the fields of medicine, education, interior design, landscape design, citizenship and material culture in Elizabeth Crawford, Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle, published by Francis Boutle Publishers, £25. The book can be bought direct from womanandhersphere.com or click here to buy from the publisher
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Gallery at the UNISON Centre
130 Euston Road
London NW1 2AY
Telephone: 0845 355 0845
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and the first Saturday of every month 9.00am to 6.00pm
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1. ALEXANDER, Lynn Women, Work and Representation: needlewomen in Victorian art and literature Ohio Unversity Press 2003  Hardcovers – mint in d/w £15
2. ANDREWS, Maggie The Acceptable Face of Feminism: the Women’s Institute as a social movement Lawrence & Wishart 1997  Soft covers – mint £9
3. ANGERMAN, Anna Et Al (eds) Current Issues in Women’s History Routledge 1989  Includes articles on ‘Witchcraft in the Northern Netherlands’, ‘Female culture, pacifism and feminism: Women Strike for Peace’, ‘The origins of feminism in Egypt’, ‘Female aspiration and male ideology: school-teaching in 19th century New England’, ‘Women’s psychological disorders in 17th-century Britain’ (by Anne Laurence), ‘Whores and gossips: sexual reputation in London 1770-1825′ (by Anna Clark) etc. Soft covers – very good £5
4. ANON After the Dawn: a record of the pioneer work in Edinburgh for the higher education of women Oliver & Boyd 1939  Based on a scrapbook kept by Sarah Siddons Mair and other records contemporary with the 19th-century movement for higher education in Edinburgh. Very good £48
5. APPRENTICESHIP AND SKILLED EMPLOYMENT ASSOCIATION Trades for London Girls and How to Enter Them Longmans, Green 1909  Packed with information on trades and wages.Soft covers – good – scarce £38
6. AUCHMUTY, Rosemary A World of Women: growing up in the girls’ school story Women’s Press 1999  Soft covers – fine £5
7. BEACHY, Robert Et Al (eds) Women, Business and Finance in 19th-century Europe: rethinking separate spheres Berg 2006  Fine £12
8. BEER, Patricia Reader, I Married Him: a study of the women characters of Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell and George Eliot Macmillan 1974  Very good in d/w £15
9. BENJAMIN, Marina (ed) Science and Sensibility: gender and scientific enquiry 1780-1945 Basil Blackwell 1994  An interesting collection of essays, Soft covers – mint £18
10. BERRY, Mrs Edward And MICHAELIS, Madame (eds) 135 Kindergarten Songs and Games Charles and Dible, no date   ‘These songs are printed to supply a want in English Kindergartens’ – the music is, of course, included – as are movement instructions. Mme Michaelis ran the Croydon Kindergarten. Very good £48
11. BLACK, Clementina Sweated Industry and the Minimum Wage Duckworth 1907  With an introduction by A.G. Gardiner, chairman of the executive committee of the National Anti-Sweating League £45
12. BLOCH, R. Howard Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love University of Chicago Press 1991  Soft covers – fine £18
13. BOYD, Kenneth Scottish Church Attitudes to Sex, Marriage and the Family 1850-1914 John Donald 1980  Fine in d/w £18
14. BRITTAIN, Vera Lady Into Woman: a history of women from Victoria to Elizabeth II Andrew Dakers 1953  Good – though ex-public library £8
15. BURGAN, Mary Illness, Gender and Writing: the case of Katherine Mansfield John Hopkins University Press 1994  Mint in d/w £15
16. BURSTALL, Sara A. The Story of the Manchester High School for Girls 1871-1911 Manchester University Press 1911  Very good internally – slightly marked cover £38
17. BUTTERWORTH, Annie Manual of Household Work and Management Longmans, Green, 3rd ed 1913  A text book, written primarily for student qualifying for the Teacher’s Diploma of Houswifery. Annie Butterworth taught in the Domestic Arts department of University College of South Wales. Good £12
18. CADBURY, E. And SHANN, G. Sweating Headley Bros 1907  A study of the sweating system in England and Scotland, the research undertaken at a time when it was a matter of great economic and social concern. Full of facts and figures. This copy presented to Astwood Bank Adult School Library ‘with Mr George Cadbury, Jnr’s best wishes’. The book itself has the printed dedication to ‘George Cadbury, an adult school teacher for forty-eight years, in recognition of his efforts to remedy the lot of the sweated workers.’ Soft covers – very good £55
19. CADBURY, Edward, MATHESON, M. Cecile and SHANN, George Women’s Work and Wages: a phase of life in an industrial city University of Chicago Press 1907  US edition of this study of women’s work in Birmingham. Good – inner hinge a little loose £50
20. CHAPONE, Mrs On the Improvement of the Mind together with Dr Gregory’s, Legacy to His Daughters and Lady Pennington’s, Advice to Her Absent Daughter, with An Additional letter on the Management and Education of Infant Children Scott, Webster and Geary, no date c. 1835  A compendium of Good Conduct – a ‘four in one’. With engraved frontispiece and title page -good in slightly rubbed half leather and marbled boards £38
21. CHECKLAND, Olive Philanthropy in Victorian Scotland: social welfare and the voluntary principle John Donald Ltd 1980  Fine in fine d/w £20
22. CLARK, Alice Working Life of Women in the Seventeenth Century Routledge 1982  First published in1919. Soft covers – very good £8
23. COLLET, Clara Report by Miss Collet of the Statistics of Employment of Women and Girls HMSO 1894  Report prepared under the aegis of the Board of Trade – Employment of Women (Labour Department). Very good – 152pp – bound into new protective card covers £85
24. COLLET, Clara Report by Miss Collet on the Money Wages of Indoor Domestic Servants HMSO 1899  Women workers were in the overwhelming majority of those considered in this report. Fascinating information. Very good in original card covers £55
25. DEMOOR, Marysa Their Fair Share: women, power and criticism in the ‘Athenaeum’ , from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920 Ashgate 2000  Mint £25
26. DICKENS, Andrea Janelle Female Mystic: great women thinkers of the Midle Ages I.B. Tauris 2009  Soft covers – fine £10
27. DIGBY, Anne Making a Medical Living: doctors and patients in the English market for medicine, 1720-1911 CUP 1994  Mint in d/w £18
28. DINSHAW, Carolyn and WALLACE, David (eds) The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women’s Writing CUP 2003  Soft covers – fine £12
29. DON VANN, J. and VANARSDEL, Rosemary T. (eds) Periodicals of Queen Victoria’s Empire: an exploration University of Toronto Press 1996  Fine in fine d/w £18
30. DURHAM, Edith High Albania Virago 1985  First published in 1909. Soft covers – very good £8
31. ELLIS, Mrs Sarah Stickney The Select Works Henry G. Langley (New York) 1844  Includes ‘The Poetry of Life’, ‘Pictures of Private Life’, ‘A Voice From the Vintage, on the force of example addressed to those who think and feel’
Good in original decorative cloth £48
32. ERICKSON, Amy Louise Women and Property in Early Modern England Routledge 2002 (r/p)  Soft covers – fine internally – crease to front cover £15
33. EVERGATES, Theodore (ed) Aristocratic Women in Medieval France University of Pennsylvania Press 1999  Soft covers – very good £17
34. FARRELL, Christine My Mother Said…; the way young people learned about sex and birth control Institute for Social Studies in Medical Care 1978  Based on over 1500 interviews with a national random sample of 16- to 19-year olds in 1974-5. Very good in good d/w – though ex-library £10
35. FRYE, Susan And ROBERTSON, Karen (Eds) Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: women’s alliances in early modern England OUP 1999  A collection of essays exploring how early modern women associated with other women in a variety of roles, from alewives to midwives, prostitutes to pleasure seekers, slaves to queens, serving maids to ladies in waiting …’. Fine £35
36. FULLER, Sophie The Pandora Book of Women Composers Pandora 1994  Fine in d/w £15
37. GATES, Evelyn (ed) Woman’s Year Book 1923-1924 Women Publishers Ltd 1924 (3rd ed)  An invaluable reference work, covering all aspects of the post-emancipation period in considerable detail. Contributors include Millicent Fawcett (aunt of the editor), Commandant Mary Allen, Lena Ashwell, Lilian Barker, Margaret Bondfield, Winifred Cullis, Margaret Llewellyn Davies, Margery Fry, Chrystal Macmillan, Hilda Martindale, Bertha Mason, Edith Picton-Turbervill, Eleanor Rathbone – among many others. Full of facts and figures, names and addresses. Very good internally – cloth grubby – withdrawn from the Women’s Library . £65
38. GILBERT, Sandra And GUBAR, Susan The Madwoman in the Attic: the woman writer and the nineteenth-century literary imagination Yale University Press 1984 (r/p)  Soft covers – 719pp – very good £12
39. GILBERT, Sandra And GUBAR, Susan No Man’s Land: the place of the woman writer in the twentieth century Yale University Press 1994  Vol 3 – ‘Letters From the Front’ .477pp – mint in d/w £25
40. GILLESPIE, Diane F. (ed) The Multiple Muses of Virginia Woolf University of Missouri Press  Fine in d/w £25
41. GLUCK, Sherna Berger and PATAI, Daphne (eds) Women’s Words: the practice of oral history Routledge 1991  Explores the theoretical, methodological, and practical problems that arise when women utilize oral history as a tool of feminist scholarship. Hardback – fine in d/w £15
42. HALLSWORTH, Joseph and DAVIES, Rhys J The Working Life of Shop Assistants: a study of conditions of labour in the distributive trades privately published 1910  Fascinating insight into the working conditions and wages of a wide range of shop workers with description of some of the reforms that had been put in place. Very good in original cloth £35
43. HARWOOD, Hilda The History of Milton Mount School Independent Press 1959  Good £15
44. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Selected Writings Penguin 2001  With introduction and notes by Mark Atherton. Soft covers – fine £6
45. HOBBY, Elaine Virtue of Necessity: English women’s writing 1649-88 Virago 1998  Soft covers – very good £8
46. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve: the story of the shop worker Porcupine Press 1949  Soft covers – very good £15
47. HOLCOMBE, Lee Victorian Ladies at Work: middle-class working women in England and Wales 1850-1914 David & Charles 1973  Very good in chipped d/w £25
48. HOLT, Anne A Ministry To The Poor: being a history of the Liverpool Domestic Mission Society, 1836-1936 Henry Young (Liverpool) 1936  Very good – scarce £45
49. HUGHES, Linda K. And LUND, Michal Victorian Publishing and Mrs Gaskell’s Work University Press of Virginia 1999  Fine in fine d/w £15
50. JAMES, Selma Sex, Race and Class Falling Wall Press 1975  Paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £5
51. JEFFREYS, Sheila Beauty and Misogyny: harmful cultural practices in the West Routledge 2005  Soft covers – mint £12
52. JEPHCOTT, Pearl With Nancy Seear and John H. Smith Married Women Working Allen & Unwin 1962  Very good in d/w – with stamp of the Reference and Political Library of the Conservative Research Department £15
53. JOHNSON, Patricia E. Hidden Hands: working-class women and Victorian social-problem fiction Ohio University Press 2001  ‘Argues that the female industrial worker became more dangerous to represent than the prostitute or the male radical because the worker exposed crucial contradictions between the class and gender ideologies of the period and its economic realities’. Soft covers – mint £15
54. KEDDIE, Nikki And BARON, Beth (eds) Women in Middle Eastern History: shifting boundaries in sex and gender Yale University Press 1991  The first study of gender relations in the Middle East from the earliest Islamic period to the present. Fine in d/w £15
55. KEEBLE, Samuel (ed) Citizen of To-morrow: a handbook on social questions Charles H. Kelly (10th thousand) c 1906  Dedicated to the members of the Weslyan Methodist Union for Social Science. Among many articles on subject such as housing, land, drink, unemployment etc is one by Marie Stuart, Late Associate of the Royal Sanitary Society, on Women and Social Problems, which covers sweated trades, factory work, infant mortality, creches, shop work etc. Good £14
56. KING, Brenda Silk and Empire Manchester University Press  A study of the Anglo-Indian silk trade, challenging the notion that Britain always exploited its empire. Mint in d/w (pub price £55) £30
57. LERNER, Gerda The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: from the middle ages to 1870 OUP 1993  Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £13
58. LERNER, Gerda The Creation of Patriarchy OUP 1986  Soft covers – fine £10
59. LEWIS, Judith Schneid In the Family Way: childbearing in the British aristocracy, 1760-1860 Rutgers University Press 1986  Very good in slightly chipped d/w £25
60. LITOFF, Judy Barrett And SMITH, David C. We’re In This War, Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform OUP 1994  Fine in d/w £16
61. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Maternity: letters from working women collected by the Women’s Co-operative Guild Virago 1978  First published in 1915. Soft covers – very good £8
62. LOANE, M. An Englishman’s Castle Edward Arnold 1909  Martha Loane was a district nurse – this study of the homes of the poor is the result of her social investigation. Good £18
63. (LUXEMBOURG) Richard Abraham Rosa Luxembourg: a life for the International Berg 1989  Mint in d/w £10
64. MCCANN, Jean Thomas Howell and the School at Llandaff D. Brown (Cowbridge) 1972  Good – ex-university library £15
65. McMILLAN, Margaret The Child and the State The National Labour Press 1911  In which she advocated giving poor children a more broad and humane education than they currently were receiving. Vol 9 in the Socialist Library series. Card covers – very good £28
66. MALVERY, Olive Christian Baby Toilers Hutchinson 1907  A study of the child workers of Edwardian Britain. Good £38
67. MARKS, Lara Metropolitan Maternity maternity and infant welfare services in early 20th century London Rodopi 1996  Soft covers – fine £22
68. MARTIN, Jane Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England Leicester University Press 1999  Mint (pub price £65) £35
69. MASON, Michael The Making of Victorian Sexuality OUP 1994  Fine in d/w £14
70. MILLER, Robert Researching Life Stories and Family Histories Sage 2000  Covers methods and issues involved in collecting and analysing family histories, and collecting and analysing life histories. (pub. price £24.99) £15
71. NELSON, Claudia Boys Will Be Girls: the feminine ethic and British children’s fiction, 1857-1917 Rutgers University Press 1991  Mint in d/w £18
72. NEWMAN, Barbara St Hildegard’s Theology of the Feminine University of California Press 1989  Soft covers – fine £10
73. NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL 1875-1950 privately printed, no date   A GPDST school. Very good internally – green cloth covers sunned – ex-university library £15
74. ORRINSMITH, Mrs The Drawing Room: its decoration and furniture Macmillan 1877  In the ‘Art at Home’ series. ‘The author has endeavoured to give more particular directions as to the furnishing and adornment of the Drawing-Room than was possible in the Miss Garretts’ volume treating of the whole subject of ‘House Decoration’ .’ Very good – missing free front end paper many illustrations – a scarce book £60
75. OSBORNE, Honor And MANISTY, Peggy A History of the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army 1864-1965 Hodder & Stoughton 1966  Good – ex-university library £12
76. PEACH, Linden Contemporary Irish and Welsh Women’s Fiction: gender, desire and power University of Wales Press 2008  The first comparative study of fiction by late 20th and 21st-century women writers from England, Southern Ireland and Wales. Soft covers – mint £15
77. PEDERSEN, Frederik Marriage Disputes in Medieval England Hambledon 2000  The records of the church courts of the province of York, mainly dating from the 14th c, provide a welcome light on private, family life and on individual reactions to it. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £25
78. PHILLIPS, M. And TOMPKINSON, W.S. English Women in Life and Letters OUP 1927  Describes the lives of Englishwomen of the past, some rich, others poor and unknown – using both historical sources and fiction – from the 14th century to the mid 19th. Very good £20
79. PHILLIPS, Margaret Mann Willingly to School: memories of York College for Girls 1919-1924 Highgate Publications 1989  Good in card covers – though ex-library £10
80. RENDALL, Jane The Origins of Modern Feminism: women in Britain, France and the United States 1780-1860 Macmillan 1985  Soft covers – very good £15
81. RICHARDS, Anna The Wasting Heroine in German Fiction by Women 1770-1914 OUP 2004  Mint in d/w £12
82. ROBERTS, Alison Hathor Rising: the serpent power in ancient Egypt Northgate 1995  Soft covers – fine £8
83. ROYDEN, A. Maude Political Christianity G.P. Putnams’ 1923 (r/p)  Dedicated to members of the Guildhouse congregation. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £8
84. SANGER, Margaret (Esther Katz. ed) The Selected Papers of Margaret Sanger Vol 2: Birth Control Comes of Age, 1928-1939 University of Illinois Press 2007  Hard covers – mint in d/w – heavy (pub price £38) £25
85. SAYERS, Jane The Fountain Unsealed: a history of Notting Hill and Ealing High School privately published 1973  A study of one of the most successful of the GPDST schools – and one of the best school histories that I have ever read. Very good £28
86. SCARLET WOMEN Scarlet Women Collective April 1978  Newsletter of the Socialist Feminist Current. Combined issues 6 & 7. Good £4
87. SCARLET WOMEN Scarlet Women Collective August 1978  Newsletter of the Socialist Feminist Current. Issue 8. Very good £4
88. SHAHAR, Shulamith The Fourth Estate: a history of women in the Middle Ages Routledge 1993 (r/p)  Paper covers – fine £12
89. SHIRAZI, Faegheh Velvet Jihad: Muslim women’s quiet resistance to Islamic fundamentalism University Press of Florida 2009  Hardcovers – mint in d/w £20
90. SHOWALTER, Elaine A Jury of Her Peers: American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Virago 2009  Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12
91. SIX POINT GROUP In Her Own Right: a discussion conducted by the Six Point Group Harrap 1968  Includes contributions from Hazel Hunkins-Hallinan, Marghanita Laski, Pat Hornsby-Smith and Lena Jeger, stemming from a conference ‘where it was felt that it was timely to investigate ths uccess of the movement towards emancipation and to discuss the problems remaining fifty years after the emancipation of women’. Paper covers – good £10
92. STAFFORD, H.M. Queenswood: the first sixty years 1894-1954 privately printed 1954  History of the school. Good – ex-college library £12
93. STANLEY, Liz Et Al (eds) Auto/Biography: Bulletin of the British Sociological Association Study Group on Auto/Biography (1993)  Vol 2, no 1 ‘Research Practices’. Soft covers – fine £9
94. STENTON, Doris Mary The English Woman in History Allen & Unwin 1957  Good reading copy – ex-library £15
95. STONE, Dorothy The National: the story of a pioneer college Robert Hale 1976  History of the pioneering domestic economy training college – The National Training College of Domestic Subjects. Fine in d/w £12
96. TAYLOR, Barbara Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination CUP 2003  Soft covers – fine £17
97. TAYLOR, Yvette Working-class Lesbian Life: classed outsiders Palgrave 2007  Hardcovers – mint (pub. price £45) £25
98. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEAR-BOOK AND DIRECTORY FOR 1888 JUBILEE EDITION Hatchard’s 1888  edited by ‘L.M. H.’ [Louisa Hubbard], comprising Part I Englishwomen and their work in Queen Victoria’s reign and Part II
Directory for 1888. A wonderful source – full of details of names and addresses. Very good and tight in decorative boards, a little darkened and marked with age. Extremely scarce £195
99. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEARBOOK AND DIRECTORY 1901 A & C Black 1901  Ed by Emily Janes. Packed with information. Good internally – cloth covers marked – scarce £80
100. TOBIN, Beth Fowkes Superintending the Poor: charitable ladies and paternal landlords in British fiction, 1770-1860 Yale University Press 1993  Mint in d/w £18
101. TROUBLE AND STRIFE: Trouble and Strife Collective 1988  Issue no 14 Winter 1988. Very good £4
102. TROUBLE AND STRIFE: a radical feminist magazine Trouble and Strife Collective 1984  Issue no 3 Summer 1984. Includes ‘Storming the Wimpy Bars: an interview with Lilian Mohin’. Very good £4
103. TROUBLE AND STRIFE: a radical feminist magazine Trouble and Strife Collective 1985  Issue No. 5. Spring 1985 £4
104. TROUBLE AND STRIFE: a radical feminist magazine Trouble and Strife Collective 1986  Issue no 9 Summer 1986 £4
105. TROUBLE AND STRIFE: a radical feminist magazine Trouble and Strife Collective 1988  Issue no 13 Summer 1988 £4
106. TUCKWELL, Gertrude The State and its Children Methuen 1894  ‘Among the social questions with which the nation has to deal there is none, it seems to me, so important as the question of children.’ Chapters include: ‘Reformatories and Indusrial Schools’, ‘Workhouse schools and children’, ‘Canal and van children'; ‘Circus and theatre children’, ‘Homes for blind and deaf and dumb’ and ‘Work for the Society for the Prevention of Curelty to Children’. Very good – scarce £25
107. TYLECOTE, Mabel The Education of Women at Manchester University 1883 to 1933 Manchester University Press 1941  With a newscutting obituary of Dame Mabel Tylecote laid in. Good – scarce £40
108. VINCE, Mrs Millicent Decoration and Care of the Home W. Collins 1923  Mrs Vince had been a pupil of the pioneer ‘House Decorator’, Agnes Garrett. Very good in rubbed d/w £18
109. WARWICK, Countess Of A Woman and the War Chapman and Hall 1916  The wartime thoughts of an interesting woman – a social reformer. Includes chapters on ‘Nursing in Wartime’ and ‘Women and the War’. Very good £48
110. WEST, Rebecca The Young Rebecca: writings of Rebecca West 1911-17 Indiana University Press 1982  Selected and introduced by Jane Marcus. Soft covers – fine £12
111. WILLIAMS, A. Susan Ladies of Influence: women of the elite in interwar Britain Allen Lane 2000  Studies of, among others, Edith, Marchioness of Londonderry, Katharine, Duchess of Atholl, Nancy Cunard, and Stella, Marchioness of Reading. Fine in very good d/w £12
112. WOODS, Edgar & Diana Things That Are Not Done: an outspoken commentary on popular habits and a guide to correct conduct Universal Publications, no date (1937)  Good £12
113. ALLEN, Alexandra Travelling Ladies: Victorian Adventuresses  Studies of Daisy Bates, Isabella Bird Bishop, Midlred Cabele and Evangeline and Francesca French, Alexandra David-Neel, Jane Digby el Mesrab, Kate Marsden, Marianne North and May French Sheldon. Fine in d/w £10
114. BELL, Alan (ed and with an introduction by) Sir Leslie Stephen’s ‘Mausoleum Book’ OUP 1977  Intimate autobiography written for Stephen’s immediate family after the death of his wife, Julia, the mother of Vanessa and Virginia. Very good in d/w £12
115. BELL, MAUREEN, PARFIT, GEORGE AND SHEPHERD, SIMON A Biographical Dictionary of English Women Writers 1560-1720 G.K. Hall 1990  Expands the boundaries of what is conventionally recognized as 17th century English literature by uncovering, reintroducing and documenting the lives and works of more than 550 English women who wrote betwen 1580-1720. Fine in d/w £25
116. BETHAM, Matilda A Biographical Dictionary of the Celebrated Women of Every Age and Country printed for B. Crosby 1804  A fascinating compilation. First edition – 852pp – bound in half leather and marbled boards – very good – scarce £200
117. (BRONTE) Margaret Smith (ed) Selected Letters of Charlotte Bronte OUP 2007  Mint in d/w £15
118. (COBBE) Frances Power Cobbe Life of Frances Power Cobbe : as told by herself Swan Sonnenschein 1904  The Posthumous – and best – edition – ‘With Additions by the Author and Introduction by Blanche Atkinson’. Fine – rather scarce £75
119. (EDEN) Violet Dickinson (Ed) Miss Eden’s Letters Macmillan 1919  Born, a Whig, in 1797. Her letters are full of social detail. In 1835 she went to India with her brother when he became governor-general. Very good £28
120. (GASKELL) John Chapple (ed) Elizabeth Gaskell: the early years Manchester University Press 1997  Mint in d/w £18
121. (HILDEGARD OF BINGEN) Sabina Flanagan Hildegard of Bingen: a visionary life Routledge 1990  Soft covers – fine £7
122. (HOWARD) Elizabeth Jane Howard Slipstream: a memoir Macmillan 2002  Fine in d/w £8
123. (HOWE) Valarie Ziegler Diva Julia: the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe Trinity Press International 2003  Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10
124. (JAMESON) Storm Jameson Journey from the North: autobiography of Storm Jameson Virago 1984  Soft covers – good – 2 volumes complete £12
125. [JEBB] Alice Salomon Eglantyne Jebb Union Internationale de Secours Aux Enfants 1936  Short study in French. Paper covers – 53pp – very good £5
126. (JERNINGHAM) Ernest Betham (ed) A House of Letters: being excerpts from the correspondence of Miss Charlotte Jerningham, Lady Jerningham, Coleridge, Lamb, Southey, Bernard and Lucy Barton, and others, with Matilda Betham Jarrolds  ‘Also notes of some phases in the evolution of an English family’- the Bethams. Good £28
127. KELSALL, Helen Berridge House Who’s Who, 1893-1957 privately published   A list of all the pupils and staff of the National Society’s Training College for Domestic Subjects – with a short history of the college. Paper covers – good £12
128. (KINGSLEY) Robert Pearce Mary Kingsley: light at the heart of darkness Kensal Press 1990  A biography of the West African traveller. Very good in d/w £15
129. (LOVELACE) Betty Alexandra Toole (ed) Ada, The Enchantress of Numbers: a selection from the letters of Lord Byron’s daughter and her description of the first computer Strawberry Press (USA) 1992  Fine in d/w – inscribed in ink on the free front end paper by the editor. £18
130. (MARTIN) Sarah Martin A Brief Sketch of the Life of the Late Miss Sarah Martin of Great Yarmouth: with extracts from the Parliamentary Reports on Prisons; her own Prison Journals etc C. Barber (Yarmouth) 2nd ed, 1844  Prison visitor, dressmaker, Sunday School teacher. Her comments on the prisoners are particularly interesting. Good in original cloth £35
131. (MOODIE/TRAILL) Charlotte Gray Sisters in the Wilderness: Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill, pioneers of the Canadian backwoods Duckworth 2001  Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12
132. (MORRELL) Robert Gathorne-Hardy (ed) Ottoline:the early memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell; Ottoline at Garsington: memoirs of Lady Ottoline Morrell Faber, 1963 and Faber, 1974 (respectively  Two volumes together, as a set – both good in d/w £28
133. NEWNHAM COLLEGE REGISTER 1871-1950 privately printed  packed with biographical information on students and staff. Soft covers – 2 vols – good – although backing on vol 1 is coming unstuck and outermost cover of vol II is missing- internally very good – scarce £40
134. (NICE) Miranda Seymour The Bugatti Queen: in search of a motor-racing legend Simon & Schuster 2004  Romantic life of Helle Nice, who set land-speed records for Bugatti in the 1930s. Fine in d/w £8
135. (NICHOL) Anna Stoddart Elizabeth Pease Nichol Dent 1899  (1807-1897) Scottish Quaker – daughter of the founder of the Peace Society, suffragist, chartist, anti-vivesectionist. Very good – scarce £35
136. (OUTRAM) Mary Frances Outram Margaret Outram 1778-1863; mother of the Bayard of India John Murray 1932  A wide-ranging, satisfying biography. Good internally – tho’ ex-library £15
137. (PHILIPS) Philip Webster Souers The Matchless Orinda Harvard University Press 1931  An account of the life of Mrs Katherine Philips, the first woman in England to gain the reputation of a poetess.Good – ex university library £28
138. (PROCTER) Zoe Procter Life and Yesterday The Favil Press 1960  Autobiography of an active member of the WSPU. She had previously been secretary to Pearl Craigie (John Oliver Hobbes) and to ‘Henrietta Leslie’- and was a niece of Adelaide Procter, of whom she writes. Much about her imprisonment in Holloway – where she met Dorothea Rock, the woman who was to become her life partner. Very good in chipped d/w – a joint presentation copy signed at Xmas 1960 to ‘Rhoda’ from the author and Dorothea. £45
139. (PUREFOY) G. Eland (ed) Purefoy Letters 1735-1753 Sidgwick & Jackson 1931  The letters of Elizabeth Purefoy (1672-1765), whose husband died in 1704, and her son, Henry Purefoy. Elizabeth Purefoy was, as her epitaph recorded, ‘a woman of excellent understanding, prudent and frugal’ and her letters are full of domestic detail. Very good – two volumes £40
140. (RAVERAT) Gwen Raverat Period Piece Faber 1987 (r/p)  Soft covers – very good £6
141. (RHYS) Francis Wyndham And Diana Melly (eds) Jean Rhys Letters 1931-1966 Deutsch 1984  Very good in d/w £12
142. [RUSKIN] Mary Lutyens (ed) Young Mrs Ruskin in Venice: the picture of society and life with John Ruskin 1849-1852 Vanguard Press (NY) 1965  Very good in d/w £12
143. (SOYER) Ruth Cowen Relish: the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chef Weidenfeld 2006  Chef and kitchen designer to the Reform Club and reformer of army catering. Mint in d/w £15
144. (SPRINGFIELD) VALENTINE, Penny And WICKHAM, Vicki Dancing With Demons: the authorised biography of Dusty Springfield Hodder 2000  Mint in d/w £6
145. (STANLEY) Jane H. Adeane (ed) The Early Married Life of Maria Josepha Lady Stanley, with extracts from Sir John Stanleys ‘Praeterita’ Longmans, Green 1899  Follows the life of the engaging Maria Josepha from 1797 until 1817 – much social detail. Very good internally – in rubbed and bumped decorative binding £15
146. (STUART) James Stuart Reminiscences privately printed (Chiswick Press) 1911  Autobiography of a man who was especially supportive of the women’s movement. He was one of the first Girton lecturers in the earliest days at Hitchin and then one of Josephine Butler’s chief supporters. His sister was one of the chief peripatetic lecturers for Central Committee for Women’s Suffrage in the 1870s. Stuart succeeded Henry Fawcett as MP for Hackney, in 1890 married Laura Colman, who had studied at Newnham, and eventually became director of her family firm, Colmans, mustard manufacturers, of Norwich. In fine condition- scarce £20
147. (TAYLORS) Doris Mary Armitage The Taylors of Ongar W. Heffer 1939  A joint biography of the family of writers that included Ann and Jane Taylor – the latter the author of ‘Twinkle, Twinkle little star’. Good – ex-university library £18
148. (TENNYSON) James O. Hoge Lady Tennyson’s Journal University Press of Virginia 1981  Fine in d/w £18
149. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian And PHILLIPS, John Violet Trefusis: a biography including correspondence with Vita Sackville-West Methuen 1986  Soft covers – good £7
150. (TROUBRIDGE) Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson (ed) Life Amongst the Troubridges: journals of a young Victorian 1873-1884 by Laura Troubridge John Murray 1966  Very good in rubbed d/w £10
151. (TUCKER) Agnes Giberne A Lady of England: the life and letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker Hodder & Stoughton 1895  The standard biography of a popular children’s and religious writer – who spent the later years of her life as a missionary in India. Good – though ex-university library £28
152. (TUSSAUD) Kate Berridge Waxing Mythical: the life and legend of Madame Tussaud John Murray 2006  Fine in d/w £18
153. (TWINING) Louisa Twining Recollections of My Life and Work Edward Arnold 1893  She was an early ‘social worker’ – involved with workhouse visiting, promoting the idea of poor law inspectors and was herself a poor law guardian. Very good – scarce £68
154. (WARWICK) Charlotte Fell-Smith Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick (1625-1678), her family and friends Longmans, Green 1901  Very good £45
155. (WHARTON) R.W.B. Lewis And Nancy Lewis The Letters of Edith Wharton Simon & Schuster 1988  Fine in fine d/w – 654pp £12
156. (YOURCENAR) Josyane Savigneau Marguerite Yourcenar: inventing a life University of Chicago Press 1993  Biography of the author of ‘The Memoirs of Hadrian’ . Translated from French by Joan E. Howard. Fine in d/w £10
157. ANON The Board of Education and Catholic Secondary Schools W. Watson & Co (Birmingham) 1910  Written by a supporter of Catholic education – and heavily annotated – presumably by someone at the Board of Education. Interesting. Paper covers – good – 16pp in card covers – ex-Board of Education £6
158. ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLWORK Report of Meeting Held at the Westminster Town Hall on Wed Nov 12th 1902  The Association was formed in 1897 and was disbanded in 1905. The Association’s aim, at its most basic, of promoting the employment of middle-class young women – ie those who had attended high schools – in working-class – ie elementary – schools. ‘Higher teachers are now at last waking up to the absolute necessity of training, and Elementary teachers are far more cultured than they were five or ten years ago.’16-pp pamphlet – good £4
159. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy (with special reference to Secondary Education) AAM no date (1920s?)  4-pp leaflet. Good – ex-Board of Education library £2
160. ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES Nursing as a Profession 1923  4-pp leaflet . Rather dog-eared- ex-Board of Education library £2
161. BINFIELD, Clyde Belmont’s Portias: Victorian nonconformists and middle-class education for girls Dr Williams’ Trust 1981  The 35th Friends of Dr Williams’s Library Lecture. Paper covers – 35pp – good – scarce £18
162. BUTLER, Josephine (ed) The Storm Bell Ladies’ National Association for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice Feb 1899  Single issue. Contains the rather touching notice: ‘If there should occasionally be some delay or irregularity in the appearance of the Storm Bell, I beg my Friends to judge its Editor leniently….As I have no Sub-Editor, it will be understood that it is not always easy to prepare even so humble a periodical as this, in time to be out exactly at the right date.’ Fine – scarce £28
163. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Right and Wrong as to School Feeding COS 1906  Facts and figures. Paper covers – 8pp – very good – unusual £18
164. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY D.R. Sharpe Centralised Registration of Assistance COS 1911  Paper read on 31 May 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 14pp pamphlet – good – unusual £18
165. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Miss Pike Friendly Visiting and Personal Service COS 1911  Paper read on 1 June 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 11pp – good – a little foxing – unusual £20
166. CO-OPERATIVE HOLIDAYS ASSOCIATION  3-pp pamphlet, reprinted from ‘Modern Language Teaching’, June 1910, setting out the work of this Associaiton, which had begun by the Congregational Church in industrial Lancashire, together with
Annual Reports for the year ending Sept 30th, 1910 and Annual Report for the year ending Sept 30th 1911. Interesting – 3 items – the Annual Reports v good – the pamphlet rubbed and split (with no loss of text) – ex-Board of Education library – as a collection £15
167. COLLECTION OF FABIAN SOCIETY TRACTS ETC  The collection comprises: 1) The Abolition of Poor Law Guardians (Fabian Tract 126), 1906; Socialism and Labor Policy (FT 127), 1906; 2) The Case for a Legal Minimum Wage (FT 128), 1906; 3) More Books To Read on Social and Economic Subjects (FT 129), 1906; 4) Miss L.B. Hutchins, Home Work and Sweating: the causes and the remedies (FT 130), 1907; 5) Sidney Webb, The Decline in the Birth-Rate (FT 131), 1907; 6) A Guide to Books For Socialists (FT 132), 1907; 7) The Rev Percy Dearmer, Socialism and Christianity (FT 133), 1907; 8) Small Holdings, Allotments, and Common Pastures (FT 134), 1907; 9) Sidney Webb, Paupers and Old Age Pensions (FT 135), 1907; 10) Edward Carpenter, The Villand and the Landlord (FT 136), 1907; 11) Parish Councils and Village Life (FT 137), 1908; 12) 22nd Annual Report on the work of the Fabian Society for year ended March 1905, reprinted1906; 13) 23rd Annual Report on the work of the Fabian Society for year ended March 1906, 1906; 14) 24th Annual Report on the work of the Fabian Society for the year ended March 1907, 1907; 15) Lecture List of the Fabian Society: London and Provinces, Sept 1907; 16) F. Lewis Donaldson, The Unemployed, Christian Social Union pamphlet no 14, 1907; 17) James Timewell, The Royal Commission on the Metropolitan Police, pub by the Police and Public Vigilance Society, c.1906; 18) Sybella Gurney, Co-operative Housing, pub by the Co-partnership Tenants’ Housing Council, c.1907; 19) John Nettlefold, Slum Reform and Town Planning: the Garden City idea applied to existing cities and their suburbs, c 1907. 19 pamphlets in cloth binding which bears the stamp of Westminster Public Libraries. Bookplate on front pastedown shows that it has been withdrawn from the Library. £35
168. FABIAN WOMEN’S GROUP Summary of Eight Papers and Discussions upon the Disabilities of Mothers as Workers Fabian Women’s Group (Private Circulation) 1910  Papers by Mrs Pember Reeves, Dr Ethel Vaughan-sawyer, Mrs Spence Weiss, Mrs Bartrick Baker, Mrs Stanbury, Mrs S.K. Ratcliffe, Miss B.L. Hutchins, Mrs O’Brien Harris. Paper covers – good £15
169. GIRL GUIDES Log of 2nd Worthing Ranger Company April-September 1927  An exercise book covered in linen with a handpainted Girl Guide trefoil on the front and dried specimens of the Company’s three patrols – Poppy, Oak and Silver Birch on the inside front cover. The title page has been lovingly decorated – and there are occasional drawings in the text and a few photographs of the girls at camp. The Log is a handwritten record of the Rangers’ activities in 6 months of 1927- recorded in some detail. The names of many of the girls and their leaders are mentioned. Unusual £35
170. GRONNO, Arthur The Woman M.P.: a Periol to Women and the Country Manchester Branch of the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League, 2nd ed c. 1909  Originally published in 12 articles in the ‘Manchester Evening News’. Paper covers – 40pp – very good – very scarce £98
171. INDEPENDENT LABOUR PARTY What Socialism Means for Women ILP c 1905  ILP Leaflet No 6. ‘Socialism means freedom for women just as it does for men. It means enfranchising them…’ Worthy aims. Small – 4-pp leaflet £12
172. LIST, Alfred The Two Phases of The Social Evil Ogle and Murray (Edinburgh), 2nd ed 1861  A short study of prostitution in Scotland. The author was the Registration Examiner of Births, Deaths and Marriages in Scotland and includes tables showing the number of illegitimate births in various towns, relating them to the occupation of the mothers. He points out that ‘the sisterhood of the needle occupy the foremost place’ and draws the conclusion that the poor wages these women could demand forced them into prostitution. 47pp pamphlet bound into a modern cloth binding. Very good – scarce
173. LONDON INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PLAIN NEEDLEWORK Annual Report for the Year ending September 30th, 1909 1909  24pp – good in card covers – ex-Board of Education library £8
174. MELLORS, Robert Evening School in the Villages of Nottinghamshire  ‘An appeal to the ladies and gentlemen of every class in the county to aid in the formation and management of evening schools adapted to local industrial conditions.’ Mr Mellors was an alderman on Nottinghamshire County Council. 20-pp pamphlet – good – ex-Board of Education library
175. MINISTRY OF HEALTH Government Evacuation Scheme HMSO 1939  ‘Memo. Ev. 4′. All the details of the scheme to evacuate children, expectant mothers and the disabled from cities in the event of war. Probably missing a blue paper cover – otherwise good – 32pp – ex-Board of Education library £12
176. NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN Collection of Annual Report and Accounts  Reports for 1961-1966 inclusive – and for 1968 and for 1975/6. Paper covers – good. 7 items – as a collection £10
177. NORWEGIAN JOINT COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL POLICY The Status of Women in Norway Today 1953  Paper covers -67 pp – with photographs – with drawn from the Women’s Library £3
178. PALLISTER, Minnie Socialism for Women ILP no date   ‘Not only the “Intelligent” Women but for all Women’ – with a nod to G.B. Shaw. Paper covers -18-pp pamphlet – good £18
179. PAUPER HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS Return of ‘all district and separate pauper hospitals (including asylums of the Metropolitan Asylum District), also of district and separate pauper schools, built during the past ten years; giving the name of hospital or school; names of unions contribution; class of inmates; extent of area; cost of site; cost of building; number of inmates; exclusive of officers; cost per head on number to be accommodated; and number of inmates on 1 May 1885 HMSO 1885  6 foolscap pages. Very good – disbound £20
180. REFORMATORIES AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS (COMMITTALS) Returns showing the comparative number of committals of boys and girls to reformatories and industrial schools April 1872  ‘Shows comparative number of committals of boys and girls to reformatories and industrial schools in 1870, with the number of cases in which the parents have been charged with such payment towards their children’s cost at such schools as may be considered equal to the expense they are saved by so throwing their children on public support, together with a comparative statement of the number of cases in which such charge has been adjudged, with that of the charges actually recovered and regularly paid.’ Raw facts. 4 foolscap pp – disbound £28
181. SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper Schools HMSO 1875  ‘Copy ”of a Letter addressed to the President of the Local Government Board by Mrs Nassau Senior, lately an Inspector of the Board, being a reply to the observation of Mr Tufnell, also a former inspector upon her report on pauper schools’. This was a follow-up to Mrs Senior’s 1874 report.
24pp – large format – disbound. £55
182. SIDGWICK, Mrs Henry University Education for Women Manchester University Press 1913  ‘Presidential Address delivered to the Education Society, Manchester University, on 21st November, 1912.’ Paper covers – 24pp – ex-Board of Education library – good £15
183. SIR HENRY JONES  writes a glowing testimonial for his former pupil, Mabel Atkinson, a candidate for a lectureship at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. She was a Fabian and a suffragette Fine £48
184. THE ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES List of Public Secondary Schools for Girls 1903 1903  Card covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library £10
185. THE ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES List of Public Secondary Schools for Girls 1905 1905  Card covers – good – ex-Board of Education library £10
186. THE ASSOCIATION OF HEADMISTRESSES Girls’ Patriotic Union of Secondary Schools: Subscription list for the ‘Star and Garter’ home at Richmond for sailors and soldiers totally disabled in the war 1916  List of schools that subscribed. The treasurer was Miss Gadesden of Blackheath High School. 1-p leaflet — ex-Board of Education library £2
187. WHITE, Florence The Spinsters Manifesto!!: a detailed statement of the case for contributory (non-retiring) pensions at 55 National Spinsters Pensions Association 1945  ‘We herewith present the case for pension consideration for single women at 55, trusting that after perusal you will be impressed by the reasonable nature of the reform advocated, agreeing with us that single women are indeed the OVERLOOKED SECTION in the present Social Insurance Proposals’. Pamphlet -12pp – fine £28
188. A WOMAN’S RIGHT TO CHOOSE Abortion Law Reform Association
Why we must fight the Abortion (Amendment) Bill and how to go about it  20-pp pamphlet giving ‘Some Information about the Abortion (Amendment) Bill’ – and including a ‘List of Members of Parliament who voted AGAINST the Bill’s Second Reading, 7 Feb 1975) £8
189. WOMEN’S UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT FOR WORK IN THE POORER DISTRICTS OF LONDON Fifteenth Annual Report WUS March 1902  Packed with names of subscribers as well as a report of the work accomplished by the Settlement. Paper covers – good -ex-Board of Education library £18
Real Photographic Postcards
190. CLARK’S COLLEGE, CIVIL SERVICE Preparing for the Lady Clerk’s G.P.O. Exam  Photograph of the young women preparing for this exam which, if they passed, offered a chance of bettering themselves. Very good – unposted £12
191. HORTICULTURAL COLLEGE FOR WOMEN, HEXTABLE  real photographic postcard of Hextable House, home of Swanley Horticultural College (for details of which see Crawford, ‘Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle’). The card was posted on 19 Jan 1918 from, I assume, a student to her mother, with the message ‘Have arrived safely.’ Good £8
192. MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOL FOR GIRLS  Real photographic postcard of the exterior of the Crosby, Liverpool, girls’ school. The ink message on the back includes ‘The view is of Aunty Nina’s school..’ and continues onto the front of the card on white space to the side of the photograph. Posted in, I think, 1933. Good £10
193. BAILLIE, Joanna A Series of Plays in which it is attempted to delineate the stronger passions of the mind Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, & Brown, a new edition 1821  A handsome set – newly rebound in cloth £120
194. MCLEOD, Irene Rutherford Songs to Save a Soul Chatto and Windus 1916 (7th ed)  A collection of poems. An introductory note states that some had been previously published in, amongst other journals, ‘Votes for Women’. Irene McLeod had been a member of the WSPU’s Young Purple, White and Green Association and of its Drummers’ Union. Very good £20
195. MAZZANTINI, Margaret Don’t Move Chatto & Windus 2004  A novel with a Roman setting. Soft covers – uncorrected proof copy – fine £6
196. MOGGACH, Deborah In The Dark Chatto 2007  A very readable novel – set in the First World War. Fine in d/w £7
197. PROCTER, Adelaide Anne Legends and Lyrics Bell & Daldy, 14th ed 1872  Poems by a leading member of the Langham-Place group. very good – leather, with gilt decorations and all edges gilt £28
198. SIGOURNEY, Mrs (ed. F.W.N. Bailey) The Poetical Works of Mrs L.H. Sigourney G. Routledge 1857  Neatly rebound in cloth £20
199. SINCLAIR,Catherine Modern Society; or, the March of the Intellect William Whyte 1837  Very good in half-leather and marbled boards £20
200. SPARK, Muriel Territorial Rights Macmillan 1979  Set in Venice. Very good in d/w £12
201. SWAN, Annie S. Aldersyde: a Border story of seventy years ago Oliphant, Anderson, & Ferrier 1885 (r/p)  Good reading copy – cover marked £8
202. SWAN, Annie S. Carlowrie: or, among Lothian folk Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, no date, reprint (1890s?)  Good reading copy £8
203. SWAN, Annie S. The Secret Panel Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier 1896 (r/p  Very good in decorative binding £8
204. SWAN, Annie S. The Strait Gate S.W. Partridge, no date (1890s?)  Good in decorative binding £8
205. TRAVERS, Graham [pseud of Margaret Todd] Mona MacLean: medical student William Blackwood, 14th ed 1899  Novel written by Sophia Jex-Blake’s friend and biographer. Cover marked – scarce £38
206. YONGE, Charlotte M. A Book of Golden Deeds T. Nelson, no date, reprint  Good reading copy £5
207. BLACKBURN, Helen (ed) A Handbook for Women engaged in social and political work J.W. Arrowsmith 1895  Packed with information and names; Helen Blackburn’s precise intelligence shines through. Two pull-out diagrams. Very good – and very scarce £80
208. CAMPBELL, Olwen W. The Feminine Point of View Williams & Norgate 1952  The report of a Conference which began in the winter of 1947 and included among its members Teresa Billington-Greig and Margery Corbett Ashby. Olwen Campbell was the daughter of Mary Ward, who had been the leading light of the Cambridge Association for Women’s Suffrage. Very good in d/w £18
209. GIBSON, Sir John The Emancipation of Women Gwasg Gomer 1992  First published in 1891. Gibson was editor of the ‘Cambrian News’ between 1875-1915 and a strong supporter of women’s suffrage in Wales. Soft covers – mint £12
210. KENT, Susan Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 Princeton University Press 1987  Fine in d/w (which has one slight nick) £20
211. MARTIN, Anna Mother and Social Reform NUWSS 1913  Two articles reprinted from the ‘Nineteenth Century and After’ issues of May and June 1913 as a booklet. Anna Martin, deeply concerned about the level of infant mortality and general ill-health of poor women and children, argues for easier separation in cases where the husband and father is neglectful or worse, the right of women to a ‘maintenance’ that is in some way defined. With a membership form for the NUWSS tipped in at the front, and a subscription form to ‘The Common Cause’ at the back. Paper covers (with a few nicks at edges) – very good condition -64pp £45
212. OWEN, Harold Woman Adrift: the menace of suffragism Stanley Paul   Anti-suffrage polemic by a playwright and journalist.. Good – scarce £55
213. PANKHURST, Sylvia The Suffragette: the history of the women’s militant suffrage movement 1905-1910 The Woman’s Journal (Boston) 1911  This history of the British militant suffrage movement was first published in the USA – this copy bears the pinprick library mark of Louisville Free Public Library – very good – scarce £85
214. PETHICK-LAWRENCE, Frederick The Women’s Fight for the Vote The Woman’s Press 1910  One of the classics of the women’s suffrage campaign. Very good internally – delightfully decorated cover (purple and gold) slightly rubbed and faded- – very scarce £150
215. RUBINSTEIN, David Before the Suffragettes: women’s emancipation in the 1890s Harvester 1986  Soft covers – very good £15
216. SEAWELL, Molly Elliot The Ladies’ Battle Macmillan Co (NY) 1911  She was an American novelist who here argues against women’s suffrage, maintaining that if women were to vote an unlooked-for ‘general revolution’ would be inaugurated. Good – uncommon £38
217. STOPES, Charlotte Carmichael British Freewomen: their historical privilege Swan Sonnenschein, 3rd ed 1907  An important volume in the historiography of the women’s suffrage movement. Mrs Stopes made use of material collected by Helen Blackburn. Good. £65
218. (LESLIE) ‘Henrietta Leslie’ (pseudonym of Gladys Schutze) More Ha’pence Than Kicks; being some things remembered MacDonald, 2nd imp 1943  Her autobiography – she was a keen supporter of the WSPU – gave shelter to Mrs Pankhurst at her house in Chelsea. Good internally – cover rubbed – quite scarce £19
219. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925  Very good – in purple cloth, with design by Syvlia Pankhurst on front cover £68
220. (MILL) John Stuart Mill Autobiography Longmans, Green 1873  First edition. Good – in rubbed half leather and marbled boards £55
221. (PANKHURST) Barbara Castle Sylvia and Christabel Pankhurst Penguin 1987  Paper covers – very good £5
222. (PANKHURST) Richard Pankhurst Sylvia Pankhurst: artist and crusader Paddington Press 1979  Fully illustrated study of her work as an artist. Very good £12
223. ARMOUR, Margaret Agnes of Edinburgh Andrew Melrose 1911  A novel of its time – the suffrage movement although not central to the plot – flows along behind, occasionally breaking the surface in a discussion of women’s rights and attitudes to the campaign. Interesting – very scarce – I’ve only seen it previously in the Briitish Library. Very good in rubbed paper wrapper – with a little card inlaid – showing that it had been presented to Nesta Prichard, of Form Vb, as a prize for mathematics. £55
224. ETHELMER, Ellis Woman Free Women’s Emancipation Union 1893  ‘Woman Free’ is a 32-page poem – enhanced by c 200 pp of notes revealing a wide range of reading – Richard Jefferies, Tennyson, Geddes and Thomson’s Evolution of Sex , Mary Wollstonecraft; Westermarck’s History of Human Marriage, Walt Whitman, Ruskin, and J.S. Mill. Its central idea is that men’s sexual violence and exploitation of women followed from their destruction of the Matriarchate. Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy, the begetter of the Women’s Emancipation Union, and her busband, Ben, jointly used the pseudonym ‘Ellis Ethelmer’. Interesting and idiosyncratic. Good – and very scarce. I cannot remember that I have ever had a copy in stock before – certainly this is the first time this century. £95
225. JOHNSTON, Mary Hagar Constable 1913  Includes mention of the US women’s suffrage campaign. Very good £12
226. JOHNSTON, Sir Harry Mrs Warren’s daughter: a story of the women’s movement Chatto & Windus 1920  A suffrage novel. Very good – presentation copy from the author’s wife £85
227. LUCAS, E.V. Mr Ingleside Methuen, 7th eds, no date 1910912?)  A novel with suffrage scenes. Very good £15
228. MASSIE, Chris Esther Vanner Sampson Low, Marston & Co no date (1937)  The heroine is a suffragette. Very good in d/w £85
229. PAGE, Gertrude The Winding Paths Hurst & Blackett c 1911 [8th ed]  A novel with a suffrage theme. ‘The men call them “new Women” with derision, or mannish, or unsexed; but those who have been among them, and known them as friends, know that they hold in their ranks some of th most generous-hearted, unselfish, big-souled women who exist in England to-day…One such as the best of these was Ethel Hayward..’ Good £20
230. ROBERTS, Katherine Pages From the Diary of a Militant Suffragette Garden City Press 1910  There has been some doubt about whether this is an autobiography or fiction. I tend to think that it is fiction – clearly written by an active suffragette – but am not further forward about who Katherine Roberts was. Extremely interesting – and vivid. Paper covers – a little chipped – but a very good copy – clean and tight – of a very scarce book £250
231. ROBINS, Elizabeth The Convert Women’s Press 1980  Her suffrage novel. Reprint of the 1907 edition – with an introduction by Jane Marcus £9
232. SAUTER, Lilian Through High Windows Curtis & Davison (11a Church St, Kensington) 1911  Poems. Includes ‘Woman’s Plea for Suffrage’ and ‘Woman’s Song of Freedom.’. The latter was set to music by Annette Hullah and published by the London Society for Women’s Suffrage £25
233. SHAW, Bernard Press Cuttings: a topical sketch compiled from the editorial and correspondence columns of the Daily Papers Constable & Co no date (1909)  as performed by the Civic and Dramatic Guild at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on the 9th July 1909. A suffragette play. In grey card covers a little chipped at edge £35
234. TEMPEST, Evelyn [pseud. of Edward Cuming] The Doubts of Diana Hodder & Stoughton [1911/12]  Light-hearted novel – with the heroine taking part in a suffragette raid akin to ‘Black Friday’ ['The rumour that Govenment had thoughts of employing policemen from other parts of London was lightly discredited; everybody was sure no such thing would be done, even by the new Home Secretary'] and ending up in a police court. Good in original binding £28
235. TREVELYAN, Sir G.O. Ladies in Parliament, Horace at Athens, and other pieces George Bell, new edition 1888  ‘”The Ladies in Parliament” was composed during the the great agitation which followed the rejection of Mr Gladstone’s Reform Bill of 1866′. Very good £25
236. WHITE, Percy To-Day Tauchnitz 1913  A very readable novel – with suffrage taking central stage – alongside criticism of the divorce laws. The heroine, as in ‘Ann Veronica’, is prepared to sacrifice her social position for the Cause and enter into a legal pact rather than a conventional marriage. Paper covers – good – scarce £18
237. ANTI-SUFFRAGE CAMPAIGN  Typed letter, dated 18 July 1910, from George Calderon, Acting Secretary to the Campaign Committee, on note paper headed ‘Anti-Suffrage Campaign’ and giving the names of committee members and the office address (Palace Chambers, Bridge Street, Westminster, S.W.) The letter thanks an MP for the ‘really splendid speech’ he gave ‘on Saturday’. Very good £25
238. BODICHON, Mrs Reasons for the Enfranchisement of Women London National Society for Women’s Suffrage, no date late 1860s?  Printed by Head, Hole & Co, Farringdon Street and Ivy Lane, E.C. Scarce and important pamphlet -8pp – good £250
239. CALLING ALL WOMEN: Newsletter of the Suffragette Fellowship Suffragette Fellowship 1963  Issue for February 1963 – with photograph of bronze statuette of Christabel Pankhurst by Sir Charles Wheeler on the cover and inside a report of the unveiling at Peaslake of a portrait and plaque recording the work of Emmeline and Frederick Pethick Lawrence and a review of Mary Gawthorpe’s memoir, ‘Up Hill to Holloway’. Very good £30
240. CALLING ALL WOMEN: Newsletter of the Suffragette Fellowship Suffragette Fellowship 1971  Issue for 1971 – with photograph of the statue of Mrs Pankhurst on the cover and inside a photograph and report of the unveiling of the suffrage memorial in front of Caxton Hall, together with a short autobiographical piece by Grace Roe Very good £30
241. CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST WOMEN’S FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION A Reply to the Anti-Suffragists CUWFA  4-pp leaflet written by Annesley Horsfall. Pages detached – edges very nicked – but text untouched. Withdrawn from the Women’s Library £12
242. CORONATION PROCESSION 17 June 1911  A stereoscope photograph of ‘The Empire Car’ – part of the ‘Pageant of Empire’ part of the procession staged by the suffrage societies to mark the Coronation of George V. Very good £95
243. DAILY GRAPHIC 7 May 1913  The front page is devoted to an interior view of the destruction of St Catherine’s Church, Hatcham – inside there is another photograph of the fire – with fire engine. Also a report of the defeat of the Dickinson Bill proposing a measure of women’s enfranchisement. Complete issue – very good £18
244. DAVIES, Emily Parliamentary Franchise for Women 1904  A 4-pp pamphlet, a reprint of a letter written to the Editor of ‘The Times’ on 31 March 1904. Emily Davies had, of course, been an instigator of the suffrage movement 38 years previously and noted that ‘within the last 20 years a marked change has taken place in public opinion in regard to it. The tone of mingled disapproval and derision, once so common, has to a great extent disappeared, and a disposition is shown to give the quesion a fair hearing, with an undertone of prophecy that “it will come”‘. The pamphlet is not credited to any specific suffrage society, but was, presumably, sold by the NUWSS. Fragile, chipped at edges – unusual – and scarce £55
245. ELMY, Elizabeth Wostenholme Woman’s Franchise: the need of the hour ILP 2nd ed, no date   A campaigner for women’s suffrage since the mid-1860s, she had put aside a lifetime’s aversion to party politics and joined the Manchester ILP in 1904. This article was originally published in the ‘Westminster Review’. In her concise style she analyses the events of the previous 40 years and demands that Liberal MPs who profess to support women’s suffrage honour their pledges. £65
246. FAWCETT, Mrs Henry Home and Politics an address delivered at Toynbee Hall and elsewhere Women’s Printing Society 1894  A much reproduced speech – first given c 1890. This printing does not bear a date but probably c 1900. It carries the ownership stamp of Margaret Clark, Street, Somerset who in 1909 married Arthur Gillett – so probably predates 1909. 8pp – a little creased and marked – but tight £35
247. HILL, MISS OCTAVIA Women and the Suffrage 1910  2-sided leaflet, reproducing a letter from Octavia Hill to the Editor of the ‘Times’, dated 14 July 1910. In this she repudiates the necessity of votes for women – ‘Let the woman seek the quiet paths of helpful real work, be set on finding where she is wanted, on her duties, not on her rights…’ The 2-sided leaflet was printed by the National Press Agency Ltd and does not carry the imprimatur of the anti-suffrage society, although I imagine that group was probably behind its publication, the NPA being their usual printer. Good – very scarce £68
248. IN MEMORIAM Rt Hon Lord and Lady (Emmeline) Pethick-Lawrence of Peaslake  4-pp leaflet describing the various commemorations of the lives of the Pethick-Lawrences. Issued by the Suffragette Fellowship under the names of Lady (Helen) Pethick-Lawrence and Grace Roe. Good £15
249. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label (double-sided) for the Congress – showing two graceful women stretching their arms, to hold hands across the globe. The type-face is very 1913. A pretty and interesting memento of the last pre-war international women’s gathering. Fine -amazingly ephemeral – and unusual £85
250. L’UNION FRANCAISE POUR LE SUFFRAGE DES FEMMES La Charte de la Femme 1910  par Jean Finot suivie d’une Enquete sur le Vote Politique des Femmes en France. 60 pp – fair – paper covers present but detached £8
251. LEIGH SMITH, Barbara A Brief Summary in Plain Language of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women; together with a few observations thereon Holyoake & Co, 2nd edition revised with addition 1856  Barbara Leigh Smith (later Barbara Bodichon) was 27 years old when she wrote this pamphlet, first published in 1854 as part of her campaign to change the Married Women’s Property Acts. This pamphlet is extremely scarce (I have never had a copy for sale before), bound inside recent paper covers. Rather amusingly, the printed price of ‘Threepence’ has been scored through and ‘1 1/2 d’ added – a comment, presumably, then on the interest being shown in the campaign by a public not yet awakened to the cause. Very good £280
252. LENNOX, Geraldine The Suffragette Spirit The Suffragette Fellowship 1932  One of the series of ‘Suffragette Lectures’ – given at Caxton Hall on 17 Nov 1931. Paper covers – good internally -although has been folded. Paper covers carry many shelf marks – withdrawn from the Woman’s Library – scarce £40
253. LONDON AND NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SERVICE Report, October 1st 1938 to March 31st 1943  A Report giving details of how Women’s Service House fared during the early years of the war (bombed) and where the Library was accommodated (Oxford) – together with details of the Society’s perilous financial postition. Good £25
254. LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE  single-sheet leaflet setting out the LSWS’s ‘Policy’.Printed by the Women’s Printing Society sometime after 1910 (the year in which the Society moved to 58 Victoria Street – the address given). Very good £15
255. MCCABE, Joseph Woman in Political Evolution Watts & Co 1909  An overview -from ‘ Woman Before Civilisation’ to ‘The Moral Base of Enfranchisement.’Paper wrappers – one nick at spine eats into the margin of a few pages -and a tiny bit of text is lost on two pages, but does not interfere with reading. £28
256. MCLAREN, Lady ‘Better and Happier': An Answer from the Ladies’ Gallery to the Speeches in Opposition to the Women’s Suffrage Bill, February 28th, 1908 T. Fisher Unwin 1908  I have always been rather an admirer of Laura McLaren and her straight-forward prose. 46-pp – paper covers present but detached – text otherwise good and tight – scarce £75
257. (MARSH) Suffragette Fellowship Memories of Charlotte Marsh published for the Suffragette Fellowship by Marion Lawson June 1961  Paper covers – tribute to a leading WSPU activist – 20-pp pamphlet -card covers reproduces her hunger strike medal. Good -carries library marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce £30
258. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Gladstone on Woman Suffrage MLOWS c. 1909  The Men’s League for Opposing Woman Suffrage was founded in early 1909 and in 1910 merged with the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League to form the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. This pamphlet – reproducing the Grand Old Man’s words on the subject is pamphlet no 3 issued by the Men’s League, presumably quite soon after its founding in 1909. 4-pp – good, with some foxing, scarce £78
259. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Is Woman Suffrage A Logical Outcome of Democracy? MLOWS c 1909  Pamphlet no 6 published by the short-lived Men’s League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. 4-pp – very good – scarce £60
260. MILL, Mrs Stuart (Harriet Taylor Mill) The Enfranchisement of Women Trubner & Co 1868  A reissue, in pamphlet form, of the important article that Harriet Taylor contributed to the ‘Westminster Review’ in 1851. Paper covers – back cover has a tear across – front cover has several library shelf marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Libary. But internally good – and scarce £75
261. MISS MORGAN, OF BRECON The Duties of Citizenship Women’s Local Government Society c 1912  Extracts reprinted from a paper read at the Annual Conference of the National Union of Women Workers, Manchester, October 27th 1896. By the time this leafet was issued Miss Morgan had beed Mayor of Brecon, 1911-12. 4-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £15
262. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE The ‘Conciliation’ Bill: Revised Version NLOWS no date (1911)  The 2-sided leaflet, no 33 in the series, is headed ‘Against Votes for Women’ and ends with ‘Vote and Work Against Votes For Women In Parliamentary Affairs’. Very good – very scarce £75
263. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Mr J.R. Tolmie’s Reply to Mr L. Housman’s Pamphlet NLOWS no date (1913)  The pamphlet of Laurence Housman’s to which this refers is ‘The Physical Force Fallacy’. Pamphlet no 37 issued by the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. 4-pp – very good £65
264. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Woman Suffrage and the Factory Acts NLOWS no date  A 4-pp leaflet, no 8 in the NLOWS series, pointing out that the ‘Women’s Party’ (ie pro-suffrage campaigners) were opposed to the ‘humane acts’ limiting women’s work in factory etc because ‘most of them harbour such a jealous mistrust of men that they suppose even their evidently disinterested actions to be prompted by insidious and harmful motive.’ The leaflet concludes ‘To grant women the franchise would therefore be to raise a fresh obstacle in the way of progress and to defer reforms still necessary for the welfare of the working classes..’ Very good – very scarce £75
265. NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTRAL COMMITTEE: First Report of the Executive Committee presented at the General Meeting of the Central Committee held on Wednesday 17 July 1872 National Society for Women’s Suffrage 1872  See my ‘Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide’ as to how and why the Central Committee came into being. This – the Committee’s first report, contains lists of names of members of the Committee, of subscribers, and of the Local Committtes around England and Scotland that affiliated to the Central. In original paper covers – rubbed – very scarce £95
266. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES  with the Men’s League (Portsmouth branches) – Programme for an evening meeting that began with a musical recital, followed by the singing of suffrage songs (the words are printed – one of them is by Margaret O’Shea, sister of the secretary of the Portsmouth NUWSS society and then a speech by Lady Balfour followed by more singing and then a closing speech by Alice Abadam. Interestingly the Vote of Thanks is seconded by Alderman Sanders, LCC, who in 1908 was Labour parliamentary candidate for Portsmouth and whose wife, Beatrice, was financial secretary to the WSPU. I think this programme may date from 1908 – because there is a mention at its foot of an Exhibition of Banners (Fuller’s tea Rooms, Palmerston Road) – and such exhibitions were common after the June 1908 Hyde Park rally. 1 sheet -good £180
267. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Final Report of the Professional Women’s Patriotic Service Fund NUWSS Oct 1915  ‘The Fund began work in Jan 1915, when a Committee was formed for the purpose of assisting professional women, by paying their salaries and offering their services to organisations which are dealing with war needs.’ I knew nothing of this short-lived Fund before reading this Report. It lists, on the one had, donors and, on the other, the positions in which they had placed needy ‘professional’ women. The Fund was wound up when it became clear that its services were no longer required. The Committee included, among others, Mrs Auerbach, Mrs Fawcett, Catherine Marshall, Ray Strachey, Dr Jane Walker – and its secretary was Kathleen Courtney. 12pp – good – scarce £50
268. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES Memorial of Head Mistresses of Girls’ Public Secondary Schools NUWSS 1909  ‘The headmistresses who signed this Memorial asked Mr Asquith to receive a deputation in order that they might lay their views before him in person. This request was refused.’ Text of the memorial forwarded to Asquith in June 1909 – listing all those who had signed it. 16-pp pamphlet – goodish – a bit creased around the edges £35
269. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Second Annual Report Woman’s Press 1908  Includes long list of subscribers, the WSPU financial accounts, and details of their activitis during 1907. Good internall – paper covers present, but detached. Scarce £95
270. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Second Year Intermediate Report NWSPU 1907  Includes financial accounts for six months ending 31 Aug 1907 – together with a description of the WSPU’s activities and a list of subscribers. This was published after Mrs Despard etc had broken away to form the WFL. Fair – paper covers present but detached. Scarce £95
271. NEVINSON, Henry W Women’s Vote and Men WFL no date (1910?)  Reprinted from ‘The English Review’. 11-pp pamphlet, original paper covers with library shelf marks. Fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £15
272. OSLER, Mrs A.C. Why Women Need the Vote Templar Press (Birmingham) no date (1910)  55-pp pamphlet by the doyenne of the Birmingham Women’s Suffrage Society. According to COPAC the only copies held by UK libraries are at Birmingham and the Women’s Library. Good internally – paper covers damaged and with shelf marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £45
273. PANKHURST, EMMELINE ET AL Suffrage Speeches From the Dock: Conspiracy Trial, Old Bailey, May 15th-22nd 1912 The Woman’s Press, no date (1912)  The speeches given during their trial for conspiracy by Mrs Pankhurst, Mrs Pethick-Lawrence, Mr Pethick Lawrence and Tim Healy (counsel for the defence). They were reprinted and published by the WSPU’s publishing arm, the Woman’s Press. Fair – first 4 pages present but detached – spine reinforced with sellotape – paper covers chipped and carry library shelf marks – withdrawn from the Women’s Library- extremely scarce £55
274. PHILLIPS, Mary The Militant Suffrage Campaign privately printed 1957  ‘This pamphlet is designed to tell in a concise form the story of the ‘Votes for Women Canpaign’ and to explain the reasoned policy on which it was based.’ Mary Phillips had been a leading WSPU organizer. Soft covers – 15pp – scarce £65
275. PUNCH CARTOON  30 Nov 1910, scene is a suffragette demonstration, ‘Votes for Women’ flags flying. Two young street urchins observe and comment. Caption is ‘Man of the World (lighting up), “Well ‘ave to give it ‘em, I expect, Chorlie”‘. Half-page illustration £10
276. PUNCH CARTOON  13 July 1910, full-page – the caption is ‘Excelsior!’ as Suffragist puts her shoulder to the boulder of ‘Women’s Suffrage’ and says, ‘It’s no good talking to me about Sisyphus; he was only a man’ £10
277. PUNCH CARTOON  13 March 1912, full-page, suffragettes wield hammers in the background as Roman-type matron, bearing a paper labelled ‘Woman’s Suffrage’ comments ‘To think that, after all these years, I should be the first martyr’. the heading is ‘In the House of Her Friends’ £10
278. PUNCH CARTOON  23 January 1918 – A St Joan figure holds the ‘Woman’s Franchise’ banner and, with arms outstretched, cries out ‘At Last’. Full page – very good £12
279. PUNCH CARTOON  20 July 1910, Asquith is placing The Women’s Suffrage Bill on an overhead shelf and saying to the assembled cabinet, ‘Well, Gentlemen, now that your individual consciences had had their fling, let’s get to work again’. Just so. Very good £10
280. PUNCH CARTOON  10 January 1912 -full page – ‘United We Differ’. Lloyd George and Lewis Harcourt are back to back on a platform. Lloyd George addressing his side, where a Votes for Women’ banner is to be seen, cries ‘Votes for Women! Don’t you listen to my esteemed colleague!’. While addressing his, male, crowd cries ‘No Votes for Women! My esteemed colleague is talking nonsense!’. Asquith’s cabinet was split on this issue. Very good £10
281. PUNCH CARTOON  5 Oct 1927 -full-page – The Conservative Party (in the guise of one four-plussed chap in a shooting party) looks at a young flapperish women taking a gun from the ghillie and says ‘I hope she’s got enough ‘intutition’ not to let off in my direction’. The explanation is given: ‘The question of extended suffrage for women (in whose ‘intutition’ Mr Baldwin reposes so much confidence) will be raised at the approaching Conference of the Conservative Party.’ £10
282. PUNCH CARTOON  21 October 1908 – full page – two burglars ‘on the way to suburban night-work’ pass a line of policemen marching in the opposite direction. The wallposter announces a Votes for Women demonstration in Parliament Square – and the burglars agree that ‘sufferajits’ are a good thing, keeping the police occupied they we they do. £10
283. PUNCH CARTOON  2 December 1908 – a Bernard Partridge full-length illustration shows Asquith (Andromedus) chained to his rock – beset by the sea monster taunting him with her Votes for Women triton and searching for salvation from Persea – the Women’s National Anti-Suffrage League. Very good £12
284. PUNCH CARTOON  21 January 1912 – full page – ‘The Suffrage Split’. Sir George Askwith (the charismatic industrial conciliator), as ‘Fairy Peacemaker’, has tamed the dragon of the Cotton Strike – and Asquith, wrestling to keep a seat on the Cabinet horse turns to him ‘Now that you’ve charmed yon dragon I shall need ye to stop the strike inside this fractious gee-gee.’ £10
285. PUNCH CARTOON  21 October 1908 – c. half-page – two effete anti-suffragist club loafers – the one to the other, ‘The idea of their wantin’ to be like us!’ and the response ‘Yes, makin’ themselves utterly ridiculous!’. £8
286. PUNCH CARTOON  7 December 1910 – small cartoon captioned ‘Voter’s Vertigo’. Yet another general election is at hand and the poor voter is in a frightful spin as he wrestles with ‘don’t tax the poor man’s dreadnought'; ‘home rule for suffragettes’ and ‘two power standard for the house of lords’ £6
287. SCOTCHMEN AT DOWNING STREET Speeches by the Delegates 18 July 1913  The ‘Scotchmen’ were the Northern Men’s Federation for Women’s Suffrage founded by Maud Arncliffe-Sennett with the purpose of taking a deputation to see Asquith. The intention was that the deputation should, for maximum publicity, be timed to coincide with the arrival of the NUWSS ‘Pilgrims’ in London. Asquith, however, held true to his word – repeated on several occasions – that he would no receive the deputation. This pamphlet, which they had prepared in advance, contains the speeches they would have given. The ‘Scotchmen’ were, in the main, members of the Edinburgh and Glasgow city council and the deputation stressed its non-party credentials. 16-pp in card covers – in good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £60
288. SNOWDEN, Philip The Dominant Issue Feb 1913  A comment on the ‘Franchise Bill fiasco’ – that is, Asquith’s promise that a Manhood Suffrage Bill would be amended to include women – and the Speaker’s eventual ruling that such an amendment would destroy the Bill. Pamphlet reproducing an article first published in ‘The Christian Commonwealth’ . Good – a little foxed and grubby £25
289. STRACHEY, Philippa Memorandum On The Position of English Women In Relation to That of English Men London & National Society for Women’s Service 1935  23-pp pamphlet. Paper covers, goodish condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library £12
290. STRACHEY, Ray The Women’s Movement in Great Britain: a short summary of its rise, methods and victories National Council of Women of Great Britain no date (c 1928)  A pamphlet abridged from Strachey’s ‘The Cause’. Chipped and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £10
291. SUFFRAGETTE FELLOWSHIP Roll of Honour Suffragette Prisoners 1905-1914 Suffragette Fellowship no date   16-pp, double column, listing all the suffragette prisoners that the Suffragette Fellowship knew of. A couple of names have been added in ink. Internally fine – cover has shelf markings etc – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce £150
292. THE ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF THE BIRTHDAY OF MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST  will take place on Friday 14th July 1939. Single sheet leaflet setting out the plans for the celebration and a list of the societies that were supporting the occasion. Good £20
293. THE BISHOP OF LONDON The Claim of Justice Church League for Women’s Suffrage 1914  ‘A speech delivered in the House of Lords in support of the Earl of Selborne’s Women’s Enfranchisement Bill, 5th May, 1914′. 14pp in yellow card covers – small format – printed by Francis & Co, The Athenaeum Press, which did so much to further the suffrage cause. Good – scarce – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £40
294. THE CATHOLIC CITIZEN  ‘Organ of St Joan’s Alliance (formerly the Catholic Women’s Suffrage Society) 15 May 1963. fair – withdrawn from the Women’s Library – together £4
295. THE EARL OF LYTTON The House of Lords and Women’s Suffrage P.S. King for the NUWSS 1914  Speech given on 6 May 1914 in a debate on the private member’s bill introduced by Lord Selborne which would have enfranchised municpal women voters. Very good – 36pp in card covers £45
296. THE REV. F.M. GREEN The Clergy and Politics Church League for Women’s Suffrage no date, c 1913  CLWS pamphlets No 4 – printed by Francis & Co. 8-pp – a little creased – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £25
297. The Suffragee  I’m suffering from a suff-e-ragette
Suffering sore you can see
Since my wife’s joined the suffragists
I’ve been a suffragee
Sings Jock Mills on this Homophon Company (6816) record. I haven’t listened to the record – no longer have a suitable player. Surface, to my untutored eye, looks rather marked – the label is in good condition. But it has survived. ‘Recorded in London. Pressed in Berlin’ Scarce £95
298. THE WOMEN’S BULLETIN: organ of the Women’s Freedom League WFL  10 issues from 1957-1961. The Bulletin, usually 4 or 5 mimeographed, stapled pages covering feminist issues, was by the late 1950s/60s produced irregularly. These issues, by no means a complete run for the period, give a flavour of the concerns of the day. Lilian Lenton was the editor and Teresa Billington-Greig was still a contributor. Together £50
299. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 16 August 1912  Complete copy – although the pages are detached. The main news in this issue is of the sentencing in Dublin of Mary Leigh and Gladys Evans. Fair reading copy – scarce £60
300. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 26 July 1912  An incomplete copy – pp 693-698 (inc) and 703-708 (inc) – but gives a flavour £30
301. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 27 September 1912  At this date the paper, owned and edited by Emmeline and Frederick Pethick-Lawrence, was still the mouthpiece of the WSPU. However this issue contains both news of the Pethick-Lawrences’ imminent return from Canada and that of the WSPU’s move from Clement’s Inn to Lincoln’s Inn House. The two items – and that describing the large meeting to be held in the Albert Hall – were not unconnected, I think. This is one of the last issues of the paper before the Pethick-Lawrences were ousted from the WSPU. In fair condition – splits on spine – and some annotation, probably contemporary. Scarce £95
302. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 9 June 1911  Incomplete copy – pp 589-592 (inc) and 601-604 (inc) – but gives a flavour. The WSPU is planning the Coronation Procession. £30
303. WIDDOWSON, Florence The Power of the Vote ILP c 1928  A 2-sided leaflet appealing to the newly-enfranchised young woman to vote for Socialism. Good £12
304. WOMEN ON WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE  full-page of line drawings, by R.M. Paxton, from ‘Black & White, 22 October 1903 showing ‘The afternoon sitting at the National Convention in Defence of the Civic Rights of Women at the Holborn Town Hall last Friday’. I rather feel that the importance of this event, held on 16-17 October, as a turning point in the suffrage campaign is overlooked by suffrage historians. It was, in the main, the result of Elizabeth Wostenholme Elmy’s persistence that it was held, backed by W.T. Stead. She was very keen that there should be a mass suffrage campaign in the run-up to the next election. 200 delegates attended and it marked a revitalisation of the NUWSS. Mrs Pankhurst, whether or not she was invited, did not attend; she had held her first kitchen-table meeting with the group that became the WSPU on 10 October. The timing may be a coincidence. The vignettes in the illustration show ‘Mrs Elmy on Women’s Highest Mission’, The chairman, the Rev Alfred Steinthal, Mrs Green (President of the Women’s Co-operative Guild), Miss Eva Gore-Booth (Sec Women’s Trade Union Council Manchester) and a scene of a section of the gathered company listening attentively. Very good – unusual £18
305. WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY The Parish Meeting and Parish Council LGS 1919  4-pp leaflet explaining the scope and powers of the parish council. It was issued in January 1919, under the name of (Miss) C.G. K. Scovell who adds ‘The country looks to its women voters to arouse interest in local affairs, and to take their share of the steady and unobtrusive work that has to be done by Parish Councils.’ Miss Scovell lived in Sussex – and this leaflet was printed in Hove. Good £48
306. WOMEN’S NATIONAL ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE On Suffragettes: extracts from ‘What’s Wrong With The World’ by G.K. Chesterton WNASL c 1909  ‘They do not create revolution; what they do create is anarchy’. 2-sided leaflet – noo 30 in the WNASL’s series of leaflets – very good – very scarce £78
307. WOMEN’S NATIONAL ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE To The Women Of Great Britain WNASL c 1909  An appeal to women to pause and think before signing any petitions etc in favour of ‘votes for women’. 1-p leaflet -Number 10 in the League’s series of leaflets – with the rubber stamp of the ‘Manchester Branch: 1 Princess Street, Albert Square’ Very good – very scarce £78
308. WOMEN’S NATIONAL ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Woman’s Suffrage and Women’s Wages WNASL c 1909  ‘The leaflet concludes Woman Suffrage therefore has nothing to do with wages, and the interests of woman workers can be promoted, and are constantly being promoted in quite other ways.’ One of the ways that the League thought would help solve the problem of the inequality of wages between the sexes would be ‘The more even distribution of the female population throughout the terrotory of the Empire, by means of emigration’. Two-sided leaflet – very good – very scarce £65
309. ROBERTSON, Margaret Working Men and Women’s Suffrage NUWSS Aug 1913  Margaret Robertson was a university graduate and NUWSS organiser. This pamphlet was written at a time when the NUWSS had set up its Election Fighting Fund to support Labour Party candidates – and was intended for distribution amongst trade unionists. Small format, 24pp in card covers £35
Suffrage Postcards – Real Photographic
310. ARREST OF CAPT. C.M. GONNE  Member of the Men’s Political Union for Women’s Enfranchisement, Parliament Square, November 18th, 1910.’ Capt Gonne was photographed by the ‘Daily Mirror’ being escorted by two policemen during the ‘Black Friday’ tumult. Capt Charles Melvill Gonne (1862-1926), Royal Artillery, was the author of ‘Hints on Horses’ (John Murray, 1904), an active suffragist, who supported his wife, a tax resister, and was a cousin of Maud Gonne, the Irish nationalist heroine. Very good -unusual – unposted £190
311. CICELY HAMILTON  photograph by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted £120
312. DR THEKLA HULTIN  The Finnish MP is photographed at her desk. She sent the card from Helsingfors (Helsinki) on 12 April 1917 to Mrs Louisa Thompson-Price of the Women’s Freedom League. From the message on the reverse it would appear that the two women shared a birthday ‘I wish you all the best (including the vote) in the following 50 years…’ Very good – posted – very unusual £120
313. EDITH CRAIG  photographed by Lena Connell, published at The Suffrage Shop, 31 Bedford Street (therefore the card dates from c 1910 – before its removal in 1911 south of the Strand). Fine – unposted £120
314. FREDERICK PETHICK LAWRENCE  photographed by F. Kehrhahn & Co, Bexley Heath. (For an article unravelling who ‘F. Kehrhahn’ was see ‘The WSPU Photographer, DORA and the Nazis’ – on my website). Fine – unposted – unusual £120
315. GREAT VOTES FOR WOMEN DEMONSTRATION IN HYDE PARK  The WSPU rally on Sunday 21 June 1908. Crowds as far as the eye can see – with massed banners, including those of Cardiff and Newport, waving in the breeze. Fine – published by Sandle Bros – unposted £85
316. MISS GRACE ROE  The caption is ‘UNDAUNTED’!’ She is being marched out of the WSPU headquarters, Lincolns Inn House, by police, arrested in May 1914. She was not released from prison until under the amnesty in August. The postcard photography was by courtesy of the ‘Daily Mirror’. An iconic image. Fine – unposted – scarce. £190
317. ‘RUINS OF ST KATHERINE’S CHURCH, BURNT DOWN MAY 6 1913  Real photographic card. There are several images published on postcards of the ruins of St Catherine’s (this is the correct spelling; the card’s publisher was a bit slapdash) Church at Hatcham in Surrey, for the burning of which the suffragettes were thought responsible – but I have never seen this one before. £35
318. SIR WILLIAM LEVER’S BUNGALOW  at Rivington. The photographic postcard shows it after it had been set on fire by Edith Rigby, Preston’s infamous suffragette. The note, in ink, on the reverse reads ‘Sir William Lever’s Bungalow, Rivington. fired by Suffragettes 1 a.m.July 8th 1913.’ I have never seen this image before. Very good – unposted £95
319. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE  ‘souvenir packet’ of 6 postcards, in their original printed paper envelope, published by the Women’s Guild of Empire. The cards are: 1) ‘Women’s Guild of Empire Committee’ – the 6 members of the Committee, who included Flora Drummond and Elsie Bowerman, sit around a table; 2) Mrs R.S Henderson, president; 3) Mrs Flora Drummond, Controller-in-Chief; 4) WGE banner ‘Peace Unity Concord’ surrounded by members; 5) Banner Making for the Great Demonstration April 17th 1926 – Mrs Drummond under an ‘Effeciancy and Entrprise’ banner; 6) ‘Women Pipers from the Lothians’ – with Mrs Drummond in control Scottishness was to the fore. An extremely rare set – I have never seen any of these cards before – and, in general, there are few images of the Guild of Empire and its work. The printed envelope carries details of the ‘Objects’ of the Guild and of its work. All cards in pristine condition – dating, I assume, to c 1926. As a set £220
320. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGE Miss Muriel Matters of Australia, Lecturer  Women’s Freedom League 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. The card, headed ‘Votes for Women’ , shows Muriel Matters seated, reading a book and was published by the WFL Fine – unposted £120
321. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Miss Sarah Benett  photographed by Lena Connell. In this studio photograph Sarah Benett is wearing her WFL Holloway brooch; she was for a time the WFL treasurer. She was also a member of the WSPU and of the Tax Resistance League. This photograph by Lena Connell was also used on a WFL-published postcard – but this one is not attributed to the WFL. The background to the image is little irridescent. £100
322. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs Amy Sanderson  Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. She had been a member of the WSPU, and, as such had endured one term of imprisonment, before helping to found the WFL in 1907. She is, I think, wearing her WFL Holloway brooch in the photograph. Card, published by WFL, fine – unusual – unposted £150
323. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs DESPARD AND MRS COBDEN SANDERSON WAITING FOR MR ASQUITH  ‘Arrested August 19th, 1909′ They are shown wating outside 10 Downing Street as part of the campaign to picket the Prime Minister in a vain attempt to force him to accept a petition. Fine condition – scarce – unposted £180
324. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs Edith How-Martyn , ARCS, BSc  Hon Sec Women’s Freedom League 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. She is wearing herWFL Holloway brooch. Photographed by M.P. Co (London) – which I think is probably the Merchants Portrait Co in Kentish Town that did a fair amount of work for the WFL. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and was published by the WFL. Fine – unposted £120
325. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs Marion Holmes  card headed ‘Votes for Women’ published by the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London WC. Mrs Holmes was joint editor of the WFL paper ‘The Vote’. She is photoraphed wearing herWFL Holloway badge as well as one of the WFL enamel badges. Fine – unusual – unposted £120
326. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragette At Work in Prison – Mrs Borrmann Wells WFL 1910  Bettina Borrmann Wells was an organiser for the WFL in London, having worked for suffrage in the US for a couple of years. She had spent 3 weeks in Holloway in 1908 and is here seen in prison garb, down on her hands and knees as though scrubbing the cell floor. ‘Woman’s work’. Fine – unposted £120
Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artists
327. ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Go Hang Yourselves – We Fought at Acre, and you were not there  The suffragist figure (dressed in a loose aesthetic robe) leans on a shield whose message is, ‘190? The Franchise Won’. Behind here is a ‘No taxation without representation’ BANNER. She is addressing two crinolined ladies, with ‘1909’ running as a repeat around the bottom of their skirts – who are throwing up her hands in horror at her aT her words – and exclaim ‘Oh my dear!! So unladylike!!!’ Printed and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Fine – unposted – scarce £95
328. ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Miss Jane Bull  addresses Master Johnnie Bull, asking, ‘Give me a bit of your Franchise Cake, Johnnie’ He replies ‘It wouldn’t be good for you’ She responds ‘How can you tell if you won’t let me try it? it doesn’t hurt those other little girls’ – she points to Finnish, New Zealand, Australian and Norwegian children – boys and girls.Postcard published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. The artists are ‘C.H. & D.M.’ Very good – unposted £95
329. WOMEN WRITERS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE  postcard for the League designed by W.H. Margetson. ‘Woman’ is dragged from the feet of blind ‘Justice’ by the figure of ‘Prejudice’. This is the coloured version – in fine condition – unposted £85
Women and the First World War
330. CABLE, Boyd Doing Their Bit: war work at home Hodder and Stoughton, 2nd imp 1916  Includes a chapter on ‘The Women’. Good £18
331. CAHILL, Audrey Fawcett Between the Lines: letters and diaries from Elsie Inglis’s Russian Unit Pentland Press 1999  Soft covers – mint £15
332. [HALL] Edith Hall Canary Girls & Stockpots WEA Luton Branch 1977  Memories of life in the First World War – and of the ’20s and ’30s. During the War Edith Hall’s mother was landlady to munition workers – ‘the Canaries’ (so called because the chemicals turned their skin yellow) at the Hayes factories.
Soft covers – signed by the author £10
333. MARLOW, Joyce (ed) The Virago Book of Women and the Great War Virago 1998  Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12
334. WALKER, Dora M. With the Lost Generation 1915-1919: From a V.A.D.s Diary A. Brown & Sons (Hull) 2nd imp 1971  ‘A “Girl’s Eye View” of work in some of the famous War Hospitals of 1914-1918.’ – written at the time by the author to her father. Dora Walker worked in hospitals in Britain, France and Belgium. With 20 photographs. Fine – scarce £25
Women and the First World War: Ephemera
335. DENNYS, Joyce Portrait of Nurse Winifred Whitworth  Winifred Fanny Whitworth (b.1891) was a VAD nurse at the Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital, Truro, when she was commended for ‘valuable service in connection with the war’ in the London Gazette 29 Nov 1918. She was the only daughter (with 6 brothers) of Mr & Mrs R. Whitworth of Truro. Joyce Dennys (1893-1991), illustrator and humourist, was herself a VAD, working in hospitals in Devon. She was commissioned c 1915 to draw the pictures for ‘Our Hospitals ABC’, pub by John Lane. She must have visited the Royal Naval Auxiliary Hospital at Truro c 1917, when she was working in the VAD adminsitration office. The pastel and gouache portrait of Nurse Whitworth is one of 31, unsigned drawings, that were contained in a sketch book. Research by an art dealer, specialising in art of the First World War, established that the sketch book was the work of Joyce Dennys. Plenty of scope, I feel, for further research on Nurse Whitworth and her fellow Cornish VADs. Very good – mounted £95
336. HMSO Annual Report of the Chief Inspector of Factories and Workshops 1915 HMSO 1916  With a Special Report appended by Adelaide Anderson, HM Principal Lady Inspector of Factories, on ‘Effect of the Second Year of War on Industrial Employment of Women and Girls’.. Good reading copy – missing blue paper covers £12
337. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S FIRST AID CORPS  natural-coloured linen canvas satchel with the initials ‘S.W.F.A.C.’ [Scottish Women's First Aid Corps] machine-embroidered in red on the front.The satchel hangs from a long red grosgrain ribbon strap which has a buckle for altering its length. The bag still contains an Esmarch’s Triangular Bandage – printed with images of how to apply, in a variety of ways, the bandage to wounded men, together with two packs labelled ‘Scottish Women’s First Aid Corps First Field Dressing’, supplied by J. Gordon Nicholson, Pharmaceutical Chemist, 15 Hanover Street, Edinburgh, and two small safety pins on a piece of card, presumably to be used for fixing the bandages. Luckily this SWFAC member was required to put the bandages to the test. The SWFAC had been formed in 1909 by Mary E. Macmillan and came into its own in the First World War, appealing to middle and upper-middle class women who wanted to ‘do their bit’. The SWFAC ran classes in First Aid and sick nursing and some of its recruits then went out to nurse in Italy and Serbia. Very good – an unusual survival £120
338. THE WOMEN’S IMPERIAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Sixth Annual Report 1915  The Associations’s first Aim was ‘To teach the women of the Empire the elementary principles in health; particularly with reference to the care and nurture of children’. This annual report gives full details of the Association, its work, and its subscribers and supporters. With many photographs. Paper covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education library £10
339. YOUR KING & COUNTRY WANT YOU a woman’s recruiting song Chappell & Co 1914  Sheet music – words & music by Paul A. Rubens. The cover is illustrated by John Hassall. ‘The entire profits from the sale of this song will be devoted to Queen Mary’s “Work for Women” Fund’. ‘Oh! we don’t want to lose you but we think you ought to go. For your King and your Country both need you so; We shall want you and miss you but with all our might and main. We shall cheer you, thank you, kiss you when you come back again’. Makes the spine creep. 6-pp – very good £38
Women and the First World War: Fiction
340. MARCHANT, Bessie A Girl Munition Worker: a story of a girl’s work during the Great War Blackie   Novel of the First World by ‘the girls’ Henry’. This would appear to be a first edition -with an ownership inscription for ‘Xmas 1916′ on free front end paper In original pictorial cloth cover – cloth rubbed and corners bumped – very scarce £45
To be published at end of March 2013
- Drawn from a new primary source, Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of Kate Frye, a working suffragist, to convert the men and women of England to the cause of women’s suffrage. The detailed diary Kate kept all her life (1878-1959) has been edited to cover 1911-1915, years she spent as a paid organiser for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage.
- No other diary gives such an extensive account of the working life of a suffragist, one who had an eye for the grand tableau – such as following Emily Wilding Davison’s cortége through the London streets – as well as the minutiae of producing an advertisement for a village meeting.
- With Kate for company we can experience the reality of the ‘votes for women’ campaign as, day after day, in London and in the provinces, she knocks on doors, arranges meetings, trembles on platforms, speaks from carts in market squares, village greens, and seaside piers, enduring indifference, incivility and even the threat of firecrackers under her skirt.
- Kate’s words bring to life the world of the itinerant organiser – a world of train journeys, of complicated luggage conveyance, of hotels – and hotel flirtations – , of boarding houses, of landladies, and of the ‘quaintness’ of fellow boarders. This was not a world to which she was born, for her years as an organiser were played out against the catastrophic loss of family money and enforced departure from a much-loved home. Before 1911 Kate had had the luxury of giving her time as a volunteer to the suffrage cause; now she depended on it for her keep.
- Kate Frye gives us the fullest account to date of the workings of the previously shadowy New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. She writes at length of her fellow workers, never refraining from discussing their egos and foibles.
- After the outbreak of war in August 1914 Kate continued to work for some time at the society’s headquarter, helping to organize its war effort, while allowing us to experience her reality of life in war-time London.
- Campaigning for the Vote is over 200pp long and contains over 70 illustrations, all drawn from Kate Frye’s personal archive. ISBN 978 1903427 75 0 £14.99
- Advance orders may be placed either with womanandhersphere.com or with the Francis Boutle Publishers – or with any good bookshop.
For a video of Campaigning for the Vote: the diary of Kate Parry Frye - a talk given in the House of Commons during ‘Parliament Week’ – see the Youtube Parliament Channel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2aeMUGkmDM
Wrap-around paper covers, c. 200pp, over 70 illustrations
ISBN 978 1903427 75 0 £14.99
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