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Campaigning For The Vote: Kate Frye and ‘Black Friday’, November 1910

Kate Frye coverKate Frye was present on so many important suffrage occasions – including ‘Black Friday’ – 18 November 1910.  On this day the suffrage societies learned that the Conciliation Bill, on which they had pinned their hopes, would be abandoned as, with the two houses of Parliament locked in confrontation over Lloyd George’s budget, Parliament was to be dissolved. The police were out in force and employed brutal tactics to break up the women’s demonstration.

Only a short excerpt of Kate’s ‘Black Friday’ diary entry appears in Campaigning for the Vote because it occurred in the period before Kate began work as a paid organizer for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. There was, alas, just too much material in her diary to make a book out of her whole suffrage experience. So, for those who would like more, here are full details of Kate’s experience that momentous day. 

Kate's invitation from the WSPU to attend the protest, Friday November 1910

Kate’s invitation from the WSPU to attend the protest, Friday 18 November 1910. Just imagine how many of these fragile flyers lay torn and trampled on the ground at the end of ‘Black Friday’. Kate carefully preserved hers, took it home and laid it in her diary

Friday November 18th 1910

Up in good time. Brushed Mickie [her dog] then took him for a walk – then started at 10.30 for the Caxton Hall. Train from Notting Hill Gate to St James’ Park. I got there about 12 – and the hall was already full and the crowd hanging about were soon after turned out of the vestibule – so I stood some time on the steps. Then from there we were turned into the street and I waited there, chatting with different women, till about 12.40 when the 1st deputation left the Caxton Hall for Parliament Square.

They were soon swallowed up in a seething mob and I simply flew with many other women by short cuts to Parliament Square where I landed more or less by chance in the thick of it. One could hardly see the plan of it all amid the hurly burly excitement, shouts, laughter applause & rushes of the enormous crowd which grew every minute. I was almost struck dumb and I felt sick for hours. It was a most horrible experience. I have rarely been in anything more unpleasant – it was ghastly and the loud laughter & hideous remarks of the men – so called gentlemen – even of the correctly attired top-hatted kind – was truly awful. It made all the men and women seem mad together. And the poor women – the look of dogged suffering & strain on their faces.

Spread - with newspaper cuttings laid in -  from Kate's Black Friday' diary entry

Spread – with newspaper cuttings laid in – from Kate’s Black Friday’ diary entry

I first reached the wall of the moat [round the Houses of Parliament] at the angle so I could see the door plainly and Mrs Pankhurst and the elderly lady [Elizabeth Garrett Anderson] – over 70 years of age – with her. Then I saw policemen breaking up the little standards held by a group of women. I saw deputations pass along and ugly rushes and ever the crowd grew.

I stood some time but I had to give up my place by the wall people pushed so and I was awfully afraid of getting crushed. So I got out to the road and there watched the deputations come along and saw the horrible hustling by the crowds of roughs and overheard the hideous laughter and remarks of the men looking on. Half of them made the remark that it was the funniest thing they had ever seen in their lives – all had their mouths open in an insane grin. One or two were so horrible that I just gazed upon them till they noticed me and moved away, not liking I suppose to be overheard. Several spoke to me – many indignant: ‘What good do you suppose this will do?’ ‘What else would you suggest?’ said I. Then he began the usual – that the militant methods had disgusted all nicely feeling people etc. I turned his attention to my two badges – constitutional societies, as I told him – and asked ‘What help have you ever given us?’ He walked away. Not one man did I hear speak on the women’s side. There may have been some, but not near me.

I saw Captain Gonne led off & heard afterwards of his doings. Many women there were of the WSPU – and a few London Society [ie members of the constitutional NUWSS society] – all standing about perfectly wretched & green – cheering them on to battle and off to Cannon Row when arrested. One poor lady in her wheel chair [probably Rosa Billinghurst]– propelled by hand – followed in the wake of a deputation – generally 6 to a dozen people – she rang her bell violently and the crowd gave way before her – it was a funny but dreadfully tragic sight.

As the crowd grew and the crowd kept being pressed back – I moved away and once, seeing some fighting women & policemen on the pavement coming my way, I stood back to the railing expecting them to go by. But, oh no – a burly policemen, taking me for one of a deputation, caught hold of me with an ‘Out you come’ and for some minutes I was tossed about like a cork on an angry sea, turning round and round – sometimes bumped on to a policeman – sometimes on a hospital nurse, who was fighting for all she was worth – pale to the lips but determined (and I afterwards saw her led off arrested ) – until I was with the others pushed out of the danger zone.

The others went back but I sat down by the railing for a few minutes. I can’t say the man actually hurt me and I was too excited to realise quite what was happening and I was so thickly dressed as not to feel the bumps much – but it wasn’t nice. I don’t know I could have spoken if I had wished to – but I didn’t wish and I didn’t speak. What I felt was – I am not going to get out of the trouble by saying I am not one of them for I am in heart and anyway he will probably think I am trying to trick him and it will do no good and if these women can stand so much I can stand this little. And of course it was nothing really – only a new experience.

Two ladies – one quite elderly came out of their first battle determined not to go back into it. They were a pitiable spectacle – their nerve had gone. One felt so sorry – they were beside themselves and were not aware they had in fact turned ‘coward’. A little lady – evidently there to plead with the faint hearted – spoke quietly to them, urging them to go when they felt rested. ‘But we couldn’t’, they said, ‘we have been half killed’. ‘Oh, but you must – you must go back again and again and again’ and so on. And I spoke to them – thinking an outsider’s word might turn their attention. Their eyes were brimming. They told me that they were supposed to go on till their strength was exhausted – they thought theirs was – but it wasn’t. But poor souls – their fight – of course they had never realised the awfulness of the business and what they would have to endure until they should fall fainting or injured. I wonder if they went back. Perhaps courage did come back to them but who could blame them – they were very saddening.

On the next page of the diary entry Kate laid in the WSPU's pamphlet prepared as a result of 'Black Friday'

On the next page of the diary entry Kate laid in the WSPU’s pamphlet prepared as a result of ‘Black Friday’

I couldn’t seem to leave even when I had crossed to the station side. I stood and watched the arrested being led off – & gave them a send off – but soon after 2 I gave it up and, leaving the horrid spectacle, went in to Westminster Bridge station. They were beginning to clear the Square of people. Hundreds of policemen were arriving and one could less than ever see the plan of it all. A lot of Yankee sailors had been mystified but delighted and a lot of people were frankly puzzled by it all – and it was a sad business explaining to them. I got back cold to the bone – fetched my lunch on a tray – and was glad of hot soup.

After a visit to friend for tea on way home] grabbed up some evening papers then home. Couldn’t keep my mind off the morning’s experience and we talked of little else. 105 have been arrested. It was about the most bitterly cold night I have ever been out in.’

As a result of what she had witnessed on ‘Black Friday’ Kate Frye joined the WSPU

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Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary edited by Elizabeth Crawford

For a full description of the book click here

Wrap-around paper covers, 226 pp, over 70 illustrations, all drawn from Kate Frye’s personal archive.

ISBN 978 1903427 75 0

£14.99

Copies available from Francis Boutle Publishers, or from Elizabeth Crawford – e.crawford@sphere20.freeserve.co.uk, from all good bookshops – especially Foyle’s, London Review Bookshop, Persephone Bookshop, British Library Bookshop, The National Archives Bookshop and Newham Bookshop. Also online – especially recommend very favourable price offered by Foyle’s Online (and they pay all taxes!)

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Books and Ephemera For Sale: Catalogue 198

Woman and her Sphere

Catalogue 198

 

 

WFL Dolly Bag

Item #83

 

Elizabeth Crawford

5 Owen’s Row

London EC1V 4NP

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Index to Catalogue

Suffrage Non-fiction: Items 1-6

Suffrage Biography: Items 7-10

Suffrage Ephemera: Items 11-72

Suffrage Ephemera from the Hodgson Collection: Items 73-94

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic: Items 95-105

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic from the Hodgson Collection: Items 106-193

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artist: Items 194-207

Suffrage Postcards: Commercial Comic: Items 208-227

General Non-fiction: Items 228-366

General Biography: Items 367-432

General Ephemera: Items 433-485

General Postcards: Items 486-488

Sheet Music: Items 489-502

General Fiction: Items 503-519

Women and the First World War: Items 520-526

 

Suffrage-Non-fiction

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth (ed) Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary Francis Boutle 2013 [14532] Kate Frye was an organiser for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. Her diary tells us what it was like to stage a day-to-day campaign – from 1910-1914 – and then to see the campaign bearing fruit in after years. Paper covers – mint £15

 

  1. METCALFE, A.E. Woman: A Citizen George Allen & Unwin 1918 [14688] ‘This book is intended more especially for the guidance of voters in England and Wales.’ Written by the woman who compiled ‘Woman’s Effort’, a contemporary study of the militant suffrage movement, this is a handbook for the newly emancipated women, setting out the workings of parliament and the state..  With a preface by Mrs Sidney Webb. Very timely – as we mark the 100th anniversary of women’s move into citizenshiip. Agnes Metcalfe was a former inspector of schools. Card covers – fine – quite scarce                          £95

 

  1. MORGAN, David Suffragists and Liberals: the politics of woman suffrage in Britain Basil Blackwell 1975 [12133] Fine in d/w                                                                                                         £15

 

  1. MORRELL, Caroline ‘Black Friday’: violence against women in the suffragette movement Women’s Research and Resources Centre Publications 1981 [14699] An excellent, balanced, study of what happened in Parliament Square on 18 November 1910 – and the aftermath. Many of the questions that the author poses have not yet been answered. A pamphlet No 9 in the ‘Explorations in Feminism’ series. Soft covers – very good – and very scarce                                                                             £45 SOLD

 

  1. SEAWELL, Molly Elliot The Ladies’ Battle Macmillan Co (NY) 1911 [11143] 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

 

  1. STRACHEY, Ray The Cause: a short history of the women’s movement in Great Britain G. Bell 1928 [12059] This copy belonged to Lord McGregor – author of ‘Divorce in England’ , a book that includes a very useful bibliography of works on women’s rights. He has laid in the book a collection of newspaper cuttings, from the 1950s to 1970s, relating to the position of women. The copy of the book is in good condition – but he had bought it as an ex-library copy and has added a few pencilled notes on the back pastedown. An interesting association copy.
    £55

 

Suffrage Biography

 

  1. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925 [14085] Inlaid are cuttings about Lady Constance and an intriguing photograph of  a portrait of her in which she is wearing both her hunger-strike medal and a ‘Holloway’ brooch. It’s not an image that I’ve seen before.  Purple cloth cover, with design by Sylvia Pankhurst in purple, white and green (to match the cover of ‘Prisons and Prisoners’), is a little knocked and rubbed – internally good                                 £80

 

  1. (PANKHURST) Emmeline Pankhurst My Own Story Eveleigh Nash 1914 [13265] Mrs Pankhurst’s authobiography, written with the help of the American journalist, Rheda Childe Dorr. Good – scarce                                                                                                                                                    £55

 

  1. (SHARP) EVELYN SHARP Unfinished Adventure: selected reminiscences from an Englishwoman’s life John Lane 1933 [14701] Evelyn Sharp was a ‘New Woman’ – novelist, journalist and active suffragette. This is her autobiography. This copy bears the bookplate of ‘J.H. Walker’ and a separate label telling us the book is ‘A Memento from Dr Walker’s Library’.  Dr Jane Harriet Walker studied at the London School of Mediicine for Women and founded the East Anglian Sanatorium at Nayland in Suffolk, with much support from Millicent Fawcett, a close friend. Very good – scarce           £75 SOLD

                                                                            

  1. (SLATE/SLAWSON) Tieri Thompson (ed) Dear Girl: the diaries and letters of two working women 1897-1917 The Women’s Press 1987 [13731] Letters and diaries of two women whose friendship was played out against the background of the suffrage movement. Paper covers – very good £6

 

Suffrage Ephemera

 

  1. ALICE ABADAM  [14444] once owned these two items: a copy  of ‘Damaged Goods’, a play by Brieux, translated with a Preface by Bernard Shaw and a Foreword by Mrs Bernard Shaw. Laid in is a battered page from ‘The Suffragette News Sheet’ for April 1917, in which there is a review of ‘Damaged Goods’ by Alice Heale. Both the book (which has paper covers and is in very good condition) and the page of ‘The Suffragette News Sheet’ bear the ownership inscription ‘Miss Abadam’. Alice Abadam was a peripatetic suffrage speaker, much in demand, and tended to emphasis the moral aspect of the movement. Thus, this is a particularly fitting survivor from her library – as ‘Damaged Goods’ , as one might suspect from the wording, deals with the problem of venereal disease. Incidentally any vestige of ‘The Suffragette News Sheet’ is something to remark – even one tattered page.                £20

 

  1. CAHILL, Richard Staunton A Lecture on Woman’s Rights, Cockermouth, 1888  [13698] The painting depicts a woman in neat, plain attire standing on a platform addressing an (unseen) audience. Behind her is a poster that reads ‘A Lecture on Woman’s Rights Will be Delivered [?] in the Lecture Hall of the Young Men’s Christian Association Cockermouth on Wednesday Mrs Smith.’
    The painting is signed by the artist Richard Staunton Cahill and is dated 1888.
    I can certainly place the artist, Irish-born though he was, very close to Cockermouth in the late 1870s/early 1880s.
    The artist: -Richard Staunton Cahill – born c 1827 in Co Clare. Son of Charles Staunton Cahill who, in 1828/9, was a leading supporter of Catholic Emancipation and of Daniel O’Connell (the Liberator)
    In 1850 Richard Cahill entered the Royal Hibernian Academy. He lived in Dublin but by 1863 had moved to London and then by 1875 was living in Nottingham and teaching at the Government School of Art there. He still had a Nottingham address in 1877 but by 1879 when he submitted works to the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts his address was given as ‘Keswick’.
    In the 1881 census he was living, with his sister, Agnes, in a boarding house in High Street, Crosthwaite. He gave his occupation as ‘artist’, ‘master School of Art’ – so it is possible that he was still employed in Nottingham and spent holidays in Cumberland.
    In 1882 when he submitted works to the Irish Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures in Dublin his address was again given as ‘Keswick’.
    On 24 March 1883 ‘The Graphic’ printed a poem Cahill had written protesting against the threat to ‘Lakeland’ posed by the new railway and roads. He must have been closely associated with Canon Rawnsley (who was about to move into Crosthwaite Vicarage) and the Lake District Defence Society. With his nephew (I think) C.S. Cahill, Richard Cahill wrote several songs – ‘Songs of the Lake’ – including ‘Beautiful Keswick’ and ‘Charming Windermere’.
    As to the subject of the painting: – I know of a couple of women’s suffrage lectures given in Cockermouth in the early years of the suffrage campaign. On 1872 Friday 24 May 1872 a travelling speaker, Jessie Craigen, gave a lecture on ‘Women’s Rights at the Court House, Cockermouth – but I know from written descriptions that Jessie Craigen was large and blowsy – the antithesis of the neat figure in this painting.
    Lydia Becker, the leader of the women’s suffrage meeting in Manchester, held meeting in Cockermouth on Tuesday 17 January 1882 – but, again, her features are very distinctive and these are not they. For full details of the 19th century women’s suffrage campaign in Cumberland see my Women’s Suffrage Movement: a regional survey p 24.
    I suspect that the woman lecturer is in fact Miss Mary Smith of Finkle Street in Carlisle, whose ‘Autobiography of Mary Smith: schoolmistress and non-conformist’ was published in 1892.  For many years Mary Smith ran a girls’ school from her home and was renowned for giving Penny Readings.
    In 1868 she initiated a correspondence with Lydia Becker, who addressed her in a letter of 20 May 1868, as ‘Mrs Smith’.
    On 2 April 1869, with Mary Smith’s encouragement, Miss Becker gave a ‘woman’s rights’ lecture in Carlisle, which was followed by the founding of the Carlisle branch of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage, with Mary Smith as its honorary secretary. The Carlisle branch was still in existence until at least 1872 but then fades from view.
    In her autobiography Mary Smith is at pains to describe how she bought ‘plain and comfortable clothing’, writing ‘Nor was I ever ashamed of being plainly dressed’. One who knew her commented that ‘not unfrequently her dress was decidedly antiquated and old fashioned.’ The figure in the painting cuts a very neat figure, attired certainly in plain and comfortable clothing. Mary Smith’s Autobiography does not include any representation of her, alas, but I feel as certain as one can be – with no absolute proof – that it is she who is delivering the ‘Woman’s Rights’ lecture from that platform. I have, as yet, been unable to find a newspaper report of the lecture.
    Mary Smith died in 1891 and had been ill for a few years before – so I rather think that the lecture had taken place considerably earlier than the date given on the painting. By 1888 (by which time Cahill can be found at a London address) ‘Woman’s Rights’ was no longer really the term that would be used. The suffrage campaign had been making some headway and by 1888 the term ‘women’s suffrage’ would have been more likely to have been used than ‘woman’s rights’, which was more of a 1870s usage.
    The painting – oil on canvas – is in very good condition.                                                      £3,300 

 

  1. CATHERINE COURTAULD  [14537] two photographs of the suffrage artiist (about whom you can read in my new book ‘Art and Suffrage’) – taken, I think, from a family photograph album. They are mounted on two sides of one piece of card                                                                               £12

 

  1. CAZALET, Thelma Mrs Pankhurst  [14454] An article about Mrs Pankhurst by Thelma Cazalet (MP for Islington East) in ‘The Listener’ (6 Nov 1935) in a series ironically titled ‘I Knew A Man’. I am not sure whether or not this is the same text as Thelma Cazalet’s Suffragette Fellowship pamphlet, ‘I Knew Mrs Panknhurst’. A 4-pp article – including photographs. The late-lamented ‘The Listener’ was a substantial journal in those days – this issue is 55 pages – in goodish condition – the front page is present but detached.                                                                                                                                                    £20

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Mission Week 1912 CLWS 1912 [14541] Single-sided leaflet (22cm high x 14cm wide) giving details of the main events of Mission Week. In good condition                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. CICELY HAMILTON  [14167] photographed by Lena Connell, 50 Grove End Road, London NW. The close-up photograph is mounted on stiff card, which carries the logo of the Suffrage Shop and the words ‘Published by the Suffrage Shop’.Her name has been scratched on the emulsion, presumbably by the photographer, and Cicely Hamilton has signed the image, which probably dates from late-1909/1910. In fine condition – overall 20 cm high x 13 cm wide.                                                              £180

 

  1. DOWSON, MRS AUBREY (compiler) The Women’s Suffrage Cookery Book Women’s Printing Society no date [c 1912] [14522] One of the NUWSS’s most appealing fund raising projects – the book comprises recipes contributed from suffragists from around the country. The compiler of the book was a member of the Birmingham NUWSS, married to a nephew of Mrs Catherine Osler, the society’s president. The first recipe in the book – Egg Croquettes for Breakfast – was contributed by the wife of Catherine’s son, Julian. Among many other contributors are: Mrs Hilda Brackenbury (mother of the suffrage artists, Georgina and Marie), Mrs Helena Swanwick (Stuffed Filleted Plaice), Mrs Adair Impey of King’s Norton, Mrs Fawcett (Millicent), London (Chestnuts as a Vegetable), Ray Costelloe (later Strachey), Elinor Rendel, and Mrs Philip Snowden (Yorkshire Gingerbread). The recipes are interesting not only for their suffrage connection but as examples of everyday cookery of their day. At the end of the book are ‘Menus for Meals for Suffrage Workers’ – ‘It is not always easy to provide suitable food for workers who have to get their mmeals as best they can during a day’s hard and exacting work often lasting for 12 hours or more. it is essential that the meals should be sustaining and yet they must be simple and such as can be eaten quickly, and also made up of dishes which will keep hot without spoiling and can be eaten with impunity at any hour.’ There follows suggestions for suitable combinations of dishes for Luncheons and Suppers. The final recipe in the book is ‘For Cooking and Preserving a Good Suffrage Speaker’ and begins ‘Butter the speaker, when asking her to come, with a stamped and addressed envelope, post-card, or telegraph form for reply…’ It was contributed by Mrs Bertrand Russsell, Bagley Wood. (she was the former Alys Pearsall Smith).  I’ve only sold three copies of the Cookery Book over the last 18 years . The last one was probably the most battered book that has ever passed through my hands – whereas this is the best-preserved example of the Women’s Suffrage Cookery Book that I have ever seen. It’s a measure of its success as a cookery book that copies tend to show evidence of the flour, eggs, fruit etc with which they came into contact on the kitchen table. Only against one recipe, ‘Potato Cake’, is there a short pencilled comment – ‘Should be eaten hot’ – to show that the recipes had received a cook’s attention. The book is clean and tight – with foxing on the free front end paper and the back pastedown. The book’s cover sports the colours of the NUWSS – red, white and green – a little rubbed around the edges – but generally in very good condition                                                                                                                      £600 SOLD

 

  1. DYSON, Will Cartoons The Daily Herald 1914 [13801] A Second Collection of cartoons drawn by the celebrated Australian cartoonist, Will Dyson (1880-1938), and published in ‘The Daily Herald’. Among the 40 are 6 directly related to the suffrage campaign. In fair condition  the middle 2pp have come loose from the staples and the edges are a little rubbed. Could be broken up and the prints framed individually. Large format – 36 x 26 cm – paper covers                                                                                  £85

 

  1. [EMILY WILDING DAVISON] THE SUFFRAGETTE FRIDAY 13 JUNE 1913  [14434] ‘Great Newspapers Reprinted’ facsimile, published c 1974 – the Emily Wilding Davison memorial issue. A nefarious dealer has attempted to remove the ‘British Museum Library’  stamp that indicates that this is reprinted from the original – but I can assure you that this is a facsmilie not the real thing! Fine £20

 

  1. GREAT MEETINGS TO CONSIDER ‘THE RELIGIOUS ASPECT OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT’  [14256] The Programme for the event that took place on Wednesday 19 June 1912 in the Queen’s Hall, Langham Place, London. The organiser was Miss Lucy Gardner, 7 Bigwood Road, Golders Green and the chairmen were Mrs Louise Creighton, widow of a former bishop of London, and the bishop of Oxford. Among the several other speakers were the bishop of Hull and Maude Royden. The programme also mentions that a ‘Quiet Day’ was being held on 12 June at Morley Hall, 26 George St, Hanover Square, London W where ‘Friends are invited to come in for silent or united prayer for longer or shorter periods.’ The 4-page programme (26cm high x 22 cm wide) includes a long list of ‘Supporters and Guarantors’ of the event. In good condition – has been folded -unusual – I’ve never seen a programme for this event before                                                                                                                      £100

 

  1. ‘HELPING THE CAUSE’  [14406] Programme for The London Coliseum for week beginning 19 February 1912 – which includes on the bill a play, ‘Helping the Cause’, starring ‘Mrs Lily Langtry’. The play was described by ‘Variety’ as ‘a skit on the Suffragette movement. The plot deals with a titled woman seeking martyrdom in the cause of suffrage. The act is very funny, with some clever lines. It was the hit of the bill.’ The scene was set in a cell in ‘Holloway Gaol’ and besides ‘Lady Victoria Vanderville (played, of cours, by LL) the other characters are a Wardress, the Prison Doctor, the Prison Governor and other warders and attendants.  The authors are given as Percy Fendall and Lady de Bathe – ‘Lady de Bathe’ being ‘Mrs Lily Langtry”s current married name. As far as I know Lily Langtry was at least a nominal member of the Actresses’ Franchise League – but presumably not averse to playing to popular anti-suffrage sentiment. Interesting – and unusual. Good                                                                               £55

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  [14316] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label/stamp (it has a sticky back) 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. With the background printed in gold                                                                          £85

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  [14505] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label/stamp (it has a sticky back) 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. With the background printed in blue                                                                           £85

 

  1. LONDON AND NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SERVICE Report, October 1st 1938 to March 31st 1943  [13447] 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

 

  1. MACMILLAN’S HISTORY PICTURES – 1918 WOMEN GET THE VOTE  [14698] A poster to be pinned up in the classroom – showing, in three coloured illustrations, Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst addressing an audience –  women, including a nun,  casting their ballots – and, finally, Nancy Astor addressing the House of Commons.  42cm wide x 54cm high. Fine condition                        £40

 

  1. MILLICENT GARRETT FAWCETT  [14365] studio photograph by W & D. Downey, no date (probably 1880s). Mounted – very good image – with narrow strip at left-hand edge of mount where it may have been fixed in an album                                                                                              £40

 

  1. MISS EMILY FAITHFULL  [14029] studio photograph by W & D Downey, 57 & 61 Ebury Street, London, together with a printed brief biography.                                                                     £40

 

  1. MISS MORGAN, OF BRECON The Duties of Citizenship Women’s Local Government Society c 1912 [13833] 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 been Mayor of Brecon, 1911-12. 4-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                 £5

 

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE  [14462] A small tin badge issued by the League- still bearing the label of its maker ‘The Merchant’s Portrait Co’ of Kentish Town, who were happy to take orders for badges from both sides of the suffrage movement.. The device of the NLOWS was a rose, thistle and shamrock which on this badge are rendered in white on a dark pink background. The lettering of the name of the League is  on a black background round the rim of the badge. In reasonable condition – surface a little worn – rusting to manufacturer’s label.                      £80

 

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Mr J.R. Tolmie’s Reply to Mr L. Housman’s Pamphlet NLOWS no date (1913) [13145] 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

 

  1. NUWSS BADGE  [14516] An enamelled pin badge made from die-stamped brass and a gilt finish, issued by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. It is circular  -the top band of enamel is red and contains the words ‘National Union’, the central circle is green with ‘of’ and below is a white wavy band with ‘Women’s Suffrage Societies’, which merges into the lower rim containing the words ‘Constitutional Non-Party’. The badge head has a diameter of 7/8 in (about 22mm). When originally issued  the badge had a stickpin by which it was fixed to clothing – but at some time this must have snapped and instead the badge now has a conventional brooch fitting, which looks as though it was added some time ago. The badges were made by ‘Fenwick, B’ham’ – but the maker’s name has been covered by the replacement fitting.
    In very good condition – very scarce                                                                           £750 SOLD

 

  1. ORDER OF SERVICE FOR THE FUNERAL OF MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST  [14692] held at St John The Evangelist, Westminster on Monday 18 June 1928 at 11 am. Emmeline Pankhurst had died on 14 June 1928. Stiffish paper, has been folded – just as these things are – folded and put in the pocket or bag by the mourner as she made her way out of the church. I have never seen this Order of Service before – and certainly have never had one to sell. Kate Frye was among those in the church that day and gives a quick written sketch of the scene – for which see ‘Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary’.                                                                                                 £400 SOLD

 

  1. PANKO  [14693] A suffragette card game, first mentioned in ‘Votes for Women’ in December 1909. The advertisement claimed ‘Not only is each picture in itself an interesting memento, but the game produces intense excitement without the slightest taint of bitterness’. The illustrations on the cards are by E.T. Reed, a ‘Punch’ cartoonist and the manufacturer was Messrs Peter Gurney Ltd. The cards in this set are in good condition – held in the game’s outer slipcase. The ‘Rules’ sheet is missing – as it so often is – but I am supplying a copy. All in all an excellent example of the merchandise generated by the suffragette movement.                                                                                                                               £385

 

  1. PEERESSES AND PARLIAMENT  [14689] A pamphlet reproducing a selection of articles etc concerning the Peeresses Bill introduced to Parliament on 21 May 1925. That bill was defeated and peeresses had a long battle ahead of them.. Incidentally, the pamphlet is printed by St Clement’s Press, who were for some years printer to the WSPU. Very good – with slight crease where it has been folded at some time – very scarce                                                                                                              £65

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14319] 5 March 1913.’The Majesty of the Law’ is the caption. Blind Justice stands with the scales in one hand and her sword wrapped round with a cloth labelled ‘Hunger Strike’. A house is in flames in the background. Full-page -very good                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14322] 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’.   £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14323] 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.’                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14324] 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                                          £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14326] 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’                                                                                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14328] 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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14330] 24 June 1908. ‘The Militant Sex’. Haldane, the secretary of state for war, attired as Napoleon, comments on the serrried ranks of women marching behind him, banners aloft – to the WSPU’s ‘Woman’s Sunday’ rally in Hyde Park and thinks ‘Ah! if only I could get the men to come forward like that!’ A full-page illustration                                                                                 £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14333] 18 April 1906. ‘A Temporary Entaglement’ – a scene from ‘Vanity Fair’. Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman as Josh Sedley holds the wool as The Suffragette (aka Becky Sharp) winds it into a ball. The allusion is to the news that ‘The Prime Minister has promised to receive a deputation on the subject of Female Suffrage after Easter’. Full-page cartoon by Bernard Partridge                                                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14334] 5 October 1927. As a young woman takes her gun from the ghillie an elderly gentleman (the Conservative Party) looks concerned and remarks ‘I hope she’s got enough ‘intuition’ not to let it off in my direction’. The remark is explained: ‘The question of extended suffrage for women [ie for those between 21 and 30] [in whose ‘intuition’ Mr Baldwin reposes so much confidence will be raised in the approaching Conference of the Conservative Party]. Full page                £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14335] 23 May 1928. A gentleman identified as Lord Banbury kneels in a ring (it’s an allusion to the Royal Tournament which was doubtless on at the time) and opens his umbrella to defend himself against the horde of cloche-hatted women who are rushing towards him carrying their flag for the ‘Equal Franchise Bill’. In the debate on the Representation of the People Act on 21 May 1928 Lord Banbury had attempted to move its rejection. Full-page cartoon – good – one corner creased £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14336] 17 January 1906. ‘The Shrieking Sister’. The Sensible Woman (with her fur stole around her neck) addresses the dishevelled ‘suffragette’ (with a ‘Female Suffrage’ flag tied to her umbrella) – ‘You – help our cause? Why, you’re its worst enemy!’ They are standing outside a hall that advertises ‘Great Liberal Meeting’. A full-page Bernard Partridge cartoon                              £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14338] 2 July 1913. ‘Advertising the Enemy’ ‘Painful position of M.P. returning to his hotel in the only clothes left him after a quiet bathe behind the rocks’. Chap dashes along the promenade shielded from the gaze of tittering women by only a ‘Votes for Women’ advertisement. Half-page                                                                                                                                            £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14340] 2 July 1913. Militant ‘Now, isn’t that provoking? Here’s a lovely big house to let and I’ve forgotten my matches!!’. Needless to say she’s a dowdy frump and is carrying a bag packed with paraffin, fire lighters and ‘votes for women’ notices. Half-page cartoon              £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14341] 18 June 1913. ‘Atmosphere of distrust at a garden party owing to rumour that a militant is present’. Love the stylish 1913 clothes – but all – men and women  and children – are all looking over their (literal and proverbial) shoulders. Half-page cartoon                         £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14342] 4 June 1913. Be-smutted woman kneels in front of her recalcitrant fireplace. ‘Militant suffragette (after long and futile efforts to light a fire for her tea-kettle) ‘And to think that only yesterday I burnt two pavilions and a church.’ Half-page cartoon                             £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14343] 26 March 1913. ‘Burglary Up-To-Date’. Burglar has taken his swag from a safe and now writes ‘Votes for Women’ across the jemmied door. Half-page cartoon – good condition                                                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14344] 19 March 1913. At a railway wayside halt the stationmaster asks the signalman to keep an eye on ‘the ole gal on the platform’ while he has his dinner. The signalman doesn’t think she’ll come to any harm but the stationmaster explains ‘I’m not thinkin’ of ‘er ‘ealth. I’m thinkin’ about my station. She might want to burn it down.’ Half-page cartoon – very good                          £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14345] 5 March 1913. ‘The child is daughter to the woman’ is the caption. Suffragette mother returns after a strenuous day and is expecting some important correspondence. Her daughter, however, reveals she has torn up the letters to provide a paperchase for her dolls. Mother expostulates: ‘..Haven’t I often told you that letters are sacred things?’ A comment on suffragette attacks on post-boxes. A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                       £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14346] 26 February 1913. ‘Acidulated Golf’ is the caption. ‘Votes for Women’ has been incised in the golf course and golfers and caddies are puzzling out how to make their shots. A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14347] 5 February 1913. ‘How Militant Suffragettes Are Made’. A cheeky caddie explains to a visiting golfer that the old green they are passsing gets flooded and ‘so they’ve give it up to the lydies.’ A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                 £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14348] 5 February 1913. ‘A Pleasure Deferred’ is the caption. Asquith, during the course of a Society evening, is trapped behind a columnar ornamental fern pot by a demanding suffragette (in her best Edwardian evening clothes) asking to know why he had ‘cur’ her dance. He explains that ‘the M.C. objected to the pattern of my waisstcoat, and I had to go home and change it. but I’ll tell you what! Let me put you down for an extra at our private subscription dance next season’. I love it. The full-page cartoon refers to the Speaker’s rulingat the end of Jan 1913 that a proposed amendment to introduce women into the bill would so change it that it would have to be reintroduced as a new bill. Very good                                                                                                                                  £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14349] 29 January 1913. ‘Rag-Time in the House’ is the caption. Members of the government are enjoying the ‘Suffrage Free & Easy Go As You Please’ dance.  Asquith, with an ‘Anti’ label, is keeping an eye on Lloyd George (wearing a ‘Pro’ armband) jitterbugs with Sir Edward. The sub-text is ‘Sir Edward Grey’s Woman Suffrage Amendment produces some curious partnerships’. Full-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14350] 23 June 1912. ‘Votes for Men and Women’ is the caption. John Bull is sitting comfortably and turns round as Nurse Asquith enters carrying a baby labelled ‘Franchise Bill’. In answer to JB’s query ‘she’ replies: ‘Well, Sir, it’s certainly not a girl, and I very much doubt if it’s a boy’. The government’s Franchise and Registration bill was given its first Reading on 18 June 1912. Full-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14351] 27 March 1912. A young suffragette is standing on a table addressing a crowd: ‘I defy anyone to name a field of endeavour in which men do not receive more consideration than women!’ A Voice from the Crowd retorts: ‘What about the bally ballet!’  A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                                           £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14352] 7 December 1910. ‘Voter’s Vertigo’ is the caption. It is the second general election of 1910 and the voter is all in a tizz..muddling up all the campaign slogans..(e’g. ‘don’t tax the poor man’s dreadnought’ and ‘home rule for suffragettes’). A quarter of a page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                                                      £8

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14354] 24 December 1908. Two male Anti-suffragists, perhaps lounging at the Club, are talking about the suffrage campaign. One says ‘The idea of their wantin’ to be like us!’ while the other agrees ‘Yes, makin’ themselves utterly ridiculous’. Half-page cartoon – very good         £10

 

  1. SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE  [12661] is the caption to this full page George Belcher cartoon, published in the Tatler on 12 August 1908. Two impoverished old women are talking in the street – a unconsciously joky exchange – which is the amusing part  for the audience of the day (I won’t go into the rather laboured humour which, if it has any suffrage relevance, is only to mock woman’s supposed illogicality)- but what is interesting to us is that one of the old dears is standing holding an advertising bill for the magazine, ‘New Age’, on which the roughly sketched in legend reads something like ‘A Suffragette’s reply to Belfort Bax.’. For the book that sparked off the debate in New Age see item ? Bax had published an article ‘Feminism and Female Suffrage’ in the issue for 30 May, to which Millicent Murby had written a reply that appeared in the issue of  6 June, to which Bax had made a riposte in the issue of  8 August. Single page – very good                                                                                                                        £15

 

  1. SPALDING, Frances (ed) The Charleston Magazine: Charleston, Bloomsbury and the Arts Charleston Trust issue 19, Spring/Summer 1999 [12652] Includes an article ‘A Rich Network of Associations: Bloomsbury and Women’s Suffrage’, written by me (seems a very long time ago). Also an article on Frank Rutter that touches on his suffrage sympathies – and other interesting articles. A much lamented magazine. Fine – card covers £12

 

  1. 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) [13109] A pamphlet abridged from Strachey’s ‘The Cause’. Chipped and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library   £10

 

  1. ‘THE CONCILIATION BILL FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE  [14039] which passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons, on May 5th, with a Majority of 167′. A double-sided large leaflet published by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in 1911, setting out the advantages of the Conciliation Bill. Amongst the points it made was that under this bill 1 million would get the vote – whereas the 7 and a half million men would still comprise the vast majority of electors. Very good £55 SOLD

 

  1. THE FIGHTING SEX  [14074] This issue of the part-work ‘History of the 20th Century’ includes a section on the suffrage campaign – written by Trevor Lloyd (author of ‘Suffragettes International’). Paper covers – large format                                                                                                                    £5

 

  1. THE MARLBOROUGH THEATRE, Holloway Road, London  [14439] Theatre programme for the Boxing Day 1910 performance of ‘The Musical, Mirthful, Spectacular Pantomime DICK WHITTINGTON’ – a most appropriate choice as Dick Whittington is very much a local hero in Holloway. In this production the cook to Alderman Fitzwarren is ‘Eliza, a Suffragette’, played by Dan Crawley (1872-1912), an Irish comedian who had considerable success as a pantomime dame.  Clearly at this time the idea of a ‘suffragette’ was a good fit for a cross-dressing humourous character. Incidentally, the Marlborough Theatre was designed by the renowned Frank Matcham and had opened in 1903. The programme is packed with advertisements for local businesses, including one for the Dimoline Piano Co whose owners were members of the WSPU and regular advertisers in ‘Votes for Women’. In good condition, with decorative cover                                                                                               £35

 

  1. THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION  [14687] ‘Including Cash Statement and Subscription List for the Year ended February 29th 1908, and Accounts of The Woman’s Press, January 1st-December 31st 1907.’ The Subscription List is a gold mine of names of WSPU members – and the amount they contributed – at this early stage of the WSPU’s life. And with an interesting insight into WSPU finances in general. Although the period covers the break in ranks in the autumn of 1907 there is no mention of this or of the forming of the WFL. All is harmonious and very upbeat. . An excellent resource for researchers. In its original covers, which are in fine condition, with lists of WSPU ‘Literature’ on the back cover. There is some rusting at the staples inside and the central page is detached – but in place.                                                                                                                            £320 SOLD

 

  1. ‘THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN’  [13690] supplement to ‘The Graphic’, 1885, heralding the supplements to be issued in Nov and Dec 1885 on ‘Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days’. As its advertisement for the series The Graphic has chosen to use George Cruickshank’s ”The Rights of Women; or a view of the hustings with female suffrage, 1853.’ We see on the hustings the two candidates –  ‘The Ladies’ Candidate’- Mr Darling’ and ‘The Gentleman’s Candidate – Mr Screwdriver – the great political economist’. Elegant Mr Darling is surrounded by ladies in bonnets and crinolines – Mr Screwdriver by ill-tempered-looking boors. The audience contains many women accompanied, presumably, by their husbands who are holding aloft a ‘Husband and Wife Voters’ banner. Another banner proclaims the existence of ‘Sweetheart Voters’ and riding in their midst is a knight in armour holding a ‘Vote for the Ladies’ Champion’ pennant. There do not appear to be many supporters of the opposition.
    Single sheet 28 cm x 20.5 cm – a little foxed around the edges of the paper but barely afffecting the good, clear image of Crucikshank’s cartoon.                                                                                     £160

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE  [13691] US Suffragette – wearing sash that proclaims this (ie ‘Suffragette’), holding aloft a ‘Suffragette’ pennant with one hand while she firmly squashes with the other a little Cupid, whose bow and arrow fly out of his hands. Under her foot is, I think, her heart. The caption is ‘You may think it fun, poor Cupid to snub,/With the hand of a Suffragette,/But he’s cunning and smart, aye, there’s the rub/Revenge is the trap he will set.’
    The print is in colour – the Suffragette’s dress dates from c 1913/14, I think.
    The sheet (18cm x 27 cm) is printed ‘Made in U.S.A.). In good condition – an item that would look attractive mounted and framed.                                                                                              £150

 

  1. US SUFFRAGE ‘CINDERELLA’ STAMP  [14391] ‘Votes for the Woman Suffrage – 1915- Amendment in November’. A non-philatelic poster-type stamp showing a map of the USA, with ‘Equal Suffrage’ states coloured in yellow and ‘Manhood Suffrage’ states in black – probably the one designed by Caroline Katzenstein, executive secretary of the Equal Franchise Society of Philadelphia (see Florey, ‘Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia’ p.177). In fine condition                                                       £20

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN  [14697] commemorative WSPU crepe paper souvenir  – ‘ ‘Official Programme for the Great Demonstration’ in Hyde Park’ on 21 June 1908 – reproducing portraits of the speakers -including Mary Gawthorpe, Annie Kenney, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Emmeline Pankhurst, Adela Pankhurst, and Nellie Kenney. At the centre of the piece is a map of Hyde Park, showing the positions of the 20 platforms for the speakers. Printed by Mrs S. Burgess, Buckingham Street, Strand. The border is of purple violets and green leaves – fitting in with the WSPU’s new colour scheme, first revealed on this occasion. A supremely ephemeral piece- in very good condition – has been framed           £1,500

 

  1. WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY The Work of a Public Health Committee WLGS Oct 1918 [12177] 4-pp leaflet, written by S.M. Smee, chairman of the Public Health Committee, 1912-14 and 1916-18. Good condition – with two punch hole in margin, with no loss of text           £5

 

Items from the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson – for details of whom see an article on my website – https://wp.me/p2AEiO-1qJ

 

Women of the Hodgson family. With mother, Jemima, in the centre it is thought that Grace is on her right, with Mabel back left, next to Florence and with Edith on the right

  1. FREE CHURCH FEDERATION FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE BADGE  [14679] A round tin badge with ‘Free Church Federation for woman Suffrage’ around the rim, on a blue background. In the centre is a shield divided into quarters by a green cross. One letter from ‘F C W S’ is set into each quarter, with an ‘F’ in the middle. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson..Presumably the sisters were members of this society The 1901 census shows Florence, with another sister, staying in Hastings at the Sunday School Union Home of Rest – this was a facility offered to young women teaching Sunday School – so presumably Florence, at least, took an interest in matters of the church. I have never had this badge for sale before. Fine                                                                                         £800

 

  1. IUS SUFFRAGII BADGE  [14671] The badge of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance. Circular, bronze badge embossed with the motif of the Alliance – Justice holding her scales with ‘Jus Suffragii’ lettered around her. The badges were devised in 1906 and it was decided that they should be cast from bronze rather than silver to make them more affordable. From the collection of Grace, Florence and Edith Hodgson. In fine condition.                                                                                   £350

 

  1. NO VOTE – NO CENSUS – CENSUS RESISTED BADGE  [14675] Metal badge worn by suffragettes who boycotted the April 1911 census. Around the outside of the badge is ‘No Vote – No Census – Census Resisted and in the centre ‘A census for Gt Britain shall be taken in the year 1911 & the census day shall be Sunday the 2nd day of April in that year’. The round  black and grey badge still carries on its reverse the maker’s paper ‘Merchants Portrait Co.’ in pristine condition. This badge is extremely scarce. From the collection of Grace, Edith and Florence Hodgson, active WFL members. In fine condition                                                                                                          £900 RESERVED

 

  1. PORTRAIT BADGE OF MRS DESPARD  [14669] with the Merchants Portrait Co paper clean and crisp in the reverse. The pin is just that-  a pin – to stick into a lapel – without a clasp. From the collection of WFL stalwarts, Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. These badges are very rare – I don’t think I have ever had one for sale before. In fine condition                                                            £550 SOLD

 

  1. PORTRAIT BADGE OF MRS DESPARD  [14670] A different portrait from #14669. This badge has had a clasp, I think, which is now missing; Such a tiny ephemeral item – from the collection of WFL stalwarts Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Apart from the missing clasp, the badge is in fine condition                                                                                                                                      £400 SOLD

 

  1. TWO ‘ART NOUVEAU’ STYLE SILVER BUTTONS  [14702] They were made by the Birmingham firm of A & J Zimmerman, hallmarked for 1902 and depict a rather finely-modelled woman’s head – very much of its period – very ‘art nouveau’ (and not Mrs Pankhurst as the auctioneer would have us believe). Although these pretty items don’t have any specific association with suffrage they belonged to one of the three Hodgson sisters – either Edith, Florence or Grace – and may, I suppose, have been sewn onto a blouse or dress that made its appearance at a suffrage occasion. But I won’t stretch your credibility – they are what they are. In fine condition – the pair                                                               £100

 

  1. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ BADGE  [14677] A round white badge – very simple –  worn by many suffragettes when they sit for photographic portraits – for instance see the postcard of Patricia Woodlock [see item 177]. This must have been a very early WSPU badge – so nondescript – so scarce. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, who appear to have been members of the WSPU before joining the WFL. Good – with a couple of small rust-type marks                               £300 SOLD

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE BADGE  [14672] A bar badge – enamel – with two green stripes top and bottom with a white one in between – each stripe edged in gold. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, WFL stalwarts. A scarce badge – I don’t think I’ve ever had it for sale before. In very good condition                                                                                    £550 SOLD

Item #81

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE BADGE  [14678] a metal badge in the WFL colours of green, white and gold. It has a golden shield on a sage-green background. To the left a white background with ‘Votes for Women’, a green vertical bar in the middle, and ‘WFL’ on a gold background to the right. The lettering is green. The white background of the the shield shows slight foxing – or else the gold colour has bled. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, WFL stalwarts. Scarce   £400

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE BADGE  [14680] When I first saw this red tin badge I didn’t know what to make of it. The white lettering ‘Women’s Freedom League’ looks so modern and yet it came from the collection of Florence, Edith and Grace Hodgson who probably parted company with the WFL in the 1930s. However, I was delighted to find, when I turned it over, that the original manufacturer’s paper was still in position. This told me that the badge had been made by J.W. Lawrence of Houndsditch, London. ‘Manufacturer of BUTTONS of every description for Advertising and other purposes’. I have found evidence of Lawrences of Houndsditch as button manufacturers in 1900. I deduce, therefore, that this was one of the earliest WFL badges – made before mid -1908 when the idea of special colours was taken up by the suffrage societies.  As such it is extremely rare. I certainly have never seen it before. In fine condition – the manufacturer’s paper is pristine                                                    £800 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE ‘DOLLY BAG’  [14659] A neat drawstring bag, of a type so popular in the Edwardian period. It is hand-made, using a dark green cotton with a smooth finish, with carrying straps in a gold satiny material. The Women’s Freedom League badge is stitched onto the front.
    The bag belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. I have never seen a bag such as this in all my 35 years of dealing in this area. Apart from slight fraying to one short stretch of the satin straps it is in fine condition. As far as I know, it is unique.                                                                      £5,000

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE FLAG BROOCH  [14667] In metal, with, from the top, green, gold and white stripes – each stripe containing one word of ‘Votes for Women’. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, stalwart WFL members. In fine condition       £400 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE FLAG BROOCH  [14668] In metal, with, from the top, green, gold and white stripes – each stripe containing one word of ‘Votes for Women’. This badge is identical to # 14667 – except that it is attached to a rather larger – ‘safety pin-type’ pin – which seems to be original. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, stalwart WFL members. In fine condition                                                                                                                                       £400 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE HOLLOWAY MINIATURE BANNER  [14663] A miniature banner in yellow/gold cotton, satin weave – with black-painted motifs: diagonal stripes, silhouette of Royal Holloway prison, twelve arrow symbols, black painted inscription: ‘Women’s Freedom League. Holloway. Stone Walls do not a Prison make’. The ‘banner’ hangs from a thin rod. Another of this very unusual example of WFL merchandising is held in the collection of the Women’s Library@LSE – but I have never known one to be for sale on the open market. It belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. It is possible that before jointing the WSL they were members of the WSPU In fine condition – most unusual                                                                                                                                    £1,500 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE RIBBON  [14661] A 36-inch (.9m)  length of WFL (mercerised cotton?) ribbon -1inch (25.4mm) wide – the green, white and gold colours as fresh as the day the day it was bought. The ends have been neatened into a point – hand-stitched. I wonder how it was worn – round the neck? It belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. In fine condition – most unusual   £800 SOLD

 

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE ‘RIGHT TO PETITION’ BADGE  [14676] ‘It is the Right of the Subjects to Petition the King and all Commitments and Proscutions for such Petitioning are Illegal’ – is the legend set inside a round badge which has ‘Women’s Freedom League 1909’ around the outside. The badge is coloured green, white and gold. The badge is associated with the WFL’s picketing of Parliament in 1909 – and comes from the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, some or all of whom took part in the picketing. The badge still carries on its reverse the maker’s paper ‘Merchants Portrait Co.’ in pristine condition. An extremely scarce badge – I have never had one for sale before £1,000 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE SASH  [14660] An original Women’s Freedom League sash – made of heavy grosgrain-type material with two hooks and eyes fastners – and, for extra security, a period pin is still in place. The green, white and gold colours are surprisingly well preserved. The sash belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. In fine condition                                                   £3,500 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ MATERIAL BADGE  [14666] On the reverse the edges have been folded to make the required shield shape and hemmed into place. It is a badge such as this that is sewn onto the front of the WFL ‘Dolly’ Bag (see item 81)            £550

 

 

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION RIBBON [14662] A 36-inch (.9m) of WSPU  ribbon -a strong, ribbed ribbon – 1inch (25.4mm) wide – the purple, white and green colours as fresh as the day the day it was bought. The ends have been neatened into a point – hand-stitched. I wonder how it was worn – round the neck? It belonged to one of three sisters – Edith, Florence or Grace Hodgson – who for many years – from c 1908 until 1930s – were active members  of the Women’s Freedom League. Edith and Grace were teachers; Florence was a ‘telegraphist’. Edith and Florence boycotted the 1911 census and the sisters were involved in the picketing of Parliament and organising meetings in north London. During the suffrage years they lived at 39 Estelle Road, Gospel Oak, Hampstead. It is possible that before jointing the WSL they were members of the WSPU In fine condition – most unusual            £800 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION RIBBON BADGE WOVEN ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’  [14665] This is the material WSPU badge that is advertised in, for instance, the 31 Dec 1908 issue of  ‘Votes for Women’. It is quite stiff with, from the top, green, white and purple stripes, with ‘Votes for Women’ woven through the white stripe.  I imagine that the individual badges were woven into a long ribbon and then cut out. This one is very, very slightly fraying at the left edge.Such an item seems to me even more ephemeral than the metal badges – and even more remarkable that it has survived in such wonderful condition. The colours glow.From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.                                                                                                                                      £550 SOLD

 

  1. ‘WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ BADGE  [14673] An unusual WSPU badge. It is oblong in shape – with ‘Votes for Women’ on a green background (enamel?) inside a narrow silvery (guilloche?) surround. Towards each end it is decorated with an x-shaped ‘knot’ top and bottom – in, I think, purple. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson who were probably members of the WSPU before they joined the WFL.                                  £600 SOLD

 

  1. ‘WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ BADGE  [14674] An unusual WSPU badge – similar but not quite the same as #14673. It is oblong in shape – but has ‘Votes for Women’ on a white background (enamel?) inside a narrow green (guilloche?) surround. Towards each end it is decorated with an x-shaped ‘knot’ top and bottom – in, I think, purple. From the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson who were probably members of the WSPU before they joined the WFL. There is slight damage to
    the protective surface over ‘Women’. Good – very scarce                                           £550 SOLD

 

 

Suffrage Postcards – Real Photographic

 

  1. DR THEKLA HULTIN  [13168] 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

 

  1. FLORA DRUMMOND  [14274] She wears her WSPU (or as it was at this time ‘NWSPU’) regalia – peaked hat, epaulette, and ‘Votes for Women’ sash. The card bears the printed caption ‘General Drummond, the National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn’. The photograph was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith (309 Oxford St) and published by Sandle Bros. Unposted – fine condition – scarce.                                                                                                                                    £180

 

  1. ‘HOLLOWAY CASTLE’  [14441] photographic postcard of Holloway prison – showing its towers and turrets. The card has been posted but unfortunately I can’t quite make out the year date. However the jokey message refers to a young man thinking ‘of spending his summer holidays, board & lodgings free’ there – so the card may pre-date1902 when it became a women’s prison. However the facade did not change between then and the arrival of the first suffragette prisoners in 1906. In very good condition – posted                                                                                                                                        £12

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON  [14694] real photographic postcard- issued by the ‘Women’s Social and Political Union’. She is sitting at her desk looking at a book.  Glossy photograph by Lafayette. This card was purchased in the International Suffrage Shop at 15 Adam St, just off the Strand and was sent to France by Helene Putz, who lived at 10a Belsize Parade, Haverstock Hill, London NW. The 1911 census finds her living there, aged 60, and working as a foreign correspondent – dealing with patent medicines. The message, written in French, tells the recipient that Lady Con is another of the important women working ‘pour la franchise’.                                                                                         £120

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON CARD – SIGNED  [13971] Real photographic card of Lady Constance sitting at a desk, reading. The photograph us by Lafayette (Glasgow) and is captioned ‘Lady Constance Lytton Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn Strand W.C.’ I think the card dates to the early days of the WSPU (she isn’t yet wearing a hunger strike medal, which she does in later portrait photos – and the use of the ‘WSPU’ name rather than ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union’ which was used after the split with the Women’s Freedom League makes me think it was published c 1907). The card is signed by Lady Constance underneath the caption. Good – unposted – with a slight crease to the middle of the right hand edge of the card                                                                               £190

 

  1. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908  [14705] Christabel was on trial, charged with inciting crowds to ‘rush’ the House of Commons – but she and the Pethick Lawrences look very cheerful. Published by Sandle Bros for the National Women’s Social and Political Union. This copy of the card has been signed by all three of the those pictured – ie the ink signatures of Christabel Pankhurst, FW Pethick Lawrence and Emmeline Pethick Lawrence. The card was probably once pinned up – such a trophy would have merited display – and there is a slight nick on the bottom margin of the card with no loss of text – and there is a slight grazing over the final flourish at the end of Emmeline Pethick Lawrence’s signature – otherwise in very good condition – unposted                                                              £600 SOLD

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14536] Full-lenth portrait by F. Kehrhahn of Bexleyheath.- captioned ‘Mrs Pankhurst’ She is wearing a WSPU badge and holds a dangling lorngnette in one hand while the other rests on an open book, is wearing a WSPU badge. Very good – unposted                             £120

 

  1. THE NEW LIBERAL GOVERNMENT:MEMBERS OF THE CABINET  [14528] Group photograph of the members of the Liberal government elected in January 1906 – with Campbell-Bannerman as prime minister. Very good condition – unposted                                     £8 SOLD

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Banner Making for the Great Demonstration, April 17th 1926  [13686] The Women’s Guild of Empire organized a demonstration at the critical time just before the General Strike to protest against ‘strikes and revolutionary activity in industry’. The march, which brought women (including, wrote Elsie Bowerman to the editor of ‘The Spectator’, ‘wives of working women who have had personal experience of strikes’) from all regions of the country to London, ended with a Mass Meeting in the Albert Hall, with Mrs Flora Drummond in the chair.The photograph shows Mrs D inspecting banners – ‘Efficiencey and Enterprise’ and another, the wording partially hidden, which may say ‘Best within the Empire’ (??) Issued by the Women’s Guild of Empire c 1926. Fine – unposted – unusual                                                                                                                                                    £95

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Mrs Flora Drummond – Controller-in-Chief  [13685] Card published c 1926 by The Women’s Guild of Empire, from its headquarters at 24 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1.  Fine -unposted –  unusual                                                                                  £95

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN  [13663] placard is planted beside young girl standing on a barrel under the Trafalgar Square lion. A policeman walks in the background. One of a posed photographic Raphael Tuck series. Fair – a little creased – posted                                                                                          £25

 

Suffrage Postcards – Real Photographic from the collection of Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson

 

  1. ANNA MUNRO  [14576] Full-length portrait photograph of Anna Munro, WFL organiser – the card is captioned ‘Miss Anna Munro, 30 Gordon St, Glasgow. Anna Munro was WFL organiser in Scotland and that address was the society’s headquarters.  A postcard from the collection compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. In fine condition – unposted £180

 

  1. ANNA MUNRO  [14577] full-length photo of Anna Munro. I think it was taken on the same occasion as #14576 – only for this photo she has taken off her coat and is backed by a large banner ‘Votes for Women Women’s Freedom League Scottish Campaign’. The card is signed in ink ‘Anna Munro’. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                      £200 SOLD

 

  1. ANNA MUNRO  [14587] head and shoulders portrait photograph – no photographer or publisher given. The card bears her signature but I think this was on the original photograph.A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                      £120 SOLD

 

  1. ARREST OF CAPT. C.M. GONNE  [14627] 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.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine -unusual –  unposted                                           £120 SOLD

 

  1. CHARLOTTE MARSH  [14618] photographed by A.W. Dron of Brondesbury – wearing her WSPU hunger strike medal. There is no caption to the card – but Charlotte Marsh was a leading WSPU organizer – and very recongisable.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                    £180 SOLD

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14572] Head and shoulders photographic portrait – wearing a square-necked dress and with her hair up in her characteristic knot. Captioned ‘Miss Christabel Pankhurst. The National Women’s Social and Political Union. 4 Clement’s Inn, WC’. Published by Sandle Bros. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                    £80

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14617] photographed in the flower-bedecked straw bonnet given to her by Frederick Pethick Lawrence. The bonnet trails long ribbon ties – very romantic. I always thought this choice of bonnet very interesting. Christabel certainly looks very young and pretty in it – but the look in her eyes is pretty steely. Pethick Lawrence selected this image to be used as the frontispiece for Christabel’s posthumous autobiography, ‘Unshackled’. I think the image dates from 1909.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                          £180

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14629] photograph by Kate Simmons of  3 Cliff Terrace, Margate. Christabel looks lovely. Kate Simmons has an entry in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’. She was the sister of Victoria Lidiard, a long-lived WSPU member who was interviewed by Brian Harrison in the 1970s and tells in great detail about her early life – and her stint trying to work with her sister Kate.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – unusual                £180 SOLD

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST AND EMMELINE PETHICK-LAWRENCE  [14619] standing on the pavement -under a striped awning – about to step in to a cab.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.  A scarce card – fine – unposted                                                                                                             £180 SOLD

 

  1. COUNTESS RUSSELL  [14612] real photographic postcard – headed ‘Votes for Women’ of ‘Countess Russell Member of National Executive Committee Women’s Freedom League’. The card depicts Mollie Russell photographed in a studio setting.. She was the second wife of Frank Russell, 2nd Earl Russell, the elder brother of Bertrand. Mollie was described by George Santyana as ‘a fat, florid Irishwoman, with black curls, friendly manners and emotional opinions: a political agitator and reformer.’ The photograph in no way belies the physical description. She and Russell were divorced in 1915.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                             £50

 

  1. COUNTESS RUSSELL  [14623] photographed in medieval costume by Mrs Albert Broom – who also published the card – at the Green, White and Gold Fair 1909. This information is written in pencil on the back of the card – presumably by one of the Hodgson sisters – in whose Postcard Album it was placed. As with the other photos by Mrs Broom on this occasion it was taken in either a yard or a roof terrace – an excellent photograph. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                                    £250 SOLD

 

  1. DR THEKLA HULTIN WFL  [14562] Portrait photograph, published by the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, and headed ‘Votes for Women’. The portrait is captioned ‘Dr Thekla Hultin, Member of the Finnish Diet’. Thekla Hultin was the first elected woman member of Parliament to speak at a suffrage meeting in Britain. . Fine – unposted                                                                  £150

 

  1. EDITH CRAIG  [14584] 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).A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted Fine – unposted                                                                             £180

 

  1. EMMELINE PETHICK LAWRENCE  [14571] Captioned ‘Mrs Pethick Lawrence. The National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clements Inn, WC’ – she is wearing a coat with a heavy fur collar and lapels and is standing with her hands in her pockets. Published by Sandle Bros. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition – unposted                                                                                                      £80

 

  1. EMMELINE PETHICK LAWRENCE  [14574] The photo is captioned ‘Mrs Pethick Lawrence Joint Editor of ‘Votes for Women’, Honorary Treasurer, National Women’s Social and Political Union. 4 Clement’s Inn.’ The photographer, F. Kehrhahn, has an entry in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’. Fine – unposted                                                                          £80

 

  1. EVELYN SHARP  [14585] portrait photograph – with no name (but I recognise her as Evelyn Sharp) – no photographer – no publisher – no suffrage affiliation – but from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Postcards of Evelyn Sharp are very, very scarce – in fact I cannot remember ever having one before. Fine – unposted £200 SOLD

 

  1. GROUP OF WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE MEMBERS  [14610] in medieval costume as participants in the WFL Green, White and Gold Fair 1909- photographed by Mrs Albert Broom (who also published the postcard). A most lovely photograph – the women (and 2 children) are bright in their costumes against the dark brick background of which may be a roof of their office building.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                           £250 SOLD

 

  1. JOHN STUART MILL PIONEER OF WOMEN’S FREEDOM  [14645] real photographic postcard showing John Stuart Mill in profile. The heading is ‘Votes for Women’. The card was published by the Women’s Freedom League from 1 Robert Street, Adelphi..  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted £80

 

  1. KEIR HARDIE  [14581] photographed by Lena Connell. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                    £80

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON  [14603] real photographic postcard- issued by the ‘Women’s Social and Political Union’. She is sitting at her desk looking at a book.  Glossy photograph by Lafayette.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                             £120

 

  1. LONDON UNIT OF THE NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN TEACHERS  [14704] Photograph showing 8 women standing on the steps of a building and holding up posters. One identifies them as ‘The National Federation of Women Teachers London Unit’, another  proclaims ‘A discontented Teacher is a Social danger’ and a third ‘We claim our share of the Fisher Grant’. It is this last placard that dates the photograph to 1917/18 – the ‘Fisher Grant’ being an element in a new 1918 Education Act – H.A.L. Fisher was president of the Board of Education. I have identified the figure second from the left as Edith Hodgson, who was clearly carrying on campaigning. There was a strong correlation between membership of the WFL and of the NFWT. Fine – unposted                                                                       £65

 

  1. MADAME AINO MALMBERG WFL  [14565] Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Published for the Women’s Freedom League. 1 Robert St, Adelphi, W.C.’ Aino Malmberg was a Finnish politician who was forced to move to England in 1910 because of her fight against the Russian government. The WFL published her pamphlet ‘Women’s Suffrage in Finland. Fine – unposted – unusual       £100

 

  1. MISS ADELA PANKHURST  [14648] ‘Organiser, National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, W.C.’ She is wearing a round, white ‘Votes for Women’ badge. No postcard of Adela has passed through my hands in the last 18 years – so this is a scarce card.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MISS ALICE SCHOFIELD (Organiser) Women’s Freedom League WFL  [14554] An early WFL card – the address printed on the card is 18 Buckingham Street, Strand (ie before the move to 1 Robert St in 1908). Alice Schofield, influenced by Teresa Billington, had been a very early member of the WSPU, but with Teresa left the WSPU in 1907 and by 1908 was a paid WFL organizer.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. A scarce card – in fine unposted condition                                                                              £180

 

  1. MISS ALISON NEILANS WFL  [14561] Alison Neilans was an organizer for the Women’s Freedom League. In this photograph she is wearing the WFL’s Holloway badge. She served several terms of imprisonment and during one in 1909 went on hunger strike. Issued by the Women’s Freedom League, this is a very scarce card.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                             £180

 

  1. MISS ALISON NEILANS  [14622] photographed , wearing her spectacles, by the M.P. Co. Captioned ‘The Women’s Freedom League’. She is wearing her WFL ‘Holloway’ brooch.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                        £180

 

  1. MISS ANNIE KENNEY  [14634] National Women’s Social and Political Union. She stands demurely, her hands behind her back, eyes sparkling. Published by Sandle Bros. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST, LLB  [14599] Captioned ‘National Union of Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, WC’. She is wearing a brooch that may have been designed by   C.R. Ashbee.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                         £80

 

  1. MISS CICELY HAMILTON  [14600] ‘Member of the Executive Committee of the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London WC’. The photograph is by Elliot and Fry – published by the London Council of the Women’s Freedom League.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted £180

 

  1. MISS CICELY HAMILTON  [14633] member of the National Executive Committee, WFL. office 18 Buckingham Street, Strand, London. 30 Gordon Street, Glasgow.’ An early card – published by the Women’s Freedom League not long after their break with the WSPU and before they moved into their Robert Street office. Cicely Hamilton faces straight on to the camera.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                     £180

 

  1. MISS EDITH CRAIG  [14614] photographed by Marie Leon. She is in profile, wearing a hat with a fur brim and a rather manly bow tie. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                £120

 

  1. MISS ELLEN TERRY  [14611] photographed by the Rotary Photograaph Co. Not exactly a ‘suffrage postcard’ but she was, of course, a supporter and this postcard is from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted   £30

 

  1. MISS IRENE MILLER  [14647] She is escorted by a policeman. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and was an early one (c1907) published by the Women’s Freedom League (whose address is still given as 18 Buckingham Street, Strand). Irene Miller had been arrested for knocking on the door of 10 Downing Street and was photographed, with the policeman, by the ‘Daily Mirror’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson., Fine- unposted                                                                                                                         £180

 

  1. MISS MARGARET MILNE FARQUHARSON, M.A.  [14625] captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London W.C.’.She was a graduate of Glasgow University and by 1913 was secretary of the National Political League. For a short time in 1918 it was thought she would stand as a candidate in the general election – but in the end didn’t.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. I’ve never had this card before – fine – unposted – v scarce                                                                                           £200

 

  1. MISS MARGUERITE SIDLEY  [14643] Photograph by Foulsham and Banfield, headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London W .C.,’ She wears, I think, the WFL ‘Holloway’ badge at ther throat and, certainly, a WFL flag brooch on her bosom. She had joined the WSPU in London in 1907, working for some time in the London office and then as a peripatetic organizer  before leaving the WSPU to do the same kind of work for the Women’s Freedom League.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – scarce – unposted                                                                                £180

 

  1. MISS MARY GAWTHORPE  [14644] ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clements Inn, W.C.’ She is wearing a round, white ‘Votes for Women’ badge.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MISS SARAH BENETT  [14631] 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. The card was published by the WFL and is from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.                                                                                                                                 £180

 

  1. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908  [14646] Christabel was on trial, charged with inciting crowds to ‘rush’ the House of Commons – but she and the Pethick Lawrences look very cheerful. Published by Sandle Bros for the National Women’s Social and Political Union.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                                       £180

 

  1. MRS AMY SANDERSON  [14636] 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, is from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson..Fine – unusual – unposted                                             £180

 

  1. MRS AMY SANDERSON     [14650] Headed ‘Women’s Freedom League’ and captioned: ‘Offices 18 Buckingham St, Strand, London 30 Gordon St, Glasgow.’ She is sitting in a carved armchair – wearing her WFL ‘Holloway’ brooch.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted                               £180

 

  1. MRS ARNCLIFFE SENNETT  [14613] photographed by Lena Connell – a head and shoulders portrait. She looks lovely. Captioned ‘W0men’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                         £180

 

  1. MRS ARNCLIFFE-SENNETT  [14608] ‘Member of the National Executive Committee of the Women’s Freedom League’ – published by the London Council of the Women’s Freedom League. Maud Arncliffe -Sennett left the WSPU for the WFL in the summer of 1908. in this studio photograph she is standing – three-quarter length – facing the camera A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. A  scarce card – fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS BILLINGTON-GREIG  [14649] Photographic postcard – a full-length studio portrait – headed ‘Votes for Women Women’s Freedom League’ and captioned ‘Mrs Billington-Greig, Hon Organising Sec. Offices: 18 Buckingham St. Strand’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Signed ‘Teresa Billington-Greig’ in ink across the lower part of the photograph                                                                      £220 SOLD

 

  1. MRS BORRMANN WELLS WFL  [14563] Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League. Offices: 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC’. Bettina Borrmann Wells was born in Bavaria c 1875 and in 1900 married an Englishman, Clement Wells. She joined the WSPU in 1906- but by 1908 had left to join the WFL. She was imprisoned for 3 weeks in Oct 1908 after demonstrating at Westminster.  The Hodgson Collection contains a (different) postcard from Bettina Borrmann Wells to ‘Miss Hodgson’ asking for help with ‘special work’, which may be the picketing  She later spent much of her life in the US. A striking photo- she’s rather magnificently dressed.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition -unusual –  unposted                                                                                                £180

 

  1. MRS BORRMANN WELLS WFL  [14564] Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Mrs Borrmann Wells. A  Suffragette at Work in Prison’. Women’s Freedom League. 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. Here Bettina Borrmann Wells is dressed in prison clothes and is washing the floor of her ‘prison cell’- with bucket and cloth to hand. One in the series of cards produced by the WFL to show their leading members in day-to-day activities. This was probably produced after Mrs Borrmann Wells had been imprisoned in Oct 1908.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition – unusual                           £180

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [14580] photographed in profile  -seated. A psotcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted              £60

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [14591] studio photograph. She is seated and facing the camera, looking wry. No photographer, publisher or suffrage affiliation given. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                    £60

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [14596] photographed – and the card published – by Mrs Albert Broom. A lovely photograph – Mrs D is sitting, three-quarters on (the National Portrait Gallery holds a copy of this postcard). A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Most unusual. Fine – unposted                     £180

 

  1. MRS COBDEN SANDERSON WFL  [14568] Mrs Cobden Sanderson is shown, head and shoulders, in profile on this most unusual card. The photo is by Max Parker and the caption is: ‘Mrs Cobden Sanderson. Women’s Freedom League’. I would imagine that this is quite an early card -c 1908. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14569] Photograph of her in profile.  The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and underneath her name is the caption ‘Hon. Treas. Women’s Freedom League Offices: 18 Buckingham St., Strand. 20 Gordon St, Glasgow’ The card dates from after 1910, when she took over the treasureship of the WFL. Very good – unposted                                                                                               £80

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14592] photographed by Alice Barker of Kentish Town Road and published by the Women’s Freedom League. A head and shoulders portrait in profile. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                    £80

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14616] photographed by M.P. Co (Merchants Portrait Co). ‘President, The Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C.). She is sitting in an armless chair – with her left arm leaning on a table.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                               £60

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14621] photographed by M.P. Co – on the same occasion as #14616 was taken – but in this she is standing – a full-length portrait – with her black mantilla and black lace fichu fully displayed. ‘President, The Women’s Freedom League’. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted   £60

 

  1. MRS DESPARD  [14632] head and shoulders portrait by Merchants Portrait Co. She is facing straight at the camera and would appear to be wearing a length of WFL ribbon at her neck. Published by the WFL.   A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                        £80

 

  1. MRS E. HOW-MARTYN  [14609] photographed by M.P.Co (Merchant’s Portrait Co) as ‘Hon. Sec Women’s Freedom League’. It seems to me that for this photograph she wearing the ‘Holloway’ badges issued to erstwhile prisoners by both the WSPU and the WFL.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MRS EDITH HOW MARTYN  [14597] An interesting double photographic portrait of her – to the left she wears her mortar board and gown (she was a graduate of University College, Aberystwyth) and to the right she is depicted in prison garb, sewing.  This is an interesting, early (dating from between October and November 1907) card – because it carries the heading ‘Votes for Women’, the caption WSPU, and the address,18 Buckingham Street, Strand. This represents the interim period after Mrs How-Martyn, Mrs Despard and others had broken away from the Pankhursts.  Because they saw themselves as the true representation of the Women’s Social and Political Union, they retained that name (the Pankhursts in retaliation called their group ‘the National Women’s Social and Political Union’) until renaming themselves, in November 1907, the Women’s Freedom League.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.  Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS EDITH HOW-MARTYN  [14594] Hon Sec Women’s Freedom League, ARCS, BSc – photographic postcard headed ‘Votes for Women’ . Photographed by Ridsdale Cleare of Lower Clapton Road. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                       £180

 

  1. MRS EMMA SPROSON  [14635] headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ .  She was one of the relatively few working-class women to be an organizer. The photograph is by Bennett Clark, Wolverhampton.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – scarce      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST  [14620] is standiing on the pavement – under a striped awning – about to enter a cab. This photograph was taken on same occasion as #14619 – and Mrs Pethick Lawrence and Christabel have probably preceded her into the cab. I have the idea that they have just left a suffrage meeting – perhaps at the Queen’s Hall.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce    £180

 

  1. MRS EMMELINE PANKHURST  [14640] no photographer or publisher given. She sits in a high-backed chair wearing a dress with heavily embroidered sleeves and bodice. Her right hand rests on her cheek.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                       £120

 

  1. MRS LILIAN M. HICKS  [14604] – photographed by Lena Connell – an official Women’s Freedom League photographic postcard. Mrs Hicks had been an early member of the WSPU, but left to join the WFL in the 1907 split, returning in 1910 to the WSPU.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted £100

 

  1. MRS MABEL TUKE  [14630] Joint Hon Secretary, National Women’s Social and Political Union. The beautiful ‘Pansy’ Tuke is presented here, in ‘Real Photo Postcard’ printed in France. The card dates from after 1907.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                      £180

 

  1. MRS MARION HOLMES  [14598] headed ‘Votes for Women’ – captioned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ – she is wearing her WFL ‘prisoner’s badge’ and a WFL ‘flag badge’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.  Very good – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                   £180

 

  1. MRS MARION HOLMES  [14602] photographed by May Hammond, Croydon. Headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Member of the National Executive Committee Women’s freedom Leage 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C.’  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                £180

 

  1. MRS NEVINSON  [14582] photographed by Lena Connell. Margaret Wynne Nevinson is wearing a mortar board and gown as a LLA [Lady Literate in the Arts] of St Andrews University. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                                                      £180 SOLD

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14575] ‘Founder and Hon sec, National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4, Clement’s Inn, Strand, WC’ – photograph of Mrs Pankhurst by Schmidt, Manchester – probably dating from c 1908- certainly after the Women’s Freedom League broke away from the WSPU in the autumn of 1907.  Mrs P may be wearing a circular ‘Votes for Women’-type badge – but it is pale in colour and merges into her embroidered blouse. The card is captioned ‘Votes for Women’. Fine- unusual – unposted     £60

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14579] photographed by Lena Connell. An unusual card – it isn’t captioned ‘Votes for Women’ aand makes no mention of the WSPU. Mrs Pankhurst is seated, three-quarters on to the camera, with her hands clasped in front of  her. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen this card before. It was included in the Postcard Album compiled by Edith, Grace and Florence Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14589] photographed by Lena Connell. An unusual card – it isn’t captioned ‘Votes for Women’ aand makes no mention of the WSPU – however  Mrs Pankhurst, who is seated, three-quarters on to the camera, with her hands clasped in front of  her, is wearing what looks like a WSPU badge. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen this card before. It was included in the Postcard Album compiled by Edith, Grace and Florence Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                       £180

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14595] photograph by Jacolette.  Her ‘Holloway Prison’ brooch is pinned to her artistic blouse . A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                              £60

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [14637] ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4, Clement’s Inn, Strand, WC’ – photograph of Mrs Pankhurst by Schmidt, Manchester – probably dating from c 1908- certainly after the Women’s Freedom League broke away from the WSPU in the autumn of 1907.  Mrs P may be wearing a circular ‘Votes for Women’-type badge – but it is pale in colour and merges into her embroidered blouse. The card is captioned ‘Votes for Women’.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson., Fine- unusual – unposted                                                                                                                                                     £80

 

  1. MRS PETHICK-LAWRENCE  [14605] She stands, three-quarter length, with her hands behind her back.  The caption is ‘Joint Editor of “Votes for Women” – ‘Honorary Treasurer National Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, W.C.’  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson, Fine- unposted                    £45

 

  1. MRS T BILLINGTON-GREIG WFL  [14573] A lovely photographic head and shoulders portrait of her – captioned ‘Mrs T Billington-Greig Hon Organising Sec Women’s Freedom League 1 Robert St, London WC’. The photo is by Brinkley and Son, Glasgow. Fine – unposted – unusual          £120

 

  1. MRS WOLSTENHOLME ELMY  [14570] real photographic postcard of one of the suffrage campaigns most earnest workers and one of the WSPU’s earliest supporters. The photograph was taken in May 1907 when the WSPU-nominated photographer called at her home.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                     £120

 

  1. PATRICIA WOODLOCK  [14642] ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union’ – she is wearing a round white ‘Votes for Women’ badge pinned to her tie. Patricia Woodlock was a Liverpool member of the WSPU – who was repeatedly imprisoned.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. I don’t think I have ever had this card before – therefore scarce. Fine  – unposted                                                                  £200 SOLD

 

  1. PHILIP SNOWDEN  [14593] photographed by Lena Connell, sold by the Suffrage Shop (‘temporary offices, 31 Bedford St, Strand, WC’). A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                   £80

 

  1. REV R.J CAMPBELL  [14652] published in Rotary Photographic Series. A rather angelic-looking muscular Christian – and fervent supporter of women’s suffrage. He spoke out against the White Slave Trade.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted                                                                        £65

 

  1. SYLVIA PANKHURST  [14626] Studio photograph, three-quarter length, by Lena Connell (although her details are v faint on this card). Sylvia wears a dress with raised embroidery on the bodice and looks very youthful and rather pretty.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                £120

 

  1. TENNESSEE LADY COOK  [14578] A photograph of the notorious Tenessee Clafin – later Lady Cook – mounted on a card headed ‘Votes for Women’ and captioned ‘Tennessee Lady Cook’. After various scandals in the US, Tenessee Clafin, sister of Victoria Woodhull, married and came to live in London. The fact that this card was found in the collection made by a British suffragette seems to point to her having been to some degree recognised for her radical suffrage views in England in the first decade of the 20th century.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                              £60

 

  1. ‘THE VOTE’ POSTCARD ALBUM  [14656] An original green cloth-covered postcard album – sold by the Women’s Freedom League. It  is in very good condition – the white and gold central panel is clear and bright. This containi the title ‘The Vote Album’ [ I think the design was by Eva Claire] – and shows the Suffragists at the door of the State, which is barred and bolted against them. Seeking entrance are the Women of the Nation; graduates in academic dress standing side by side with working women. The album belonged to either one or all of the Hodgson sisters, Edith, Florence and Grace. It contains 5 postcards,.
    1) The comic card of a cat in a bird-bedecked hat, wearing a purple, white and green shawl, pinned with a ‘Votes for Women’ badge, with a paw on a ‘We Demand the Vote’ flyer. The message, written on 27 April 1909 reads’ Hope to see you arrive safely at class to-night. What do you think of the other side?’ The card is addressed to Grace Hodgson at 39 Estelle Road, West Hampstead.
    2) A Women’s Freedom League card showing ‘Tribute to John Stuart Mill, May 20th 1908. The card is dated Aug 24th 1909, addressed to Edith Hodgson at 39 Estelle Road, Hampstead and reads ‘ Dear Miss Hodgson, We are indeed very grateful for your offer to help with the picketing as we are very hard pressed. Looking forward to seeing you. Sincerely yours, Dorothy Spencer.’ Dorothy Spencer was a young Australian actress working for the WFL. Three months later she was one of those arrested in the disturbances at Westminster when Muriel Matters and Helen Fox chained themselves to the grille in the Ladies’ Gallery in the House of Commons. In August 1908 the WFL was mounting a picket at both the House of Commons and Downing Street.
    3) Another WFL card showing ‘Tribute to John Stuart Mill’. This is addressed to ‘Miss Hodgson’ at 39 Estelle Road, N.W.’ and is from Bettina Borrman Wells. It is undated and the postmark – other thnn ‘August’ is impossible to read. The message is: ‘Urgently. We have special work to do on Monday & Tuesday. Helpers are urgently needed. Can you spare at least two hours? Please call at the office any time after 2 p.m. Sincerely yours B. Borrmann Wells.’ This is likely to date from August 1909 when Bettina Borrmann Wells was organising the picketing of Parliament
    4) Cartoon postcard published by the WFL relating to the boycott of the 1911 census – with a large placard in the background advertising ‘Census Meeting April 1st Trafalgar Square 3pm’ and Asquith beset by flyers proclaiming ‘No Votes for Women No Census’.The card is addressed to Grace Hodgson at 39 Estelle Road.- fro the WFL’s Literature Department – telling of her of New Literature to be available next week. ‘In the Workhouse’ Play and Preface by Mrs Nevinson 6d; Josephine Butler: Cameo Biography by Mrs Marion Holmes 2d; ‘Woman’s Suffrage & the Hearts of the Nation’ by Dr Haden Guest 1d”
    5) Postcard portrait of Alison Neilans (photo by Merchants Portrait Co) – wearing her WFL ‘Holloway badge. The card is addressed to Grace Hodgson at 34 Dartmouth Park Road, Highgate. The sender is E. Mitchell, Hon Lit Sec of the WFL – and the card is stamped ‘Literature Department’. The message reads: ‘Dear Miss Hodgson, I hope you hae enough Literature for your mtg on Heath on Tuesday, and that you will be able to sell a lot. If you want more – sme of P. Snowden’s Conciliation Bill – send me a line and I will despatch on Monday’ .The postmark is ‘Aug 11’ but the year is indecipherable.-  but I think it dates from 1912 – when Philip Snowdon had produced a pamphlet on the Conciliation Bill – and when Aug 11th fell on a Sunday – ie the Lit Sec would send any material when she was next in the office – on Monday,
    The album – and all the cards are in a very good condition.                                     £1,500 SOLD

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE SUFFRAGE CARAVAN  [14682] on its tour of southern England in October 1908. The caravan, emblazoned ‘Women’s Freedom League’ and ‘Votes for women’ is parked on a grassy spot close to a house, with two of the team in the picture.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                            £250 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE  [14607] photograph taken – and published – by Mrs Albert Broom of a group of women in costume – probably taken on the occasion of the 1909 WFL Green, White and Gold Fairs. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                           £250 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs DESPARD AND MRS COBDEN SANDERSON WAITING FOR MR ASQUITH WFL  [14567] ‘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

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragettes At Home (1) Mrs Snow Makes Pastry WFL no date (1910) [14641] The first in the series of ironic postcards published by the WFL – addressing the charge that suffragettes were necessarily ‘unwomanly’. Here one of the WFL activists, Mrs Snow, is photographed, in her pinny, in her kitchen rolling out pastry. On the table are all the accoutrements – flour bin, scales, measuring jug, bowl. Behind her is a dresser displaying a fine array of china – looks rather like Mason’s ironstone – and we can see that she still cooks on a range – the fire glows and a saucepan is smimmering on the hot plate.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. In fine condition – unposted           £180

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragettes At Home (4) Alison Neilans Cleans The Stove WFL 1910 [14638] Unlike Mrs Snow (# 14641), Alison Neilans, a modern young woman, cooks on a gas stove. Here she is to be seen, sleeves rolled up, tackling the chore with a smile.   A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                  £180

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Suffragettes At Home (7) Mrs Joseph McCabe Bathing Her Baby WFL 1910 [14639] Mrs Joseph McCabe – Beatrice McCabe – is photographed with baby – Ernest, as it happens, born 1909 – on her lap, wrapped  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson.in a large towel. Beside them is the baby bath. Beatrice married Joseph McCabe – ex-Catholic priest turned fervent aetheist – in Leicester in 1899 when she was 18. They had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. Fine – unposted                        £180

 

  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE CARAVAN  [14686] ‘A halt near Chichester’ – photo by Winifred  Turner – showing Muriel Matters – with two other caravanners.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £250 SOLD

 

 

  1. A WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE MEMBER  [14624] in costume for the 1909 WFL Green, White and Gold Fair, photographed by Mrs Albert Broom (who also published the card) against a brickwork background. An excellent photograph.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – very scarce                                                                                                                                      £250 SOLD

 

  1. WSPU DRUM AND FIFE BAND  [14615] I’ve counted 25 young women and girls, all in their striking uniform, in this photograph – 4 drummers to the fore.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                      £250 SOLD

 

Suffrage Postcards – Suffrage Artist Cards

 

  1. MRS POYSER AGAIN  [14024] ‘I’m not dnyin’ the women are foolish. The Almighty made ’em to match the men.’ Mrs Poyser is a character from ‘Adam Bede’ – a woman with a rough exterior and a heart of gold. Here is is indicating the House of Commons (‘the men’) as she holds up her ‘No Taxation without Representation’ standard. The card was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League and was posted in, I think, June 1909 to Miss Allwood at the Dairy College, Kingston, Derby, and the sender notes ‘Bought this at a Woman’s Suffrage Garden Fete.’ Fair – a little creased – unusual                                £85

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGIST  [13969] as a butterfly on a card by the artist, Ernestine Mills. The accompanying verse, ‘I don’t want to fly’, said she ‘I only want to squirm’/She drooped her wings defectedly/But still her voice was firm/’I do not want to be a fly/I want to be a worm….’ is by Charlotte Perkins Stetson (Gilman). A pretty coloured card – published herself by Ernestine Mills. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £120

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists  [14015] ‘The gentleman who thinks that ‘Women have no right to Vote because they can’t defend their Country.’  The gentleman is a weedy pen-pusher. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom Le’ague, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good  – slight marks across two corners where it has been held in an album – scarce     £120

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists  [14016] ‘The gentleman who thinks that women ought not to work and therefore under-pays his typist’.  The gentleman depicted is clearly a plutocrat. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom League, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                      £120 SOLD

 

  1. ‘In The Dim And Speculative Future’  [14653] Postcard. Asquith is depicted counting the petals on a flower – ‘This year – next year – sometime..’.. Drawn by G. Letcher, published by the Suffrage Atelier.  You can find out something of Gladys Letcher in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                            £150

 

  1. ‘LET US IN, FIDO’ Suffrage Atelier  [14555] say women carrying ‘Votes for Women’ banners as the stand at the bottom of the steps leading up to the ‘People’s House’ [i.e. Parliament], which is guarded by a fierce dog. Fido Asquith replies ‘No: some of you have tease me and puled my tail, so now I won’t let any of you come near me.’ The artist is Jessica Walters – a Bristol artist about whom you can read in detail in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’ – and the card was published by the Suffrage Atelier in 1909.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine- unposted                                  £180 SOLD

 

  1. LOUISA THOMSON-PRICE Types of Anti-Suffragists WFL  [14566] ‘The man who thinks ‘Women are not Sufficiently Intelligent to Vote, Don’t You Know’.He sports a moustache and a pince-nez and leans nonchantly over the back of a chair.  Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom League, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good – scarce                                                               £120

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGE OSTRICH ‘The Sun is Not Rising’  [14559] The Anti-Suffragists are represented by an ostrich that is burying its head in the sand of ‘Ignorance’ and ‘Stupidity’ as the dawn of ‘Women’s Freedom’ rises. In fine condition – unposted                                               £180 SOLD

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGE SOCIETY AS PROPHET Suffrage Atelier  [14558] A card in Catherine Courtauld’s series for the Suffrage Atelier. The Anti-Suffrage Society as donkey is standing on the cliffs watching a German aerial invasion (one flying machine is named ‘Das Vaterland’ another bears the double-headed eagle) and declaiming ‘Woe and desolation! Behold a woman-enfranchised England, prostrate beneath her descending foes’. A scarce card – fine condition – unposted                   £180 SOLD

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGE SOCIETY AS SCIENTIST Suffrage Atelier  [14557] The artist is Catherine Courtauld and the card was published by the Suffrage Atelier. The Anti-Suffrage Society, in the shape of a donkey/scientist, a bust of Darwin by his side and representations of ‘Prehistoric Man’ and ‘Present-Day Man’ be is pontiificating on evolution: ‘In speaking of this great law of Evolution, ladies and gentleman, I must of course impress on you that it does not apply to women’. One of the series of ASS cards by this artists. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine condition – unposted                 £180 SOLD

 

  1. THE CRY OF THE CHILDREN  [14655] Postcard by C. Hedley Charlton, printed and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. For information on C(harlotte) Hedley Charlton see my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists.A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                 £120

 

  1. THE MODERN SHIRLEY  [14654] is the caption to a card by Isabel Pocock. She wears a ‘Votes for Women’ sash and holds a banner proclaiming ‘Political Power’. The reference in the caption is, of course, to Charlotte Bronte’s ‘Shirley;. Underneath the image Mr Sympson (a character from ‘Shirley’) in the guise of John Bull says ‘Are you a young lady?’
    Shirley (Girl of the Period) ‘I am a thousand times better – I am an honest woman and as such I will be treated.’ The card was published by the Suffrage Atelier c 1909.  A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                                       £150

 

  1. ‘THE RIGHT DISHONOURABLE DOUBLE-FACE ASQUITH’ WSPU  [14556] The cartoon by ‘A Patriot’ appeared on the cover of the 19 Nov 1909 edition of ‘Votes for Women’. With one of his faces ‘Citizen Asquith’ is addressing a Peer of the Realm with ‘Down with privilege of birth – up with Democratic rule!’ and with the other he turns to a woman in prison clothes who is holding out her petition for Liberty and Equality and remonstrates ‘The rights of government belong to the aristocrats by birth – men. No liberty or equality for women!’ This image was also produced as a poster and resonated strongly among WSPU supporters. You can read about the artist – Alfred  Pearse in my ‘Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists’. The card was published by the WSPU. In very good – unposted – condition                                                                                                                                                  £150

 

  1. WOMEN WRITERS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE  [14651] 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. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. In fine condition – unposted                                        £120

 

 

 

Suffrage Postcards – Commercial Comic

 

 

  1. ARE WE DOWNHEARTED? NO!  [13603] Black and white postcard by Donald McGill – suffragette, holding on to her ‘Votes for Women’ banner, is carried into the Police Court by a policeman – her bottom very much to the fore – her umbrella fallen to the ground. Good –  posted in Battersea on, I think, 24 December 1906                                                                                                           £45

 

  1. BUT SURELY MY GOOD WOMAN DON’T YOU YEARN FOR SOMETHING …  [13649] The suffragettes are canvassing on the doorstep.  The artist is Arthur Moreland; the publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                £45

 

  1. I PROTEST AGAINST MAN-MADE LAWS  [13648] The suffragette is in the dock. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                     £45

 

  1. ‘IT’S EQUAL RIGHTS- IT’S EQUAL PAY  [14530] They Hav’nt no time for me to-day’ says Cupid. Mabel Lucie Atwell is the artist – of this Valentine’s Day card. I would date it to the 1920s – card is unposted – published by Valentine’s. Fine condition                                                                 £10

 

  1. NOW MADAM – WILL YOU GO QUIETLY OR SHALL I HAVE TO USE FORCE?  [13650] The suffragette is interrupting a meeting. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Fair – unposted                                                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. ONCE I GET MY LIBERTY, NO MORE WEDDING BELLS FOR ME!  [13999] says harrassed dad as his wife walks out the door, leaving him to care for the babies. On the wall is a ‘Votes for Women’ poster. This is an American card sent from Washington to Illinois – but the message carried in the picture is very similar to those of British cards                                                                                      £35

 

  1. PETTICOAT GOVERNMENT  [14096] presumably the result of enfranchising women – Wife wields poker as her husband crawls out from under the tea table. She says, ‘Come along, come along, come along do, I’ve been waiting here for you’. Good – posted from London to Wincanton on 24 June 1911      £10

 

  1. SOUTHWOLD EXPRESS  [13658] ‘A slight engine trouble causes a delay – but is soon remedied’ is the caption. The artist/publisher is Reg Carter – in the ‘Sorrows of Southwold’ series. There are a number of joky cards about the Southwold train. In this one a suffragette sitting in a tree is taking advantage of a breakdown to lob a bomb – shouting ‘Votes for Women’. Very good                                       £35

 

  1. THE SIMPLE LIFE  [14691] A Wet Day in Camp – a stream runs through the sodden tent – as the suffragette pair sit on fence reading ‘Why we women want votes’. One in a series pub by C.W. Faulkner.Good – a little foxing around the margins not affecting the image. The card is typewritten from Rhodes on 10 Oct 1913 and the jokey message is congratulatng the recipient on impending nuptials. But how odd to take a suffragette card such as this to Rhodes with you. I suppose it’s just possible ‘Rhodes’ could have been a house name – but I’m not convinced. It must have been sent inside an envelope as their is no postmark                                                                                                                            £30

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE Addresses a meeting of Citizens  [13620] A card from a Raphael Tuck series. ‘the Suffragette’ – masculinized, wild-eyed, and wearing a boater and tie harangues a few snotty-nosed childrenIn Raphael Tuck ‘The Suffragette’ Good – posted in 1908                                           £45

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE’S VISION  [14449] Mrs Speaker sits enthroned – attended by a woman bearing the mace. During the years of the suffrage campaign opponents, while appalled at the thought that if women were given the vote there might one day be women members in the House of Commons, felt that the idea of a woman Speaker was just too ridiculous to contemplate. Good  – posted to ‘Miss Horning, Waterloo House, Southchurch Avenue, Southend-on-Sea’ who my researches reveal as ‘Miss Ethel Horning’, the daughter of a grocer. I think the card was posted in 1910 (by ‘Elsie’, who lived in Enfield) when she would have been c 22 years old.                                                                                £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SERIES:COMPARISONS The Attitude of Politicians towards Women’s Suffrage  [13808] 1) At Election Time (when the politician willingly accepts a petition) 2) At Westminster (when a policeman holds the suffragette back as she tries to present a petition to an MP). Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good -uncommon – unposted                                                                 £38

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Gimme a Vote You Cowards  [13605] Printed in red and balck on white – policemen have a suffragette flat on the ground – while other comrades demosntrate around. Good – has been posted, but stamp removed                                                               £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Give Us a Vote Ducky! Oh do, There’s a Dear  [13606] wheedle three women as they make up to an aging gent. The caption reads ‘Why not try the Good Old Way?’ The sender has added little ink comments of her own (at least I think the sender was a woman). Good. Posted on 17 August 1907.                                                                                            £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Safe in the Arms of a Policeman[13604] Printed in red and black on white – dishevelled viragos are carried away by red-faced policemen. Good £45

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES The Visiting Magistrate (Scene, In Holloway Prison)  [13813] Magistrate: ‘What can I do for you? Have you any complaints to make?’ Suffragette: ‘Yes, I have one demand – Votes for Women’. Staged photographic scene in colour. Very good – unposted                               £38

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES:COMPARISONS Comparisons are Odious  [13809] 1) The male political prisoner (sits in his cell equipped with bookcase, wine and cigar) 2) The female political prisoner (the suffragette sits in her bare cell holding her duster and skilly).Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good – uncommon – unposted                                                                                                    £38

 

  1. WHEN WOMEN VOTE: Washing Day  [13636] Father is in the kitchen bathing baby, while his wife and her friends sit in the parlour playing cards and eating chocolates – commenting ‘Yes, my old man is a lazy old wretch’. And that’s what will happen when women have the vote. Mitchell and Watkins series. Posted in 1908                                                                                                                           £45

 

  1. ‘WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO, MY PRETTY MAID?’  [14531] ‘I’m going a-voting Sir,’ she saud. ‘And who shall you vote for, my pretty?’ ‘That Duck in plus fours, kind sir’, she said’. The Flapper Vote. Young lady in short skirt and cloche hat has singled out the best-looking of the candidates as her choice. The artist is Donald McGill. Unposted – but probably dates from 1928 – around the time of the election at which women under 30 could vote for the first time. Very good                           £10

 

  1. THIS IS ‘THE HOUSE’ THAT MAN BUILT  [14657] And this is the Minister weary and worn/Who treated the Suffragette with scorn,/Who wanted a Vote, and (a saying to quote),/ Dared him to tread on the tail of the coat/If the bold Suffragette determined to get,/Into ‘THE HOUSE’ that man built.’ The Minister is surrounded by elegant suffragettes – with the House of Commons in the background. A postcard from the Postcard Album compiled by Women’s Freedom League members Edith, Florence and Grace Hodgson. Fine – unposted                                                                                               £55

General Non-fiction

 

  1. ALEXANDER, Sally Women’s Work in 19th-century London: a study of the years 1820-50 Journeyman Press 1983 [12147] First published in ‘The Rights and Wrongs of Women’ (ed Mitchell and Oakley, 1976). Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. ALLSOPP, Anne The Education and Employment of Girls in Luton, 1874-1924: widening opportunities and lost freedoms Boydell Press/Bedfordshire Historical Record Society 2005 [10963] Examines the education of Luton girls and its relationship with employment opportunities. Mint in d/w £20

 

  1. Anon The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Shopping Retail Trading Standards Association no date [1935] [13564] ‘How to be sure of getting value for money. How to be sure of distinguising good quality from bad. How to be sure of paying the right price.’ Card covers – very good                                  £10

 

  1. ANON You And I Cookery Book: an effort to meet a need in the cheapest form Birling Publishing Co no date [1930s?/1940s?] [13577] A spin-off of the ‘You and I’ magazine, published in connected with the YWCA. ‘Over 1000 carefully seleccted household hints and reccipes’. I can’t work out when this was published – it contains several recipes with ‘War-time’ in their titles – but am not sure if this is looking back to WW1 or whether it was published during WW2. But others seem to use a surprising amount of sugar and eggs for cooking in a time of strict rationing. But, whenever, ‘Economy’, was the watchword. Paper covers – front cover present but detached – back cover missing £2

 

  1. BADRAN, Margot And COOKE, Miriam (eds) Opening the Gates: a century of Arab feminist writing Virago 1990 [11692] drawn from personal letters, memoirs, speeches, fiction and poetry. Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. BARRATT, Alexandra (ed) Women’s Writing in Middle English Longman 1992 [11954] In Longmans Annotated Texts series. Soft covers – fine                                                                                 £10

 

  1. BASCH, Françoise Relative Creatures: Victorian women in society and the novel Schocken Books 1974 [13467] Very good £4

 

  1. BEER, Janet Kate Chopin, Edith Wharton and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: studies in short fiction Palgrave 1997 r/p [11769] Focusses on a wide range of short fiction by these three women writers. Hardovers – fine £12

 

  1. BENJAMIN, Marina (ed) Science and Sensibility: gender and scientific enquiry 1780-1945 Basil Blackwell 1994 [11668] An interesting collection of essays, Soft covers – mint £18

 

  1. BERNAU, Anke Virgins; a cultural history Granta 2007 [11911] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £7

 

  1. BLAIR, Kirstie Form & Faith in Victorian Poetry & Religion OUP 2012 [13693] By assessing the discourses of church architecture and liturgy the author demonstrates that Victorian poets both reflected on and affected ecclesiastical practices – and then focuses on particular poems to show how High Anglican debates over formal worship were dealt with by Dissenting, Broad Church, and Roman Catholic poets and other writers. Features major poets such as the Browning, Tennyson, Hopkins, Rossetti and Hardy – as well as many minor writers. Mint in d/w (pub price £62)                                                      £35

 

  1. BLAKELEY, Georgina and BRYSON, Valerie (eds) The Impact of Feminism on Political Concepts and Debates Manchester University Press 2007 [11549] Soft covers – mint                          £10

 

  1. BLOCH, R. Howard Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love University of Chicago Press 1991 [11978] Soft covers – fine                                                                         £18

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 15 HMSO 1905 [12182] ‘School Training for the Home Duties of Women. part 1 The Teaching of “Domestic Science” in the United States of America’. Exhaustive – 374pp – paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £10

 

  1. Boucé, Paul-Gabriel (ed) Sexuality in 18th-century Britain Manchester University Press 1982 [11034] Includes essays by Roy Porter, Ruth Perry and Pat Rogers – among others. Very good in d/w £24

 

  1. BROOKE, Christopher The Medieval Idea of Marriage OUP 1989 [11985] Fine in fine d/w      £15

 

  1. BRUMBERG, Joan Jacobs Fasting Girls: the history of anorexia nervosa Vintage 2000 [11925] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. BRYANT, Margaret The Unexpected Revolution: a study in the history of the education of women and girls in the nineteenth century University of London Institute of Education [14116] An excellent study. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                       £18

 

  1. BULLEY, A. Amy and WHITLEY, Margaret Women’s Work Methuen 1894 [12108] With a preface by Lady Dilke. In the ‘Social Questions of To-day’ series. Very good in original cloth – scarce £55

 

  1. BUNDTZEN, Lynda The Other Ariel Sutton 2005 [12035] An examination of Plath’s original typescript for ‘Ariel’, comparing it to the version that was published by Ted Hughes. First published 2001. Soft covers – miint                                                                                                                       £5

 

  1. BURMAN, Sandra (ed) Fit Work for Women St Martin’s Press (NY) 1979 [12111] Presents a collection of papers which discuss the origins of the domestic ideal and its effects on activities usually undertaken by women. Fine in d/w                                                                                                              £12

 

  1. BYRNE, Katherine Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination CUP 2010 [13430] Explores the representations of tuberculosis in 19th-century literature and culture. fears about gender roles, degeneration, national efficiency and sexual transgression all play their part in the portrayal of ‘consumption’, a disease which encompassed a variety of cultural associations. Mint in d/w (pub price £55)                                                                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. CAIRNES, J.E. Political Essays Macmillan 1873 [11785] The Irish economist John Cairnes had long been a friend of Henry Fawcett, both part of the Blackheath circle centring on John Stuart Mill. When Millicent Fawcett (aged 23) published her ‘Political Economy for Beginners’ in 1870 Cairnes took it seriously, reviewed it and wrote to her ‘I have just finished my study of your useful little book and send you by this post my notes upon it. You will find I have some serious controversies with you.’ Three years later, when he published ‘Political Essays’ , he sent Millicent a copy – inscribing it ‘MG Fawcett from the author’. A ‘From the Author’ slip has survived the handling of the last 140 years – and Millicent Fawcett has added her delightful bookplate to the front pastedown. However, an inquisitive inspection reveals that not all the pages are cut. Latterly the book was in the library of O.R. McGregor (Professor Lord McGregor of Durris) author of ‘Divorce in England’ which had, for its time, 1957, an excellent bibliography – revealing the author’s wide interest in ‘women’s history’. The front board is detached – . otherwise a good copy – and a very interesting association cop                                              £150

 

  1. CALLEN, Anthea Angel in the Studio: women in the arts and crafts movement 1870-1914 Astragal Books 1979 [14420] Widely researched and beautifully illustrated. Fine in d/w £35

 

  1. CALVERTON, V.F. and SCHMALHAUSEN, S.D. (eds) Sex in Civilsation Macaulay Co (NY) 1929 (reprint) [12650] With an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Contributors include Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Margaret Sanger. Good – 719pp – heavy                         £12

 

  1. CHASE, Ellen Tenant Friends in Old Deptford Williams and Norgate 1929 [13804] With an introduction from the work of Octavia Hill. Ellen Chase (1863-1949) was an American who in 1886 came over from Boston to work with Octavia Hill. The book begins with a chapter describing ‘The management of houses on the Octavia Hill plan’ and ends with ‘Notes on house management’ – in between are descriptions of life in the slum ‘courts’ of Deptford. This copy bears the ownership inscription of ‘Elizabeth Sturge 2 Durdham Park Bristol’ (a house that, incidentally, now bears a blue plaque recording her occupancy) – one of Bristol’s pioneers in the field of women’s suffrage and women’s education Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                       £85

 

  1. CHENEY, Paul, MACKAY, Fiona and McALLISTER, Laura Women, Politics and Constitutional Change: the first years of the National Assembly for Wales University of Wales Press 2007 [11580] Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. CLARKE, Norma The Rise and Fall of the Woman of Letters Pimlico 2004 [11882] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. CLARKE, Patricia The Governesses: letters from the colonies 1862-1882 Hutchinson 1985 [12463] Fine in fine d/w £7

 

  1. COHEN, Monica Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: women, work and home CUP 1998 [12419] Offers new readings of narratives by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Emily Eden etc to show how domestic work, the most feminine of all activities, gained much of its social credibility by positioning itself in relation to the emergent professions. Soft cover – fine £25

 

  1. CRAIG, Elizabeth Housekeeping Collins 1947 [13047] With many photographs. In ‘Elizabeth Craig’s Household Library’ series. Good in torn d/w £8

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle Francis Boutle 2009 (r/p) [14506] Pioneering access to education at all levels for women, including training for the professions, the women of the Garrett circle opened the way for women to gain employment in medicine, teaching, horticulture and interiior design – and were also deeply involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Soft covers, large format, over 70 illustrations. Mint – new book £25

 

  1. DAVID, Deirdre (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel CUP 2012 (2nd ed) [13411] This second edition includes essays by Kate Flint, Caroline Levine, Nancy Armstrong, Lyn Pykett and Clare Pettit – amongst others. Soft covers – mint                                                                       £15

 

  1. DAVIS, Natalie Zemon Society and Culture in Early Modern France Polity Press 1998 (r/p) [11944] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                       £14

 

  1. DAVISON, Peter The Fading Smile: poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath W.W. Norton 1994 [12031] Soft covers – fine £12

 

  1. DEAN-JONES, Lesley Ann Women’s Bodies in Classical Greek Science OUP 1996 [11865] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                               £15

 

  1. DEMOOR, Marysa Their Fair Share: women, power and criticism in the ‘Athenaeum’ , from Millicent Garrett Fawcett to Katherine Mansfield, 1870-1920 Ashgate 2000 [11667] Mint £25

 

  1. DICKENS, Andrea Janelle Female Mystic: great women thinkers of the Middle Ages I.B. Tauris 2009 [11947] Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. DINNERSTEIN, Dorothy The Rocking of the Cradle and the Ruling of the World Women’s Press 1987 [11937] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                  £7

 

  1. DINSHAW, Carolyn and WALLACE, David (eds) The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Women’s Writing CUP 2003 [11857] Soft covers – fine                                                                         £12

 

  1. DOYLE, Mark
    Fighting like the Devil for the sake of God:
    Protestants, Catholics and the origins of violence in Victorian Belfast Manchester University Press 2009 [11693] Soft covers – mint                                    £13

 

  1. DUBY, Georges Medieval Marriage: two models from 12th-century France John Hopkins University Press 1991 (r/p) [11984] Soft covers – fine £12

 

  1. DUBY, Georges Women of the Twelfth Century: vol 1: Eleanor of Aquitaine and Six Others Polity Press 1997 [11860] Soft covers – fine £7

 

  1. DUCHEN, Claire Women’s Rights and Women’s Lives in France 1944-1968 Routledge 1994 [11504] Explores women’s everyday lives in France between the liberation and May 1968 and considers the tensions created by competing visions of womanhood. Soft covers – fine – presentation copy from the author                                                                                                                                           £9

 

  1. DYHOUSE, Carol Feminism and the Family in England 1880-1939 Basil Blackwell 1989 [11224] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                             £12

 

  1. ELLIS, Mrs Sarah Stickney The Select Works Henry G. Langley (New York) 1844 [11234] 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

 

  1. EVERGATES, Theodore (ed) Aristocratic Women in Medieval France University of Pennsylvania Press 1999 [11979] Soft covers – very good                                                                             £17

 

  1. FIGES, Eva Sex and Subterfuge: women writers to 1850 Macmillan 1982 [11876] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. FLESHER, Caroline McCracken The Doctor Dissected: a cultural autopsy of the Burke & Hare murders OUP 2012 [13434] Canvasses a wide range of media – from contemporary newspaper accounts and private correspondenc to Japanese comic books and videogames to analyse the afterlife of the Burke and Hare murders and consider its singular place in Scottish history. Mint in d/w (pub price £41.99) £28

 

 

  1. GLUCK, Sherna Berger and PATAI, Daphne (eds) Women’s Words: the practice of oral history Routledge 1991 [11532] 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

 

  1. GUBAR, Marah Artful Dodgers: reconceiving the golden age of children’s literature OUP 2009 [11702] Mint in d/w (pub price £34.99) £28

 

  1. HARTLEY, C. GASQUOINE Motherhood and the Relationship of the Sexes  Eveleigh Nash 1917 [13724] Includes a chapter ‘The Position of Women as Affected by the War’. Good – uncommon    £10

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline Teach Yourself Household Electricity English Universities Press, 3rd ed 1953 [14121] ‘It is but a short span in time since electric cookers and fires, vacuum-cleaners and washing-machines were timidly approached novelties, since electricity in the home meant electric light and little else; yet see to-day how far the well-electrified home outstrips these meagre limitations, how commonplace a sight is a well-equipped kitchen’. Good in torn d/w                                          £5

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline (ed) The Electrical Handbook For Women The English Universities Press Ltd, 3rd ed 1939 [14122] Packed with information – diagrams and photographs. Very good in chipped d/w                                                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Social Issues, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983 [12150] Volume II of ‘The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883’. Fine £15

 

  1. HILDEGARD OF BINGEN Selected Writings Penguin 2001 [11853] With introduction and notes by Mark Atherton. Soft covers – fine                                                                                               £6

 

  1. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve: the story of the shop worker Porcupine Press 1949 [13728] Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. HOLLIS, Patricia Ladies Elect: women in English local government 1865-1914 OUP 1987 [13264] Excellent study. Paper covers – good – now a scarce book £23

 

  1. JAMES, Selma Sex, Race and Class Falling Wall Press 1975 [13193] Paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                    £5

 

  1. JEFFREYS, Sheila The Spinster and Her Enemies: feminism and sexuality 1880-1930 Pandora 1985 [12445] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. KAPLAN, Cora Sea Changes: culture and feminism Verso 1986 [12414] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. KAUFFMAN, Linda Discourses of Desire: gender, genre, and epistolary fictions Cornell University Press 1986 [11881] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                         £25

 

  1. KENEALY, Arabella Feminism and Sex-Extinction E.P. Dutton & Co (NY) 1920 [12107] Anti-feminist eugenicist polemic. US edition is scarce. Very good internally – cloth cover a little bumped and rubbed                                                                                                                                        £25

 

  1. KERTZER, David and BARBAGLIO, Marzio (eds) Family Life in the Long Nineteenth Century 1789-1913 Yale University Press 2002 [11037] A collection of essays under the headings: Economy and Family Organization: State, Religion, Law and the Family; Demographic Forces; Family Relations. 420pp Heavy. Mint in d/w                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. KESSLER-HARRIS, Alice Gendering Labor History University of Illinois Press 2007 [11578] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                              £12

 

  1. KIDD, Alan and NICHOLLS, David (eds) Gender, Civic Culture and Consumerism: middle-class identity in Britain 1800-1940 Manchester University Press 1999 [11759] Soft covers – very good £12

 

  1. KING, Jeanette Women and the Word: contemporary women novelists and the Bible Macmillan 2000 [11912] Studies of work by, among others, Sara Maitland, Michele Roberts, Alice Walker and Toni Morrison. Fine in fine d/w (pub price £70) £25

 

  1. KIRBY, Joan (ed) The Plumpton Letters and Papers CUP for the Royal Historical Society 1996 [10954] Letters addressed mainly to Sir William Plumpton (1404-80) and his son, Sir Robert (1453-1525). Good in marked d/w- but has perhaps been exposed to damp at some point                           £10

 

  1. KIRKHAM, Margaret Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction Harvester 1983 [12415] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. KRAEMER, Ross Shepard Her Share of Blessings: women’s religions among pagans, Jews, and Christians in the Greco-roman world OUP 1993 [11915] Soft covers – fine £12

 

  1. KRISHNAMURTI, G Women Writers of the 1890’s Henry Sotheran 1991 [14525] Catalogue of the exhibition of 500 books by 230 ‘New Woman’ writers held in London in the summer of 1991. Each entry bears a description of the book and most include comments. With an introduction by Margaret Drabble. 9 colour & 7 monochrome illustrations. Very good                                                                   £12

 

  1. LARSEN, Timothy A People of One Book: the Bible and the Victorians OUP 2011 [13407] Case studies of representative figures, from Elizabeth Fry to Florence Nightingale, from C.H. Spurgeon to Grace Aguilar to demonstrate the scripture-saturated culture of 19th-century England. Mint in d/w (pub price £76) £25

 

  1. LASDUN, Susan Making Victorians:The Drummond Children’s World 1827-1832 Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1981 [13260] Fine in fine d/w                                                                                  £10

 

  1. LEE, Julia Sun-Joo The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel OUP 2010 [13436] Investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation – and argues that Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thackeray and Dickens integrated into their works generic elements of the slave narrative. Mint in d/w (pub price £40)                                                                   £15

 

  1. LERNER, Gerda The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: from the middle ages to 1870 OUP 1993 [11921] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £13

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Life As We Have Known it by Co-operative Working Women Virago 1977 [12131] First published in 1931- with an introduction by Virginia Woolf. Soft covers – good                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Life As We Have Known it by Co-operative Working Women Virago 1977 [13729] First published in 1931- with an introduction by Virginia Woolf. Soft covers – good                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Maternity: letters from working women collected by the Women’s Co-operative Guild Virago 1984 (r/p) [12143] First published in 1915. Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. LOFTIE, W.J. A Plea for Art in the House: with special reference to the economy of collecting works of art, and the importance of taste in education and morals Macmillan 1879 (r/p) [13338] First published in 1876 – around the same time as Rhoda and Agnes Garrett’s book in the same series ‘Art at Home’ – and evincing many of the same touchstone’s of taste in home decoration. Goodish – a little rubbed and bumped £18

 

  1. LOOTENS, Tricia Lost Saints: silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization University Press of Virginia 1996 [12398] Fine in d/w £35

 

  1. MACCARTHY, B.G. The Female Pen; women writers and novelists 1621-1818 Cork University Press 1994 [12412] First published in 1944, this edition with an introduction by Janet Todd. Soft covers – 530pp – fine £12

 

  1. MCCRACKEN, Peggy The Romance of Adultery: queenship and sexual transgression in old French literature University of Pennsylvania Press 1998 [11976] Fine in fine d/w £38

 

  1. MARKS, Lara Metropolitan Maternity maternity and infant welfare services in early 20th century London Rodopi 1996 [11624] Soft covers – fine £22

 

  1. MARTIN, Jane Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England Leicester University Press 1999 [10781] Mint (pub price £65)                                                                £35

 

  1. MERNISSI, Fatima Doing Daily Battle: interviews with Moroccan Women Women’s Press 1988 [11502] Translated by Mary Jo Lakeland. Soft covers – fine £5

 

  1. MILLER, Robert Researching Life Stories and Family Histories Sage 2000 [11520] Covers methods and issues involved in collecting and analysing family histories, and collecting and analysing life histories. (pub. price £24.99)                                                                                                                     £15

 

  1. MOTION, Andrew (ed) Interrupted Lives in Literature National Portrait Gallery 2004 [11964] Studies of Angela Carter, Katherine Mansfield, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Christopher Marlow, Edward Thomas and Sylvia Plath. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                    £7

 

  1. MUMM, Susan (ed) All Saints Sisters of the Poor: an Anglican Sisterhood in the 19th century Boydel Press/Church of England Record Society 2001 [10964] A history of the Sisterhood that was founded by Harriet Brownlow Byron in 1850 to work in the slums of Marylebone – but then spread its net much wider. This volume comprises material drawn from the Sisterhood’s archives. V. interesting. Mint £30

 

  1. NODDINGS, Nel Women and Evil University of California Press 1989 [11913] ‘Examines several theological, philosophical, and psychological associations of women with evil in order to propose a counter-definition of evil from the perspective of women’s experience.’ Soft covers – fine     £15

 

  1. O’NEILL, Judith (ed) Critics on Charlotte and Emily Bronte Allen & Unwin 1968 [11974] Soft covers – internally good – although contents, clean and tight, have parted from covers                        £3

 

  1. PALMER, Beth Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture OUP 2011 [13432] Draws on extensive periodical and archival material to bring new perspectives to the study of sensation fiction in the Victorian period. Mint in d/w (pub price £60)                                                                     £35

 

  1. PEACH, Linden Contemporary Irish and Welsh Women’s Fiction: gender, desire and power University of Wales Press 2008 [11572] The first comparative study of fiction by late 20th and 21st-century women writers from England, Southern Ireland and Wales. Soft covers – mint £15

 

  1. PEDERSEN, Frederik Marriage Disputes in Medieval England Hambledon 2000 [11977] 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

 

  1. PHILLIPS, Margaret Mann Willingly to School: memories of York College for Girls 1919-1924 Highgate Publications 1989 [13124] Good in card covers – though ex-library £10

 

  1. PICHLER, Pia Talking Young Femininities Palgrave 2009 [11525] Explores the spontaneous talk of adolescent British girls from different socio-cultural backgrounds. Hardovers – mint ( pub price £50)                                                                                                                                                    £30

 

  1. PLOWDEN, Alison The Case of Eliza Armstrong: ‘A child bought for £5’ BBC 1974 [11476] A study of the case brought in 1885 against the journalist W.T. Stead, whose crusade against child prostitution, highlighted the sexual double standard and the precarious position of poverty-stricken young girls in a patriarchal society. Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. POOVEY, Mary Uneven Developments: the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian England Virago 1989 [13730] Paper covers – fine £12

 

  1. PORTER, Elisabeth Peacebuilding: women in international perspective Routledge 2007 [11567] Hardcovers – mint £20

 

  1. PUCKETT, Kent Bad Form: social mistakes and the nineteenth-century novel OUP 2008 [11711] Mint in d/w £25

 

  1. RAI, Shirin The Gender Politics of Development: essays in hope and despair Zed Books 2008 [11556] A comprehensive assessment of how gender politics has emerged and developed in post-colonial states. Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. RANKE-HEINEMANN, Uta Eunuchs for the Kingdom of Heaven: women, sexuality and the Catholic church Penguin 1990 [11901] Soft covers – very good £7

 

  1. RAPPOPORT, Jill Giving Women: alliance and exchange in Victorian culture OUP 2012 [13413] examines the literary expression and cultural consequences of English women’s giving from the 1820s to the First World War – in the work of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell and Christina Rossetti – as well as in literary annuals and political pamphlets. Through giving, women redefined the primary allegiances of teh everyday lives, forged public coalitions, and advanced campaigns for abolition, slum reform, eugenics, and suffrage. Mint in d/w (pub price £45.99) £32

 

  1. ROBERTS, Alison Hathor Rising: the serpent power in ancient Egypt Northgate 1995 [11866] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. ROBINS, Gay Women in Ancient Egypt British Museum Press 1993 [11867] Soft covers – fine   £6

 

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Pandora’s Daughters: the secret history of enterprising women Constable 2002 [11214] A study of 100 or so women, over 25 centuries, who chose to make an independent way through life. Fine in d/w £10

 

  1. SAGE; a scholarly journal on black women The Sage Women’s Educational Press Inc 1986 [11676] Issue for Vol III, no 2 Fall 1986 – entitled ‘Africa and the Diaspora’. Includes contributions from Audre Lorde and Paula Giddings. Fine                                                                                                  £4

 

  1. SAGE, a scholarly journal on black women  The Sage Women’s Educational Press Inc 1988 [11677] Issue for Vol V, no 1 Summer 1988. Very good                                                                         £4

 

  1. SAGE; a scholarly journal on black women The Sage Women’s Educational Press Inc 1990 [11678] Issue for Vol VII, no 1 Summer 1990                                                                                         £4

 

  1. SAGE, Lorna Women in the House of Fiction: post-war women novelists Macmillan 1992 [11880] Soft covers – fine £7

 

  1. SALES, Roger Jane Austen and Representations of Regency England Routledge 1996 [11362] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                              £15

 

  1. SANKOVITCH, Tilde French Women Writers and the Book: myths of access and desire Syracuse University Press 1988 [11883] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. SEARLE, Arthur (ed) Barrington Family Letters 1628-1632 Royal Historical Society 1983 [10955] In the main letters to Lady Joan Barrington, the focal point of the extended family, the dowager and respected matriarch on a recognisable early 17th-century pattern. Very good                          £12

 

  1. SERVADIO, Gaia Renaissance Woman I.B. Taurus 2005 [11982] Fine in fine d/w            £8

 

  1. SHAHAR, Shulamith The Fourth Estate: a history of women in the Middle Ages Routledge 1993 (r/p) [11858] Paper covers – fine £12

 

  1. SHIRAZI, Faegheh Velvet Jihad: Muslim women’s quiet resistance to Islamic fundamentalism University Press of Florida 2009 [11615] Hardcovers – mint in d/w £20

 

  1. SHOWALTER, Elaine Inventing Herself: claiming a feminist intellectual heritage Picador 2001 [11934] An exploration of feminist intellectuals from the 18th century to the present – from Mary Wollstonecraft to Naomi Woolf. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £15

 

  1. SHOWALTER, Elaine A Jury of Her Peers: American women writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx Virago 2009 [11900] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. SHOWALTER, Elaine (ed) The New Feminist Criticism: essays on women, literature and theory Virago 1986 [11873] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. SIDDLE, David J. (ed) Migration, Mobility and Modernization Liverpool University Press 2000 [11670] In series ‘Liverpool Studies in European Population’. Essays include ‘Motives to Move: Reconstructing Individual Migration Histories in early Eighteenth-Century Liverpool’ and ‘Mobility Among Women in Nineteeth-century Dublin’. Soft covers – mint                                            £10

 

  1. SLATER, Michael The Great Dickens Scandal Yale University Press 2012 [13420] How Dickens sought to cover up his relationship with Ellen Ternan. Mint in d/w (pub price £20)                   £8

 

  1. SPENDER, Dale Time and Tide Wait for No Man: the story of a feminist political weekly in the 1920s Pandora 1984 [13732] Selections from the first 15 years of ‘Time and Tide’. Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. STAFFORD, William English feminists and their opponents in the 1790s; unsex’d and proper females Manchester University Press 2002 [11757] Fine in fine d/w (pub. price £45) £25

 

  1. STEINER, Wendy The Trouble with Beauty Heinemann 2001 [11929] Explores the 20th century’s troubled relationship with beauty. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                               £12

 

  1. STEVENS, John Medieval Romance: themes and approaches Hutchinson University Library 1973 [11945] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £15

 

  1. STONE, Alison An Introduction to Feminist Philosophy Polity 2007 [11566] Soft covers – mint £13

 

  1. TAYLOR, Barbara Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination CUP 2003 [11898] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                           £17

 

  1. TAYLOR, James Boardroom Scandal: the criminalization of company fraud in 19th-century Britain OUP 2013 [13435] Mint in d/w (pub price £60) £38

 

  1. TAYLOR, Yvette Working-class Lesbian Life: classed outsiders Palgrave 2007 [11575] Hardcovers – mint (pub. price £45) £10

 

  1. THE EDITOR OF ‘ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING’ The Practical Housewife: a complete encyclopaedia of domestic economy and family medical guide Houlston & Sons new ed, no date [c 1890s?] [13569] ‘Will lessen the cares of domestic management, aid the practice of household economy and prove a help in many emergencies.’ The index runs from ‘Ablution, the importance of’ to ‘Zinc ointment’. Good £10

 

  1. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEAR BOOK AND DIRECTORY 1904 A & C Black 1904 [10837] Indispensable source of information. Very good internally in library binding                          £80

 

  1. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEARBOOK AND DIRECTORY 1901 A & C Black 1901 [11770] Ed by Emily Janes. Packed with information. Good internally – cloth covers marked – scarce £80

 

  1. TOMAN, John Kilvert’s World of Wonders; growing up in mid-Victorian England Lutterworth Press 2013 [13419] Presents the diarist Francis Kilvert as a typical mid-Victorian, excited by the scientific and tchnological forces ushering in the modern world. Describes the diarist’s upbringing and education to show the origins of his outlook. Soft covers – mint (pub price £25) £18

 

  1. TYLECOTE, Mabel The Education of Women at Manchester University 1883 to 1933 Manchester University Press 1941 [13139] With a newscutting obituary of Dame Mabel Tylecote laid in. Good – scarce                                                                                                                                         £40

 

  1. VALENZE, Deborah The First Industrial Woman OUP 1995 [10786] Examines the underlying assumptions about gender and work that informed the transformation of English society, and in turn, ideas about economic progress. Charts the birth of a new economic order resting on social and sexual hierarchies which remain a part of our contemporary lives. Soft covers – mint                         £15

 

  1. WALTER, Natasha Living Dolls: the return of sexism Virago 2010 (r/p) [11936] Soft covers – fine £9

 

  1. (WEST) Carl Rollyson Rebecca West; a saga of the century Hodder & Stoughton 1995 [11993] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £7

 

  1. WILSON, Philip K (ed) Childbirth: Vol 3:Methods and Folklore Garland Publishing 1996 [11065] An anthology of key primary sources centring on methods of childbirth -covering ‘Painless Childbirth’ from the 18th century onwards; ”Caesarian Sections’ and ’20th Century Natural Childbirth’ and ‘Oral Traditions and Folklore of Pregnancy and Childbirth’ A single volume from a 5-voume series. Fine – 433pp    £25

 

  1. WINSTEAD, Karen (ed) Chaste Passions: medieval English virgin martyr legends Cornell University Press 2000 [11983] Soft covers – very good £9

 

  1. XINRAN The Good Women of China: hidden voices Chatto & Windus 2002 [11889] First-hand accounts by a wide range of women of life in China. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £6

 

General Biography

 

  1. The Ladies’ Who’s Who (with which is incorporated the Ladies’ Court Book and Guide – including Anglo-American Section) The International Art & Publishing Co, Ltd 1923 [13709] 759-pp of biographical reference – and advertisements. Good and tight in red cloth covers decorated in gilt £55

 

  1. (ADDAMS) Louise Knight Jane Addams:Spirit in Action Norton 2011 [13405] Biography of the US campaigner for international peace and social justice. Mint in d/w £10

 

  1. (ALLEN) John C. Hirsh Hope Emily Allen: medieval scholarship and feminism Pilgrim Books (Oklahoma) 1988 [11995] Biography of an American medieval scholar, born in 1883 – who spent time at Newnham. Fine £15

 

  1. (ALVAREZ) Al Alvarez Where Did it All Go Right: an autobioraphy Richard Cohen Books 1999 [12013] Poet, critic, novelist, poker player , rock climber- and friend of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                            £6

 

  1. (AMBERLEY) Bertrand and Patricia Russell (eds) The Amberley Papers: the letters and diaries of Lord and Lady Amberley Hogarth Press 1937 [11044] The epitome of radical liberalism in the mid-19th-century. Both died tragically young. Good                                                                               £45

 

  1. (BEALE) Elizabeth Raikes Dorothea Beale of Cheltenham Constable 1908 [11045] Good £15

 

  1. (BEETON) Kathryn Hughes The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton Harper 2006 [10918] Excellent biography. Soft covers – fine                                                                                       £6

 

  1. BELL, Alan (ed and with an introduction by) Sir Leslie Stephen’s ‘Mausoleum Book’ OUP 1977 [13199] 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

 

  1. (BENSON) Arthur C. Benson Life and Letters of Maggie Benson John Murray 1918 [14376] Life of an exceptionally able – although ultimately tragic – woman – member of the rather extraordinary Benson family. Good                                                                                                                              £28

 

  1. (BEWICK) Jenny Uglow Nature’s Engraver: the life of Thomas Bewick Faber 2006 [11894] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (BRONTES) Brian Wilks The Illustrated Brontes of Haworth: scenes and characters from the lives and writings of the Bronte sisters Collins 1986 [12448] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (BROUGHTON) Marilyn Wood Rhoda Broughton: profile of a novelist Paul Watkins 1993 [11657] Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was one of the most famous and successful late-Victorian women novelists. Fine in d/w £15

 

  1. (BURNEY) Kate Chisholm Fanny Burney: her life 1752-1840 Vintage 1999 [11969] Soft covers – fine £5

 

  1. (CLIVE) Mary Clive (ed) Caroline Clive: from the diary and family papers of Mrs Archer Clive (1801-1873) Bodley Head [11101] Life among the ‘Landed Gentry’ – beautifully edited by Mary Clive – who had the knack. Good in rubbed d/w                                                                                          £10

 

  1. (COLET) Francine du Plessix Gray Rage and Fire: a life of Louise Colet – pioneer feminist, literary star, Flaubert’s muse Hamish Hamilton 1994 [11994] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £6

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Anne et al (eds) Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women: over 1000 notable women from Britain’s Past Europa 1983 [12408] Soft covers – 536pp – fine £10

 

  1. (DE STAEL/CONSTANT) Renee Winegarten Germaine de Stael and Benjamin Constant: a dual biography Yale University Press 2008 [11963] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (DERBY) Angus Hawkins The Forgotten Prime Minister: the 14th Earl of Derby:Achievement, 1851-1969 OUP 2008 [11701] Mint in d/w                                                     £16

 

  1. (DU MAURIER) Judith Cook Daphne: a portrait of Daphne du Maurier Bantam Press 1991 [12400] Very good in d/w £5

 

  1. (DU MAURIER) Martin Shallcross The Private World of Daphne Du Maurier Robson Books 1991 [12399] Biography – by a friend. Fine in d/w                                                                             £5

 

  1. DUNFORD, Penny A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America since 1850 Harvester 1990 [10850] Fine                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. (ELEANOR) Ralph Turner Eleanor of Aquitaine Yale University Press 2009 [11956] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                          £15

 

  1. (ELIOT) Carole Seymour-Jones Painted Shadow: a lfie of Vivienne Eliot Constable & Robinson 2001 [11992] Fine in fine d/w £9

 

  1. (FRAME) Janet Frame An Autobiography Women’s Press 1991 (r/p) [11999] Contains the three vols that comprise her autobiography – ‘To the Is-land’, ‘An Angel at My Table’ and ‘The Envoy from Mirror City’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                                                                           £10

 

  1. (GAUTIER) Joanna Richardson Judith Gautier: a biography Quartet 1986 [12432] Biography of French woman of letters – and muse. Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (GLASPELL) Barbara Ozieblo Susan Glaspell: a critical biography University of North Carolina Press 2000 [12016] Soft covers – fine in fine d/w £18

 

  1. (GOYA) Julia Blackburn Old Man Goya Jonathan Cape 2002 [10975] Follows Goya through the last 35 years of his life. Very good in d/w                                                                                         £8

 

  1. (HALDANE) Elizabeth Haldane From One Century to Another Alexander Maclehose 1937 [14375] She was born in 1862, into an eminent Scottish Liberal family – an interesting autobiography by one who was at the heart of things. Good – cover marked – remains of Boots Library label                   £12

 

  1. (HARRISON) Amy Greener A Lover of Books: the life and literary papers of Lucy Harrison J.M. Dent 1916 [11054] Lucy Harrison (a niece of Mary Howitt) studied at Bedford College, then taught for 20 years at a school in Gower St (Charlotte Mew was a pupil at the school and v. attached to Miss Harrison) and then became headmistress of the Mount School, York. Good – pasted onto the free front end paper is a presentation slip from the editor, Amy Greener, to Mary Cotterell £18

 

  1. (HOOKS) Bell Hooks Wounds of Passion: a writing life Women’s Press 1998 [10848] A memoir describing her struggle to become a writer. Soft covers – fine £4

 

  1. (HOWE) Valarie Ziegler Diva Julia: the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe Trinity Press International 2003 [11892] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (JAMESON) Clara Thomas Love and Work Enough: the life of Anna Jameson Macdonald 1967 [12070] Good £10

 

  1. (JAMESON) G.H. Needler (ed) Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe OUP 1939 [12451] Very good internally – cover marked                                                                                         £20

 

  1. (JEBB) Alice Salomon Eglantyne Jebb  Union Internationale de Secours Aux Enfants 1936 [13170] Short study in French. Paper covers – 53pp – very good                                                             £5

 

  1. LANE, Maggie Literary Daughters Robert Hale 1989 [10844] Studies of Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf – and their fathers. Very good in d/w                                                        £15

 

  1. (LAWRENCE) Rosie Jackson Frieda Lawrence Pandora 1994 [12009] Includes ‘Not I, But the Wind and other autobiographical writings’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                           £8

 

  1. (LEIGH) Michael and Melissa Bakewell Augusta Leigh: Byron’s half-sister – a biography Chatto & Windus 2000 [12012] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (LIDDELL) Simon Winchester The Alice Behind Wonderland OUP 2011 [13406] ‘Using Charles Dodgson’s published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.’ Mint in d/w               £6

 

  1. LONGFORD. Elizabeth Eminent Victorian Women The History Press 2008 [11729] First published in 1981. This edition with an introduction by Judith Kazantzis. Soft covers – mint                   £5

 

  1. (MACAULAY) Jane Emery Rose Macaulay: a writer’s life John Murray 1991 [11888] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (MARTYN) Christopher Hodgson (compiler) Carrie: Lincoln’s Lost Heroine privately published 2010 [14222] A biographical anthology of works relating to Caroline Eliza Derecourt Martyn, socialist. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                               £10

 

  1. (MAYNARD) Catherine B. Firth Constance Louisa Maynard: mistress of Westfield College Allen & Unwin 1949 [11033] Very good – scarce                                                                                 £15

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Catherine Andronik Kindred Spirit: a biography of L.M. Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables Athenaeum 1993 [12441] Very good- in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Mary Rubio and Elizbeth Waterston (eds) The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: vol 1 1889-1910 OUP 1985 [12426] Fine in very good d/w -424pp – heavy   £15

 

  1. (MOODIE/TRAILL) Charlotte Gray Sisters in the Wilderness: Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill, pioneers of the Canadian backwoods Duckworth 2001 [11887] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (MORGAN) Sydney Lady Morgan Passage From My Autobiography Richard Bentley 1859 [13675] ‘The following pages are the simple records of a transition existence, socially enjoyed, and pelasantly and profitably occupied, during a journey of a few months from Ireland to Italy.’ Good – in original decorative mauve cloth                                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. NEWNHAM COLLEGE REGISTER 1871-1950 privately printed  [11776] 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

 

  1. (NIGHTINGALE) Lynn McDonald (ed) Florence Nightingale’s European Travels Wilfrid Laurier Press 2004 [11112] Her correspondence, and a few short published articles, from her youthful European travels. She is an excellent observer and reporter. Fine in d/w – 802pp                                     £45

 

  1. (ORIGO) Caroline Moorehead Iris Origo: Marchesa of Val d’Orcia John Murray 2000 [12007] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £6

 

  1. (OSBORN) Emily Osborn (ed) Political and Social Letters of a Lady of the Eighteenth Century: 1721-1771 Griffith Farren, Okeden and Welsh (London) 1890 [12054] Living in London and Chicksands (Bedfordshire), she managed her son’s involved estate. Her letters reveal to us 18th-century life – political, social and domestic. Very good internally -paper on spine and corners a little rubbed – gift inscription, 1895, to ‘Lady Strathmore’ – the present Queen’s great-grandmither £45

 

  1. PARRY, Melanie (ed) Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women Chambers 1996 [12421] Soft covers – fine – 741pp – heavy                                                                                                     £10

 

  1. (PASTON) Helen Castor Blood and Roses Faber 2004 [11981] A family biography tracing the Pastons’ story across three generations. Mint in mint d/w                                                                         £8

 

  1. (PILKINGTON) Norma Clarke Queen of the Wits: a life of Laetitia Pilkington Faber 2008 [11058] Biography of a woman of the 18th century – poetess, fallen woman and wit. Mint in d/w £17

 

  1. (PLATH/HUGHES) Diane Middlebrook Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: a marriage Little,Brown 2004 [12020] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (RIDING) Deborah Baker In Extremis; the life of Laura Riding Hamish Hamilton 1993 [11989] Fine in very good d/w £7

 

  1. (RUSKIN) Mary Lutyens (ed) Young Mrs Ruskin in Venice: the picture of society and life with John Ruskin 1849-1852 Vanguard Press (NY) 1965 [13200] Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. SICHERMAN, Barbara et al (eds) Notable American Women: The Modern Period Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1980 [12418] Soft covers – 773pp – heavy – very good £12

 

  1. (SIMPSON) Morrice McCrae Simpson: the turbulent life of a medical pioneer Birlinn 2011 [13433] The discoverer of ‘the blessed chloroform’ and, as such, an important figure in ‘woman’s sphere’. Soft covers – mint £5

 

 

  1. (ST TERESA OF AVILA) St Teresa of Avila by Herself Penguin Classics 1957 (r/p) [11950] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                 £6

 

  1. (STEAD) Chris Williams Christina Stead: a life of letters Virago 1989 [11891] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. (STOWE) Joan Hedrick Harriet Beecher Stowe OUP 1994 [11991] Soft covers – fine        £9

 

  1. (STUART) Hon. James A. Home (ed) Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart to Miss Louisa Clinton David Douglas (Edinburgh) 1901 & 1903 [13335] Two volumes – complete set. The first volume covers the period 1817 to 1825 and the second volume (called ‘Second Series’) that from1826 to 1834. Society observed. Very good – two volumes together                                                                           £38

 

  1. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian and John Phillips Violet Trefusis: life and letters Hamish Hamilton 1976 [12443] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (TUDOR) Maria Perry Sisters to the King deutsch 2002 [12024] Lives of the sisters of Henry VIII – Queen Margaret of Scotland and Queen Mary of France. Soft covers – fine                             £4

 

  1. WALLER, Maureen Sovereign Ladies: the six reigning queens of England John Murray 2007 [11023] Soft covers – mint £6

 

  1. (WARD) John Sutherland Mrs Humphry Ward: eminent Victorian, pre-eminent Edwardian OUP 1990 [12008] Fine in very good d/w £8

 

General Ephemera

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy; with special reference to Secondary Education no date (early 20th c) [14163] 4-pp leaflet – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS The Teaching of English 1907 [12706] A paper given by Miss C.L. Thomson at the 1907 Annual Meeting of the Association. 16-pp pamphlet – good – ex-Board of Education library                              £8

 

  1. (AUSTEN) Frederick Bussby Jane Austen in Winchester Friends of Winchester Cathedral  [14187] Essay delineating Jane Austen’s links to Winchester. Soft covers – pamphlet – fine                   £8

 

  1. BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION Report of Committee on Industrial Health in Factories BMA 1941 [12334] 43-pp wartime report – paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library   £3

 

  1. BRITTAIN, Vera (introduces) Prisoners’ Circle: essays by ex-prisoners Prison Medical Reform Council 1943 [12280] Paper covers – 32pp – good £5

 

  1. CENSUS OF SCOTLAND 1911 VOL II Report of the Twelfth Decennial Census of Scotland HMSO [1913] [12385] Missing front blue paper cover and some pages at end that cover talbels XLVI-LI – but 562pp are present and correct. Withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                    £15

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY H. Holman A Restatement of the First Principles of Charity Organisation Work COS 1912 [14100] Paper read on 21 May 1912 at the 21st Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies, Manchester. Paper covers – 24pp – good – unusual     £25

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY J.W. Pennyman The Cost of Good Work COS 1895 [14099] A Paper read at the Cheltenham Charity Organisation Conference. ‘How shall we estimate the cost of good work? To do this we shall have to realise what is meant by good work, and to consider the special needs of our locality.’ A discussion of the financial costs of local charity. COS Occasional Paper No 57. 6-pp – unusual                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. CO-OPERATIVE WOMEN’S GUILD CUP AND SAUCER  [14538] – or perhaps better described as a mug and plate. Both pieces are decorated with the well-known image of the woman in apron and with basket looking out over a milltown to a new dawn – and with the Guild’s motto ‘Of whole heart cometh hope’. With the ‘Windsor’ china mark of the Co-operative Wholesale Society. I rather think the mug, with its narrow base, was made so it could be balanced on the ‘plate’ – so members could drink their tea and eat their biscuits as they chatted after meetings. But that may be fanciful. Founded in 1883, the Guild dissolved as a national organisation in 2016. Very good – with one tiny chip on underside of saucer/plate – unusual                                                                                                                 £30

 

  1. COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY INTO INDUSTRIAL UNREST: Report of the Commission for Wales HMSO 1917 [13215] 50pp – good reading copy – bound into later card covers – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                      £12

 

  1. DAILY MIRROR 2 October 1940  [10719] The headline is ‘First Women to win GM’. – describing the actions that had led to three A.R.P. women being awarded the George Medal for Valour. Very good                                                                                                                                                      £4

 

  1. DAVIES, Dilys The Problem of Girls’ Education in Wales  Association for Promoting the Education of Girls in Wales 1887 [14524] ‘An Address delivered before the Welsh National Society of Liverpool, on January 13th 1887’. ‘The need of education is never felt more keenly than by the woman whose faculiteis have been undeveloped by wise guidance in childhood, and who is thrown unexpectedly on her own resources to fend for herself, and earn an honest living’. Very sensible. 14-pp pamphlet – very good – but with foxing                                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. FEDERATION OF SOCIETIES OF TEACHERS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION  [13329] Two of the Federation’s annual reports. First Annual Report (Oct 1935-Sept 1936), 6pp; Fourth Annual Report (October 1938-Dec 1939), 12pp. Both soft covers, both very good. Together                         £12

 

  1. GRUBBE, JULIA HARRIET  [14212] A collection of photograph and over 20 letters relating to Julia Harriet Grubbe (1845-1907), the daughter of John Eustace Grubbe, magistrate, parliamentary agent and sometime mayor of Southwold. A very large page carries 11 photographs of Julia, covering the whole of her life. In the 1880s/90s, from which period most of the letters (all written to her) date, she lived with her parents and four unmarried siblings in Park Lane, Southwold. A study of the letters gives an insight into the concerns of a woman of her class and time. In very good condition                           £45

 

  1. HILL, Charles H. E. Memorandum on the National Service Acts, 1939-41 and other emergency legislation prepared for the War Resisters’ International War Resisters’ International 1942 [12367] 16-pp pamphlet – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £4

 

  1. HMSO Factories (No 2) Bill HMSO 1926 [12300] Concerned with working conditions. 102pp – lacking paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                 £2

 

  1. HMSO National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Older Men and Women HMSO  [12277] The First Report, Oct 1953 and Second Report, Dec 1955. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                                                         £4

 

  1. INDUSTRIAL HEALTH RESEARCH BOARD OF THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Absence from Work:
    Prevention of Fatigue HMSO no date (1944) [12288] Life of the war-worker. Paper covers – 20pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                      £4

 

  1. JOSEPHINE BUTLER  [11205] photograph of her- head and shoulders – by Elliott and Fry. Has been someone’s pin-up – pin mark at top of card – well clear of photograph. Fair                     £10

 

  1. LETTER FROM ELLEN BOWYER  [14422] to, I think, the editor of a journal. The letter is dated 12 May 1893 and was written from her home in Brighton (25 Park Crescent). She was Lady Ellen Bowyer (1832-1899), wife of Sir William, and had contributed articles on a variety of topics – such as ‘Women in Government’, Woman in Spiritual Supremacy’, ‘The Birthright of Woman’ etc. She was also the author of ‘Clairaudient Thought: the divine romance of love and war’, 1898. In the letter she discusses her various literary works and mentions that ‘there is not much improvement in Sir William’s health’ – in fact he died 18 days later.  4-pp mss letter – very good                                                                                 £15

 

  1. McMILLAN, Margaret The Future of Our Young People Co-operative Union 1911 [12743] Paper covers – 12pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                               £12

 

  1. MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND NATIONAL SERVICE Time Rates of Wages and Hours of Labour HMSO 1952 [12298] Covers every type of employment for coal mining to cinema usherette. Paper covers – 248pp                                                                                                                                         £8

 

  1. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIRLS’ CLUBS Clubs and Club Making University of London Press 1943 [12747] A history – and then 13 chapters on how to run a club. Soft covers – 104pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                   £25

 

  1. NATIONAL FEDERATION OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WOMEN’S CLUBS OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND The Changing Pattern: report on the training of older woman NFBPWC 1966 [12296] Paper covers – 24pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £3

 

  1. NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE The National Health Service (Service Committees and Tribunal) Regulations 1948 HMSO 1948 [12551] 30-pp – good – withdrawn from the collection of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene – good – with some marginal pencilled emphases.                       £1

 

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF FAMILY ASSOCIATIONS World Congress for Family and Population 1947 [12532] The Congress was held in Paris in June 1947. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                          £3

 

  1. NOBLE WOMEN; Windows in the Lady Chapel Liverpool Cathderal Liverpool Cathedral (no date) [12237] Booklet describing the stained glas window, designed by James Hogan in 1921 and painted by A.A. Burcombe of Whitefriars Studios. The ‘noble women’ included those with Liverpool connections, such as Jemima Clough, Josephine Butler and Agnes Jones, as well as ones, such as Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Christina Rossetti, who did not. 16-pp – card covers – very good                       £4

 

  1. PAOLA AND FRANCESCA  [14423] programme for the production of ‘Paola and Francesca’ by Stephen Phillips staged by George Alexander at the St James’s Theatre in March 1902. The cast included Elizabeth Robins, Henry Ainley, Lilian Braithwaite and Evelyn Millard. The programme conmprises, as well as the cast list, a long history of the story of Paola and Francesca, notes on the costumes, the scenery, and the music. Good condition                                                                                                   £5

 

  1. REPORT OF A DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON THE PREVALENCE OF VENEREAL DISEASE AMONG THE BRITISH TROOPS IN INDIA HMSO 1897 [12353] 33-pp foolscap Report – together with – ‘A Rough Record 1858-1935 on the work of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, in connection with the British Army in India’ – 8-pp foolscap report. In good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                      £12

 

  1. REPORT OF THE STREET OFFENCES COMMITTEE HMSO 1928 [14380] The Committee included Margery Fry. Good – 50pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                            £5

 

  1. SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF WOMEN  [14690] Certificate awarded to Mary Butland  by the King’s College examiner on 8 July 1879 for an exam in Bookkeeping and arithmetic. She had taken ‘the first place out of eleven Candiddates. She writes clearly and well and she proved remarkably accurate’. Two year later Mary Butland, aged 17, is listed on the census, living at home with her parents in Paddington and working as a ‘female clerk’. She married in 1888 and doubtless helped her husband, a builder and decorater, with the bookkeeping. Fine – most unusual                   £55

 

  1. SWANWICK, H.M. Women and War Union of Democratic Control [no date -1915] [14204] She was one of the founding members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915 and resigned from the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies after it refused to send delegates to the International Women’s Congress at The Hague. Paper covers – good internally – front cover present but detached.                                                                                                                                   £48

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD Helps to Self-Help for Teachers by Assurance and Investment through the Teachers’ Guild 1901 [13221] Paper covers – 28pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library £8

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Collection of Annual Reports  [13217] Reports for 1896-1897; 1897; 1899; 1900; 1901-1902; 1904-1905; 1905-1906; 1906; 1907-1908; 1908; 1909-10; 1910; 1911-12. The Guild represented both male and female teachers. With much detail of local branches. Each Report c 90pp, in original paper covers (the occasional cover present, but detached) – all in good condition. Together – 13 items                                                                               £80

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND List of Members Alphabetically Arranged 1913 [13218] Names and addresses – very useful. Women teachers appear to be in the majority. Soft covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                £15

 

  1. THE ACLAND CHRONICLE    April 1903 [12684] The second number of the ‘Acland Chronicle’ recording the work of the Acland Club for boys and girls that was associated with the Women’s University Settlement. Good in original wrppers – ex-Board of Education library                                      £8

 

  1. THE ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE The Alison Neilans Memorial Lectures AMSH  [12337] 3 of these annual lectures: 1) No 5 Mary Stocks, Josephine Butler and the Moral Standards of Today, 1961; 2) No 6 T.C.N. Gibbens, The Clients of Prostitutes, 1962 and 3) A Summary of the Tenth Alison Neilans Memorial Lecture given by Dr R.D. Catterall, 1967.  Paper covers – in good condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                     £10

 

  1. THE EDUCATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND A Catalogue of the Historical Section 1896 [13219] A list of  the  costumes, tables, charts, photographs, maps and lantern slides that were available for hire by teachers. Interesting. Paper covers – 20pp – fair – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                               £8

 

  1. THE HOUSEHOLD WASH A collection of modern postcards all associated with the household wash. 26 of the cards are reproductions of late-19th and early-20th century advertisements for e.g.Sunlight Soap, Recitts Blue, Rinso, Vim Persil etc. 8 cards are reproductions of various washing days. 2 cards are typograhical 1980s humour with a washing-day theme. Together with an original advertising 6-pp fold-out leaflet for E.G. Bentford’s Washing, Wringing and Mangling Machines. The leaflet is printed on both sides – showing, therefore, 12 of their lines of stock. The firm was based in Brighton – the leaflet dates from, I think, the beginning of the 20th century. The postcards are all unused and unposted. The advertising leaflet is in good condition. As a collection   [11626]                                           £25

 

  1. THE LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1910-1911  [12737] ‘The League of Service exists to bring such influences to bear upon the physical conditions and the homes of the chidlren of the nation that each child may at least begin life with a fair chance of attaining full development.’ The Report details the League’s work – in London only – with centres at King’s Cross, Marylebone and Battersea, each with its own ‘Mothers’ Dining Room’. Paper covers – 20pp -very good – ex-Board of Education library £15

 

  1. THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF WOMEN OF GREAT BRITAIN Handbook 1960-61 National Council of Women 1961 [12319] Packed with names and addresses. Soft covers -56pp – fine £3

 

  1. THE SPECTATOR AUGUST 6 1836  [14067] Includes a report of a wife offered for sale at ‘the new Islington cattle market’. She fetched 26s.                                                                          £20

 

  1. THE TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Scheme of Proposed Teachers’ Guild Friendly Society (Sickness and Accident Fund) 1897 [13220] Insurance for teachers. The contributions for women teachers is set higher arising ‘from the fact that amonst women the frequency, if not the duration of sickness, is very much greater than amongst men of coresponding ages, and to provide for both on the same terms would be inequitable and unsafe.’ Soft covers – 12pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                        £8

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Fifth Annual Report, 1912-13  [12744] ‘Affiliated to the Social Institutes’ Union’ – ‘unites existing Clubs and Social Institutes for women and girls of the industrial community by promoting amongst them mutual interest and friendly intercourse.’ Good – in original wrappers – 16pp – 2 photos -ex-Board of Education lbirary                                         £12

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Sixth Annual Report, 1913-14  [12745] ‘We can only conclude by saying that we have endeavoured to raise the standard of London Working Girls by encouraging them to take pleasure in interesting study, and employ their leisure hours in healthy and wholesome recreation.’ With details of all the affiliated Clubs. Paper covers -with photographs – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                       £14

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1911-1912  [12738] The League of Service was now renamed – and, in addition to those detailed in the 1910-11 Report, now had Centres in Hammersmith, Croydon and Bristol. Paper covers – 34pp – very good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

  1. WARWICK, The Countess Of Unemployment: its causes and consequences Twentieth Century Press, no date (c 1906) [14117] Pamphlet – 16pp – first published as two articles in the ‘Daily Mail’ in Feb 1906. Good internally. The rather grubby pink paper covers – with a v glamourous photograph of the author – are present  – heavily chipped – but detached. Scarce                                                                £45

 

  1. WILKINS, Mrs Roland The Training and Employment of Education Women in Horticulture and Agriculture Women’s Farm and Garden Association 1927 [13213] Soft covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                 £20

 

  1. WOMAN AT HOME (Annie S. Swan’s Magazine) Hodder & Stoughton 1894 [13692] Includes chapters from Annie Swan’s  ‘Elizabeth Glen, M.B.; the experiences of a lady doctor’, as well as the usual wide range of interviews, articles -including fashion, cookery and house furnishing, and stories. Good – hundreds of pages!                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Careers: a memorandum on openings and trainings for girls and women 1964 [12281] The 21st ed. Soft covers – 146pp – very good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                          £5

 

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Memorandum on Openings and Trainings for Women WEF 1936 [12270] Opportunities for women – from Accountancy to Youth Leadership. Paper covers – good -20pp                                                                                                                                 £15

 

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Women Want to Work: some notes on prospects, training and finding work for the older woman with a good educational background WEF 1964 [12271] Paper covers – 44pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £4

 

  1. WOODFIELD 1951 [11792] Leaflet – folds out to three pages – with one separate page – a brochure for ‘Woodfield’ – a home for children. This is the type of home that doesn’t exist any longer – where parents left their children while they were abroad or otherwise engaged – rather than an orphanage or home for disturbed children. Woodfield was the home of Major and Mrs Whitelocke. ‘Our aim is still to provide at Woodfield the sort of nursery life which was a commonplace in our own childhood, and which made British Nannies so famous throughout Europe that no household of rank was considered complete without one.’                                                                                                                                              £5

 

General Postcards

 

  1. BEDFORD COLLEGE The Common Room    [13254] Real photographic card – I can see a print of G. F.Watts’ ‘Hope’ among the pictures – and is that a portrait of Emily Penrose over the fireplace? I’m not sure. Very good – printed in Berlin so probably dates from pre-1914 – unposted                     £10

 

  1. MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOL FOR GIRLS  [11781] 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

 

  1. THE CITY WOMAN’S CLUB: 8 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London EC4  [12471] postcard – linedrawing – depicting an exterior view of this club and two of its elegant young members. The club was opened c 1920 – this card probably dates from c 1930. Unposted -the card is a little creased at the top right – an unusual item                                                                                                               £15

 

Sheet Music

 

  1. KITTY GILLOW  [10700] poses in top hat and tails – with cigar. A latter-day music-hall actress, she has signed her photograph – which was taken in Jersey in 1964                                                 £5

 

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS B. Feldman 1914 [10675] sings ‘Just One Kiss – Just Another One’ and is photographed in top hat and tails on the cover of the sheet music. The song was written by William Hargreaves and Dan Lipton. Very god                                                                                       £7

 

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Campbell, Connelly & Co 1925 [10678] sings ‘Show Me the Way to Go Home’, written by Irving King, and is photographed as an awkward young man on the cover of the sheet music. Good                                                                                                                                            £6

 

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Lawrence Wright 1925 [10681] sings ‘When the Bloom is On the Heather’ and is photographed in top hat and tails on the cover of the sheet music. Very good                       £6

 

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Francis, Day & Hunter 1927 [10682] sings ‘I’m Looking Over a Four Leaf Clover’ and is photographed in close up on the cover wearing her top hat and white bow tie. Fair – some marks on cover                                                                                                                             £5

 

  1. MISS ELLA SHIELDS Lawrence Wright 1929 [10688] sings ‘Home in Maine’ and is photographed in sailor attire on cover of sheet music. Good                                                                                 £6

 

  1. MISS HETTY KING Francis, Day & Hunter 1908 [10684] sings ‘I’m Afraid to Come Home in the Dark’ and is photographed on the cover of the sheet music in extravagantly elegant top hat and tails. Very good                                                                                                                                             £7

 

  1. MISS NORA DELANEY Lawrence Wright 1929 [10687] sings ‘Glad Rag Doll’ and is photographed in male evening dress on the cover of the sheet music. Good                                                     £5

 

  1. MISS VESTA TILLEY  [10695] photographic postcard of her in waistcoat and trilby, together with a cigarette card of woman in male evening dress. Good – card posted in 1907                          £6

 

  1. MISS ZENA DARE  [10693] photographic postcard of her in male attire. Very good – posted in 1906                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. ‘MR WINIFRED WARD’  [10697] as she signs in ink (real signature) a photograph of herself in evening dress. She was an acclaimed male impersonater in the early 20th century. Fine           £7

 

  1. VESTA TILLEY Francis, Day & Hunter 1905 [10670] sings ‘Who Said, “Girls”?’. Sheet music featuring photograph on cover of Vesta Tilley in smart male attire. The ditty begins: ‘One day on a Western claim/Miners vow’d their lives were tame, For in that lonel spot there seldom girls had been.’ Good                                                                                                                                                      £7

 

  1. VESTA TILLEY Francis, Day & Hunter 1896 [10672] sings ‘He’s Going In For this Dancing Now’, sheet music, written by E.W. Rogers. Very good – except that the front cover is semi-detached £5

 

  1. WINIFRED WARD  [10698] modern reproduction of postcard photograph of her as man-about town. Fine                                                                                                                                              £3

General Fiction

 

  1. AITKEN, David Sleeping with Jane Austen No Exit Press 2000 [12417] Facetious crime novel. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                       £4

 

  1. BRONTE, Emily Wuthering Heights OUP 2009 [11721] Text edited by Ian Jack, with an introduction and additional notes by Helen Small. In World’s Classics series. Soft covers                            £4

 

  1. BUCKLEY, W.K. Sylvia’s Bells Small Poetry Press (California) 2007 (2nd ed) [12038] Poems. Soft covers – mint – signed by the author (although I daresay most copies are)                                  £3

 

  1. DONOVAN, Anne Being Emily Canongate 2008 [11966] A ‘coming-of-age’ novel, set in Glasgow – with the spirit of Haworth lurking. Paperback Original – fine                                                     £5

 

  1. FALCONER, Lanoe Mademoiselle Ixe T. Fisher Unwin  7th ed, 1924 [12648] In Cabinet Library series                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. FEINSTEIN, Elaine The Russian Jerusalem Carcanet 2008 [12394] A novel of Russia – both Putin’s and Stalin’s – with poems and pictures. Soft covers – mint                                                          £5

 

  1. FERMI, Sarah Emily’s Journal Pegasus 2006 [11965] Written as if in her own words ‘Emily’s Journal’ explores in minute detail the possibilty that ‘Wuthering Heights’ was not entirely ‘invented’. Interrogates census records, parish registers, and wills – and marries the evidence with the contents of her works. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                 £5

 

  1. FREED, Lynn The Servants’ Quarters Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2009 [11975] ‘A witty, original take on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ featuring a fiercely intrepid young Jewish girl plagued by fears of the Holocaust, a wealthy, cultured aristocrat horribly disfigured in World War II and a mother whose ambitions know no bounds.’ Fine in fine d/w                                                                                                        £7

 

  1. HUGHES, Ted Wolfwatching Faber 1989 [12032] Soft covers – very good                          £4

 

  1. JOHNSON, Sue The Broken Book Allen & Unwin (Australia) 2004 [12454] A novel inspired by the life of the Australian writer, Charmian Clift. Soft covers – mint                                                 £6

 

  1. KANE, Sarah Complete Plays Methuen Drama 2001 [12029] Introduced by David Greig. Comprises ‘Blasted’, ‘Phaedra’s love’, ‘Clansed’, Crave’, ‘4.48 Psychosis’, ‘Skin’. Soft covers – fine           £10

 

  1. KINGSOLVER, Barbara The Lacuna Faber 2009 [12015] Fine in fine d/w                       £8

 

  1. MULFORD, Wendy (ed) The Virago Book of Love Poetry Virago 1990 [12039] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. QUINN, Anthony Half the Human Race Cape 2011 [12485] ‘London. In the sweltering summer of 1911, the streets ring to the cheers of the new king’s coronation, and to the cries of suffragist women marching for the vote. One of them is the 21-year-old daughter of a middle-class Islington family fallen on hard times…Forced to abandon her dream of a medical career she is now faced with another hard choice – to maintain lawful protest against an intransigient government or to join the glass-breaking militants in the greatest cause…’ I was, I must admit, surprised to find it engaging and intelligent – rather more convincing than many of the early 20th-century suffragist novels. And there’s a man and cricket in there as well. A good read. Mint in mint d/w – signed by the author                                        £12

 

  1. RIDLEY, Elizabeth The Remarkable Journey of Miss Tranby Quirke Virago 1997 [11231] Set in 1909 – among the suffragettes. Soft covers – good                                                                     £5

 

  1. TAYLOR, Mary Miss Miles OUP 1990 [12413] Mary Taylor was the life-long friend of Charlotte Bronte. This edition with an introduction by Janet Horowitz Murray. Soft covers – very good £6

 

  1. TRAVERS, Graham [pseud of Margaret Todd] Mona MacLean: medical student William Blackwood, 14th ed 1899 [11784] Novel written by Sophia Jex-Blake’s friend and biographer. Cover marked – scarce £38

 

Women and the First World War

 

  1. CROFTON, Eileen The Women of Royaumont: a Scottish women’s hospital on the Western Front Tuckwell Press 1997 [14225] Excellent study. Soft covers – very good £12

 

  1. DOUGLAS-PENNANT, Violet Under the Search-Light: the record of a great scandal Allen & Unwin 1922 [14129] In June 1918 Violet Douglas-Pennant was appointed Commandant, Women’s Royal Air Force – only to be dismissed two months later ‘by direction of Lord Weir and Sir Auckland Geddes on the advice of Lady Rhondda, who acted without enquiry on secret information supplied to her, as well as to Mr Tyson Wilson MP, and Miss P. Strachey, by Mrs Beatty and others’. How intriguing. The book takes 463 pp to cover the ‘scandal’. Douglas-Pennant wrote it as her self-justificatory account of events “so that my name & honour may at last be vindicated.” Includes recollections of her ten weeks’ in charge, a Who’s Who of the personalities involved & full details of the House of Lords Inquiry into her dismissal. Good                                                                                                                                          £85

 

  1. (HALL) Edith Hall Canary Girls & Stockpots WEA Luton Branch 1977 [12884] 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

 

  1. MUNITION WORKERS  [14442] – mainly women  -pose for the photographer. They are wearing their caps and the triangular-shaped munition workers badge can be seen pinned to many of the overall dresses. Young men sit at the front – displaying the fruits of their labours – shells.There were a number of munitions factories in Bradford, including the Low Moor munitions factory that suffered a large explosion in 1916. There’s no clue as to the name of the factory in the photograph. The card bears the imprint of the Belle Vue Studios, Bradford – which was one of the best-known in the city and was in business until 1985. Good condition – appears to have been cut down by about 1 cm at some time              £35

 

  1. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S FIRST AID CORPS  [12892] 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

 

  1. YOUR KING & COUNTRY WANT YOU a woman’s recruiting song Chappell & Co 1914 [14390] 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

 

  1. MACAULAY, Rose Three Days Constable & Co  1919 [12622] Poems. Already an established novelist, during the First World War Rose Macaulay worked as a VAD nurse and a land girl and in early 1917 joined the War Office. Good – a little chipped on spine – in wrapper cover.                            £25

 

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Art and Suffrage: a biographical dictionary of suffrage artists discusses the lives and work of over 100 artists, each of whom made a positive contribution to the women’s suffrage campaign. Most, but not all, the artists were women, many belonging to the two suffrage artists’ societies – the Artists’ Suffrage League and the Suffrage Atelier. Working in a variety of media –producing cartoons, posters, banners, postcards, china, and jewellery – the artists promoted the suffrage message in such a way as to make the campaign the most visual of all those conducted by contemporary pressure groups.

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With over 100 illustrations, in black-and-white and in colour.

Published by Francis Boutle     Soft cover                                                £20

 

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Perhaps these books may also be of interest:

Kate Parry Frye: the long life of an Edwardian actress and suffragette

Published by ITV Ventures as a tie-in with the series: ‘The Great War: The People’s Story’ this e-book tells Kate’s life story from her Victorian childhood to her brave engagement with the Elizabethan New Age. For details see here (and many more posts on my website).

Available to download from iTunes or Amazon

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Campaigning for the Vote: The Suffrage Diary of Kate Parry Frye

Edited by Elizabeth Crawford

An extract

‘Saturday June 14th 1913. [Kate is lodging in Baker Street, London]

I had had a black coat and skirt sent there for Miss Davison’s funeral procession and the landlady had given me permission to change in her room. I tore into my black things then we tore off by tube to Piccadilly and had some lunch in Lyons. But the time was getting on – and the cortege was timed to start at 2 o’clock from Victoria. We saw it splendidly at the start until we were driven away from our position and then could not see for the crowds and then we walked right down Buckingham Palace Rd and joined in the procession at the end. It was really most wonderful – the really organised part – groups of women in black with white lilies – in white and in purple – and lots of clergymen and special sort of pall bearers each side of the coffin. She gave her life publicly to make known to the public the demand of Votes for Women – it was only fitting she should be honoured publicly by the comrades. It must have been most imposing. [Plus much more description of the procession as Kate follows it into King’s Cross station]

Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of a working suffragist to instil in the men and women of England the necessity of ‘votes for women’ in the years before the First World War. The detailed diary kept all her life by Kate Parry Frye (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. The book constitutes that near impossibility – completely new primary material, published for the first time 100 years after the events it records.

With Kate for company we 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 way of life 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.

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 cortege through the London streets – as well as the minutiae of producing an advertisement for a village meeting. Moreover 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 headquarters, helping to organize its war effort, her diary entries allowing us to experience her reality of life in war-time London.

Excerpts from Campaigning for the Vote featured in ‘The Women’s Rebellion’, episode 2 of Michael Portillo’s Radio 4 series, 1913: The Year Before –listen here

In his review of the series, published in ‘The Telegraph’, Charles Moore particularly drew attention to Kate’s contribution – see here.

Published by Francis Boutle Publishers – for details see here.

Wrap-around paper covers, 226 pp, over 70 illustrations, all drawn from Kate Frye’s personal archive.                                                                                          £14.99

ISBN 978 1903427 75 0

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The Women’s Suffrage Movement 1866-1928: A reference guide

Elizabeth Crawford

‘It is no exaggeration to describe Elizabeth Crawford’s Guide as a landmark in the history of the women’s movement…’  History Today

Routledge, 2000 785pp paperback £74.99 – Ebook £70

                   

The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: a regional survey

Elizabeth Crawford

Crawford provides meticulous accounts of the activists, petitions, organisations, and major events pertaining to each county.’ Victorian Studies

Routledge, 2008 320pp paperback £30

        Ebook           £26

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Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle

 

Elizabeth Crawford

‘Crawford’s scholarship is admirable and Enterprising Women offers increasingly compelling reading’ Journal of William Morris Studies

For further details see here

Francis Boutle, 2002 338pp 75 illus paperback £25

Copies of all of these books may be bought direct from the publishers or ordered from any bookshop (terrestrial or online)

 

 

 

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Suffrage Stories: Ella And Geraldine Stevenson, Suffragette Sisters

Place is important to me and sometimes my attention is caught by an incident occurring somewhere I’ve known well. And so it was that four years ago I noticed that a suffragette ‘outrage’ had taken place at the Richmond Post Office. Ella Stevenson, a WSPU member, was charged with placing a packet containing two tubes of phosphorous in the post box attached to the main Richmond Post Office. In my youth I knew this Post Office very well – it is a rather fine building – 70 George Street – but was long ago abandoned by the PO and is currently a branch of Anthropologie. Quite coincidentally, very soon after I had become aware of this incident and had pictured it in my mind, I was asked to value two hunger-strike medals – one awarded to Ella Stevenson and the other to her sister, Geraldine. Other matters have intervened, but now, four years later, here is something of their story.

Ella and Geraldine Stevenson were two daughters in the large family (12 children, I think) of Leader (1826-1907) and Louisa Stevenson (1828-1913). Leader Stevenson, who was an ‘Australia merchant’, was born in London of non-conformist parents, his wife in Tasmania. In the first decade of the 20th century the family was living at 10 Cumberland Road, Kew.

Both Ella [Ellen] (c. 1860-1934] and Geraldine Stevenson (1866-1949) were financial supporters, in a smallish way, of Mrs Pankhurst’s militant suffrage organisation, the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) and until October 1910 Ella was Literary Secretary of the Richmond and Kew WSPU.

Ella’s first militant action seems to have taken place on 4 December 1909 when, as ‘Ethel Slade’, she was arrested in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, after breaking windows in the local Liberal Club. She had gone north to protest at a meeting held by a government minister, Lewis Harcourt, but had been barred from the theatre where it was being held. She refused to pay a fine and was sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment.  It doesn’t appear that the police had yet discovered her real identity.

The following year, in November 1910, as ‘Ethel Slade’, Ella Stevenson was sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment after taking part in demonstrations surrounding the ‘Black Friday’ riot in Parliament Square.

Neither Ella nor Geraldine Stevenson was at home on census night in April 1911 and we may presume they were following the WSPU boycott call. Later in the year, again as ‘Ethel Slade’ Ella was charged with breaking windows in Parliament Street on 21 November – as part of an organised WSPU demonstration (because the government was proposing to bring in a Manhood Suffrage Bill – excluding women). ‘Ethel Slade’ was sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment.

Now, although I know that Geraldine Stevenson earned a hunger-strike medal, I can find no trace of her among suffragettes arrested by the police nor does her name appear in any news reports. However, when she was breaking windows in Parliament Street ‘Ethel Slade’ was accompanied by a ‘Grace Stuart’, who was, in fact, Geraldine Stevenson, using a pseudonym, but keeping her own initials.

 Both ‘Ethel Slade’ and ‘Grace Stuart’ were released from prison on 12 February 1912. At the ‘Welcome Breakfast’ ‘Ethel Slade’ said it was a great honour for women to go to prison and mentioned that she was going to volunteer for the next deputation.

A few months later, in March 1912, Grace Stuart was sentenced to 6 months’ imprisonment after taking part in an organised WSPU window-smashing campaign – and I suspect it was during this term in Holloway that she earned her hunger-strike medal.

On 5 November 1912, as ‘Ethel Slade’, Ella, with another women, broke 9 plate-glass windows in New Bond Street – and was sentenced to 4 months’ imprisonment. They were protesting against the fact that an amendment to the Irish Home Rule bill that would have allowed for a measure of female suffrage was lost. She went on hunger strike, was forcibly fed, and was released after two weeks.

The former Richmond Post Office

On 5 March 1913  Ella Stevenson was sentenced at the Old Bailey to 9 months’ imprisonment for placing a packet containing two glass tubes of phosphorous in the post box attached to the main Richmond Post Office. It had burst into flames. It is more than likely that she had been given the phosphorous by Edwy Clayton, an analytical chemist of ‘Glengariff’, Kew Road, Kew, whose wife was honorary secretary of the Richmond and Kew WSPU. Around the time of Ella’s sentence, Clayton was charged with conspiracy to commit damage (supplying bomb-making information and materials) and sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment. He went on hunger strike, was released under the ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act and eluded re-arrest.

When sentencing Ella Stevenson the Recorder said that it was impossible for people to be allowed to go about defying the law because they require some change made in it. Such a condition of affairs would lead to a state of barbarism. Defendant replied that she would go to prison to carry on the fight as she had carried it on outside’.

No women were allowed in court during her trial and Ella specifically asked for a ‘lady reporter’ to be allowed in court and had also asked for her sister [Geraldine?] to be present. But the Recorder was adamant – ‘No women’. There was something of an outcry about the exclusion of women, and the Commissioners of the Central Criminal Court quickly decided that this would not happen in future.

Ella Stevenson went on hunger strike as soon as she got to Holloway and was forcibly fed. Extraordinary vitality is a splendid thing to have outside prison, it is tiresome inside. I am not downhearted she is reported as saying. A report in Votes for Women, 11 April 1913, described how her nostrils were severely injured by forcible feeding and one of her teeth had been knocked out when members of the prison staff were trying to force her mouth open. The Governor reported: ‘the task has been very difficult and disagreeable one owing to her violent resistance; but the medical officer reports that though she exhausts herself by her resistance, there are no serious ill-effects. As to her teeth, the facts are that on one occasion she bit the rubber shield over the doctor’s finger and broke a tooth which was a mere shell owing to decay .Her lip has been sore from an attack of herpes but is now better. These details are distressing and I should be glad to advise a remission of sentence if it were not almost certain that she would on her release commit further offences. I need not say that a strict watch is kept over her condition and every care taken to prevent her injuring herself.’ It is clear, from a letter written to the Home Office by Geraldine Stevenson, that it was one of Ella’s front teeth that was broken – a rather distressing thing to happen to a middle-aged woman in Edwardian Britain

A 17 April 1913 report from Holloway Prison shows that she was given 2.5 pints of  ‘Horlicks, Brand’s Essence, Allenbury’s Milk and egg – fed twice by oesophageal  tube. Violently resistive the whole time.’

Ella was eventually released from prison on 28 April under the ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act – the Temporary Discharge of Prisoners Act, one of the first four prisoners released under the Act. She did not return to Holloway on 12 May as required – but was re-arrested on 7 August 1913, while selling The Suffragette in Richmond, and was taken back to Holloway to continue her sentence. Her mother had died at home in Kew just over two weeks earlier – on 19 July 1913.

Ella again went on hunger strike and was released on 14 August under the terms of the ‘Cat and Mouse’ Act. While in prison she broke windows and her conduct was deemed ‘Bad’. A Report from the prison’s medical officer (13 August) Medical Officer mentioned that she ‘has forsaken sleep owing to constantly recurring dreams that she has swallowed a drop of water by mistake. Feels extreme satisfaction on finding it is only a dream.’

A ‘Wanted’ Notice for Ella Stevenson appeared in the Supplement to the Police Gazette 2 January 1914. ‘Wanted – for failing to return to Holloway Prison on 22 Aug 1913, as required by the conditions of her discharge under the Prisoners’ Temporary Discharged Act (1913), Ella Stevenson, alias Ethel Slade CRO No S/165568, age refused (about 45), height 5ft 6in; complexion sallow; hair light brown turning grey, and eyes  grey.’

Perhaps as a result of this publicity, on 23 January 1914 Ella Stevenson was re-arrested,  was once again taken to Holloway, where once again she adopted a hunger-and-thirst strike and was released a few days later (under the ‘Cat and Mouse’). She was arrested again on 17 March, released on 19 March, and re-arrested 23 June, and released 27 June. She described this last occasion: I was arrested in Richmond very early on Tuesday morning, June 23. I attempted to strike the man who arrested me, but was taken to Richmond Police Station where I was held until 2 oclock and then taken through the streets of Richmond firmly grasped by two men in uniform. Finding the procession was to be of this very public nature, I decided to make the most of the opportunity to get the people to understand, if possible, what was happening. I resisted the whole way telling the people that I was resisting an iniquitous Act on principle. I gave them as much information as I could in the time, and at the railway station and afterwards in the carriage, when several people got in with us, I was able to appeal to them and reason with them without interruption.The Suffragette, 10 July 1914. Once back in Holloway she again went on a hunger-and-thirst strike, was released on 27 June and does not appear to have been re-arrested before the outbreak of war on 4 August brought the WSPU campaign to an end.

Picturing Ella Stevenson’s activity in George Street and, eventually, that enforced march through Richmond certainly enlivened my rather tedious wait at the bus stop opposite the station as I was on my to the National Archives last week. And, once there, I met her again in files describing her treatment in Holloway and her resistance to it. No real knowledge of the part she and her sister played in the fight for the vote – or, indeed, anything else at all of their lives – has survived within her family. Such is the fate, noted time and time again, of the maiden aunt.

P.S. For a Museum of London surveillance photograph of Ella Stevenson, probably taken when she was in Holloway – see here.  

And, quite coincidentally, the Museum of London was earlier this year given the illuminated scroll awarded to Ella Stevenson by the WSPU after one of her imprisonments. All the pieces of the Stevenson jigsaw are falling into place.

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Books And Ephemera For Sale: Catalogue 194

Woman and her Sphere

Catalogue 194

 

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Item #146

 

Elizabeth Crawford

5 Owen’s Row

London EC1V 4NP

elizabeth.crawford2017@outlook.com

 

Index to Catalogue

Suffrage Non-fiction: Items 1-16

Suffrage Biography: Items 17-24

Suffrage Fiction: Items 25-31

Suffrage Ephemera: Items 32-120

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic: Items 121-141

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artist: Items 142-153

Suffrage Postcards: Commercial Comic: Items 154-177

General Non-fiction: Items 178-301

General Biography: Items 302-421

General Ephemera: Items 422-487

General Postcards: Items 488-492

General Fiction: Items 493-503

Women and the First World War: Items 504-518

 

 

Suffrage Non-fiction

 

  1. BILLINGTON-GREIG, Teresa The Militant Suffrage Movement: emancipation in a hurry Frank Palmer no date [1911] [14205] ‘I write this book in criticism of the militant suffrage movement beccause I am impelled to do so by forces as strong as those which kept me five years within its ranks….I am a feminist, a rebel, and a suffragist…’ She had been an early member of the WSPU and then a founding member of the Women’s Freedom League and tells the history of the movement from her viewpoint.  An important and very scarce book. Good – ex-library                                                                 £120

 

  1. BUTLER, Josephine (ed) Woman’s Work and Woman’s Culture:  a series of essays Macmillan 1869 [14396] Excellent copy of an extremely scarce book. After an Introduction by Josephine Butler, the other essays are: ‘The Final Cause of Woman’ by Frances Power Cobbe; ‘How To Provide For Superfluous Women’ by Jessie Boucherett; ‘Education Considered As A Profession For Women’ by the Rev George Butler; ‘Medicine As A Profession For Women’ by Sophia Jex-Blake; ‘The Teaching of Science’ by James Stuart; ‘Some Historical Aspects of Family Life’ by Charles H. Pearson; ‘Female Suffrage Considered Chiefly With Regard To Its Indirect Results’ by Julia Wedgwood; ‘The Education of Girls, Its Present And Its Future’ by Elizabeth Wolstenholme; and ‘The Social Position of Women In The Present Age’ by John Boyd-Kinnear. In very good condition – a little rubbing around the edges of the original blue cloth – internally very fresh and tight                                                                                                  £490

 

  1. CAMPBELL, Olwen W. The Feminine Point of View Williams & Norgate 1952 [4231] 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

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth (ed) Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary Francis Boutle 2013 [14405] Kate Frye was an organiser for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. Her diary tells us what it was like to stage a day-to-day campaign – from 1910-1914 – and then to see the campaign bearing fruit in after years. Paper covers – mint £15

 

  1. FAWCETT, Millicent Garrett Women’s Suffrage: a short history of a great movement T.C. & E.C. Jack no date (1912) [14372] An excellent succinct study. Fine condition £20

 

  1. GIBSON, Sir John The Emancipation of Women Gwasg Gomer 1992 [10973] 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

 

  1. HAMILTON, Cicely Marriage as a Trade Chapman and Hall 1909 [14395] The first edition of an influential text. Very good – slight spotting to green cloth cover and name of previous owner on free front endpaper. Very clean and tight – an excellent copy of a very scarce book                                £95

 

  1. KENT, Susan Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 Princeton University Press 1987 [1361] Fine in d/w (which has one slight nick)                                                                                                 £20

 

  1. LIDDINGTON, Jill Vanishing for the Vote: suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census MUP 2014 [14224] Paper covers – fine £12

 

  1. MILL, John Stuart Mill The Subjection of Women Longmans, Green, new edition 1906 [14193] With an introduction by Stanton Coit, whom Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy did not admire, but to whom she lent extensive notes, the use of which he acknowledges here.  This edition was a v. popular item for selling from ‘literature’ tables at suffrage meetings.  Paper covers – very good                                    £12

 

 

  1. MORGAN, David Suffragists and Liberals: the politics of woman suffrage in Britain Basil Blackwell 1975 [12133] Fine in d/w                                                                                                         £15

 

  1. MORRELL, Caroline ‘Black Friday’: violence against women in the suffragette movement Women’s Research and Resources Centre Publications 1981 [14392] An excellent, balanced, study of what happened in Parliament Square on 18 November 1910 – and the aftermath. Many of the questions that the author poses have not yet been answered. A pamphlet No 9 in the ‘Explorations in Feminism’ series. Soft covers – very good – and very scarce                                                                                         £45

 

  1. ROVER, Constance Love, Morals and the Feminists  Routledge 1970 [4552] Good in d/w – though ex-library                                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. RUBINSTEIN, David Before the Suffragettes: women’s emancipation in the 1890s Harvester 1986 [13158] Soft covers – very good                                                                                              £15

 

  1. SCHREINER, Olive Woman and Labour T.Fisher Unwin 1911 [14211] If you have seen the film ‘The Suffragette’ you may remember that Maud Potts (aka Carey Mulligan) inherits a book by Olive Schreiner – ‘Dreams’ – and quotes from it.  Schreiner was a strong influence on the early-20th-c suffrage movement and ‘Woman and Labour’, concerned with socialism and gender equality, is dedicated to Lady Constance Lytton. This particular copy bears on its front cover the large label of the Irishwomen’s Reform League Lending Library open to the public 29 South Anne Street Dublin (and then with further info re opening times etc). Inside, the free front end paper carries another ‘Irishwomen’s Reform League’ label (rather attractively printed in green on white paper). Above the label is the signature of Louie Bennett, founder in 1911 of the Irishwomen’s Reform League, and at the bottom of the page is an address, presumably hers, ‘Undercliff, Killiney.’ The label has been added after the ink signature and address were written and my interpretation is that Louie Bennett had bought this book, for herself and then gavve it to the lending library of her new organisation. As a text ‘Woman and Labour’ was central to the desire to change the social and economic position of women that motivated the IRL. Items connected to the Irish suffrage movement are very scarce. In good condition.                                                                        £120

 

  1. STRACHEY, Ray The Cause: a short history of the women’s movement in Great Britain G. Bell 1928 [12059] This copy belonged to Lord McGregor – author of ‘Divorce in England’ , a book that includes a very useful bibliography of works on women’s rights. He has laid in the book a collection of newspaper cuttings, from the 1950s to 1970s, relating to the position of women. The copy of the book is in good condition – but he had bought it as an ex-library copy and has added a few pencilled notes on the back pastedown. An interesting association copy.
    £55

 

Suffrage Biography

 

 

  1. (AYRTON) Evelyn Sharp Hertha Ayrton 1854-1923: a memoir Edward Arnold 1926 [14393] Biography of the scientist and suffragist. Very good – gilt titles to spine.- one slight mark on spine and to top edge of frontispiece, nowhere near the lovely photograph of Hertha. Very scarce £75

 

  1. (BALFOUR) Lady Frances Balfour Ne Obliviscaris Hodder & Stoughton, no date (1920s) [14371] Her autobiography -in good condition – front hinge of vol 1 weak -ex-library  two volume set £35

 

  1. (DUNIWAY) Ruth Barnes Moynihan Rebel for Rights: Abigail Scott Duniway Yale University Press 1983 [1205] Abigal Scott Duniway (1834-1915), American suffragist, journalist, and national leader. Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                   £5

 

  1. (FAWCETT) David Rubinstein A Different World for Women: the life of Millicent Garrett Fawcett Ohio State University Press 1991 [12100] Mint in d/w £15

 

  1. FAWCETT, Millicent What I Remember Fisher Unwin 1924 [14374] Millicent Fawcett’s autobiography. Good – ex-school library – with a photocopy substituting for one plate           £24

 

  1. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925 [10628] Very good – in purple cloth, with design by Syvlia Pankhurst on front cover                          £68

 

  1. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925 [14085] Inlaid are cuttings about Lady Constance and an intriguing photograph of  a portrait of her in which she is wearing both her hunger-strike medal and a ‘Holloway’ brooch. It’s not an image that I’ve seen before.  Purple cloth cover, with design by Sylvia Pankhurst in purple, white and green (to match the cover of ‘Prisons and Prisoners’), is a little knocked and rubbed – internally good                                 £80

 

  1. (DAVISON) Ann Morley And Liz Stanley The Life and Death of Emily Wilding Davison: with Gertrude Colmore’s ‘The Life of Emily Davison’ Women’s Press 1988 [14055] A study of the life of Emily Wilding Davison, together with a reprint of Gertrude Colemore’s ‘The Life of Emily Wilding Davison’. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                               £9

 

Suffrage Fiction

 

  1. FAIRBAIRNS, Zoe Stand We at Last Virago 1983 [1222] A picaresque novel, with a suffrage sequence.  Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £4

 

  1. HINE, Muriel The Man With the Double Heart John Lane 1914 [13336] The heroine’s mother is a Militant Suffragette; she is not. Good                                                                                       £18

 

  1. JOHNSTON, Sir Harry Mrs Warren’s daughter: a story of the women’s movement Chatto & Windus 1920 [1342] A suffrage novel.  Very good – presentation copy from the author’s wife           £35

 

  1. LEFROY, Ella Napier The Man’s Cause John Lane 1899 [13707] The author was Isabella Napier Lefroy (née Hastie) (1854-1919) – who also wrote under the pseudonym ‘E.N. Leigh Fry’. The novel contains much discussion of the Woman Question – and is among those I list under ‘Novels’ with suffrage content in my ‘Reference Guide’. Good and tight – just a little rubbed on edges- rather scarce £45

 

  1. LUCAS, E.V. Mr Ingleside Methuen, 15th ed, no date 1910/1912?) [14132] A novel with suffrage scenes.  Only a reading copy – cloth worn – backstrip loose                                                        £4

 

  1. MASEFIELD, John The Street of To-day J.M. Dent 2nd ed, 1911 [13708] Another from my ‘Reference Guide’ list of novels with pro-suffrage sentiment. ‘It seems to me that all the evils in modern life spring direcctly from the absence of women in government’, says one character. Masefield was a friend of Elizabeth Robins and a strong suffrage supporter. Very good                                                  £40

 

  1. MASSIE, Chris Esther Vanner Sampson Low, Marston & Co no date (1937) [1436] The heroine is a suffragette.  Very good in d/w                                                                                                  £35

 

Suffrage Ephemera

 

 

  1. ADVERTISMENT FOR ‘THE WOMAN’S PARTY’  [14043] Patriotic Meeting and Celebration of the Woman’s Suffrage Victory’ at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday afternoon, March 16th [1918], at 3 o’clock. ‘Mrs Pankhurst will preside: Miss Christabel Pankhurst, Miss Annie Kenney, Mrs drummond will speak.’ Details are then given of the price of the seats (the gallery was free). The advertisement appears in a theatre programme for ‘The Better ‘Ole’, a musical comedy based on Bruce Bairnsfeather’s character ‘Old Bill’ – an infantryman. The production opened at London’s Oxford Music Hall in August 1917 and, as we can see, was still in business in March 1918. The Woman’s Party advertisement is the largest in the programme. Very good                                                                                                  £45 SOLD

 

  1. CAHILL, Richard Staunton A Lecture on Woman’s Rights, Cockermouth, 1888  [13698] The painting depicts a woman in neat, plain attire standing on a platform addressing an (unseen) audience. Behind her is a poster that reads ‘A Lecture on Woman’s Rights Will be Delivered [?] in the Lecture Hall of the Young Men’s Christian Association Cockermouth on Wednesday Mrs Smith.’
    The painting is signed by the artist Richard Staunton Cahill and is dated 1888.
    I can certainly place the artist, Irish-born though he was, very close to Cockermouth in the late 1870s/early 1880s.
    The artist: -Richard Staunton Cahill – born c 1827 in Co Clare. Son of Charles Staunton Cahill who, in 1828/9, was a leading supporter of Catholic Emancipation and of Daniel O’Connell (the Liberator)
    In 1850 Richard Cahill entered the Royal Hibernian Academy. He lived in Dublin but by 1863 had moved to London and then by 1875 was living in Nottingham and teaching at the Government School of Art there. He still had a Nottingham address in 1877 but by 1879 when he submitted works to the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts his address was given as ‘Keswick’.
    In the 1881 census he was living, with his sister, Agnes, in a boarding house in High Street, Crosthwaite. He gave his occupation as ‘artist’, ‘master School of Art’ – so it is possible that he was still employed in Nottingham and spent holidays in Cumberland.
    In 1882 when he submitted works to the Irish Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures in Dublin his address was again given as ‘Keswick’.
    On 24 March 1883 ‘The Graphic’ printed a poem Cahill had written protesting against the threat to ‘Lakeland’ posed by the new railway and roads. He must have been closely associated with Canon Rawnsley (who was about to move into Crosthwaite Vicarage) and the Lake District Defence Society. With his nephew (I think) C.S. Cahill, Richard Cahill wrote several songs – ‘Songs of the Lake’ – including ‘Beautiful Keswick’ and ‘Charming Windermere’.
    As to the subject of the painting: – I know of a couple of women’s suffrage lectures given in Cockermouth in the early years of the suffrage campaign. On 1872 Friday 24 May 1872 a travelling speaker, Jessie Craigen, gave a lecture on ‘Women’s Rights at the Court House, Cockermouth – but I know from written descriptions that Jessie Craigen was large and blowsy – the antithesis of the neat figure in this painting.
    Lydia Becker, the leader of the women’s suffrage meeting in Manchester, held meeting in Cockermouth on Tuesday 17 January 1882 – but, again, her features are very distinctive and these are not they. For full details of the 19th century women’s suffrage campaign in Cumberland see my Women’s Suffrage Movement: a regional survey p 24.
    I suspect that the woman lecturer is in fact Miss Mary Smith of Finkle Street in Carlisle, whose ‘Autobiography of Mary Smith: schoolmistress and non-conformist’ was published in 1892.  For many years Mary Smith ran a girls’ school from her home and was renowned for giving Penny Readings.
    In 1868 she initiated a correspondence with Lydia Becker, who addressed her in a letter of 20 May 1868, as ‘Mrs Smith’.
    On 2 April 1869, with Mary Smith’s encouragement, Miss Becker gave a ‘woman’s rights’ lecture in Carlisle, which was followed by the founding of the Carlisle branch of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage, with Mary Smith as its honorary secretary. The Carlisle branch was still in existence until at least 1872 but then fades from view.
    In her autobiography Mary Smith is at pains to describe how she bought ‘plain and comfortable clothing’, writing ‘Nor was I ever ashamed of being plainly dressed’. One who knew her commented that ‘not unfrequently her dress was decidedly antiquated and old fashioned.’ The figure in the painting cuts a very neat figure, attired certainly in plain and comfortable clothing. Mary Smith’s Autobiography does not include any representation of her, alas, but I feel as certain as one can be – with no absolute proof – that it is she who is delivering the ‘Woman’s Rights’ lecture from that platform. I have, as yet, been unable to find a newspaper report of the lecture.
    Mary Smith died in 1891 and had been ill for a few years before – so I rather think that the lecture had taken place considerably earlier than the date given on the painting. By 1888 (by which time Cahill can be found at a London address) ‘Woman’s Rights’ was no longer really the term that would be used. The suffrage campaign had been making some headway and by 1888 the term ‘women’s suffrage’ would have been more likely to have been used than ‘woman’s rights’, which was more of a 1870s usage.
    The painting – oil on canvas – is in very good condition.                                                      £3,300

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Mission Week 1912 CLWS 1912 [14270] Single-sided leaflet (22cm high x 14cm wide) giving details of the main events of Mission Week. In good condition                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Resolutions Passed at the General Council, January 25, 1912  [14271] Single-sided sheet (34cm  x 21cm) setting out the Resolutions, which included ‘That the Council consider means of breaking down the unfriendly attitude of the Ecclesiastical Press’; ‘That a better and more expensive brooch be made’, and that ‘Lady Day be observed throughout all the Branches as a Day of Intercession for the Women’s Movement’. Very good condition – has been folded                                                                                                                                                    £50

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Third Annual Mission June 2-8 1912  [14269] Programme for the CLWS Mission Week – which included ‘Street Sales of the Monthly Paper) (that is, the CLWS’s own paper), a Day of Meditation and Prayer at the Royal Chapel of the Savoy, where the Chaplain, Rev Hugh Chapman ( a great favourite with Kate Parry Frye), took one of the services, a Service at St Ethelburga’s, bishopsgate, with an address from the Rev Dr Cobb, a Public Discussion on ‘The Church and the Social Problem’ at which one of the speakers was Dr Letitia Fairfield (sister of Rebecca West) and ending with a Procession on Sat 8 June from Marble Arch to St George’s Bloomsbury. 4-pp programme -in very good condition – most unusual                                                                £100

 

  1. CICELY HAMILTON  [14167] photographed by Lena Connell, 50 Grove End Road, London NW. The close-up photograph is mounted on stiff card, which carries the logo of the Suffrage Shop and the words ‘Published by the Suffrage Shop’.Her name has been scratched on the emulsion, presumbably by the photographer, and Cicely Hamilton has signed the image, which probably dates from late-1909/1910. In fine condition – overall 20 cm high x 13 cm wide.                                                              £180

 

  1. CONFERENCE ON ELECTORAL REFORM Letter from Mr Speaker to the Prime Minister HMSO 1917 [14299] Section VIII reports ‘The Conference decided by a majority that some measure of woman suffrage should be conferred’. They were, however, still debating whether the age at which a woman could vote would be 30 or 35. 8-pp – foolscap                                                                          £10

 

  1. CORONATION PROCESSION 17 June 1911  [11274] 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

 

  1. ELIZABETH ROBINS – LETTER  [14397] – with the printed address ‘Blythe, Woldingham, Surrey and dated only ‘Thursday’ – written in ink to ‘dear Miss Anstruther Thomson’ explaining that she will be in London to give a lecture at the Portman Rooms for ‘the militant Suffragists’ – ‘Christabel I believe in the chair. Could we meet on Wed. April 1 at my club or yours? I don’t want to miss you.’  Elizabeth Robins’ talk at the Portman Rooms, organised by the WSPU, with, indeed, Christabel in the chair’, was given on 1 April 1908 and was then reprinted in ‘Way Stations’. Clementina (‘Kit’) Anstruther-Thomson, who in the 1890s had enjoyed a long, loving relationship with ‘Vernon Lee’, was a painter. Very good                                                                                                                                        £55 SOLD

 

  1. FAWCETT, Mrs Henry Home and Politics an address delivered at Toynbee Hall and elsewhere Women’s Printing Society 1894 [14184] A much reproduced speech – first given c 1890. Printed by the Women’s Printing Society. 8pp – in good condition – ex- Women’s Library £10

 

  1. GREAT MEETINGS TO CONSIDER ‘THE RELIGIOUS ASPECT OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT’  [14256] The Programme for the event that took place on Wednesday 19 June 1912 in the Queen’s Hall, Langham Place, London. The organiser was Miss Lucy Gardner, 7 Bigwood Road, Golders Green and the chairmen were Mrs Louise Creighton, widow of a former bishop of London, and the bishop of Oxford. Among the several other speakers were the bishop of Hull and Maude Royden. The programme also mentions that a ‘Quiet Day’ was being held on 12 June at Morley Hall, 26 George St, Hanover Square, London W where ‘Friends are invited to come in for silent or united prayer for longer or shorter periods.’ The 4-page programme (26cm high x 22 cm wide) includes a long list of ‘Supporters and Guarantors’ of the event. In good condition – has been folded -unusual – I’ve never seen a programme for this event before                                                                                                                      £100

 

  1. ‘HELPING THE CAUSE’  [14406] Programme for The London Coliseum for week beginning 19 February 1912 – which includes on the bill a play, ‘Helping the Cause’, starring ‘Mrs Lily Langtry’. The play was described by ‘Variety’ as ‘a skit on the Suffragette movement. The plot deals with a titled woman seeking martyrdom in the cause of suffrage. The act is very funny, with some clever lines. It was the hit of the bill.’ The scene was set in a cell in ‘Holloway Gaol’ and besides ‘Lady Victoria Vanderville’ (played, of cours, by LL) the other characters are a Wardress, the Prison Doctor, the Prison Governor and other warders and attendants.  The authors are given as Percy Fendall and Lady de Bathe – ‘Lady de Bathe’ being Mrs Lily Langtry’s then married name. As far as I know Lily Langtry was at least a nominal member of the Actresses’ Franchise League – but presumably not averse to playing to popular anti-suffrage sentiment. Interesting – and unusual. Good                                                                               £55

 

  1. HOUSMAN, Laurence The Immoral Effects of Ignorance in Sex Relations Women’s Freedom League  [14394] ‘A Lecture given at the Essex Hall, October 18th 1911’. Paper covers – with information on the Women’s Freedom League and their paper, ‘The Vote’, on inside of front and back covers. 48-pp pamphlet in fine condition. Scarce                                                                                                £48 SOLD

 

  1. ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 25 January 1908  [14073] ‘The Right Argument: which is fitter to have the vote?’. Full-page illustrated by H.H. Flere. In an attic room a young woman sits at her sewing machine, her baby asleep in a basket on the floot beside her, while her husband lies in a drunken stupor on the bed. A policeman has opened the door and she is turning round in alarm. The ILN caption tells us that ‘Without discussing the wisdom of the tactics adopted by the women advocates of votes for women, it cannot be denied that there are thousands of cases, such as that which our artist has illustrated, where the wife is far better fitted to exercise the suffrage than the husband. Our picture tells its own story better than any words.’ Single sheet – very good                                                                     £15 SOLD

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  [14316] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label/stamp (it has a sticky back) 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. With the background printed in gold                                                                          £85

 

  1. INTERNATIONAL WOMAN SUFFRAGE CONGRESS  [14404] Budapest June 15-20 1913. This is a small advertising paper label/stamp (it has a sticky back) 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. With the background printed in blue                                                                           £85

 

  1. L’EFFORT LIBRE F. Rieder & Co (Paris) Dec 1913 [14118] Contains a 20-pp article (in French), ‘Les Suffragistes militantes’ by Israel Zangwill. Paper covers – very good                                       £18

 

  1. LENA CONNELL PHOTOGRAPHS ELLEN TERRY  [14173] Nine studio photographs of Ellen Terry mounted in an ‘accordion’ type portfolio. 1) She stands facing the camera wearing a wide dark straw hat with flowers and a dustcoat, across which hangs a satchel. She is holding gloves in her left hand; 2) Ellen Terry is sitting, photographed in profile from the left, without a hat, wearing a loose light-coloured gown. Her hair is looped up, forming a sort of crown. She leans on a book on a table, looking at an object she holds in her hands; 3) Wearing the same outfit she is seated at a table, holding a large album, but looking at the camera; 4) Taken on the same occasion, she is seen in three-quarter profile, holding a picture in her hands; 5) Wearing the same dress, she is looking towards the camera while leaning on a table, left elbow resting on an open book, with a number of photographs in her hands; 6) She is photographed from behind as she turns to the left. She is wearing the same loose gown as in the previous photographs; 7) Taken on the same occasion, she turns towards the camera, resting her face on her hands, her elbows resting on the open book; 8) Wearing the same loose gown she looks down at the album that appears in #3; 9) She is photographed in three-quarter profile, wearing the hat and loose dustcoat in which she appeared in # 1. She looks at the camera while holding up a book, with spectacles tucked into her left hand. The photographs, each 9 cm wide x 14cm high, mounted on brown card (23 cm high x 15.5 cm wide, are not identified as by Lena Connell – but, of course, there is no doubt that she was the photographer – the format of the portfolio being the same as that for stock number 14172. The photographs were probably taken c late 1909/1910. None, as far as I can see, appear in the Ellen Terry entry in theNational Portrait Gallery’s ‘Later Victorian Portraits’. All in mint condition – an amazing survival                                                                                                                                                  £800

 

  1. LENA CONNELL PHOTOGRAPHS ELLEN TERRY, MAINLY AS ‘NANCE OLDFIELD’  [14172] Eight photographs mounted in an ‘accordion’ type portfolio. 1) Ellen Terry dressing for her role as ‘Nance Oldfield’ in Cicely Hamilton’s ‘Pageant of Great Women’. She is sitting facing a mirror in which we see her reflection; 2) Ellen Terry dressed as ‘Nance Oldfield’. She is seen in profile from the left, holding an object in her raised left hand; 3) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’. She is seen in profile from the left, holding a book (I think) which is resting against a casket; 4) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’ in three-quarter profile. The casket is now open – her right hand is holding up the lid, while she holds an object in her left; 5) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’ – sitting in front of the closed casket. She is photographed in profile; 6) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’. The image is nearly identical to no 1 above – but in here her reflection is centred in the mirror; 7) Ellen Terry in day dress. She is shown in left profile, near a window that is covered by a light curtain, with a pot or vase of flowers to her right; 8) Ellen Terry in day dress. She is photographed in profile, sitting on a window seat, with her knees drawn up. At the window is a light curtain and on the windowsill is a vase of  daffodils. The photographs, each 9 cm wide x 14cm high,  mounted on brown card (23 cm high x 15.5 cm wide), are not identified as by Lena Connell – but, of course, there is no doubt that she was the photographer. She is credited in the published edition of ‘The Pageant of Great Women’ with one of ‘Nance Oldfield’ photographs in which Ellen Terry sits before a mirror. The photographs were taken c late 1909/1910. All in mint condition – an amazing survival    £700

 

  1. LONDON AND NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SERVICE Report, October 1st 1938 to March 31st 1943  [13447] 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

 

  1. MARY PHILLIPS  [14220] A fat ringbinder of research material  (much of it photocopied from diverse sources) relating to Mary Phillips, successively organizer for the WSPU,  the East London Federation of the Suffragettes, the United Suffragists, the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage, the Women’s International League and the Save the Children Fund. The research material concentrates on her suffrage activity. Together with an original copy of her  15-pp pamphlet ‘The Militant Suffrage Campaign ”, which she published privately in 1957. This tells ‘in a concise form the story of the “Votes for Women Canpaign”‘ and explains ‘the reasoned policy on which it was based.’ The pamphlet is very good in its paper covers. An interesting and useful collection                                          £55

 

  1. MILLICENT GARRETT FAWCETT  [14365] studio photograph by W & D. Downey, no date (probably 1880s). Mounted – very good image – with narrow strip at left-hand edge of mount where it may have been fixed in an album                                                                                              £40

 

  1. MISS EMILY FAITHFULL  [14029] studio photograph by W & D Downey, 57 & 61 Ebury Street, London, together with a printed brief biography.                                                                     £40

 

  1. MRS A. BLANCO WHITE  [14107] 4-page campaigning  pamphlet for Amber Blanco White (erstwhile mistress of H.G. Wells) as Labour candidate for Hendon, at the General Election, 1935. Good – has been folded                                                                                                                       £35

 

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Mr J.R. Tolmie’s Reply to Mr L. Housman’s Pamphlet NLOWS no date (1913) [13145] 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

 

  1. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION What Women Demand WSPU no date [c 1908/1909] [14258] Leaflet setting out simply the terms on which the WSPU was asking for the vote for women. Single-sided leaflet (22cm x 14) – very good condition                                 £75

 

  1. [OSBERT LANCASTER] ‘GREAT NEWS! AUNT ETHEL HAS JUST BEEN CHOSEN TO PLAY MOTHER CHRISTMAS AT THE WOMEN’S LIB BAZAAR’  [14110] Original pen and ink illustration (with blue shading indicating half-tone) by Osbert Lancaster, the legendary ‘Daily Express’ cartoonist. Maudie Littlehampton is talking on the telephone as ‘Mother Christmas’ walks by. The paper is folded and the caption, in the artist’s hand, appears on the folded piece adjacent to the drawing, which he has signed. On the reverse is a rubber stamp ‘Stock 20 Nov 1971.’ Women’s Lib was very much in the news at this time – exactly a year earlier women protestors had disrupted the Miss World competition, held in the Royal Albert Hall, and a month before the cartoon appeared the Women’s Lib Movement had held its second conference.                                                                                                      £350

 

  1. PANKHURST, Christabel A Challenge Woman’s Press  [14292] ‘Miss Pankhurst’s unpublished Article in this week’s ‘Votes for Women’, 8 March 1912. This was the week that Christabel eluded the police and escaped to Paris – and ‘Votes for Women’ was censored. The article that was to have been included was, instead, issued by the WSPU as a leaflet. It ends by promising ‘Repression will make the fire of rebellion burn brighter. Harsher punishment will be a direct invitation to more drastic acts of militancy.’ One-sided leaflet issued by the WSPU (28cm high x 20cm wide) – very good – very scarce      £150 

 

  1. POSTCARD WRITTEN TO HANNA SHEEY SKEFFINGTON  [14363] addressed to her at ‘I.W.F.L.’ [Irish Women’s Franchise League] at Westmoreland Chambers, Westmoreland Street, Dublin, postmarked 11 September 1915. The sender is ‘R.L. Wizzell’, who is presumaby the chap whose photograph appears on the front of the card. He relates that ‘whilst I am physically fit I am still  unable to bring myself to work again. I feel mean but I must ask you t let me off  for circumstances are such that it is impossible for me to take your meetings just yet’. The card came to me, with a few others, from a Dublin source and has been annotated with the info that ‘R.L. Wizzell’ was a connection of the National Union of Railwaymen..but I’ve been unable to find out anything more about him..               £50 SOLD

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPH FRAMED AND MOUNTED  [14278] of a WSPU poster parade. Towards the forefront of the picture a woman  is carrying a placard that reads’ Votes for Women. The Cabinet Is To Blame For Militancy’. She is followed by at least 8 other women carrying posters and in the forefront is a young woman selling copies of ‘Votes for Women’ and carrying what could be a WSPU flag (it is tricolour, but of course the black and white photograph doesn’t confirm that the flag is purple, white and green, though I’m sure it is). I can’t work out exactly where the photograph was taken, although the street lights are identical to those around Westminster. The season is autumn/winte and from the costumes I would date the image to late 1912-1914. It is noticeable that the dress of the ‘poster’ women is more subdued, skirts that little bit shorter, hats calmer, than those of the women looking on. The photograph itself is glossy, but may have originated as a newspaper photo. I suspect that the woman who mounted and framed it is one of those in the photograph. The mount is discoloured across the bottom left-hand side and with a few other marks elesewhere – but there are no marks on the photograph itself        £120 SOLD

 

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [12768] 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’ £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14319] 5 March 1913.’The Majesty of the Law’ is the caption. Blind Justice stands with the scales in one hand and her sword wrapped round with a cloth labelled ‘Hunger Strike’. A house is in flames in the background. Full-page -very good                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14321] 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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14322] 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’.   £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14323] 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.’                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14324] 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                                          £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14326] 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’                                                                                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14327] 6 July 1910 – ‘The Suffragette that Knew Jiu-Jitsu’. Backed by her ‘Votes for Women’ poster, she is hurling policemen over the fence. Half-page                        £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14328] 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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14329] 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.                                                                           £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14330] 24 June 1908. ‘The Militant Sex’. Haldane, the secretary of state for war, attired as Napoleon, comments on the serrried ranks of women marching behind him, banners aloft – to the WSPU’s ‘Woman’s Sunday’ rally in Hyde Park and thinks ‘Ah! if only I could get the men to come forward like that!’ A full-page illustration                                                                                 £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14331] 5 June 1908. A  full-page homage to Burne-Jones’ ‘King Cophetu and the Beggar-Maid’ by Bernard Partridge. The King (Mr Asquith) (clutching a ‘Female Suffrage’ crown) ‘This beggar-maid shall be my queen’ – that is, if there’s a general feeling in the country to that effect’. The ‘beggar-maid’ is holding her ‘Votes for Women’ banner..and the House of Commons (or, at least, Big Ben) can be seen through the open window.                                                                                     £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14332] 1 January 1908. ‘Leap-Year: or, the Irrepressible Ski’. A suffragette, attired in her winter furs and scarves, sails through the air on her skis (both labelled ‘Agitation’) and carrying her ‘Votes for Women’ pennant. Full page – good                                                       £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14333] 18 April 1906. ‘A Temporary Entaglement’ – a scene from ‘Vanity Fair’. Sir Henry Campbell Bannerman as Josh Sedley holds the wool as The Suffragette (aka Becky Sharp) winds it into a ball. The allusion is to the news that ‘The Prime Minister has promised to receive a deputation on the subject of Female Suffrage after Easter’. Full-page cartoon by Bernard Partridge                                                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14334] 5 October 1927. As a young woman takes her gun from the ghillie an elderly gentleman (the Conservative Party) looks concerned and remarks ‘I hope she’s got enough ‘intuition’ not to let it off in my direction’. The remark is explained: ‘The question of extended suffrage for women [ie for those between 21 and 30] [in whose ‘intuition’ Mr Baldwin reposes so much confidence will be raised in the approaching Conference of the Conservative Party]. Full page                £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14335] 23 May 1928. A gentleman identified as Lord Banbury kneels in a ring (it’s an allusion to the Royal Tournament which was doubtless on at the time) and opens his umbrella to defend himself against the horde of cloche-hatted women who are rushing towards him carrying their flag for the ‘Equal Franchise Bill’. In the debate on the Representation of the People Act on 21 May 1928 Lord Banbury had attempted to move its rejection. Full-page cartoon – good – one corner creased £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14336] 17 January 1906. ‘The Shrieking Sister’. The Sensible Woman (with her fur stole around her neck) addresses the dishevelled ‘suffragette’ (with a ‘Female Suffrage’ flag tied to her umbrella) – ‘You – help our cause? Why, you’re its worst enemy!’ They are standing outside a hall that advertises ‘Great Liberal Meeting’. A full-page Bernard Partridge cartoon                              £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14337] 5 November 1913. Two young women are discussing ‘The Fifth of November’. One asks ‘Coming to our bonfire?’ The other replies ‘Ra-ther. Whose house are we burning?’ Quarter-page cartoon – fine                                                                                                        £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14338] 2 July 1913. ‘Advertising the Enemy’ ‘Painful position of M.P. returning to his hotel in the only clothes left him after a quiet bathe behind the rocks’. Chap dashes along the promenade shielded from the gaze of tittering women by only a ‘Votes for Women’ advertisement. Half-page                                                                                                                                            £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14340] 2 July 1913. Militant ‘Now, isn’t that provoking? Here’s a lovely big house to let and I’ve forgotten my matches!!’. Needless to say she’s a dowdy frump and is carrying a bag packed with paraffin, fire lighters and ‘votes for women’ notices. Half-page cartoon              £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14341] 18 June 1913. ‘Atmosphere of distrust at a garden party owing to rumour that a militant is present’. Love the stylish 1913 clothes – but all – men and women  and children – are all looking over their (literal and proverbial) shoulders. Half-page cartoon                         £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14342] 4 June 1913. Be-smutted woman kneels in front of her recalcitrant fireplace. ‘Militant suffragette (after long and futile efforts to light a fire for her tea-kettle) ‘And to think that only yesterday I burnt two pavilions and a church.’ Half-page cartoon                             £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14343] 26 March 1913. ‘Burglary Up-To-Date’. Burglar has taken his swag from a safe and now writes ‘Votes for Women’ across the jemmied door. Half-page cartoon – good condition                                                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14344] 19 March 1913. At a railway wayside halt the stationmaster asks the signalman to keep an eye on ‘the ole gal on the platform’ while he has his dinner. The signalman doesn’t think she’ll come to any harm but the stationmaster explains ‘I’m not thinkin’ of ‘er ‘ealth. I’m thinkin’ about my station. She might want to burn it down.’ Half-page cartoon – very good                          £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14345] 5 March 1913. ‘The child is daughter to the woman’ is the caption. Suffragette mother returns after a strenuous day and is expecting some important correspondence. Her daughter, however, reveals she has torn up the letters to provide a paperchase for her dolls. Mother expostulates: ‘..Haven’t I often told you that letters are sacred things?’ A comment on suffragette attacks on post-boxes. A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                       £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14346] 26 February 1913. ‘Acidulated Golf’ is the caption. ‘Votes for Women’ has been incised in the golf course and golfers and caddies are puzzling out how to make their shots. A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14347] 5 February 1913. ‘How Militant Suffragettes Are Made’. A cheeky caddie explains to a visiting golfer that the old green they are passsing gets flooded and ‘so they’ve give it up to the lydies.’ A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                 £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14348] 5 February 1913. ‘A Pleasure Deferred’ is the caption. Asquith, during the course of a Society evening, is trapped behind a columnar ornamental fern pot by a demanding suffragette (in her best Edwardian evening clothes) asking to know why he had ‘cur’ her dance. He explains that ‘the M.C. objected to the pattern of my waisstcoat, and I had to go home and change it. but I’ll tell you what! Let me put you down for an extra at our private subscription dance next season’. I love it. The full-page cartoon refers to the Speaker’s rulingat the end of Jan 1913 that a proposed amendment to introduce women into the bill would so change it that it would have to be reintroduced as a new bill. Very good                                                                                                                                  £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14349] 29 January 1913. ‘Rag-Time in the House’ is the caption. Members of the government are enjoying the ‘Suffrage Free & Easy Go As You Please’ dance.  Asquith, with an ‘Anti’ label, is keeping an eye on Lloyd George (wearing a ‘Pro’ armband) jitterbugs with Sir Edward. The sub-text is ‘Sir Edward Grey’s Woman Suffrage Amendment produces some curious partnerships’. Full-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14350] 23 June 1912. ‘Votes for Men and Women’ is the caption. John Bull is sitting comfortably and turns round as Nurse Asquith enters carrying a baby labelled ‘Franchise Bill’. In answer to JB’s query ‘she’ replies: ‘Well, Sir, it’s certainly not a girl, and I very much doubt if it’s a boy’. The government’s Franchise and Registration bill was given its first Reading on 18 June 1912. Full-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14351] 27 March 1912. A young suffragette is standing on a table addressing a crowd: ‘I defy anyone to name a field of endeavour in which men do not receive more consideration than women!’ A Voice from the Crowd retorts: ‘What about the bally ballet!’  A half-page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                                           £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14352] 7 December 1910. ‘Voter’s Vertigo’ is the caption. It is the second general election of 1910 and the voter is all in a tizz..muddling up all the campaign slogans..(e’g. ‘don’t tax the poor man’s dreadnought’ and ‘home rule for suffragettes’). A quarter of a page cartoon – very good                                                                                                                                                      £8

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14353] 6 January 1909. ‘Hereditary Instinct’ is the caption. Suffragette mother, in her outdoor dress, takes time ‘from really important things’ to visit the nursery and finds her daughter distraught amidst a plethora of exciting-looking toys. When Mother asks what, with all these toys, can she possibly want she replies, ‘I want a vote!’ Half-page cartoon – very good                          £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14354] 24 December 1908. Two male Anti-suffragists, perhaps lounging at the Club, are talking about the suffrage campaign. One says ‘The idea of their wantin’ to be like us!’ while the other agrees ‘Yes, makin’ themselves utterly ridiculous’. Half-page cartoon – very good         £10

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [14355] 8 January 1919. The caption is ‘The Enfranchisement of Women’. Two women are discussing the general election, the first one in which they could vote. One asks the other if she voted for Mr Jones and the reply is ‘No, I voted for the other man. You see, Mr Jones supported Woman’s Suffrage, which I abhor’. Half-page cartoon – very good                                          £10

 

  1. SHOULDER TO SHOULDER  [14088] A Radio Times Special published to celebrate the first screening of the eponymous BBC series, April 1974. Very good                                             £20

 

  1. SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE  [12661] is the caption to this full page George Belcher cartoon, published in the Tatler on 12 August 1908. Two impoverished old women are talking in the street – a unconsciously joky exchange – which is the amusing part  for the audience of the day (I won’t go into the rather laboured humour which, if it has any suffrage relevance, is only to mock woman’s supposed illogicality)- but what is interesting to us is that one of the old dears is standing holding an advertising bill for the magazine, ‘New Age’, on which the roughly sketched in legend reads something like ‘A Suffragette’s reply to Belfort Bax.’. For the book that sparked off the debate in New Age see item ? Bax had published an article ‘Feminism and Female Suffrage’ in the issue for 30 May, to which Millicent Murby had written a reply that appeared in the issue of  6 June, to which Bax had made a riposte in the issue of  8 August. Single page – very good                                                                                                                        £15

 

  1. SOCIALISTS AND SUFFRAGETTES     [14157] cited in an entry in an autograph album ‘A Song of the Simple Life’ – in which a poor working man is addressed by a ‘wicked socialist’ who trys to explain how he is being exploited by his aristocratic landlord and his boss ‘Mr C’. His wife is then approached by a suffragette who told her ”Tis time you had a vote & need it, like the well fed folk; For while you still continue, as you are, without defence, The Earl & Mr C will thrive by this & that pretence’. The poem is accompanied by a page of rather effective line drawings – one of which shows the ‘Suffragette as the wife saw her’ – she is the image of Charlotte Despard, made so recognisable with her mantilla – and ‘as the husband saw her’ – she is the stereotype – hat with feather, umbrella, ‘votes for women’ flag, glasses and plaid suit with a hint of a divided skirt. This piece of artistry is signed – in September 1909 – by Frederick Augustus Carlton Smith (1884-1966), a young solicitor. During the First World War Carlton Smith, who, from the testimonials he received, was clearly a man who had involved himself in social work with the Congregational church, was a conscientious objector. By then he was living at 79 Athenaeum Road, Whetstone, London N. 4-pp – in good condition. A lively contemporary view.                       £35 SOLD
  1. 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) [13109] A pamphlet abridged from Strachey’s ‘The Cause’. Chipped and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library   £10

 

  1. SUFFRAGETTES AT HOME  [14033] Cartoon by Arthur Wallis Mills, published in ‘Punch’ in 1909. The scene is a drawing room at teatime. All the ladies, bar one, are attired in frothy teagowns and flowery hats. The odd one out is sulking in tailored coat and skirt, and plain beret. He: ‘I say, that lady over there looks rather out of it’. She: ‘Yes, you see, most of us here have been in prison two or three times, and she, poor dear, has only been bound over.’ Good – cut out from a page of the magazine                £10

 

  1. ‘THE CONCILIATION BILL FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE  [14039] which passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons, on May 5th, with a Majority of 167′. A double-sided large leaflet published by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in 1911, setting out the advantages of the Conciliation Bill. Amongst the points it made was that under this bill 1 million would get the vote – whereas the 7 and a half million men would still comprise the vast majority of electors. Very good £55

 

  1. THE FIGHTING SEX  [14074] This issue of the part-work ‘History of the 20th Century’ includes a section on the suffrage campaign – written by Trevor Lloyd (author of ‘Suffragettes International’). Paper covers – large format                                                                                                                    £5

 

  1. ‘THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN’  [13690] supplement to ‘The Graphic’, 1885, heralding the supplements to be issued in Nov and Dec 1885 on ‘Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days’. As its advertisement for the series The Graphic has chosen to use George Cruickshank’s ”The Rights of Women; or a view of the hustings with female suffrage, 1853.’ We see on the hustings the two candidates –  ‘The Ladies’ Candidate’- Mr Darling’ and ‘The Gentleman’s Candidate – Mr Screwdriver – the great political economist’. Elegant Mr Darling is surrounded by ladies in bonnets and crinolines – Mr Screwdriver by ill-tempered-looking boors. The audience contains many women accompanied, presumably, by their husbands who are holding aloft a ‘Husband and Wife Voters’ banner. Another banner proclaims the existence of ‘Sweetheart Voters’ and riding in their midst is a knight in armour holding a ‘Vote for the Ladies’ Champion’ pennant. There do not appear to be many supporters of the opposition.
    Single sheet 28 cm x 20.5 cm – a little foxed around the edges of the paper but barely affecting the good, clear image of Crucikshank’s cartoon.                                                                                     £160

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE  [13691] US Suffragette – wearing sash that proclaims this (ie ‘Suffragette’), holding aloft a ‘Suffragette’ pennant with one hand while she firmly squashes with the other a little Cupid, whose bow and arrow fly out of his hands. Under her foot is, I think, her heart. The caption is ‘You may think it fun, poor Cupid to snub,/With the hand of a Suffragette,/But he’s cunning and smart, aye, there’s the rub/Revenge is the trap he will set.’
    The print is in colour – the Suffragette’s dress dates from c 1913/14, I think.
    The sheet (18cm x 27 cm) is printed ‘Made in U.S.A.). In good condition – an item that would look attractive mounted and framed.                                                                                              £150

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE, 2 MAY 1913  [14060] An issue printed under trying circumstances. The paper’s cover contains only one word – ‘Raided’ – and inside gives details of the police raid on WSPU headquarters, Lincoln’s Inn House, the arrest of its office staff and their subsequent trial. Christabel Pankhurst takes a full page to describe ‘What Militancy Means’. Fair condition – has been folded -spine separating -frayed round edges 8-pp – scarce                                                                            £95

 

  1. ‘THE SUFFRAGETTES’ IN DOWNING STREET  [14111] page from ‘Black & White’ , 26 May 1906. A picture drawn to commemorate the joint deputation of the suffrage societies to beard Campbell-Bannerman at No 10. What is interesting is that the artist has chosen as the figure to represent the women on this occasion Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy. She is shown, with her flowing white ringlets, and, for the occasion, has donned a hat. She is standing in front of a table, behind which Campbell-Bannerman lolls – a large bundle of paper – presumably yet another petition – lies on the table. Keir Hardie is also recognisable, sitting with folded arms. Good – one page                                                          £18

 

  1. ‘THE WOMEN’S RIGHT TO SERVE’ MARCH’  [14387] A magic lantern glass slide showing one moment in the women’s ‘Right to Serve’ march through London on 17 July 1915. In the centre of the image a banner ‘Use the Gifts and Ability of Women’.is held aloft. Although it’s summer the women were wearing coats and at least one umbrella is in view – it was a rainy day. Kate Frye was there – as a marshall – and gives a vivid description of the day in ‘Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s suffrage diary’. The march was organised by the Pankhursts at the behest of Lloyd George in order to encourage women to sign up for war work. The route was very long – and I can’t identify exactly at which stage this picture was taken – though you can see how wet the street was. There are not very many images of this march extant. In very good condition                                                                                      £85 SOLD

 

  1. US SUFFRAGE ‘CINDERELLA’ STAMP  [14391] ‘Votes for the Woman Suffrage – 1915- Amendment in November’. A non-philatelic poster-type stamp showing a map of the USA, with ‘Equal Suffrage’ states coloured in yellow and ‘Manhood Suffrage’ states in black – probably the one designed by Caroline Katzenstein, executive secretary of the Equal Franchise Society of Philadelphia (see Florey, ‘Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia’ p.177). In fine condition                                                       £20

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 26 July 1912  [13188] An incomplete copy – pp 693-698 (inc) and 703-708 (inc) – but gives a flavour                                                                                                           £30
  1. “VOTES FOR WOMEN” FELLOWSHIP BADGE  [14386] An EXCEPTIONALLY RARE badge – I have never seen this before and, as far as I know, no example of it is held in any public collection. This is a bar badge enamelled in the colours of the ‘Votes for Women Fellowship’ – that is, purple, white and red. The latter colour is used in a diagonal section at the left of the bar – and contains the word ‘Fellowship’. Running horizontally across the bar is a section of white and underneath that one of red, which contains the words ‘Votes for Women’. On the reverse the badge carries the maker’s name, W.O. Lewis, Howard Street, Birmingham. The ‘Votes for Women’ Fellowship was founded by Frederick and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence on 1 November 1912 after they were forced to leave the WSPU. Their new organisation was built around their weekly paper ,’Votes for Women’. The Fellowship described itself as a common meeting ground for members of all suffage societies. There does not appear to have been an overwhelming rush to join the VFWF; subscription lists are short – and the paucity of its membership is doubtless a reason for the great rarity of the Fellowship’s badge.  Members of the VFWF included Margaret Mackworth (later Lady Rhondda), Georgiana Solomon, Amy Hicks, Henry Nevinson and Margaret and Mary Thompson (details of all of whom may be found in my The Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide). The badge is in very good condition.                                                                              £1,500 SOLD

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN FRIDAY APRIL 30, 1909  [14061] With a cartoon on the front by ‘A Patriot’ (Alfred Peasrse) making reference to the’Brawling Bill’ that was to be introduced to protect Parliament from suffragettes. Good condition – the spine has been taped and a couple of  the 24pp are loose – but clean and unfolded                                                                                                                    £65

 

  1. WOMEN SHOULD VOTE LIBERAL Liberal Publication Dept, no date (1928?) [2307] 4-pp leaflet – appealing to the woman voter                                                                                                   £5

 

  1. WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY The Work of a Public Health Committee WLGS Oct 1918 [12177] 4-pp leaflet, written by S.M. Smee, chairman of the Public Health Committee, 1912-14 and 1916-18. Good condition – with two punch hole in margin, with no loss of text           £5

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Crowned with Honour: a speech by Mrs Annie Besant, at the Royal Albert Hall, 28 March 1912 Woman’s Press 1912 [14306] The speech was delivered in the aftermath of the prison sentences handed down after the window-smashing demonstration in early March 1912. In it she extols ‘the martyrs of this cause [who] wil also be crowned with honour, because they realise that to suffer means in the long run to succeed..’ Double-sided leaflet (24cm high x 20cm wide) – in fine condition £50

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Mrs Pankhurst’s Treatment in Prison, by Dr Ethel Smyth WSPU 1912 [14259] Statement by Dr Ethel Smyth regarding Mrs Pankhurst’s imprisonment in March 1912 – along with numerous other suffragettes, including Dr Smyth – after the window-smashing demonstration in London. The leaflet includes Dr Smyth’s lengthy letter to ‘The Times’, dated 17 April 1912, a reply from the Home Office, published in ‘The Times’ on 20 April, and Dr Smyth’s reply to that, published on 26 April. 4-pp leaflet (25.5cm high x 19cm wide) -very good – unusual.          £120

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION ADVERTISEMENT  [14407] in the programme for St James’s Theatre, King Street, St James’s, London SW – 29 April 1909. The National Women’s Social and Political Union (as it was then) was advertising ‘An Exhibition of the Colours and Sale of Work’ to be held at the ‘Prince’s Skating Rink Knightsbridge SW’ from 13 -26 May – that is, the most ambitious fund-raising work that they staged. Incidentally, the main play on at the theatre at that time was A.E.W. Mason’s ‘Colonel Smith’, starring George Alexander and Irene Vanbrugh – and the programme is packed with other advertisements and theatrical photos. Good – central section of the programme is free of the rather rusting staples.                                                                                                     £38 

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION ADVERTISEMENT FOR THEIR ROYAL ALBERT HALL MEETING  [14408] in a St James’s Theatre programme, 31 March 1909. The National Women’s Social and Political Union (as it was then) is advertising ‘A Public Meeting of Women’ in ‘The Royal Albert Hall on Thursday April 29th at 8pm’. Mrs Pethick-Lawrence was to take the chair and the speakers were Mrs Pankhurst, Christabel Pankhurst and others. ‘The Meeting will be attended by Delegates to the International Woman Suffrage Congress’ and there were to be ‘Special Presentations to Women who have suffered Imprisonment for Woman Suffrage’. The play of the day was Anthony Hope’s ‘The Prisoner of Zenda’. In fine condition – and laid in is a notice to the effect that one of the stars, Stella Patrick Campbell, was indisposed; we’ve all suffered that kind of disappointment.    £65 

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION BADGE  [14385] Purple, white and green enamelled shield-shaped badge – with ‘Votes for Women’ contained in the upper, green section, then a white chevron, and below that ‘W.SP.U’ in the bottom purple section. The badge was made by one of the WSPU’s regular badge makers, W. O. Lewis of Howard Street, Birmingham – a firm that was founded in 1832 and is still in business run by descendants of the founders. In very good condition £650 SOLD

 

  1. WSPU FLYER  [14388] Published in Southampton to advertise a meeting that  ‘Mrs “General” Drummond’ was holding in ‘the Victoria Rooms on 20 March at 8pm’. I’ve done some research and the year was 1914. The flyer is headed ‘Votes for Women    Women’s Social and Political Union’  Tickets were ‘Obtainable at Messrs Murdoch, Murdoch & Co, Music-sellers, 124 Above Bar’. Among her reported bon mots that evening were ‘They might say they never got anything when they put men’s backs up, but they never got anything when men’s backs were down’ and ‘If we can touch the financier sufficiently they will go to the Government and say they must settle this’. That was why they burned mansions.’ Printed in green on grey-green paper – a little creased, with a little tear in the top right-hand corner (nowhere near text) – not bad as a survivor of what was obviously a rather hearty meeting.               £55 SOLD

 

Suffrage Postcards

Real Photographic

 

 

  1. ANNIE KENNEY  [13858] photographed by Lambert Weston & Son, 39 Brompton Square, London. She looks very earnest and ethereal – I think the card dates from c 1909. Fine – unposted    £120

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [13865] black and white photograph of the portrait of Christabel by Ethel Wright, with Christabel’s printed signature along the bottom of the card. The card will date from c 1909, when the portrait was first exhibited. Having been owned by the family of Una Dugdale since that time, the portrait was bequeathed to the National Portrait Gallery in 2011 and is on permanent display. This postcard – which is in fine condition and unposted- represents one of the WSPU’s ingenious methods of fund-raising.                                                                                                                          £80

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [13866] photographed by Lambert Weston and Son (Lambert Weston and Son Ltd – Folkestone and Dover) I think the card dates from c 1907/8. Fine – unposted £60

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [14217] photographed by Lizzie Caswell Smith, 309 Oxford Street, London W. Head and shoulders oval portrait, The caption is ‘Miss Christabel Pankhurst The Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, London WC. It was published by Sandle Bros. The card has been pinned up at its four corners and then roughly removed leaving holes – but in no way affecting the image                                                                                                                                          £30

 

  1. FLORA DRUMMOND  [14274] She wears her WSPU (or as it was at this time ‘NWSPU’) regalia – peaked hat, epaulette, and ‘Votes for Women’ sash. The card bears the printed caption ‘General Drummond, the National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn’. The photograph was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith (309 Oxford St) and published by Sandle Bros. Unposted – fine condition – scarce.                                                                                                                                    £180

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON CARD – SIGNED  [13971] Real photographic card of Lady Constance sitting at a desk, reading. The photograph us by Lafayette (Glasgow) and is captioned ‘Lady Constance Lytton Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn Strand W.C.’ I think the card dates to the early days of the WSPU (she isn’t yet wearing a hunger strike medal, which she does in later portrait photos – and the use of the ‘WSPU’ name rather than ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union’ which was used after the split with the Women’s Freedom League makes me think it was published c 1907). The card is signed by Lady Constance underneath the caption. Good – unposted – with a slight crease to the middle of the rigght hand edge of the card                                                                             £190

 

  1. LONDON LIFE. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’  [13621] A real photograph of a woman selling issue no 2 of ‘The Suffragette’ (the paper, edited by Christabel Pankhurst, that succeeded ‘Votes for Women’ in Oct 1912, after the removal of the Pethick-Lawrences from the leadership of the WSPU). She is not young, is elegantly dressed, and is wearing her ‘Holloway’ brooch, indicating that she has been imprisoned for the Cause.  Ib Rotary Photographic Series ‘London Life’ – fine – a very clear image -unposted    £65

 

  1. MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [13864] She is pictured in profile,sitting in a wicker chair in a garden, wearing a cool-looking cotton or voile dress.She has a newspaper on her knee which another photograph taken on the same occasion reveals to have been ‘The Suffragette’ – (see NPG x32608). The photograph was taken in Sept 1913 in France, to where she had escaped  eighteen months earlier. The postcard was published by Lambert Weston and son Ltd (Dover, Folkestone and 39 Brompton Square, London SW). Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                    £180

 

  1. MISS TERESA BILLINGTON  [14277] Real photographic postcard – full-length studio portrait. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and underneath her name captioned ‘The Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, Strand, London WC.’ It must date from before October 1907 which was when, with Mrs Despard, she broke from the WSPU to found the Women’s Freedom League. She married in February 1907, becoming Mrs Billington-Greig, so it is likely that the card predates her wedding, making it a very early WSPU card. Fine – Unposted                                                                           £120

 

  1. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908  [14275] Christabel was on trial, charged with inciting crowds to ‘rush’ the House of Commons – but she and the Pethick Lawrences look very cheerful. Published by Sandle Bros for the National Women’s Social and Political Union. Fine – unposted – scarce £180

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [13276] real photographic postcard of her – taken in profile. She is sitting reading a book. On the reverse, written in pencil, is ‘Mrs Despard – (Sister of Sir John General french) & President of the Women’s Suffrage National Aid Corps, organised by the Women’s Freedom League. return to Mrs Thomson-Price, 42 Parkhill Rd, Hampstead’.                                        £30

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [13630] real photographic card, photograph by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                  £30

 

  1. MRS LILIAN M. HICKS  [13854] – photographed by Lena Connell – an official Women’s Freedom League photographic postcard. Mrs Hicks had been an early member of the WSPU, but left to join the WFL in the 1907 split, returning in 1910 to the WSPU. Fine – unposted                                 £35

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST  [13633] photograph by Jacolette.  Her ‘Holloway Prison’ brooch is pinned to her artistic blouse . Very good – unposted                                                                                       £55

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST, MISS ANNIE KENNEY, & MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE  [14276] photographed in an open-topped car. At least Mrs Pankhurst and Annie are seated inside – on the back seat – while Mrs Pethick Lawrence stands alongside. All three women are wearing motor scarves to protect their hats. I think the car is ‘W.S. 95′ [ie Women’s Suffrage’], an Austin, painted and upholstered in the colours, with white wheels and a green body lined with a narrow purple stripe  that the WSPU presented to Mrs Pethick Lawrence on her release from prison in April 1909.The cloth-capped driver is Mr Rapley from Holmwood, Surrey, where the Pethick Lawrences had their country house. The card was published by Sandle Bros and the type face used for the caption is the same as that for ‘Rush the House of Commons’ postcards that date from October 1909 – so I would deduce that this card was published around the same time.  Comment on the back says ‘Given by Mrs Sto’hlor’ [I think] Fine – unposted              £120

 

  1. MRS PETHICK-LAWRENCE  [13634] She stands, three-quarter length, with her hands behind her back.  The caption is ‘Joint Editor of “Votes for Women” – ‘Honorary Treasurer National Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, W.c.’ Very good – unposted                                           £55

 

  1. MRS WOLSTENHOLME ELMY  [14283] real photographic postcard of one of the suffrage campaigns most earnest workers and one of the WSPU’s earliest supporters. The photograph was taken in May 1907 when the WSPU-nominated photographer called at her home. Fine – unposted – scarce    £120

 

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Banner Making for the Great Demonstration, April 17th 1926  [13686] The Women’s Guild of Empire organized a demonstration at the critical time just before the General Strike to protest against ‘strikes and revolutionary activity in industry’. The march, which brought women (including, wrote Elsie Bowerman to the editor of ‘The Spectator’, ‘wives of working women who have had personal experience of strikes’) from all regions of the country to London, ended with a Mass Meeting in the Albert Hall, with Mrs Flora Drummond in the chair.The photograph shows Mrs D inspecting banners – ‘Efficiencey and Enterprise’ and another, the wording partially hidden, which may say ‘Best within the Empire’ (??) Issued by the Women’s Guild of Empire c 1926. Fine – unposted – unusual                                                                                                                                                    £95

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Mrs Flora Drummond – Controller-in-Chief  [13685] Card published c 1926 by The Women’s Guild of Empire, from its headquarters at 24 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1.  Fine -unposted –  unusual                                                                                  £95

 

  1. VILLAGE FETE?     [14403] A  real photographic postcard showing several ‘policemen’ on bicycles and behind them a ‘suffragette’, also on a bicycle, which is adorned with placards which probably say ‘Down with Men’ and ‘Votes for Women’. The ink message on the reverse reads ‘This is one of the teams I got up. It shows a suffragette driving four policemen’.                                              £10 SOLD

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN  [13663] placard is planted beside young girl standing on a barrel under the Trafalgar Square lion. A policeman walks in the background. One of a posed photographic Raphael Tuck series. Fair – a little creased – posted                                                                                          £25

 

Suffrage Postcards

Suffrage Artists’ Cards

 

  1. COMPANIONS IN DISGRACE  [14026] – the sweet girl graduate stands, robed, alongside a convict in his arrowed suit. The heading is ‘Polling Booth’ and the caption ‘Companions in Disgrace’ refers to  their shared characteristic. The verse below explains further: ‘Convicts and Women kindly note,/ Are not allowed to have the vote…’ etc. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Good – the card’s shiny surface is a little yellowing on the right-hand side – unposted                                                             £150

 

  1. IN THE SHADOW  [14402] A Suffrage Atelier card showing the government accepting petitions from men and holding aloft the flame of ‘Franchise’ while poor needlewomen toil and face starvation under the heading ‘Sweated Female Labour’. The top left corner of the card is broken – no where near the image – otherwise it is in good condition. Scarce                                                          £65 SOLD

 

  1. MRS POYSER AGAIN  [14024] ‘I’m not dnyin’ the women are foolish. The Almighty made ’em to match the men.’ Mrs Poyser is a character from ‘Adam Bede’ – a woman with a rough exterior and a heart of gold. Here is is indicating the House of Commons (‘the men’) as she holds up her ‘No Taxation without Representation’ standard. The card was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League and was posted in, I think, June 1909 to Miss Allwood at the Dairy College, Kingston, Derby, and the sender notes ‘Bought this at a Woman’s Suffrage Garden Fete.’ Fair – a little creased – unusual                                £85

 

  1. SEVEN TO TWO!  [14010] Silhouette figures – 2 women stand to one side while 7 men, their trades or professions identified by their clothing, make their way to the Polling Station. The caption explains ‘Seven to eight million men have VOTES. Only one-and-a-half to two million women would be entitled to vote if what we are asking for is granted.’ An attempt to allay the fear that women would dominate the electorate if the Conciliation Bill was passed. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                   £120

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGIST  [13969] as a butterfly on a card by the artist, Ernestine Mills. The accompanying verse, ‘I don’t want to fly’, said she ‘I only want to squirm’/She drooped her wings defectedly/But still her voice was firm/’I do not want to be a fly/I want to be a worm….’ is by Charlotte Perkins Stetson (Gilman). A pretty coloured card – published herself by Ernestine Mills. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                                  £120

 

  1. THE APPEAL OF WOMANHOOD  [14014] Black and white card by Louise Jacobs depicting ‘Womanhood’ hold a scroll saying ‘We Want the Vote to Stop the White Slave Traffic, Sweated Labour, and to Save the Children’. Behind ‘Womanhood’ are an array of downtrodden women and behind them the Houses of Paliament. This image was issued as a riposte to a similar one carrying the anti-suffrage message ‘No Votes Thank You’. Published by the Suffrage Atelier. In fine condition – scarce £150

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists  [14015] ‘The gentleman who thinks that ‘Women have no right to Vote because they can’t defend their Country.’  The gentleman is a weedy pen-pusher. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom Le’ague, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good  – slight marks across two corners where it has been held in an album – scarce     £120

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists  [14016] ‘The gentleman who thinks that women ought not to work and therefore under-pays his typist’.  The gentleman depicted is clearly a plutocrat. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom League, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                                  £120

 

  1. ‘WHO SPENDS THE TAXES?’  [14009] is the caption – and the printed message down the right-hand side is ‘No Representation’. A little girl, pushing her doll in a pushchair, addresses a boy as he is about to enter a shop. He says ‘Look here – I’m going in here to spend my penny and your penny – I shall buy just what I like with them ’cause I’m a man, and you’ll have to stay outside and take what I geet you, ’cause you’re only a woman’. The artist was H.S. Adkins and the card was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. The card has a message on the back – but must have been sent in an envelope as it is unstamped and unfranked. Very good                                                                                    £150

 

  1. WHY WON’T THEY LET THE WOMEN HELP ME?  [14226] reprint by the Communist Party of Great Britain of the original Joan Harvey Drew card issued by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Good – unposted                                                                                                                          £5 SOLD

 

  1. ‘YE ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE’  [14360] Snooty ladies with coronets and pince-nez ride past in their automobile – driven by chap with a crown. The car carries a placard ‘We have all we want. No votes for women’. Dated (1908)- published by the Artists’ Suffrage League and, unusually, the artist is a man, Charles Lane Vicary. Good- a little rubbed at the corners – unposted – very scarce   £120 SOLD

 

  1. YOUNG NEW ZEALAND  [13997] cycles on her modern bicycle with its two wheels equal in size. The front one is labelled ‘Male and Female’ and the back one ‘Equal Electoral Rights’.  She calls out to old John Bull who is struggling atop a penny farthing, ‘Oh Grandpapa! what a funny old machine. Why don’t you get one like mine?’ The artist is JHD [Joan Harvey Drew]. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Very good- unposted – v scarce                                                                                   £120 SOLD

 

Commercial Comic Cards

 

 

  1. ARE WE DOWNHEARTED? NO!  [13603] Black and white postcard by Donald McGill – suffragette, holding on to her ‘Votes for Women’ banner, is carried into the Police Court by a policeman – her bottom very much to the fore – her umbrella fallen to the ground. Good –  posted in Battersea on, I think, 24 December 1906                                                                                                           £45

 

  1. ‘AT THE SUFFRAGETTE MEETINGS  [13612] you can hear some plain things – and see them too!’ – is the caption to a card showing depictions of suffragettes as buck-toothed old maids. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. BUT SURELY MY GOOD WOMAN DON’T YOU YEARN FOR SOMETHING …  [13649] The suffragettes are canvassing on the doorstep.  The artist is Arthur Moreland; the publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                £45

 

  1. ‘HI! MISS! YER TROWSERS IS A-COMING DOWN’  [12507] shouts tyke to elegant young woman sporting ‘harem’ trousers. Pre-First World War, pub by Felix McGlennon. Not actually ‘suffrage’ but of the time. Very good – very glossy                                                                                   £25

 

  1. I PROTEST AGAINST MAN-MADE LAWS  [13648] The suffragette is in the dock. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                     £45

 

  1. NOW MADAM – WILL YOU GO QUIETLY OR SHALL I HAVE TO USE FORCE?  [13650] The suffragette is interrupting a meeting. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Fair – unposted                                                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. ONCE I GET MY LIBERTY, NO MORE WEDDING BELLS FOR ME!  [13999] says harrassed dad as his wife walks out the door, leaving him to care for the babies. On the wall is a ‘Votes for Women’ poster. This is an American card sent from Washington to Illinois – but the message carried in the picture is very similar to those of British cards                                                                                      £35

 

  1. PETTICOAT GOVERNMENT  [14096] presumably the result of enfranchising women – Wife wields poker as her husband crawls out from under the tea table. She says, ‘Come along, come along, come along do, I’ve been waiting here for you’. Good – posted from London to Wincanton on 24 June 1911      £10

 

  1. SOUTHWOLD EXPRESS  [13658] ‘A slight engine trouble causes a delay – but is soon remedied’ is the caption. The artist/publisher is Reg Carter – in the ‘Sorrows of Southwold’ series. There are a number of joky cards about the Southwold train. In this one a suffragette sitting in a tree is taking advantage of a breakdown to lob a bomb – shouting ‘Votes for Women’. Very good                                       £35

 

  1. THE LADIES CLUB  [14216] Captioned: ‘The Old Order Changeth’ – Edwardian lady is departing the rather arts and crafts sitting room, leavin g herhusband smoking his pipe and darning a sock in front of the fire. As she goes she says ‘Have got a card tournament at the Club old chappie. You needn’t sit up. Ta, Ta!’  The card is one of Ladies’ Club series depicting women and club life from different angles. The card was posted in Colchester in 1906. Very good                                                       £12 SOLD

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE Addresses a meeting of Citizens  [13620] A card from a Raphael Tuck series. ‘the Suffragette’ – masculinized, wild-eyed, and wearing a boater and tie harangues a few snotty-nosed childrenIn Raphael Tuck ‘The Suffragette’ Good – posted in 1908                                           £45

 

  1. THEM PESKY SUFFRAGETTES WANTS EVERYTHING FOR THEMSELVES  [14000] says old man confronted with a door labelled ‘For Ladies Only’. A US postcard. Fine – unposted    £30

 

  1. A THING OF THE PAST, OLD DEAR.  [13667] Harridan – wispy hair, big feet, short skirt – being carried off by policeman – while her companion, with ‘Votes for Women’ placard, looks on. Fair – a little creased – an English card originally but issued here, I think, by an American publisher. Certainly it was posted in the US to a Nevada address in 1908                                                                         £20

 

  1. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT  [13550] ‘And these are the members who’ve been sitting late/Coming out arm in arm, from a lengthy debate…’ Fashionably dressed couple, he in top hat and frock coat emerge, engaged in reasonable discussion, from the Houses of Parliament. An ink line at under the text carries the message ‘Will we ever live to see this.’ In BB London Series. Very good – posted in Clapton on 12 May 1909.                                                                                                                        £45

 

  1. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT  [13552] ‘And this is the home of the poor suffragette/And there’s room for a great many more of them in it yet…’ Burly suffragette being taken in hand by a policeman – with the towers of Holloway in the background. In BB London series. Very good- unposted                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT  [13610] ‘The House that our statesmen for years have controlled/Ruling the world with mind fearless and bold/Can Woman expect to rule such a House/She that’s afraid of a poor little mouse….’ Suffragettes stands on stool as mouse scuttles past – with House of Commons in background. Good – posted 1912                                                                         £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SERIES:COMPARISONS The Attitude of Politicians towards Women’s Suffrage  [13808] 1) At Election Time (when the politician willingly accepts a petition) 2) At Westminster (when a policeman holds the suffragette back as she tries to present a petition to an MP). Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good -uncommon – unposted                                                                 £38

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Gimme a Vote You Cowards  [13605] Printed in red and balck on white – policemen have a suffragette flat on the ground – while other comrades demosntrate around. Good – has been posted, but stamp removed                                                               £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Give Us a Vote Ducky! Oh do, There’s a Dear  [13606] wheedle three women as they make up to an aging gent. The caption reads ‘Why not try the Good Old Way?’ The sender has added little ink comments of her own (at least I think the sender was a woman). Good. Posted on 17 August 1907.                                                                                            £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Safe in the Arms of a Policeman [13604] Printed in red and black on white – dishevelled viragos are carried away by red-faced policemen. Good £45

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES The Visiting Magistrate (Scene, In Holloway Prison)  [13813] Magistrate: ‘What can I do for you? Have you any complaints to make?’ Suffragette: ‘Yes, I have one demand – Votes for Women’. Staged photographic scene in colour. Very good – unposted                               £38

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES:COMPARISONS Comparisons are Odious  [13809] 1) The male political prisoner (sits in his cell equipped with bookcase, wine and cigar) 2) The female political prisoner (the suffragette sits in her bare cell holding her duster and skilly).Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good – uncommon – unposted                                                                                                    £38

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN: OUR VIEWS AT SOUTHEND-ON-SEA  [13944] Sufragette with purple, white and green ribbon around her hat and a purple, white and green tie is holding a ‘Votes for Women’ placard (which incorporates the Sylvia Pankhurst-designed angel motif), advertising ‘Our Views at Southend-on-Sea’. Behind are two photos of Southend’s pier and front. Similar cards were produced for various other seaside resorts.                                                                                                     £35

 

  1. WHEN WOMEN VOTE: Washing Day  [13636] Father is in the kitchen bathing baby, while his wife and her friends sit in the parlour playing cards and eating chocolates – commenting ‘Yes, my old man is a lazy old wretch’. And that’s what will happen when women have the vote. Mitchell and Watkins series. Posted in 1908                                                                                                                           £45

 

General Non-Fiction

 

 

  1. 500 HOUSEWIVES Five Hundred Household Hints Country Life 1926 [13563] The hints originated in ‘House & Garden’ – supplied by readers. Very good                                                               £8

 

  1. ALLEN, Jennifer (ed) Lesbian Philosophies and Cultures State University of New York Press 1990 [5164] Paper covers – very good                                                                                                 £5

 

  1. ALLSOPP, Anne The Education and Employment of Girls in Luton, 1874-1924: widening opportunities and lost freedoms Boydell Press/Bedfordshire Historical Record Society 2005 [10963] Examines the education of Luton girls and its relationship with employment opportunities. Mint in d/w £20

 

  1. ANDREWS, Maggie The Acceptable Face of Feminism: the Women’s Institute as a social movement Lawrence & Wishart 1997 [9533] Soft covers – mint £9

 

  1. Anon The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Shopping Retail Trading Standards Association no date [1935] [13564] ‘How to be sure of getting value for money. How to be sure of distinguising good quality from bad. How to be sure of paying the right price.’ Card covers – very good                                  £10

 

  1. ANON You And I Cookery Book: an effort to meet a need in the cheapest form Birling Publishing Co no date [1930s?/1940s?] [13577] A spin-off of the ‘You and I’ magazine, published in connected with the YWCA. ‘Over 1000 carefully seleccted household hints and reccipes’. I can’t work out when this was published – it contains several recipes with ‘War-time’ in their titles – but am not sure if this is looking back to WW1 or whether it was published during WW2. But others seem to use a surprising amount of sugar and eggs for cooking in a time of strict rationing. But, whenever, ‘Economy’, was the watchword. Paper covers – front cover present but detached – back cover missing £2

 

  1. BASCH, Françoise Relative Creatures: Victorian women in society and the novel Schocken Books 1974 [13467] Very good £4

 

  1. BERRY, Mrs Edward And MICHAELIS, Madame (eds) 135 Kindergarten Songs and Games Charles and Dible, no date [1881] [9035] ‘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

 

  1. BLAIR, Kirstie Form & Faith in Victorian Poetry & Religion OUP 2012 [13693] By assessing the discourses of church architecture and liturgy the author demonstrates that Victorian poets both reflected on and affected ecclesiastical practices – and then focuses on particular poems to show how High Anglican debates over formal worship were dealt with by Dissenting, Broad Church, and Roman Catholic poets and other writers. Features major poets such as the Browning, Tennyson, Hopkins, Rossetti and Hardy – as well as many minor writers. Mint in d/w (pub price £62)                                                      £35

 

  1. BLUM, Deborah Ghost Hunters Century 2006 [9861] Study of the Society for Psychical Research, founded in 1882. Soft covers – mint                                                                                            £4

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 15 HMSO 1905 [12182] ‘School Training for the Home Duties of Women. part 1 The Teaching of “Domestic Science” in the United States of America’. Exhaustive – 374pp – paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £10

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 19 HMSO 1907 [12233] ‘School Training for the Home Duties of Women. Part III The Domestic Training of Girls in Germany and Austria’. Paper wrappers marked and worn -internally good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                          £8 SOLD

 

  1. Boucé, Paul-Gabriel (ed) Sexuality in 18th-century Britain Manchester University Press 1982 [11034] Includes essays by Roy Porter, Ruth Perry and Pat Rogers – among others. Very good in d/w £24

 

  1. BRAITHWAITE, Brian And BARRELL, Joan The Business of Women’s Magazines Kogan Page, 2nd ed 1988 [13721] Fine                                                                                                           £8

 

  1. BRANDON, Ruth Other People’s Daughters: the life and times of the governess Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2008 [11942] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. BRITTAIN, Vera Lady Into Woman: a history of women from Victoria to Elizabeth II Andrew Dakers 1953 [13161] Good – though ex-public library £8

 

  1. BRUMBERG, Joan Jacobs Fasting Girls: the history of anorexia nervosa Vintage 2000 [11925] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. BRYANT, Margaret The Unexpected Revolution: a study in the history of the education of women and girls in the nineteenth century University of London Institute of Education [14116] An excellent study. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                       £18

 

  1. BURSTALL, Sara A. The Story of the Manchester High School for Girls 1871-1911 Manchester University Press 1911 [14213] Cover marked and faded – internally  good. Scarce                £38

 

  1. BY THE AUTHOR OF ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING The Reason Why: Domestic Science Houlston & Sons c 1900? reprint [13573] First published in 1869 to give ‘Intelligible Reasons for the Various Duties which a Housewife has to Perform’. Introducing ‘science’ into the ‘domestic’. Answers to such questions as ‘Why does flesh when much boiled become tasteless and stringy?’; ‘Why do we blow the fire?’; ‘Why should hair too distant from the eyebrows be parted only in the centre?’; ‘Why is it necessar to turn mattresses at frequent intervals’ etc etc. Good £8

 

  1. BYRNE, Katherine Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination CUP 2010 [13430] Explores the representations of tuberculosis in 19th-century literature and culture. fears about gender roles, degeneration, national efficiency and sexual transgression all play their part in the portrayal of ‘consumption’, a disease which encompassed a variety of cultural associations. Mint in d/w (pub price £55)                                                                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. CALVERTON, V.F. and SCHMALHAUSEN, S.D. (eds)
    Sex in Civilsation  Macaulay Co (NY) 1929 (reprint) [12650] With an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Contributors include Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Margaret Sanger. Good – 719pp – heavy                                                                                                                £12

 

  1. CHAPMAN, Beatrice Wallis And CHAPMAN, Mary Wallis Status of Women Under English Law: a compendious epitome of legislative enactments and social and political events arranged as a continuous narrative with references to authorities and acts of Parliament George Routledge 1909 [13800] ‘..rendering easily accessible the main facts of the political position of women from 1066 to the present-day.’ Good – and scarce.                                                                                                           £65

 

  1. 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 [9555] 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 SOLD

 

  1. CHASE, Ellen Tenant Friends in Old Deptford Williams and Norgate 1929 [13804] With an introduction from the work of Octavia Hill. Ellen Chase (1863-1949) was an American who in 1886 came over from Boston to work with Octavia Hill. The book begins with a chapter describing ‘The management of houses on the Octavia Hill plan’ and ends with ‘Notes on house management’ – in between are descriptions of life in the slum ‘courts’ of Deptford. This copy bears the ownership inscription of ‘Elizabeth Sturge 2 Durdham Park Bristol’ (a house that, incidentally, now bears a blue plaque recording her occupancy) – one of Bristol’s pioneers in the field of women’s suffrage and women’s education Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                       £85

 

  1. CLAPP, Elizabeth and JEFFREY, Julie Roy (eds) Women, Dissent and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790-1865 OUP 2011 [13422] Essays by David Turley, Timothy Whelan, Alison Twells, Clare Midgeley, Carol Lasser, Julie Roy Jeffrey, Stacey robertson and Judie Newman – with an Introduction by Elizabeth Clapp. Mint in d/w (pub price £60)                                                                           £25

 

  1. CLARKE, Patricia The Governesses: letters from the colonies 1862-1882 Hutchinson 1985 [12463] Fine in fine d/w £7

 

  1. COHEN, Monica Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: women, work and home CUP 1998 [12419] Offers new readings of narratives by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Emily Eden etc to show how domestic work, the most feminine of all activities, gained much of its social credibility by positioning itself in relation to the emergent professions. Soft cover – fine £25

 

  1. COLLET, Clara Report by Miss Collet on the Money Wages of Indoor Domestic Servants HMSO 1899 [7207] Women workers were in the overwhelming majority of those considered in this report. Fascinating information. Very good in original card covers                                                                         £55

 

  1. CORNFORD, L. Cope And YERBURY, F.R. Roedean School Ernest Benn 1927 [4826] Large format – heavily illustrated – photographs and line drawings – good internally, spine cloth split £5

 

  1. CRAIG, Elizabeth Housekeeping Collins 1947 [13047] With many photographs. In ‘Elizabeth Craig’s Household Library’ series. Good in torn d/w                                                                              £8

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle Francis Boutle 2009 (r/p) [12677] Pioneering access to education at all levels for women, including training for the professions, the women of the Garrett circle opened the way for women to gain employment in medicine, teaching, horticulture and interiior design – and were also deeply involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Soft covers, large format, over 70 illustrations. Mint – new book £25

 

  1. DAVID, Deirdre (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel CUP 2012 (2nd ed) [13411] This second edition includes essays by Kate Flint, Caroline Levine, Nancy Armstrong, Lyn Pykett and Clare Pettit – amongst others. Soft covers – mint                                                                       £15

 

  1. DICKENS, Andrea Janelle Female Mystic: great women thinkers of the Middle Ages I.B. Tauris 2009 [11947] Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. DON VANN, J. and VANARSDEL, Rosemary T. (eds) Periodicals of Queen Victoria’s Empire: an exploration University of Toronto Press 1996 [9600] Fine in fine d/w £18

 

  1. DYHOUSE, Carol Feminism and the Family in England 1880-1939 Basil Blackwell 1989 [11224] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                             £12

 

  1. ELLIS, Mrs Sarah Stickney The Select Works Henry G. Langley (New York) 1844 [11234] 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

 

  1. FINDLAY, J.J. (ed) The Young Wage-Earner and the Problem of His Education: essays and reports Sigwick and Jackson 1918 [8026] For ‘His Education’ read also ‘Hers’. The essays include: ‘From Home Life to Industrial Life: with special reference to adolescent girls, by James Shelley, prof of education, University College, Southampton; ‘The Young Factory Girl’ by emily Matthias, superintendent of women employees, the Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Co, Bradford and the reports include: ‘Working Girls and Trade Schools (London)’ by Theodora Pugh and ‘The Sons and Daughters of Farming Folk’ by J.J. Findlay. Very good
    £25

 

  1. FREVERT, Ute Women in German History: from bourgeois emancipation to sexual liberation Berg 1989 [5066] Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. FRYE, Susan And ROBERTSON, Karen (Eds) Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: women’s alliances in early modern England OUP 1999 [7435] 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 £28

 

  1. GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan The Rise and Fall of the British Nanny Victorian (& Modern History) Book Club 1972 [2578] Good in d/w                                                                           £3

 

  1. GILBERT, Sandra And GUBAR, Susan No Man’s Land: the place of the woman writer in the twentieth century Yale University Press 1994 [8899] Vol 3 – ‘Letters From the Front’ .477pp – mint in d/w                                                                                                                                             £25

 

  1. GOLLANCZ, Victor (ed) The Making of Women: Oxford essays in feminism Allen & Unwin 2n ed, 1918 [13782] Contributions from, among others, Maude Royden and Eleanor Rathbone. Good – scarce £65

 

  1. HARTLEY, C. GASQUOINE Motherhood and the Relationship of the Sexes  Eveleigh Nash 1917 [13724] Includes a chapter ‘The Position of Women as Affected by the War’. Good – uncommon    £10

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline Teach Yourself Household Electricity English Universities Press, 3rd ed 1953 [14121] ‘It is but a short span in time since electric cookers and fires, vacuum-cleaners and washing-machines were timidly approached novelties, since electricity in the home meant electric light and little else; yet see to-day how far the well-electrified home outstrips these meagre limitations, how commonplace a sight is a well-equipped kitchen’. Good in torn d/w                                          £5

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline (ed) The Electrical Handbook For Women The English Universities Press Ltd, 3rd ed 1939 [14122] Packed with information – diagrams and photographs. Very good in chipped d/w                                                                                                                                                    £12

 

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Social Issues, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983 [12150] Volume II of ‘The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883’. Fine £15

 

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth K. Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983 [12151] Vol 1, ‘Defining Voices’. Focuses on representative texts, figures and controversies for what they reveal about the general character of the Woman Question rather than their historical connections with earlier and later phases of the debate. Fine                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

  1. HESSELGRAVE, Ruth Avaline Lady Miller and the Batheaston Literary Circle Yale University Press 1927 [3020] An 18th-century Bath literary salon. Lady Miller was the first English woman to describe her travels in Italy. Fine                                                                                                             £55

 

  1. HILL, Georgiana Women in English Life: from mediaeval to modern times Richard Bentley 1896 [10453] An excellent study – in two volumes. Most of the second volume is devoted to the position of women at the end of the 19th century – written by one who was very much involved with the woman’s movement. Very good – a little bumped at top and bottom of spine. A scarce set £75

 

  1. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve: the story of the shop worker Porcupine Press 1949 [13735] Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. HOLDSWORTH, Angela Out of the Doll’s House: the story of women in the 20th century BBC 1988 (r/p) [4809] Paper covers – very good £5

 

  1. HOLLIS, Patricia Ladies Elect: women in English local government 1865-1914 OUP 1987 [13264] Excellent study. Paper covers – good – now a scarce book £23

 

  1. HOLT, Anne A Ministry To The Poor: being a history of the Liverpool Domestic Mission Society, 1836-1936 Henry Young (Liverpool) 1936 [9243] Very good – scarce £45

 

  1. HORSFIELD, Margaret Biting the Dust: the joys of housework Fourth Estate 1997 [10183] Mint in d/w £5

 

  1. (HUTCHINSON) Kathleen Coburn (ed) The Letters of Sara Hutchinson from 1800 to 1835 Routledge 1954 [9604] Friend of Mary and William Wordsworth – loved by Coleridge. Good              £18

 

  1. JAMES, Selma Sex, Race and Class Falling Wall Press 1975 [13193] Paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                    £5

 

  1. JEFFREYS, Sheila The Spinster and Her Enemies: feminism and sexuality 1880-1930 Pandora 1985 [12445] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. JOHNSON, Patricia E. Hidden Hands: working-class women and Victorian social-problem fiction Ohio University Press 2001 [10784] ‘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

 

  1. KAPLAN, Cora Sea Changes: culture and feminism Verso 1986 [12414] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. KAPLAN, Gisela Contemporary Western European Feminism Allen & Unwin 1992 [4983] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                               £5

 

  1. KENEALY, Arabella Feminism and Sex-Extinction E.P. Dutton & Co (NY) 1920 [12107] Anti-feminist eugenicist polemic. US edition is scarce. Very good internally – cloth cover a little bumped and rubbed                                                                                                                                        £25

 

  1. KERTZER, David and BARBAGLIO, Marzio (eds) Family Life in the Long Nineteenth Century 1789-1913 Yale University Press 2002 [11037] A collection of essays under the headings: Economy and Family Organization: State, Religion, Law and the Family; Demographic Forces; Family Relations. 420pp Heavy. Mint in d/w                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. KIRKHAM, Margaret Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction Harvester 1983 [12415] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. KLEIN, Viola Working Wives: a survey of facts and opinions concerning the gainful employment of married women in Britain Institute of Personnel Management no date (1960) [14297] A survey carried out in co-operation with Mass Observation Ltd. Paper covers faded – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £10

 

  1. LEE, Julia Sun-Joo The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel OUP 2010 [13436] Investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation – and argues that Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thackeray and Dickens integrated into their works generic elements of the slave narrative. Mint in d/w (pub price £40)                                                                   £15

 

  1. LIDDINGTON, Jill The Long Road to Greenham: feminism and anti-militarism in Britain since 1820 Virago 1989 [7630] Soft covers – very good £10

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Life As We Have Known it by Co-operative Working Women Virago 1977 [13729] First published in 1931- with an introduction by Virginia Woolf. Soft covers – good                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Maternity: letters from working women collected by the Women’s Co-operative Guild Virago 1984 (r/p) [12143] First published in 1915. Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. LOANE, M. An Englishman’s Castle Edward Arnold 1909 [9060] Martha Loane was a district nurse – this study of the homes of the poor is the result of her social investigation. Good                  £18

 

  1. LOFTIE, W.J. A Plea for Art in the House: with special reference to the economy of collecting works of art, and the importance of taste in education and morals Macmillan 1879 (r/p) [13338] First published in 1876 – around the same time as Rhoda and Agnes Garrett’s book in the same series ‘Art at Home’ – and evincing many of the same touchstone’s of taste in home decoration. Goodish – a little rubbed and bumped £18

 

  1. LOOTENS, Tricia Lost Saints: silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization University Press of Virginia 1996 [12398] Fine in d/w £35

 

  1. LYNCH, Mary Sewing Made Easy The World’s Work 1940 [13572] Co-published with Garden City Books (NY). How to make your 1940 costume – acknowledgement is made to Simplicity Patterns many of whose patterns are included in the book. Very good – large format                                       £8

 

  1. MCCANN, Jean Thomas Howell and the School at Llandaff D. Brown (Cowbridge) 1972 [10608] Good – ex-university library                                                                                                       £15

 

  1. MACCARTHY, B.G. The Female Pen; women writers and novelists 1621-1818 Cork University Press 1994 [12412] First published in 1944, this edition with an introduction by Janet Todd. Soft covers – 530pp – fine £12

 

  1. MCGREGOR, O.R. Divorce in England: a centenary study Heinemann 1957 [10426] Very good in d/w £10

 

  1. MCQUISTON, Liz Women in Design: a contemporary view Trefoil 1988 [5013] Highlights the work of 43 designers from Britain, the US, Europe and Japan. Very good in d/w £5

 

  1. MALMGREEN, Gail Neither Bread nor Roses: utopian feminists and the English working class, 1800-1850 John L. Noyce (Brighton). 1978 (r/p) [9147] A ‘Studies in Labour’ pamphlet – 44pp. Soft covers – very good £15

 

  1. MANNIN, Ethel Practitioners of Love: some aspects of the human phenomenon Hutchinson 1969 [2689] A study of ‘Civilised Man’s inordinate capacity for the biological and psychological process called “falling in love”‘. Perhaps Ethel Mannin is ripe for reappraisal. Very good in d/w £3

 

  1. MARKS, Lara Metropolitan Maternity maternity and infant welfare services in early 20th century London Rodopi 1996 [11624] Soft covers – fine £22

 

  1. MARTIN, Jane Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England Leicester University Press 1999 [10781] Mint (pub price £65)                                                                £35

 

  1. MASON, Michael The Making of Victorian Sexuality OUP 1994 [10599] Fine in d/w      £14

 

  1. MEWS, Hazel Frail Vessels: woman’s role in women’s novels from Fanny Burney to George Eliot Athlone Press 1969 [3801] Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. MILL, John Stuart The Subjection of Women Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer 1869 (2nd ed) [13460] In original mustard embossed cloth – top inch or so of spine split and frayed. With faded shelf-mark sticker on spine and label on front paste-down of the Burnley Mechanics’ Institute. Front inside hinge a little stretched. Otherwise good internally. I’m pleased to think that the members of the Mechanics’ Institute took such an obvious interest in the subject.                                                               £85

 

  1. MINISTRY OF LABOUR & NATIONAL SERVICE Report on Post-War Organisation of Private Domestic Employment HMSO 1945 [13836] Interesting snapshot of society on the cusp of change. Paper covers – fine – 26pp                                                                                                          £12

 

  1. MORRIS, A.J.A (ed) Edwardian Radicalism, 1900-1914: some aspects of British radicalism Routledge 1974 [1489] Articles on ‘The Radical Press’, ‘1906: Revival and Revivalism’ (by Stephen Koss), ‘H.G. Wells and the Fabian Society’ (by Margaret Cole); ‘Socialism and progressivism in the political thought of Ramsay MacDonald’, amongst others – but no mention of the women’s movement. Times change, I doubt that such an omission would pass muster now.  Very good in d/w                                           £10

 

  1. MUMM, Susan (ed) All Saints Sisters of the Poor: an Anglican Sisterhood in the 19th century Boydel Press/Church of England Record Society 2001 [10964] A history of the Sisterhood that was founded by Harriet Brownlow Byron in 1850 to work in the slums of Marylebone – but then spread its net much wider. This volume comprises material drawn from the Sisterhood’s archives. V. interesting. Mint £30

 

  1. NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL 1875-1950 privately printed, no date [1950] [9612] A GPDST school. Very good internally – green cloth covers sunned – ex-university library                                  £15

 

  1. ORRINSMITH, Mrs The Drawing Room: its decoration and furniture Macmillan 1877 [9344] 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 £45

 

  1. OSBORNE, Honor And MANISTY, Peggy A History of the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army 1864-1965 Hodder & Stoughton 1966 [10609] Good – ex-university library    £12

 

  1. PALMER, Beth Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture OUP 2011 [13432] Draws on extensive periodical and archival material to bring new perspectives to the study of sensation fiction in the Victorian period. Mint in d/w (pub price £60)                                                                     £35

 

  1. PHILLIPS, M. And TOMPKINSON, W.S. English Women in Life and Letters OUP 1927 [9151] 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

 

  1. PHILLIPS, Margaret Mann Willingly to School: memories of York College for Girls 1919-1924 Highgate Publications 1989 [13124] Good in card covers – though ex-library £10

 

  1. POOVEY, Mary Uneven Developments: the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian England Virago 1989 [13730] Paper covers – fine £12

 

  1. RAPPOPORT, Jill Giving Women: alliance and exchange in Victorian culture OUP 2012 [13413] examines the literary expression and cultural consequences of English women’s giving from the 1820s to the First World War – in the work of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell and Christina Rossetti – as well as in literary annuals and political pamphlets. Through giving, women redefined the primary allegiances of teh everyday lives, forged public coalitions, and advanced campaigns for abolition, slum reform, eugenics, and suffrage. Mint in d/w (pub price £45.99) £32

 

  1. RENDALL, Jane The Origins of Modern Feminism: women in Britain, France and the United States 1780-1860 Macmillan 1985 [9461] Soft covers – very good £15

 

  1. ROBINSON, Annabel, PURKIS, John, MASSING, Ann A Florentine Procession: a painting by Jane Benham Hay at Homerton College, Cambridge Homestead Press (Cambridge) 1997 [2465] A study of the Pre-raphaelite style painting and its artist – who was a friend of Bessie Rayner Parkes. With colour reproduction of the large painting. Paper covers – mint £8

 

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Angels of Albion: women of the Indian mutiny Viking 1996 [4240] Very good in rubbed d/w £8

 

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Pandora’s Daughters: the secret history of enterprising women Constable 2002 [11214] A study of 100 or so women, over 25 centuries, who chose to make an independent way through life. Fine in d/w £10

 

  1. SALES, Roger Jane Austen and Representations of Regency England Routledge 1996 [11362] Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                              £15

 

  1. SEARLE, Arthur (ed) Barrington Family Letters 1628-1632 Royal Historical Society 1983 [10955] In the main letters to Lady Joan Barrington, the focal point of the extended family, the dowager and respected matriarch on a recognisable early 17th-century pattern. Very good                          £12

 

  1. SEIDLER, Victor The Achilles Heel Reader: men, sexual politics and socialism Routledge 1991 [5302] Paper covers – mint £5

 

  1. SHIMAN, Lilian Women and Leadership in Nineteenth-Century England Macmillan 1992 [4783] Fine in d/w (which has slight tear at top of spine)                                                                             £28

 

  1. SHOWALTER, Elaine Inventing Herself: claiming a feminist intellectual heritage Picador 2001 [11934] An exploration of feminist intellectuals from the 18th century to the present – from Mary Wollstonecraft to Naomi Woolf. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £15

 

  1. SPROULE, Anna The Social Calendar Blandford Press 1978 [4639] Takes us through the Season. Very good in d/w                                                                                                                         £5

 

  1. STAFFORD, H.M. Queenswood: the first sixty years 1894-1954 privately printed 1954 [9643] History of the school. Good – ex-college library £12

 

  1. STANLEY, Liz Et Al (eds) Auto/Biography: Bulletin of the British Sociological Association Study Group on Auto/Biography (1993) [10494] Vol 2, no 1 ‘Research Practices’. Soft covers – fine £9

 

  1. STENTON, Doris Mary The English Woman in History Allen & Unwin 1957 [8440] Good reading copy – ex-library                                                                                                                         £15

 

  1. TAYLOR, Barbara Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination CUP 2003 [11898] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                           £17

 

  1. TAYLOR, Jane Contributions of Q.Q. Jackson & Walford 5th ed, 1855 [1699] The majority of these essays were first published in the ‘Youth’s Magazine’, between 1816 and 1822.  Good in original cloth                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

  1. THE EDITOR OF ‘ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING’ The Practical Housewife: a complete encyclopaedia of domestic economy and family medical guide Houlston & Sons new ed, no date [c 1890s?] [13569] ‘Will lessen the cares of domestic management, aid the practice of household economy and prove a help in many emergencies.’ The index runs from ‘Ablution, the importance of’ to ‘Zinc ointment’. Good £10

 

  1. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEAR BOOK AND DIRECTORY 1904 A & C Black 1904 [10837] Indispensable source of information. Very good internally in library binding                          £80

 

  1. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEARBOOK AND DIRECTORY 1901 A & C Black 1901 [11770] Ed by Emily Janes. Packed with information. Good internally – cloth covers marked – scarce £80

 

  1. THE POETRY REVIEW The Saint Catherine Press May 1912 [14151] Special ‘Women Poets’ issue. Includes articles on Christina Rossetti, Alice Meynell and Katherine Tynan – and reviews of others – such as Lady Margaret Sackville, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne,Lilian Sauter, Zoe Akins etc. Paper covers – good                                                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. TOBIN, Beth Fowkes Superintending the Poor: charitable ladies and paternal landlords in British fiction, 1770-1860 Yale University Press 1993 [9806] Mint in d/w £18

 

  1. TODD, Janet Gender, Art and Death Continuum (NY) 1993 [3972] Mint in d/w               £14

 

  1. TYLECOTE, Mabel The Education of Women at Manchester University 1883 to 1933 Manchester University Press 1941 [13139] With a newscutting obituary of Dame Mabel Tylecote laid in. Good – scarce                                                                                                                                         £40

 

  1. VALENZE, Deborah The First Industrial Woman OUP 1995 [10786] Examines the underlying assumptions about gender and work that informed the transformation of English society, and in turn, ideas about economic progress. Charts the birth of a new economic order resting on social and sexual hierarchies which remain a part of our contemporary lives. Soft covers – mint                         £15

 

  1. VINCE, Mrs Millicent Decoration and Care of the Home W. Collins 1923 [12870] Mrs Vince had been a pupil of the pioneer ‘House Decorator’, Agnes Garrett. Very good in rubbed d/w                £18

 

  1. WANDOR, Michelene Post-War British Drama: looking back in gender Routledge, revised edition 2001 [5897] Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. WEBSTER’S ROYAL RED BOOK or Court and Fashionable Register for May 1876 Webster and Larkin 1876 [12154] A London street guide (Abbey Gardens, St John’s Wood to Young St, Kensington) giving the names of individual householders – combined with a list of the names and addresses of the ‘Fashionable’ – a wide swathe of middle-class London. A very useful directory. In fair condition – very good internally -clean and tight – but decorative, gilt embossed cloth is rubbed and sewing has parted at inside back cover. This early directory is quite scarce £30

 

  1. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) John Windle Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: a bibliography of the first and early editions with briefer notes on later editions and translations Oak Knoll Press 2nd ed. 2000 [14229] Fine £5

 

  1. WOLPE, Anne-Marie Some Processes in Sexist Education Women’s Research and Resources Centre 1977 [6635] Explorations in Feminism series no1977. Soft covers – very good                         £8

 

  1. 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) [10612] Good £12

 

General Biography

 

  1. The Ladies’ Who’s Who (with which is incorporated the Ladies’ Court Book and Guide – including Anglo-American Section) The International Art & Publishing Co, Ltd 1923 [13709] 759-pp of biographical reference – and advertisements. Good and tight in red cloth covers decorated in gilt £55

 

  1. (ADDAMS) Louise Knight Jane Addams:
    Spirit in Action Norton 2011 [13405] Biography of the US campaigner for international peace and social justice. Mint in d/w                                                                                                                    £10

 

  1. (ALLEN) John C. Hirsh Hope Emily Allen: medieval scholarship and feminism Pilgrim Books (Oklahoma) 1988 [11995] Biography of an American medieval scholar, born in 1883 – who spent time at Newnham. Fine £15

 

  1. (ALVAREZ) Al Alvarez Where Did it All Go Right: an autobioraphy Richard Cohen Books 1999 [12013] Poet, critic, novelist, poker player , rock climber- and friend of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                            £6

 

  1. (AMBERLEY) Bertrand and Patricia Russell (eds) The Amberley Papers: the letters and diaries of Lord and Lady Amberley Hogarth Press 1937 [11044] The epitome of radical liberalism in the mid-19th-century. Both died tragically young. Good                                                                               £45

 

  1. ANON (Agnes Maud Davies) A Book with Seven Seals Cayme Press 1928 [8552] First edition of a classic of Victorian childhood – I think perhaps it is a ‘faction’ – am not sure that it is actually a memoir. If I said that it strikes me as having a hint of Rachel Ferguson about it, those that are familiar with her work will know what I mean. The author’s name was withheld for this first edition. An elegant book – cover a little blotched                                                                                                                             £15

 

  1. (ARNOLD-FOSTER) T.W. Moody and R.A.J. Hawkins (eds) Florence Arnold-Foster’s Irish Journal OUP 1988 [1043] She was the niece and adopted daughter of W.E. Foster.  The journals covers the years 1880-1882 when he was chief secretary for Ireland.  Fine in slightly rubbed d/w    £10

 

  1. (ASHBURTON) Virginia Surtees The Ludovisi Goddess: the life of Louisa Lady Ashburton Michael Russell 1984 [8886] She was possibly proposed to by Browning – and was the patroness (and perhaps lover) of Harriet Hosmer. Fine in d/w £18

 

  1. (BEALE) Elizabeth Raikes Dorothea Beale of Cheltenham Constable 1908 [11045] Good £15

 

  1. (BEETON) Kathryn Hughes The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton Harper 2006 [10918] Excellent biography. Soft covers – fine                                                                                       £6

 

  1. BELL, Alan (ed and with an introduction by) Sir Leslie Stephen’s ‘Mausoleum Book’ OUP 1977 [13199] 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

 

  1. (BELL) Regina Marler (ed) Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell Moyer Bell (US) 1998 [9313] Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                                 £15

 

  1. (BENSON) Arthur C. Benson Life and Letters of Maggie Benson John Murray 1918 [14376] Life of an exceptionally able – although ultimately tragic – woman – member of the rather extraordinary Benson family. Good                                                                                                                              £28

 

  1. (BEWICK) Jenny Uglow Nature’s Engraver: the life of Thomas Bewick Faber 2006 [11894] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (BRANDIS), Marianne Brandis Frontiers and Sanctuaries: a woman’s life in Holland and Canada McGill-Queen’s University Press 2006 [9966] The life of Madzy Brender a Brandis (1910-1984) – her experiences in war, as an immigrant and pioneer, wife and mother, writer and painter, and an invalid. Mint in slightly nicked d/w £10

 

  1. (BRETTEL) Caroline Brettell Writing Against the Wind: a mother’s life history SR Books 1999 [10009] Biography of the author’s mother, a Canadian journalist, who worked from the 1930s to the 1980s. Interesting. Mint £8

 

  1. (BRONTES) Brian Wilks The Illustrated Brontes of Haworth: scenes and characters from the lives and writings of the Bronte sisters Collins 1986 [12448] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (BROUGHTON) Marilyn Wood Rhoda Broughton: profile of a novelist Paul Watkins 1993 [11657] Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was one of the most famous and successful late-Victorian women novelists. Fine in d/w £15

 

  1. (BURNEY) Janice Farrar Thaddeus Frances Burney: a literary life St Martin’s Press 2000 [10546] Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. (BURNEY) Joyce Hemlow (ed) Fanny Burney: selected letters and journals OUP 1986 [12030] Follows her career from her romantic marriage to the impoverished French émigré General d’Arblay to her death 46 years later. Fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (BURNEY) Kate Chisholm Fanny Burney: her life 1752-1840 Vintage 1999 [11969] Soft covers – fine £5

 

  1. CHAPMAN, Barbara Boxing Day Baby QueenSpark Market Books 1994 [10402] She was born in Brighton on Boxing Day in 1927. Soft covers – 34pp – very good                                             £4

 

  1. (CLIVE) Mary Clive (ed) Caroline Clive: from the diary and family papers of Mrs Archer Clive (1801-1873) Bodley Head [11101] Life among the ‘Landed Gentry’ – beautifully edited by Mary Clive – who had the knack. Good in rubbed d/w                                                                                          £10

 

  1. (COLETTE) Herbert Lottman Colette: a life Minerva 1991 [2785] Paper covers – good £2

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Anne et al (eds) Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women: over 1000 notable women from Britain’s Past Europa 1983 [12408] Soft covers – 536pp – fine £10

 

  1. (DAYUS) Kathleen Dayus The Best of Times Virago 1991 [11526] The 4th volume in her autobiography. Soft covers – very good                                                                                      £5

 

  1. (DAYUS) Kathleen Dayus Her People Virago 1982 [9503] Soft covers – very good. With Carmen Callil’s bookplate on inside front cover and her signature on title page.                                     £5

 

  1. (DE STAEL/CONSTANT) Renee Winegarten Germaine de Stael and Benjamin Constant: a dual biography Yale University Press 2008 [11963] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (DU MAURIER) Judith Cook Daphne: a portrait of Daphne du Maurier Bantam Press 1991 [12400] Very good in d/w £5

 

  1. (DU MAURIER) Martin Shallcross The Private World of Daphne Du Maurier Robson Books 1991 [12399] Biography – by a friend. Fine in d/w                                                                             £5

 

  1. (EDEN) Violet Dickinson (Ed) Miss Eden’s Letters Macmillan 1919 [9339] 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

 

  1. (ELEANOR) Ralph Turner Eleanor of Aquitaine Yale University Press 2009 [11956] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w                                                                                                                          £15

 

  1. (ELIOT) Carole Seymour-Jones Painted Shadow: a lfie of Vivienne Eliot Constable & Robinson 2001 [11992] Fine in fine d/w £9

 

  1. (ELIZABETH) Philip Yorke (ed) Letters of Princess Elizabeth of England, daughter of King George III, and Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg written for the most part to Miss Louisa Swinburne T. Fisher Unwin 1898 [8520] Full of social details – letters written both from England and Germany. Good £38

 

  1. (EUGENIE) Joyce Cartlidge Empress Eugénie: her secret revealed Magnum Opus Press 2008 [13468] The mystery of an illegitimate child…Soft covers – fine                                                              £5

 

  1. (FRAME) Janet Frame An Autobiography Women’s Press 1991 (r/p) [11999] Contains the three vols that comprise her autobiography – ‘To the Is-land’, ‘An Angel at My Table’ and ‘The Envoy from Mirror City’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                                                                           £10

 

  1. (GAUTIER) Joanna Richardson Judith Gautier: a biography Quartet 1986 [12432] Biography of French woman of letters – and muse. Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (GLADSTONE) Lucy Masterman (ed) Mary Gladstone (Mrs Drew): her diaries and letters Methuen 1930 [8409] Daughter of Gladstone, born in 1847, excellent diary and letters, 1858-to her death (1927). Very good in d/w £18

 

  1. (GLASPELL) Barbara Ozieblo Susan Glaspell: a critical biography University of North Carolina Press 2000 [12016] Soft covers – fine in fine d/w £18

 

  1. (HALDANE) Elizabeth Haldane From One Century to Another Alexander Maclehose 1937 [14375] She was born in 1862, into an eminent Scottish Liberal family – an interesting autobiography by one who was at the heart of things. Good – cover marked – remains of Boots Library label                   £12

 

  1. (HAMMOND) Mrs John Hays Hammond A Woman’s Part in a Revolution Longmans, Green 1987 [6083] The ‘Revolution’ was the Boer War – her husband was imprisoned by the Boers. Good £30

 

  1. (HARRISON) Amy Greener A Lover of Books: the life and literary papers of Lucy Harrison J.M. Dent 1916 [11054] Lucy Harrison (a niece of Mary Howitt) studied at Bedford College, then taught for 20 years at a school in Gower St (Charlotte Mew was a pupil at the school and v. attached to Miss Harrison) and then became headmistress of the Mount School, York. Good – pasted onto the free front end paper is a presentation slip from the editor, Amy Greener, to Mary Cotterell £18

 

  1. HAYS, Frances Women of the Day: a biographical dictionary of notable contemporaries J.B. Lipincott (Philadelphia) 1885 [12594] A superb biographical source on interesting women. Good in original binding – with library shelf mark in ink on spine- scarce                                                                       £75

 

  1. (HOOKS) Bell Hooks Wounds of Passion: a writing life Women’s Press 1998 [10848] A memoir describing her struggle to become a writer. Soft covers – fine £4

 

  1. (HOWARD) Elizabeth Jane Howard Slipstream: a memoir Macmillan 2002 [10523] Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. (HOWE) Valarie Ziegler Diva Julia: the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe Trinity Press International 2003 [11892] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (HUNT) Violet Hunt The Flurried Years  Hurst & Blackett [1926] [14377] Autobiography of Violet Hunt, novelist and literary hostess, lover of Ford Madox Hueffer (Ford), among others. Good – ex-Boots library                                                                                                                                         £20

 

  1. (JACQUIER) Sir Francis Meynell introduces The Diary of Ivy Jacquier 1907-1926 Gollancz 1960 [14232] Diary of an Ango-French girl/woman – beginning with her time at a school in Eastbourne. Later she studied art in Dresden, lived in pre-1st World War Paris, did voluntary work in a Lyons hospital, and after the war married a Scot and lives in the Lake District and London. A diary to relish. Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                             £10

 

  1. (JAMESON) Clara Thomas Love and Work Enough: the life of Anna Jameson Macdonald 1967 [12070] Good £10

 

  1. (JAMESON) G.H. Needler (ed) Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe OUP 1939 [12451] Very good internally – cover marked                                                                                         £20

 

  1. (JAMESON) Judith Johnston Anna Jameson: Victorian, feminist, woman of letters Scolar Press 1997 [12461] An examination of Jameson’s non-fiction writing in the context of her life. Mint in mint d/w £20

 

  1. (JAMESON) Storm Jameson Journey from the North: autobiography of Storm Jameson Virago 1984 [9685] Soft covers – good – 2 volumes complete £12

 

  1. (JEBB) Alice Salomon Eglantyne Jebb  Union Internationale de Secours Aux Enfants 1936 [13170] Short study in French. Paper covers – 53pp – very good                                                             £5

 

  1. KELSALL, Helen Berridge House Who’s Who, 1893-1957 privately published [1957] [13005] 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

 

  1. (KNIGHT) Roger Fulford (ed) The Autobiography of Miss Knight: lady companion to Princess Charlotte William Kimber 1960 [8543] Born in 1757, Ellis Cornelia Knight was appointed to the household of Queen Charlotte in 1805. Very good in torn dustwrapper                                  £12

 

  1. LANE, Maggie Literary Daughters Robert Hale 1989 [10844] Studies of Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf – and their fathers. Very good in d/w                                                        £15

 

  1. (LAWRENCE) Rosie Jackson Frieda Lawrence Pandora 1994 [12009] Includes ‘Not I, But the Wind and other autobiographical writings’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w                                           £8

 

  1. (LEIGH) Michael and Melissa Bakewell Augusta Leigh: Byron’s half-sister – a biography Chatto & Windus 2000 [12012] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (LIDDELL) Simon Winchester The Alice Behind Wonderland OUP 2011 [13406] ‘Using Charles Dodgson’s published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.’ Mint in d/w               £6

 

  1. (MACAULAY) Jane Emery Rose Macaulay: a writer’s life John Murray 1991 [11888] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. MARTINDALE, Hilda Some Victorian Portraits and Others Allen & Unwin 1948 [6071] Biographical essays of members of her circle – including Adelaide Anderson, factory inspector. Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. (MARTYN) Christopher Hodgson (compiler) Carrie: Lincoln’s Lost Heroine privately published 2010 [14222] A biographical anthology of works relating to Caroline Eliza Derecourt Martyn, socialist. Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                               £10

 

  1. MAVINGA, Isha McKenzie And PERKINS, Thelma In Search of Mr McKenzie: two sisters’ quest for an unknown father Women’s Press 1991 [10418] An intriguing search to find their black father – their mother was white and Jewish. Soft covers – good £5

 

  1. (MAYNARD) Catherine B. Firth Constance Louisa Maynard: mistress of Westfield College Allen & Unwin 1949 [11033] Very good – scarce                                                                                 £15

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Catherine Andronik Kindred Spirit: a biography of L.M. Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables Athenaeum 1993 [12441] Very good- in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Mary Rubio and Elizbeth Waterston (eds) The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: vol 1 1889-1910 OUP 1985 [12426] Fine in very good d/w -424pp – heavy   £15

 

  1. (MOODIE/TRAILL) Charlotte Gray Sisters in the Wilderness: Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill, pioneers of the Canadian backwoods Duckworth 2001 [11887] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (MORGAN) Mary Campbell Lady Morgan: the life and times of Sydney Owenson Pandora 1988 [9355] Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. (MORGAN) Sydney Lady Morgan Passage From My Autobiography Richard Bentley 1859 [13675] ‘The following pages are the simple records of a transition existence, socially enjoyed, and pelasantly and profitably occupied, during a journey of a few months from Ireland to Italy.’ Good – in original decorative mauve cloth                                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. NEWNHAM COLLEGE REGISTER 1871-1950 privately printed  [11776] 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

 

  1. (NICE) Miranda Seymour The Bugatti Queen: in search of a motor-racing legend Simon & Schuster 2004 [10532] Romantic life of Helle Nice, who set land-speed records for Bugatti in the 1930s. Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. (NIGHTINGALE) Lynn McDonald (ed) Florence Nightingale’s European Travels Wilfrid Laurier Press 2004 [11112] Her correspondence, and a few short published articles, from her youthful European travels. She is an excellent observer and reporter. Fine in d/w – 802pp                                     £45

 

  1. (NOURSE) Mary Alice Keekin Burke Elizabeth Nourse, 1859-1938: a salon career National Museum of American Art 1983 [6767] A study of the artist. Soft covers – large format – many illustrations – very good £15

 

  1. (OSBORN) Emily Osborn (ed) Political and Social Letters of a Lady of the Eighteenth Century: 1721-1771 Griffith Farren, Okeden and Welsh (London) 1890 [12054] Living in London and Chicksands (Bedfordshire), she managed her son’s involved estate. Her letters reveal to us 18th-century life – political, social and domestic. Very good internally -paper on spine and corners a little rubbed – gift inscription, 1895, to ‘Lady Strathmore’ – the present Queen’s great-grandmither £45

 

  1. PARRY, Melanie (ed) Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women Chambers 1996 [12421] Soft covers – fine – 741pp – heavy                                                                                                     £10

 

  1. (PASTON) Helen Castor Blood and Roses Faber 2004 [11981] A family biography tracing the Pastons’ story across three generations. Mint in mint d/w                                                                         £8

 

  1. (PHILIPS) Philip Webster Souers The Matchless Orinda Harvard University Press 1931 [9602] 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

 

  1. (PILKINGTON) Norma Clarke Queen of the Wits: a life of Laetitia Pilkington Faber 2008 [11058] Biography of a woman of the 18th century – poetess, fallen woman and wit. Mint in d/w £17

 

  1. (PLATH/HUGHES) Diane Middlebrook Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: a marriage Little,Brown 2004 [12020] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (PORTER) Pamily Petro The Slow Breath of Stone: a Romanesque love story Fourth Estate 2005 [10461] Extremely interesting biography of Kingsley and Lucy Porter who in the 1920s documented the Romanesque abbeys of south-west France. Using these photographs and Lucy’s journal the author retraces their steps and their lives. Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. (PUREFOY) G. Eland (ed) Purefoy Letters 1735-1753 Sidgwick & Jackson 1931 [9338] 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

 

  1. (RHYS) Francis Wyndham And Diana Melly (eds) Jean Rhys Letters 1931-1966 Deutsch 1984 [9507] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                       £12

 

  1. (RICHARDSON) Gloria G. Fromm (ed) Windows on Modernism: selected letters of Dorothy Richardson University of Georgia Press 1995 [6766] Over 700pp – mint in d/w £55

 

  1. (RIDING) Deborah Baker In Extremis; the life of Laura Riding Hamish Hamilton 1993 [11989] Fine in very good d/w £7

 

  1. (RUSKIN) Mary Lutyens (ed) Young Mrs Ruskin in Venice: the picture of society and life with John Ruskin 1849-1852 Vanguard Press (NY) 1965 [13200] Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. (SARTON) May Sarton At Eighty-Two: a journal Women’s Press 1996 [6103] The last of her celebrated journals. Paper covers – mint £7

 

  1. (SARTON) May Sarton (ed. Susan Sherman) Selected Letters, 1916-1954 Women’s Press 1997 [1627] Paper covers – fine                                                                                                                       £3

 

  1. (SEEBOHM) Victoria Glendinning A Suppressed Cry: life and death of a Quaker daughter Routledge 1969 [4276] The short, sad life of Winnie Seebohm, smothered by her loving family. She enjoyed a month at Newnham in 1885, before returning home and dying. Good in d/w – though ex-library £4

 

  1. SICHERMAN, Barbara et al (eds) Notable American Women: The Modern Period Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1980 [12418] Soft covers – 773pp – heavy – very good £12

 

  1. (SIMPSON) Morrice McCrae Simpson: the turbulent life of a medical pioneer Birlinn 2011 [13433] The discoverer of ‘the blessed chloroform’ and, as such, an important figure in ‘woman’s sphere’. Soft covers – mint £5

 

  1. (SLATE/SLAWSON) Tieri Thompson (ed) Dear Girl: the diaries and letters of two working women 1897-1917 The Women’s Press 1987 [13731] Letters and diaries of two women whose friendship was played out against the background of the suffrage movement. Paper covers – very good
    £6

 

  1. (SMITH) David Thomson With Moyra McGusty (eds) The Irish Journals of Elizabeth Smith 1840-1850 Clarendon Press 1980 [2156] A selection from the journals of Elizabeth Smith of Baltiboys, C. Wicklow, giving a graphic account of the Irish famine of the 1840s. Fine in d/w                    £10

 

  1. (SOYER) Ruth Cowen Relish: the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chef Weidenfeld 2006 [9824] Chef and kitchen designer to the Reform Club and reformer of army catering. Mint in d/w £8

 

  1. (ST TERESA OF AVILA) St Teresa of Avila by Herself Penguin Classics 1957 (r/p) [11950] Soft covers – fine                                                                                                                                 £6

 

  1. STARK, Freya The Coast of Incense: autobiography 1933-1939 John Murray 1953 [10564] Covers her travels in Egypt, the Middle East and South Arabia. Good in chipped d/w £6

 

  1. (STEAD) Chris Williams Christina Stead: a life of letters Virago 1989 [11891] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. (STOREY) Joyce Storey Our Joyce Broadsides 1987 [10389] Life in pre-Second World War Bristol. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                               £4

 

  1. (STOREY) STOREY, Joyce Joyce’s War 1939-1945  Virago 1992 (r/p) [13482] Soft covers -very good                                                                                                                                                      £4

 

  1. (STOWE) Joan Hedrick Harriet Beecher Stowe OUP 1994 [11991] Soft covers – fine        £9

 

  1. (STUART) Hon. James A. Home (ed) Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart to Miss Louisa Clinton David Douglas (Edinburgh) 1901 & 1903 [13335] Two volumes – complete set. The first volume covers the period 1817 to 1825 and the second volume (called ‘Second Series’) that from1826 to 1834. Society observed. Very good – two volumes together                                                                           £38

 

  1. (SWAN) Mildred Robertson Nicoll The Letters of Annie S. Swan Hodder & Stoughton 1946 (r/p) [9668] Good reading copy.                                                                                                       £10

 

  1. (TENNYSON) James O. Hoge Lady Tennyson’s Journal University Press of Virginia 1981 [9675] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                         £18

 

  1. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian and John Phillips Violet Trefusis: life and letters Hamish Hamilton 1976 [12443] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian And PHILLIPS, John Violet Trefusis: a biography including correspondence with Vita Sackville-West Methuen 1986 [10164] Soft covers – good £7

 

  1. (TROUBRIDGE) Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson (ed) Life Amongst the Troubridges: journals of a young Victorian 1873-1884 by Laura Troubridge John Murray 1966 [9324] Very good in rubbed d/w £10

 

  1. (TUCKER) Agnes Giberne A Lady of England: the life and letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker Hodder & Stoughton 1895 [9599] 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

 

  1. (TWINING) Louisa Twining Recollections of My Life and Work Edward Arnold 1893 [10625] 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

 

  1. (VICTORIA) Agatha Ramm (ed) Beloved and Darling Child: last letters between Queen Victoria and her eldest daughter 1886-1901 Alan Sutton 1990 [6509] Mint in d/w £10

 

  1. (VICTORIA) Dorothy Marshall The Life and Times of Victoria Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992 (r/p) [6510] Lavishly illustrated. Mint in d/w                                                                                   £10

 

  1. WALKER, Alice The Same River: honoring the difficult Women’s Press 1996 [9929] ‘A meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film\ ‘The Color Purple ‘ ten years later. Fine in d/w £6

 

  1. (WARD) John Sutherland Mrs Humphry Ward: eminent Victorian, pre-eminent Edwardian OUP 1990 [12008] Fine in very good d/w £8

 

  1. (WARWICK) Charlotte Fell-Smith Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick (1625-1678), her family and friends Longmans, Green 1901 [1754] Very good                                                                  £45

 

  1. (WEAVER) Jane Lidderdale And Mary Nicholson Dear Miss Weaver: Harriet Shaw Weaver 1876-1961 Faber 1970 [8925] The woman behind The Egoist and patron of James Joyce. Very good in d/w £20

 

  1. (WEETON) Edward Hall (ed) Miss Weeton journal of a governess OUP, 1936 and 1939 [7614] In two volumes – covering the years 1807-11 and 1811-25 – shows what life was like for an unprotected female (albeit one of great strength of character) in the North of England (Huddersfield, Wigan, Liverpool), Wales and London.  Very good                                                                                                £60

 

  1. (WHARTON) R.W.B. Lewis And Nancy Lewis The Letters of Edith Wharton Simon & Schuster 1988 [9747] Fine in fine d/w – 654pp                                                                                                £12

 

  1. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) JOHNSON, Claudia (ed) The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft CUP 2002 [11365] Soft covers – mint                                                             £10

 

  1. (WOOLF) Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed) Virginia Woolf: Congenial Spirits: selected letters Pimlico 2003 [9367] Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. (WOOLF) Mitchell Leaska Granite and Rainbow; the hidden life of Virginia Woolf Picador 2000 [9449] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (WOOLF) Virginia Woolf A Writer’s Diary Hogarth Press, 6th imp 1972 [9368] Fine in d/w (previous owner’s name neatly written on free front endpaper)                                                                £12

 

  1. WORTHEN, John The Gang: Coleridge, the Hutchinsons and the Wordsworths in 1802 Yale University Press 2001 [12409] Draws on letters and diaries to illuminate the dynamics of the group at a time of intense creativity. Fine in fine d/w £8

 

General Ephemera

 

 

  1. VICTORIA LEAGUE – BATH BRANCH – AWARD OF MERIT  [13771] The Victoria League was founded by women in 1901 to promote greater understanding between all parts of the British Empire – concentrating on hospitality and education. This certificate – Award of Merit – was awarded to Francis A. Bodger – for  ‘Australia’, presumably an essay. Francis Ainsworth Bodger was born in 1877, in 1911 was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery, and died in Bath in 1940. The certificate gives the name of the Branch President as Leila Cubitt, and she died in Bath in 1951. The decorative certificate has at its centre a black & white illustration by Robert Anning Bell ‘What is the Flag of England Winds of the World Declare’. Good                                                                                                                                          £12

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy; with special reference to Secondary Education no date (early 20th c) [14163] 4-pp leaflet – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                      £5

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy (with special reference to Secondary Education) AAM no date (1920s?) [13042] 4-pp leaflet. Good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                           £2

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS The Teaching of English 1907 [12706] A paper given by Miss C.L. Thomson at the 1907 Annual Meeting of the Association. 16-pp pamphlet – good – ex-Board of Education library                              £8

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES Memorandum Forwarded to the President of the Board of Education, 5 Jan 1907  [12698] 8-pp pamphlet dealing with the issue of the length of the school day and whether afternoon classes should be compulsory or optional. Good – ex-Board of Education libary                                                                                                                                          £5 SOLD

 

  1. (AUSTEN) Frederick Bussby Jane Austen in Winchester Friends of Winchester Cathedral  [14187] Essay delineating Jane Austen’s links to Winchester. Soft covers – pamphlet – fine                   £8

 

  1. AUTOGRAPHS – THE GUILDHOUSE  [13061] The Guildhouse was an ecumenical place of worship and cultural centre founded in 1921 by Maude Royden. On 4 sheets of paper are fixed 25 cut-out signatures, including those of Maude Royden, Hudson Shaw, Daisy Dobson (Maude Royden’s secretary), Zoe Procter (former WSPU activist), and Katherine Courtney (of the NUWSS). Together                                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. BINFIELD, Clyde Belmont’s Portias: Victorian nonconformists and middle-class education for girls Dr Williams’ Trust 1981 [9158] The 35th Friends of Dr Williams’s Library Lecture. Paper covers – 35pp – good – scarce £18

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION List of Elementary Schools and Training Colleges under the Administration of the Board 1902-1903 HMSO 1903 [13333] The lists include the number of pupils at each school, the average attendance and the amount the school received in an annual grant. This is bound with  (1) ‘Lists of Secondary Schools, Science and Art Schools and Classes, and Evening Schools under the Administration of the Board 1902-1903’. The lists give details of the number of pupils attending day and night classes in both Science and in Art and the total ammount allocated in grants to each school.
    (2) ‘Evening Schools Aided by Parliamentary Grants’, giving the number of pupils receiving grants. Packed with information on schools and classes in England and Wales. Leather bound, 193pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                 £28

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION REVIEW Vol X (New Series) July To Dec 1901 Longmans, Green 1902 [9244] half-yearly bound volume of the COS’s own magazine. Very good                    £28

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY D.R. Sharpe Centralised Registration of Assistance COS 1911 [9236] Paper read on 31 May 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 14pp pamphlet – good – unusual                                                         £18

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY H. Holman A Restatement of the First Principles of Charity Organisation Work COS 1912 [14100] Paper read on 21 May 1912 at the 21st Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies, Manchester. Paper covers – 24pp – good – unusual     £25

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY J.W. Pennyman The Cost of Good Work COS 1895 [14099] A Paper read at the Cheltenham Charity Organisation Conference. ‘How shall we estimate the cost of good work? To do this we shall have to realise what is meant by good work, and to consider the special needs of our locality.’ A discussion of the financial costs of local charity. COS Occasional Paper No 57. 6-pp – unusual                                                                                                                £18

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Miss Pike Friendly Visiting and Personal Service COS 1911 [9238] Paper read on 1 June 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 11pp – good – a little foxing – unusual                                                £20

 

  1. CORNHILL MAGAZINE, May 1912 Smith, Elder 1912 [7968] Includes an article by Ella Sykes, ‘At a women’s hostel in Canada’. Ella Sykes was a member of the Colonial Intelligence League for Educated Women and visited Canada, in the guise of a ‘home help’, on the League’s behalf to spy out the land. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                       £8

 

  1. DINNER AND PRESENTATION TO MISS ALISON NEILANS  [12351] 4-pp leaflet, reprinted from ‘The Shield’, Dec 1938, describing the ‘Silver Jubilee dinner held at St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, to celebrate Miss Neilans’ 25 years work with the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene’. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                        £8

 

  1. ELIZA COOK’S JOURNAL VOLS 1-3  [8594] Runs from issue 1, 5 May 1849 to issue 156, 24 April 1852. Very good condition – half leather and marbled boards. Each vol                                  £38

 

  1. FEDERATION OF SOCIETIES OF TEACHERS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION  [13329] Two of the Federation’s annual reports. First Annual Report (Oct 1935-Sept 1936), 6pp; Fourth Annual Report (October 1938-Dec 1939), 12pp. Both soft covers, both very good. Together                         £12

 

  1. GIRLS’ OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1891- Sept 1892  [2459] Very good internally – with Extra Christmas Number 1891 and Extra Summer Number 1892 bound in- in publisher’s binding – spine leather rubbed and torn. Includes the colour reproduction of a painting by Kate Greenaway. Heavy             £30

 

  1. GIRLS OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1895- Sept 1896  [2441] Includes an article on the Bryant & May match girls; ‘A young servant’s outfit, and what to buy for it’.  Very good – in decorative binding   £35

 

  1. GIRLS’ OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1896-Sept 1897  [3123] Very good internally – in slightly worn publisher’s binding. Includes a series of articles on ‘What are the provincial county councils doing for girls?’ and all the usual wonderful mix – plus the Extra Christmas Number and an extra Diamond Jubilee Number. Heavy                                                                                                                          £20

 

  1. GRUBBE, JULIA HARRIET  [14212] A collection of photograph and over 20 letters relating to Julia Harriet Grubbe (1845-1907), the daughter of John Eustace Grubbe, magistrate, parliamentary agent and sometime mayor of Southwold. A very large page carries 11 photographs of Julia, covering the whole of her life. In the 1880s/90s, from which period most of the letters (all written to her) date, she lived with her parents and four unmarried siblings in Park Lane, Southwold. A study of the letters gives an insight into the concerns of a woman of her class and time. In very good condition                           £45

 

  1. HARRIS, E.M. Married Women in Industry Institute of Personnel Management 1954 [12293] Paper covers – 30pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                        £3 SOLD

 

  1. HENRY, S.A, Health of the Factory Worker in Wartime  [4154] two lectures, by HM medical inspector of factories, reprinted from ‘The Lancet’, 11 and 18 Dec 1943. Paper covers – presentation copy from the author                                                                                                                               £5 SOLD

 

  1. HMSO Ministry of Health, Survey of Relief to Widows and Children (1919) 1920 [3636] Missing its outer wrappers otherwise very good – 186pp                                                                            £12

 

 

  1. HMSO A Study of the Factors which have operated in the past and those which are operating now to determine the distribution of women in industry 1930 [3638] Paper covers – very good – 33pp £18

 

  1. HMSO Third Report from the Select Committee on National Expenditure: Health and Welfare of Women in War Factories HMSO 1942 [12219] 24-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £8 SOLD

 

  1. HUTCHINS, B.L. Women’s Industrial Career Sheratt & Hughes Oct 1909 [3631] Reprinted from The Sociological Review. Paper covers – good                                                                                   £9

 

  1. LEWISHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE  [7225] Programme of classes for 1957-58 – 12pp £4

 

  1. McMILLAN, Margaret The Future of Our Young People Co-operative Union 1911 [12743] Paper covers – 12pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                               £12

 

  1. MATHIEU, Nicole-Claude Ignored by Some, Denied by Others: the social sex category in sociology Women’s Research and Resources Centre Publications 1977 [2870] Paper covers – very good £4

 

  1. MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Moving from the Slums HMSO 1956 [12249] Seventh Report of the Housing Management Sub-committee of the Central Housing Advisory Committee. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                 £4

 

  1. MISSION HOME FOR ENGLISH WOMEN IN PARIS  [14210] A printed report, issued in 1880, into the running of the Ada Leigh Home in Paris. There had been corscurating complaints about its management and the report is the result of an investigation by ‘Ed. Hutchinson of Sumner Place, South Kensington’. He exonerated Miss Leigh from any impropriety and in the course of his report gives an interesting survey of the work of the Home, which provided shelter in Paris for women and children with links to Britain. Has been folded, previously bound in volume, spine loose, small tear top page. 6 foolscap pages – 12 sides                                                                                                                          £45

 

  1. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF GIRLS’ CLUBS Clubs and Club Making University of London Press 1943 [12747] A history – and then 13 chapters on how to run a club. Soft covers – 104pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                   £25

 

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S TEACHERS How Equal Pay would Help Industry and Decrease Unemployment   1930s? [10735] Single page leaflet – fine                                       £8

 

  1. NORWEGIAN JOINT COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL POLICY The Status of Women in Norway Today 1953 [13173] Paper covers -67 pp – with photographs – with drawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                          £3

 

  1. 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 [9205] 6 foolscap pages. Very good – disbound £20

 

  1. REFORMATORIES AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS (COMMITTALS) Returns showing the comparative number of committals of boys and girls to reformatories and industrial schools April 1872 [9150] ‘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

 

  1. REPORT OF A DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON THE PREVALENCE OF VENEREAL DISEASE AMONG THE BRITISH TROOPS IN INDIA HMSO 1897 [12353] 33-pp foolscap Report – together with – ‘A Rough Record 1858-1935 on the work of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, in connection with the British Army in India’ – 8-pp foolscap report. In good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                      £12

 

  1. REPORT OF THE MABYS ASSOCIATION FOR THE CARE OF YOUNG GIRLS, 1922 1923 [12723] Founded by Mrs Nassau Senior in 1874 ‘to befriend and protect the girls brought up in the Guardians’ Schools, and those of other Public Authorities in the Metropolitan area. The Association tries to ensure for these girls the same chances in life and the same status as those girls who have been brought up in their own homes’. This Annual Report for 1922 gives full details of the Mabys work – the homes it ran – and its workers and supporters. Good – 34pp – ex-Board of Education library                £15

 

  1. REVIEW OF REVIEWS    [3887] edited by W.T. Stead. the first volume, January-June 1890. As Stead spotted, here was a gap in the market, enabling the interested observer to keep a finger on the pulse of the world. With v useful indexes to articles in current periodicals. Very good                    £25

 

  1. RYLE, Effie Women’s Life in the Nineteenth Century as seen in English fiction National Adult School Union, no date [c. 1930?] [8858] 16-pp booklet giving brief background information about women’s lives in the 19th century, a ‘Suggested Plan for Study by a Group’ and notes for using\i Shirley\i0 , \i Mary Barton\i0 ,\i The Old Wives’ Tale\i0 and\i  Kipps\i0 to explore the issues raised. Soft covers – good £12

 

  1. SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper Schools HMSO 1875 [10457] ‘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.                                                                                                 £28

 

  1. SMALL COLLECTION DOCUMENTING THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF MURIEL LONG AT THE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, WEST KIRBY 1920-1926  [12613] The tenor of Muriel’s school reports is ‘very fair’ – and we all know what that means. But she was clearly much younger than the average age of the class and does quite well in maths and science. Generally her conduct is ‘very good’ but at least one report notes ‘rather noisy in the class room’.Included in the collection are a number of programmes for Speech Day and Annual Sports, dating from the 1920s. In 1926 Muriel went on to Underwood Commercial College in Liverpool to learn shorthand and typing (1st in the class in ‘Office Routine’). I think Muriel married in 1940 and died in 2006 – leaving bequests to Venice in Peril and the Royal Overseas League – so it doesn’t look as though being graded only ‘very fair’ at Scripture, Ancient History etc  had prevented her taking an interest. An eclectic collection of material £45 SOLD

 

  1. SWANWICK, H.M. Women and War Union of Democratic Control [no date -1915] [14204] She was one of the founding members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915 and resigned from the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies after it refused to send delegates to the International Women’s Congress at The Hague. Paper covers – good internally – front cover present but detached.                                                                                                                                   £48

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Collection of Annual Reports  [13217] Reports for 1896-1897; 1897; 1899; 1900; 1901-1902; 1904-1905; 1905-1906; 1906; 1907-1908; 1908; 1909-10; 1910; 1911-12. The Guild represented both male and female teachers. With much detail of local branches. Each Report c 90pp, in original paper covers (the occasional cover present, but detached) – all in good condition. Together – 13 items                                                                               £80

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND List of Members Alphabetically Arranged 1913 [13218] Names and addresses – very useful. Women teachers appear to be in the majority. Soft covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                £15

 

  1. THE ACLAND CHRONICLE    April 1903 [12684] The second number of the ‘Acland Chronicle’ recording the work of the Acland Club for boys and girls that was associated with the Women’s University Settlement. Good in original wrppers – ex-Board of Education library                                      £8

 

  1. THE ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE The Alison Neilans Memorial Lectures AMSH  [12337] 3 of these annual lectures: 1) No 5 Mary Stocks, Josephine Butler and the Moral Standards of Today, 1961; 2) No 6 T.C.N. Gibbens, The Clients of Prostitutes, 1962 and 3) A Summary of the Tenth Alison Neilans Memorial Lecture given by Dr R.D. Catterall, 1967.  Paper covers – in good condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                     £10

 

  1. THE GREAT PARTNERSHIP Women’s Liberal Federation 1949 [2879] ‘Being a report of the Enquiry Committee on Women’s Position in the Community set up by the Executive Committee of the Women’s Liberal Federation at the request of the Chairman of the Liberal Party Organisation’. Paper covers – 40pp – very good                                                                                                            £2

 

  1. THE LAUNDRY INDUSTRY EDUCATION BOARD Education, Training and Scholarships in the Laundry Industry Laundry Industry Education Board 1953 (revised) [13214] A vanished world of work. Paper covers – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                     £8

 

  1. THE LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1910-1911  [12737] ‘The League of Service exists to bring such influences to bear upon the physical conditions and the homes of the chidlren of the nation that each child may at least begin life with a fair chance of attaining full development.’ The Report details the League’s work – in London only – with centres at King’s Cross, Marylebone and Battersea, each with its own ‘Mothers’ Dining Room’. Paper covers – 20pp -very good – ex-Board of Education library £15

 

  1. THE SPECTATOR AUGUST 6 1836  [14067] Includes a report of a wife offered for sale at ‘the new Islington cattle market’. She fetched 26s.                                                                          £20

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Fifth Annual Report, 1912-13  [12744] ‘Affiliated to the Social Institutes’ Union’ – ‘unites existing Clubs and Social Institutes for women and girls of the industrial community by promoting amongst them mutual interest and friendly intercourse.’ Good – in original wrappers – 16pp – 2 photos -ex-Board of Education lbirary                                         £12

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S BRANCH FEDERATION Sixth Annual Report, 1913-14  [12745] ‘We can only conclude by saying that we have endeavoured to raise the standard of London Working Girls by encouraging them to take pleasure in interesting study, and employ their leisure hours in healthy and wholesome recreation.’ With details of all the affiliated Clubs. Paper covers -with photographs – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                       £14

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S LEAGUE OF SERVICE Report, 1911-1912  [12738] The League of Service was now renamed – and, in addition to those detailed in the 1910-11 Report, now had Centres in Hammersmith, Croydon and Bristol. Paper covers – 34pp – very good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

  1. TOULMIN, Camilla A Story of the Factories (c 1842) [6136] ‘It was on a fine summer morning in the year 1841 that three young persons, the children of an agricultural labourer, presented themselves at a certain railway station, and, after obtaining third-class tickets, might have been seen waiting for the arrival of the train…’ They had left their native Dorsetshire to travel to Manchester.. Short story – a tract – 32pp – recently bound in card covers – very good                                                                                £18

 

  1. WARWICK, The Countess Of Unemployment: its causes and consequences Twentieth Century Press, no date (c 1906) [14117] Pamphlet – 16pp – first published as two articles in the ‘Daily Mail’ in Feb 1906. Good internally. The rather grubby pink paper covers – with a v glamourous photograph of the author – are present  – heavily chipped – but detached. Scarce                                                                £45

 

  1. WIGHTMAN, Clare Women At Work and In Society Modern Records Centre, Warwick University, 2nd ed 1991 [7541] Gives sources for the subject in the Warwick Modern Records Centre. Paper covers – fine                                                                                                                                             £4

 

  1. WILKINS, Mrs Roland The Training and Employment of Education Women in Horticulture and Agriculture Women’s Farm and Garden Association 1927 [13213] Soft covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                 £20

 

  1. WOMAN AT HOME (Annie S. Swan’s Magazine) Hodder & Stoughton 1894 [13692] Includes chapters from Annie Swan’s  ‘Elizabeth Glen, M.B.; the experiences of a lady doctor’, as well as the usual wide range of interviews, articles -including fashion, cookery and house furnishing, and stories. Good – hundreds of pages!                                                                                                                    £18

 

  1. WOMAN’S WEEKLY  [14155] A run of the magazine from the very first issue – 4 November 1911 – to 6 April 1912 plus the issue for 14 September 1912. Priced at 1 penny, the magazine is packed with advice about housekeeping, fashion – for women and children, childcare, and with serials by the likes of Annie S. Swan.  20 issues – all in very good condition (except that for 14 Sept 1912 which is good only). The No 1 issue is in particularly pristine condition.. Unusual to find such an early run of a magazine that is still with us.                                                                                                                            £80

 

  1. WOMAN’S WORK IN PROMOTING THE CAUSE OF HYGIENE  [14191] 8-pp pamphlet – perhaps missing outer paper covers – although it’s difficult to tell if ones were issued. No author or society named – published by Jarrolds, Norwich. Probably published c 1880s. The final section advocates the possibility of employing women as ‘Factory Inspectresses, where women girls, and children are employed;.                                                                                                                                                      £8

 

  1. WOMEN & LITERATURE, VOL 3, NO 2 Fall 1975 [7868] This issue contains the 1974 Bibliography of Women in British and American Literature, 1660-1900. Soft covers – very good     £6

 

  1. WOMEN’S EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION Memorandum on Openings and Trainings for Women WEF 1936 [12270] Opportunities for women – from Accountancy to Youth Leadership. Paper covers – good -20pp                                                                                                                                 £15

 

  1. WOMEN’S INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL Nineteenth Annual Report 1912-13  [12704] Includes a long, v interesting and wide-ranging list of lectures given – as well as details of the work undertaken by the council – including the trades into which it had undertaken investigations. Paper covers – very good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                        £15

 

General Postcards

 

 

  1. BEDFORD COLLEGE The Common Room    [13254] Real photographic card – I can see a print of G. F.Watts’ ‘Hope’ among the pictures – and is that a portrait of Emily Penrose over the fireplace? I’m not sure. Very good – printed in Berlin so probably dates from pre-1914 – unposted                     £10

 

  1. CLARK’S COLLEGE, CIVIL SERVICE Preparing for the Lady Clerk’s G.P.O. Exam  [9233] Photographic postcard of the young women preparing for this exam which, if they passed, offered a chance of bettering themselves. Very good – unposted                                                             £12

 

  1. GEORGE LANSBURY, MP, LCC  [13279] real photographic postcard published by the Church Socialist League, London branch, pre – First World War. Fine – unposted                     £5 SOLD

 

  1. MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOL FOR GIRLS  [11781] 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

 

  1. THE CITY WOMAN’S CLUB: 8 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London EC4  [12471] postcard – linedrawing – depicting an exterior view of this club and two of its elegant young members. The club was opened c 1920 – this card probably dates from c 1930. Unposted -the card is a little creased at the top right – an unusual item                                                                                                               £15

 

General Fiction

 

 

  1. 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 [2509] A handsome set – newly rebound in cloth £60

 

  1. BEHN, Aphra Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the second part of The Confession of the New Married Couple printed for the Navarre Society 1950 [12468] With an introduction by John Harvey. Good – corners a little bumped £10

 

  1. HALL, Marguerite Radclyffe- The Forgotten Island Chapman & Hall 1915 [7694] Poems. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                           £50 SOLD

 

  1. HASTINGS, Lady Flora Poems William Blackwood 1841 [5816] The poems of poor Lady Flora were edited for publication by her sister. Lady Flora, a lady in waiting at court in 1838, was suspected of being pregnant, though unmarried. In fact her body was swollen with illness – and she died. Everybody was then v. sorry. Pasted onto the free front endpaper is a black-bordered printed ‘Elegy on the Death of Lady Flora Hastings.’ Annotation in ink reveals that the copy had in 1882 belonged to Mr John Gladstone, 39 Gunter Grove, Redcliffe Gardens, London S.W.. Latterly the copy had been held in the City of Cardiff Reference Library – perhaps given to it by Mr Gladstone. It bears a ‘Withdrawn from Stock’ stamp as well as the library albel on the front pastedown. The copy, in its original decorative green cloth, is worn along spine and hinge to front board is tender – contents very good                                                  £25

 

  1. MATHESON, Annie Selected Poems Old and New Henry Frowde 1899 [1439] Very good £10

 

  1. PROCTER, Adelaide Anne Legends and Lyrics Bell & Daldy, 14th ed 1872 [1585] Poems by a leading member of the Langham-Place group.  very good – leather, with gilt decorations and all edges gilt   £15

 

  1. SCOTT, Sarah Millenium Hall Virago 1986 [5460] First published in 1762. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                                      £8

 

  1. SEWELL, Mrs Poems and Ballads Jarrold no date (1880s?) [1636] With a memoir of the author by Miss E.B. Bayly.  Good internally – covers marked – in 2 vols                                                   £8

 

  1. SHERWOOD, Mrs The Happy Family Houlston & Sons, new edition no date [3607] A little tract – paper covers. Fine                                                                                                                        £5

 

  1. TAYLOR, Mary Miss Miles OUP 1990 [12413] Mary Taylor was the life-long friend of Charlotte Bronte. This edition with an introduction by Janet Horowitz Murray. Soft covers – very good £6

 

  1. TRAVERS, Graham [pseud of Margaret Todd] Mona MacLean: medical student William Blackwood, 14th ed 1899 [11784] Novel written by Sophia Jex-Blake’s friend and biographer. Cover marked – scarce £38

 

Women and the First World War

 

 

  1. CROFTON, Eileen The Women of Royaumont: a Scottish women’s hospital on the Western Front Tuckwell Press 1997 [14225] Excellent study. Soft covers – very good £12

 

  1. DOUGLAS-PENNANT, Violet Under the Search-Light: the record of a great scandal Allen & Unwin 1922 [14129] In June 1918 Violet Douglas-Pennant was appointed Commandant, Women’s Royal Air Force – only to be dismissed two months later ‘by direction of Lord Weir and Sir Auckland Geddes on the advice of Lady Rhondda, who acted without enquiry on secret information supplied to her, as well as to Mr Tyson Wilson MP, and Miss P. Strachey, by Mrs Beatty and others’. How intriguing. The book takes 463 pp to cover the ‘scandal’. Douglas-Pennant wrote it as her self-justificatory account of events “so that my name & honour may at last be vindicated.” Includes recollections of her ten weeks’ in charge, a Who’s Who of the personalities involved & full details of the House of Lords Inquiry into her dismissal. Good                                                                                                                                          £85

 

  1. (HALL) Edith Hall Canary Girls & Stockpots WEA Luton Branch 1977 [12884] 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

 

  1. (SANDES) Flora Sandes An English Woman Sergeant in the Serbian Army Hodder & Stoughton 1916 [14128] Flora Sandes, a Red Cross volunteer, was the only woman to officially enlist as a soldier during the First World War, commissioned an officer in the Serbian army.  Very good – a little knocked on the corners – and this original edition is quite scarce                                                            £55

 

  1. (THURSTAN) Violetta Thurstan Field Hospital and Flying Column: being the journal of an English nursing sister in Belgium and Russia G.P. Putnam’s 1915 [13739] Very good – very scarce £65

 

  1. WEBB, Beatrice Health of Working Girls: handbook for welfare supervisors and others Blackie & Son 1917 [14373] The author isn’t Beatrice Webb of LSE – but [Martha] Beatrice Webb (1863-1951) who in 1902 at the age of 38 was one of the first women to study medicine at the University of Birmingham. Of this book she wrote that ‘It is an attempt to do some little towards meeting the new conditons arising from the war, which hae not only brought many hundreds off thousands of women and girls into factories, in addition to all who were there before, but which have led to the coming of the Welfare Supervisor with her great opportunities for help.’ Hilda Martindale, ‘H.M. Senior Lady Inspector of Factories’, contributed a foreword. Good                                                                                                          £20 SOLD

 

  1. ANNIE CATON IN WAAC UNIFORM  [14194] a studio portrait photograph  taken in France – not a postcard. She is wearing uniform dress, with epaulettes, a white pointed collar, a self belt – with buttons down the front. Her right hand is in the dress’s capacious pocket – and she is wearing a felt hat. Very good                                                                                                                                                    £15

 

  1. BIBESCO, Princesse La Revue de Paris extrait du numero du 15 mai 1934: Lettres de Combattants Anglais Paris 1934 [11636] A lengthy review of ‘War Letters of Fallen Englishmen (Lettres de guerre d’hommes anglais qui sont tombes) compiled by Laurence Housman. She reviews it at length (24pp), quoting from letters of both the well known (Julian Grenfell, Edward Tennant) and the unknown. Very good – paper covers – offprint of the journal £4

 

  1. HMSO Munitions of War HMSO 1916 [12583] Order, dated June 26, 1916, of the Minister of Munitions. 4-pp leaflet – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                    £3

 

  1. HOBHOUSE, Mrs Henry ‘I Appeal Unto Caesar’: the case of the concientious objector Allen & Unwin, 2nd ed 1917 [14112] Polemic by Margaret Hobhouse (sister of Beatrice Webb), with introduction by Prof Gilbert Murray. This copy has ownership inscription of Elizabeth Robins (21 September ’17) and laid in is a cyclostyled letter from Mrs Hobhouse – signed by her – which begins ‘I send you a little book on the difficult problem of the Conscientious Objector, which I hope you will read and will pass on to others…’ Soft covers – 86pp – very good £75

 

  1. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S FIRST AID CORPS  [12892] 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

 

  1. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S HOSPITALS FUND  [14398] paper charity pin flag – double-sided – showing the Scottish thistle surmounted by the legend ‘Scottish Women’s hospitals for Foreign Service’ and underneath ‘NUWSS’. In good condition                                                                          £15

 

  1. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S HOSPITALS FUND  [14399] charity lapel-pin paper flag showing the lion rampant and the legend ‘Scottish Women’s Hospitals Fund’ printed in red – double sided. In good condition                                                                                                                                    £15

 

  1. Y.W.C.A. WAR WORK  [14400] paper charity flag, with lapel pin – showing the legend ‘Y.W.C.A. War Work’ one side and on the other ‘Help Those Who Are Helping You’ below an image of women munition workers. In good condition                                                                            £12 SOLD

 

  1. MACAULAY, Rose Three Days Constable & Co  1919 [12622] Poems. Already an established novelist, during the First World War Rose Macaulay worked as a VAD nurse and a land girl and in early 1917 joined the War Office. Good – a little chipped on spine – in wrapper cover.                            £25

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Kate Parry Frye: the long life of an Edwardian actress and suffragette

Elizabeth Crawford

Published by ITV Ventures as a tie-in with the series: ‘The Great War: The People’s Story’ this e-book tells Kate’s life story from her Victorian childhood to her brave engagement with the Elizabethan New Age. For details see here (and many more posts on my website).

Available to download from iTunes or Amazon – £1.19

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Campaigning for the Vote: The Suffrage Diary of Kate Parry Frye

Edited by Elizabeth Crawford

An extract

‘Saturday June 14th 1913. [Kate is lodging in Baker Street, London]

I had had a black coat and skirt sent there for Miss Davison’s funeral procession and the landlady had given me permission to change in her room. I tore into my black things then we tore off by tube to Piccadilly and had some lunch in Lyons. But the time was getting on – and the cortege was timed to start at 2 o’clock from Victoria. We saw it splendidly at the start until we were driven away from our position and then could not see for the crowds and then we walked right down Buckingham Palace Rd and joined in the procession at the end. It was really most wonderful – the really organised part – groups of women in black with white lilies – in white and in purple – and lots of clergymen and special sort of pall bearers each side of the coffin. She gave her life publicly to make known to the public the demand of Votes for Women – it was only fitting she should be honoured publicly by the comrades. It must have been most imposing. [Plus much more description of the procession as Kate follows it into King’s Cross station]

Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of a working suffragist to instil in the men and women of England the necessity of ‘votes for women’ in the years before the First World War. The detailed diary kept all her life by Kate Parry Frye (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. The book constitutes that near impossibility – completely new primary material, published for the first time 100 years after the events it records.

With Kate for company we 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 way of life 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.

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 cortege through the London streets – as well as the minutiae of producing an advertisement for a village meeting. Moreover 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 headquarters, helping to organize its war effort, her diary entries allowing us to experience her reality of life in war-time London.

Excerpts from Campaigning for the Vote featured in ‘The Women’s Rebellion’, episode 2 of Michael Portillo’s Radio 4 series, 1913: The Year Before –listen here

In his review of the series, published in ‘The Telegraph’, Charles Moore particularly drew attention to Kate’s contribution – see here.

Published by Francis Boutle Publishers – for details see here.

Wrap-around paper covers, 226 pp, over 70 illustrations, all drawn from Kate Frye’s personal archive.                                                                                          £14.99

ISBN 978 1903427 75 0

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The Women's Suffrage: a reference guide

The Women’s Suffrage Movement 1866-1928: A reference guide

Elizabeth Crawford

‘It is no exaggeration to describe Elizabeth Crawford’s Guide as a landmark in the history of the women’s movement…’  History Today

Routledge, 2000 785pp paperback £74.99 – Ebook £52.49

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The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: a regional survey

Elizabeth Crawford

Crawford provides meticulous accounts of the activists, petitions, organisations, and major events pertaining to each county.’ Victorian Studies

Routledge, 2008 320pp paperback £30 –  Ebook    £21

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Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle

Elizabeth Crawford

‘Crawford’s scholarship is admirable and Enterprising Women offers increasingly compelling reading’ Journal of William Morris Studies

For further details see here

Francis Boutle, 2002 338pp 75 illus paperback £25

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Suffrage Stories/Kate Frye’s Diary: Farewell to Kate Parry Frye: Diarist, Suffragist, Actress, Playwright – And Friend

The entry in Kate's diary for 'Black Friday'

The entry in Kate’s diary for ‘Black Friday’ – the suffrage ‘battle’ in Parliament Square on 18 November 1910.

Today is the day that I part company with Kate Frye – at least in a physical sense.

Waiting collection in the hall are the 18 boxes that hold her extensive diary that runs from the late 1890s to 1958, her notebooks containing lists of all the plays she saw and concerts she attended (at least from the 1890s to 1914), the books in which, as a teenager, she wrote at length her critique of books read, her notebook listing the names of all her dolls – and there were very many – and who had given each one to her, her photographs – covering the 1880s to the 1950s – her family letters, flyers relating to her father’s parliamentary career, and the numerous plays she wrote.

After 7 years in my care Kate is finding a new – and, I hope, permanent – home in the Archive of Royal Holloway College. There her diaries and associated archive will be available to anyone who wants to understand what it was like to be a woman living through the last couple of decades of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th. I am sure Kate would be delighted to rest in a seat of higher learning. One of her great regrets was that she did not receive a decent education:   ‘I do not understand why I was born if I wasn’t to be educated’ she wrote in her diary in 1914.

When I brought home a carload of dripping wet boxes packed with Kate’s life-long diary and laid them out on the kitchen floor to dry (for they had been stored in an extremely damp cellar) I had no idea that she would take over my life. From associated ephemera I could see that this diarist, Kate Parry Frye, had had some association with the suffrage campaign but it was only once I started reading that I realised what a unique view she gave. Unsullied by hindsight this was a contemporary account like no other of what it was like to work as an organiser for the constitutional suffrage campaign.

Kate Frye coverAnd out of this came a book Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary (see here for details).  It is a salutary corrective to a popularly-held idea that the suffrage campaign was all chaining oneself to railings, throwing stones, falling under horses, or being forcibly fed. Kate’s account is equally heroic in its way – travelling from town to town with no cheerful companion to share the adventure, having to find yet another set of digs and then fitting in with the peculiarities of each, braving the locals to find a chairman/woman for a meeting, organizing a printer, a bill poster, possibly the police if the meeting was likely to be rowdy. And then worrying if the speaker would turn up, would be heard if she did, if an audience would turn out, and worrying what to do  if the local youth disrupted the meeting. And so it went on, month after month. Kate relates it all, day by day. We can be there with her.

Obviously I read far more of the diary than the suffrage years in order to get the background to Kate’s campaigning years and was then delighted to be given the opportunity by ITV to write the story of Kate’s entire life. For Kate, played by Romola Garai (whose voice I now hear as I read Kate’s words), had played a small part in an ITV feature to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War – The Great War: The People’s Story.  The result was Kate Parry Frye: the long life of an Edwardian actress and suffragette (see here for details – you can read Kate’s life for a mere £1.19 – what good value!).  For, yes, in her ’20s Kate had fulfilled her ambition and taken to the stage.. ..another story to be told among so many others packed into one life…the cradle to grave story. Indeed I’ve stalked Kate’s life and seen the place where she was born, the the house where she grew up, the digs she stayed in, and have stood by her grave.

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Way back in the 1960s, while I was at university studying history and politics,  there was no kind of book I liked better than an autobiography whose subject had had a Victorian or Edwardian upbringing. Books such as Gwen Raverat’s Period Piece,  or Emily Lutyens’ Blessed Girl, or Mary Clive, Christmas with the Savages,  or Molly Hughes, A London Child of the 1870s. It’s extraordinary to think that we are as far away – or as close – now to the 1960s as the 1960s were to the Edwardian period. For surely there is less difference between a 1960s and a 2010s childhood (apart from electronic gadgetry) than there was between 1910 and 1960?

Kate Frye photographed in 1896

Kate Frye photographed in 1896

Anyway, Kate’s diary gives a peephole into a late-Victorian childhood – in a family that was hoping to be upwardly socially mobile. Kate, even as a young girl, innocently comments on what we can see as gradations of the class system within her extended family. The Fryes finances proved to be desperately insecure – and so Kate experienced both what appears to be careless wealth and then grinding poverty – all the while having to keep up appearances. As the years go by, the lines harden. As an elderly woman she returns to All Saints Road in north Kensington and marvels that as a child she lived there, in a flat above her father’s shop.

And so it goes on ….I hope Kate’s life will provide a wealth of interest to some fortunate researchers. And, by the way, her published play, Cease Fire! – is set on the Western Front in the hour before the Armistice on 11 November 1918. Wouldn’t it be just the thing to include in a centenary commemoration?

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Books And Ephemera For Sale: Catalogue 192

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Catalogue 192

 

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Index to Catalogue

Suffrage Non-fiction: Items 1-19

Suffrage Biography: Items 20-26

Suffrage Fiction: Items 27-37

Suffrage Ephemera: Items 38-131

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic: Items 132-155

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artist: Items 156-167

Suffrage Postcards: Commercial Comic: Items 168-195

General Non-fiction: Items 196-332

General Biography: Items 333-460

General Ephemera: Items 461-541

General Postcards: Items 542-546

General Fiction: Items 547-557

Women and the First World War: Items 558-573

 

Suffrage Non-fiction

  1. BILLINGTON-GREIG, Teresa The Militant Suffrage Movement: emancipation in a hurry Frank Palmer no date [1911] [14205] ‘I write this book in criticism of the militant suffrage movement beccause I am impelled to do so by forces as strong as those which kept me five years within its ranks….I am a feminist, a rebel, and a suffragist…’ She had been an early member of the WSPU and then a founding member of the Women’s Freedom League and tells the history of the movement from her viewpoint. An important and very scarce book. Good – ex-library                                                                                                                                           £120

 

  1. CAMPBELL, Olwen W. The Feminine Point of View Williams & Norgate 1952 [4231] 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

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth The Women’s Suffrage Movement in Britain and Ireland: a regional survey Routledge 2006 [14221] Paper covers – fine condition £25

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth (ed) Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary Francis Boutle 2013 [14148] Kate Frye was an organiser for the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage. Her diary tells us what it was like to stage a day-to-day campaign – from 1910-1914 – and then to see the campaign bearing fruit in after years. Paper covers – mint £15

 

  1. GIBSON, Sir John The Emancipation of Women Gwasg Gomer 1992 [10973] 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

 

  1. KENT, Susan Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914 Princeton University Press 1987 [1361] Fine in d/w (which has one slight nick) £20

 

  1. LIDDINGTON, Jill Vanishing for the Vote: suffrage, citizenship and the battle for the census MUP 2014 [14224] Paper covers – fine £12

 

  1. MARTIN, Anna Mother and Social Reform NUWSS 1913 [11478] 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 SOLD

 

  1. METCALFE, A.E. Woman’s Effort: a chronicle of British women’s fifty years’ struggle for citizenship (1865-1914) B.H. Blackwell 1917 [14218] Essential for suffrage studies – the nearest thing there is to a contemporary study of the WSPU. In very good condition – and very scarce. This is the first copy I’ve had for sale in the last six years £95 SOLD

 

  1. MILL, John Stuart Mill The Subjection of Women Longmans, Green, new edition 1906 [14193] With an introduction by Stanton Coit, whom Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy did not admire, but to whom she lent extensive notes, the use of which he acknowledges here. This edition was a v. popular item for selling from ‘literature’ tables at suffrage meetings.  Paper covers – very good                                                      £12

Another copy back cover corner torm

 

  1. MORGAN, David Suffragists and Liberals: the politics of woman suffrage in Britain Basil Blackwell 1975 [12133] Fine in d/w £15

 

  1. ROBINS, Elizabeth Way Stations Hodder & Stoughton 1913 [14082] A collection of her speeches, lectures and articles on women’s suffrage – some of which had previously appeared in print and some of which had not. Includes a speech given at the Albert Hall on 15 June 1912. Very good internally – cloth cover a little marked. On the front pastedown carries a little sticker showing that it was sold by the International Suffrage Shop and a label indicating that it had been available for lending (perhaps in one of the local suffrage societies shops/offices?) – scarce £85

 

  1. ROVER, Constance Love, Morals and the Feminists Routledge 1970 [4552] Good in d/w – though ex-library                                                                                                                                                  £18

 

  1. RUBINSTEIN, David Before the Suffragettes: women’s emancipation in the 1890s Harvester 1986 [13158] Soft covers – very good £15

 

  1. SANGER, Margaret Woman and the New Race Brentano’s (NY) 1921 (r/p) [7374] This particular copy of this book has a complicated suffrage-association history. It bears the ink inscription ‘Margaret Sanger, New York, Oct 14-1921’ (which I am sure is Sanger’s own writing). underneath is written – possibly with the same pen, the ink looks the same – but in a different hand ‘zum Andenken! Kitty Marion’.
    The book itself was in the ownership of Maud Fussell, an erstwhile member of the WSPU – and bears her ownership inscription written faintly in pencil. My reconstruction of the history of the book is that it was signed by Margaret Sanger, at the request of Kitty Marion (who was of German origin), who was working with her in New York, and was then given by Kitty Marion to Maud Fussell. Good £100

 

  1. SCHREINER, Olive Woman and Labour T.Fisher Unwin 1911 [14211] If you have seen the film ‘The Suffragette’ you may remember that Maud Potts (aka Carey Mulligan) inherits a book by Olive Schreiner – ‘Dreams’ – and quotes from it. Schreiner was a strong influence on the early-20th-c suffrage movement and ‘Woman and Labour’, concerned with socialism and gender equality, is dedicated to Lady Constance Lytton. This particular copy bears on its front cover the large label of the Irishwomen’s Reform League Lending Library open to the public 29 South Anne Street Dublin (and then with further info re opening times etc). Inside, the free front end paper carries another ‘Irishwomen’s Reform League’ label (rather attractively printed in green on white paper). Above the label is the signature of Louie Bennett, founder in 1911 of the Irishwomen’s Reform League, and at the bottom of the page is an address, presumably hers, ‘Undercliff, Killiney.’ The label has been added after the ink signature and address were written and my interpretation is that Louie Bennett had bought this book, for herself and then gavve it to the lending library of her new organisation. As a text ‘Woman and Labour’ was central to the desire to change the social and economic position of women that motivated the IRL. Items connected to the Irish suffrage movement are very scarce. In good condition.£120

 

  1. STOPES, Charlotte Carmichael British Freewomen: their historical privilege Swan Sonnenschein, 3rd ed 1907 [13137] An important volume in the historiography of the women’s suffrage movement. Mrs Stopes made use of material collected by Helen Blackburn. Good. £65 SOLD

 

  1. STRACHEY, Ray The Cause: a short history of the women’s movement in Great Britain G. Bell 1928 [12059] This copy belonged to Lord McGregor – author of ‘Divorce in England’ , a book that includes a very useful bibliography of works on women’s rights. He has laid in the book a collection of newspaper cuttings, from the 1950s to 1970s, relating to the position of women. The copy of the book is in good condition – but he had bought it as an ex-library copy and has added a few pencilled notes on the back pastedown. An interesting association copy.
    £55

 

  1. VILLIERS, Brougham (ed) The Case for Women’s Suffrage Fisher Unwin 1907 [14150] A collection of essays by: Mabel Atkinson, Florence Balgarnie, Eva Gore-Booth, Robert Cholmeley, Charlotte Despard, Millicent Fawcett, Keir Hardie, Nellie Martel, Margaret McMillan, Rosalind Nash, Edith Palliser, Christabel Pankhurst, Emmeline Pankhurst, Constance Smedley, Brougham Villiers and Israel Zangwill. With an advertisement for the NUWSS on the inside back cover. A very important text – goodish interrnally – front hinge internally slightly loose -cloth cover bears traces of tape that once held a library marking. The front pastedown carries a bookplate ‘In Memoriam Sir William Harcourt 1827-1904’. Ironically, Sir William’s son, Vernon Harcourt, was a member of the post-1906 Liberal cabinet that did so much to hamper the cause of women’s suffrage. Scarce £65 SOLD

 

Suffrage Biography

  1. (DUNIWAY) Ruth Barnes Moynihan Rebel for Rights: Abigail Scott Duniway Yale University Press 1983 [1205] Abigal Scott Duniway (1834-1915), American suffragist, journalist, and national leader. Fine in d/w £5

 

  1. (FAWCETT) David Rubinstein A Different World for Women: the life of Millicent Garrett Fawcett Ohio State University Press 1991 [12100] Mint in d/w £15

 

  1. GORDON, Helen The Prisoner: an experience of forcible feeding [by a Suffragette] Garden City Press 1911 [14080] ‘This sketch of a prisoner is an absolutely true statement of my own imprisonment of one month in October and November, 1909, in Strangeways Prison, Manchester.’ Helen Gordon Liddle (to give her her full name) had been arrested on 20 October, with Emily Wilding Davison, after breaking windows in protest against the exclusion of women from a local meeting, held by the Chancellor of Exchequer. On that same day she had witnessed Davison’s will. This is Helen’s account of her imprisonment, hunger strike and forcible feeding. Very good internally – paper covers (decorated by a prison arrow) very slightly chipped – a little foxing on the prelims – 75pp – extremely scarce £240

 

  1. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925 [10628] Very good – in purple cloth, with design by Syvlia Pankhurst on front cover £68

 

  1. (LYTTON) Lady Betty Balfour (ed) Letters of Constance Lytton William Heinemann 1925 [14085] Inlaid are cuttings about Lady Constance and an intriguing photograph of a portrait of her in which she is wearing both her hunger-strike medal and a ‘Holloway’ brooch. It’s not an image that I’ve seen before.  Purple cloth cover, with design by Sylvia Pankhurst in purple, white and green (to match the cover of ‘Prisons and Prisoners’), is a little knocked and rubbed – internally good                                                                                  £80

 

  1. LYTTON, Lady Constance Prisons and Prisoners William Heinemann 1914 (2nd imp) [14114] Her prison experiences, both as herself, and, more horribly, in disguise as Jane Warton. With the ownership inscription of Eva Christy, 27 Circus Road Mansions, London NW8 – who in 1911 was 41 years old and a riding instructor. She must have acquired this copy some time after publication because she did not move to the Circus Road Mansions address until 1929, Perhaps she bought it second-hand…Very good internally – cloth cover somewhat rubbed £30

 

  1. (DAVISON) Ann Morley And Liz Stanley The Life and Death of Emily Wilding Davison: with Gertrude Colmore’s ‘The Life of Emily Davison’ Women’s Press 1988 [14055] A study of the life of Emily Wilding Davison, together with a reprint of Gertrude Colemore’s ‘The Life of Emily Wilding Davison’. Soft covers – very good £9

 

 

Suffrage Fiction

 

  1. FAIRBAIRNS, Zoe Stand We at Last Virago 1983 [1222] A picaresque novel, with a suffrage sequence. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                       £4
  1. GIBBS, Philip Intellectual Mansions S.W. Hutchinson 1930 (r/p) [14223] First published in 1910 this is a story of lives lived in a mansion block on the borders of a (fictionalised) Battersea Park. The review in ‘Votes for Women’, 27 May 1910, stressed how the ‘most effective and literal description of certain phases of the women’s suffrage movement’ would be of great interest to readers of the paper. Philip Gibbs was a journalist and recognised a newsworthy story. A lengthy scene set in the ‘King’s Hall’ (ie the Albert Hall) describes in graphic detail the attacks by stewards on women who attempted to question the prime minister about ‘Votes for Women’. Good internally – front cover of this small ‘Uniform Edition’ hanging on by a few threads. A good read                                                                                                                                                      £18

 

  1. HINE, Muriel The Man With the Double Heart John Lane 1914 [13336] The heroine’s mother is a Militant Suffragette; she is not. Good £18

 

  1. JOHNSTON, Sir Harry Mrs Warren’s daughter: a story of the women’s movement Chatto & Windus 1920 [1342] A suffrage novel. Very good – presentation copy from the author’s wife                    £35

 

  1. LEFROY, Ella Napier The Man’s Cause John Lane 1899 [13707] The author was Isabella Napier Lefroy (née Hastie) (1854-1919) – who also wrote under the pseudonym ‘E.N. Leigh Fry’. The novel contains much discussion of the Woman Question – and is among those I list under ‘Novels’ with suffrage content in my ‘Reference Guide’. Good and tight – just a little rubbed on edges- rather scarce £45

 

  1. LUCAS, E.V. Mr Ingleside Methuen, 15th ed, no date 1910/1912?) [14132] A novel with suffrage scenes. Only a reading copy – cloth worn – backstrip loose                                                                               £4

 

  1. MASEFIELD, John The Street of To-day J.M. Dent 2nd ed, 1911 [13708] Another from my ‘Reference Guide’ list of novels with pro-suffrage sentiment. ‘It seems to me that all the evils in modern life spring direcctly from the absence of women in government’, says one character. Masefield was a friend of Elizabeth Robins and a strong suffrage supporter. Very good £40

 

  1. MASSIE, Chris Esther Vanner Sampson Low, Marston & Co no date (1937) [1436] The heroine is a suffragette. Very good in d/w                                                                                                            £35

 

  1. PAGE, Gertrude The Winding Paths Hurst & Blackett c 1911 [8th ed] [12888] 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

 

  1. SHAW, Bernard Press Cuttings: a topical sketch compiled from the editorial and correspondence columns of the Daily Papers Constable & Co no date (1909) [13000] 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

 

  1. SPENDER, Dale And HAYMAN, Carole (eds) How the Vote Was Won and other suffragette plays Methuen 1985 [14113] Besides the Cicely Hamilton play of the title, also includes, among the seven included in this edition, ‘Votes for Women’ by Elizabeth Robins. With notes for performance by Carole Hayman. Soft covers – very scarce £30

 

Suffrage Ephemera

 

  1. BODICHON, Mrs Reasons for the Enfranchisement of Women London National Society for Women’s Suffrage, no date late 1860s? [9519] Printed by Head, Hole & Co, Farringdon Street and Ivy Lane, E.C. Scarce and important pamphlet -8pp – good                                                                                                £250

 

  1. CAHILL, Richard Staunton A Lecture on Woman’s Rights, Cockermouth, 1888 [13698] The painting depicts a woman in neat, plain attire standing on a platform addressing an (unseen) audience. Behind her is a poster that reads ‘A Lecture on Woman’s Rights Will be Delivered [?] in the Lecture Hall of the Young Men’s Christian Association Cockermouth on Wednesday Mrs Smith.’
    The painting is signed by the artist Richard Staunton Cahill and is dated 1888.
    I can certainly place the artist, Irish-born though he was, very close to Cockermouth in the late 1870s/early 1880s.
    The artist: -Richard Staunton Cahill – born c 1827 in Co Clare. Son of Charles Staunton Cahill who, in 1828/9, was a leading supporter of Catholic Emancipation and of Daniel O’Connell (the Liberator)
    In 1850 Richard Cahill entered the Royal Hibernian Academy. He lived in Dublin but by 1863 had moved to London and then by 1875 was living in Nottingham and teaching at the Government School of Art there. He still had a Nottingham address in 1877 but by 1879 when he submitted works to the Royal Hibernian Academy of Arts his address was given as ‘Keswick’.
    In the 1881 census he was living, with his sister, Agnes, in a boarding house in High Street, Crosthwaite. He gave his occupation as ‘artist’, ‘master School of Art’ – so it is possible that he was still employed in Nottingham and spent holidays in Cumberland.
    In 1882 when he submitted works to the Irish Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures in Dublin his address was again given as ‘Keswick’.On 24 March 1883 ‘The Graphic’ printed a poem Cahill had written protesting against the threat to ‘Lakeland’ posed by the new railway and roads. He must have been closely associated with Canon Rawnsley (who was about to move into Crosthwaite Vicarage) and the Lake District Defence Society. With his nephew (I think) C.S. Cahill, Richard Cahill wrote several songs – ‘Songs of the Lake’ – including ‘Beautiful Keswick’ and ‘Charming Windermere’.

As to the subject of the painting: – I know of a couple of women’s suffrage lectures given in Cockermouth in the early years of the suffrage campaign. On 1872 Friday 24 May 1872 a travelling speaker, Jessie Craigen, gave a lecture on ‘Women’s Rights at the Court House, Cockermouth – but I know from written descriptions that Jessie Craigen was large and blowsy – the antithesis of the neat figure in this painting. Lydia Becker, the leader of the women’s suffrage meeting in Manchester, held meeting in Cockermouth on Tuesday 17 January 1882 – but, again, her features are very distinctive and these are not they. For full details of the 19th century women’s suffrage campaign in Cumberland see my Women’s Suffrage Movement: a regional survey p 24. I suspect that the woman lecturer is in fact Miss Mary Smith of Finkle Street in Carlisle, whose ‘Autobiography of Mary Smith: schoolmistress and non-conformist’ was published in 1892.  For many years Mary Smith ran a girls’ school from her home and was renowned for giving Penny Readings. In 1868 she initiated a correspondence with Lydia Becker, who addressed her in a letter of 20 May 1868, as ‘Mrs Smith’.
On 2 April 1869, with Mary Smith’s encouragement, Miss Becker gave a ‘woman’s rights’ lecture in Carlisle, which was followed by the founding of the Carlisle branch of the National Society for Women’s Suffrage, with Mary Smith as its honorary secretary. The Carlisle branch was still in existence until at least 1872 but then fades from view.
In her autobiography Mary Smith is at pains to describe how she bought ‘plain and comfortable clothing’, writing ‘Nor was I ever ashamed of being plainly dressed’. One who knew her commented that ‘not unfrequently her dress was decidedly antiquated and old fashioned.’ The figure in the painting cuts a very neat figure, attired certainly in plain and comfortable clothing. Mary Smith’s Autobiography does not include any representation of her, alas, but I feel as certain as one can be – with no absolute proof – that it is she who is delivering the ‘Woman’s Rights’ lecture from that platform. I have, as yet, been unable to find a newspaper report of the lecture.
Mary Smith died in 1891 and had been ill for a few years before – so I rather think that the lecture had taken place considerably earlier than the date given on the painting. By 1888 (by which time Cahill can be found at a London address) ‘Woman’s Rights’ was no longer really the term that would be used. The suffrage campaign had been making some headway and by 1888 the term ‘women’s suffrage’ would have been more likely to have been used than ‘woman’s rights’, which was more of a 1870s usage. The painting – oil on canvas – is in very good condition.                                                                                                                                       £3,300

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Mission Week 1912 CLWS 1912 [14270] Single-sided leaflet (22cm high x 14cm wide) giving details of the main events of Mission Week. In good condition £45

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Resolutions Passed at the General Council, January 25, 1912 [14271] Single-sided sheet (34cm  x 21cm) setting out the Resolutions, which included ‘That the Council consider means of breaking down the unfriendly attitude of the Ecclesiastical Press’; ‘That a better and more expensive brooch be made’, and that ‘Lady Day be observed throughout all the Branches as a Day of Intercession for the Women’s Movement’. Very good condition – has been folded              £50

 

  1. CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Third Annual Mission June 2-8 1912 [14269] Programme for the CLWS Mission Week – which included ‘Street Sales of the Monthly Paper) (that is, the CLWS’s own paper), a Day of Meditation and Prayer at the Royal Chapel of the Savoy, where the Chaplain, Rev Hugh Chapman ( a great favourite with Kate Parry Frye), took one of the services, a Service at St Ethelburga’s, bishopsgate, with an address from the Rev Dr Cobb, a Public Discussion on ‘The Church and the Social Problem’ at which one of the speakers was Dr Letitia Fairfield (sister of Rebecca West) and ending with a Procession on Sat 8 June from Marble Arch to St George’s Bloomsbury. 4-pp programme -in very good condition – most unusual                                                                                                                   £100

 

  1. CICELY HAMILTON [14166] photographed by Marie Leon, 30 Regent Street, London SW, in the guise of ‘Christian Davies’, the role she took in her ‘Pageant of Great Women’. The photograph appears in the ‘Pageant’ published by the Suffrage Shop in 1910. This is the photograph, which is tipped in to a mount, which in turn is mounted on a larger sheet, issued by the photographer, Marie Leon. The reverse of the paper mount is stamped ‘Not for Publication’. The photograph is signed by Cicely Hamilton. The item is in good condition (20cm high x 13 cm wide), although it carries a little light spotting                                                 £100

 

  1. CICELY HAMILTON [14167] photographed by Lena Connell, 50 Grove End Road, London NW. The close-up photograph is mounted on stiff card, which carries the logo of the Suffrage Shop and the words ‘Published by the Suffrage Shop’.Her name has been scratched on the emulsion, presumbably by the photographer, and Cicely Hamilton has signed the image, which probably dates from late-1909/1910. In fine condition – overall 20 cm high x 13 cm wide.                                                                                   £180

 

  1. CICELY HAMILTON [14168] signs a photograph taken by Lena Connell, 50 Grove End Road, London NW and published by the Suffrage Shop. There are two figures in the photograph,  representing the two main figures in Hamilton’s ‘The Pageant of Great Women’. One – ‘Justice’ – dressed in what, even in black and white, are surely golden robes, carries a sword in one hand and a set of scales in the other. The other figure is ‘Woman’. The photograph is not one that appears in the published edition of ‘The Pageant of Great Women’. For that, Lena Connell supplied only one photograph – most of the others being taken by Marie Leon. This photograph – and a couple of others that I catalogue in this section, must have been specially staged for photographing in Lena Connell’s studio and were probably taken in late-1909/1910. For ‘Woman’ in this photograph is Cicely Hamilton, who has signed the image. Alas, I cannot recognise who plays ‘Justice’. In fine condition (20cm high x 13 cm wide) – mounted on card – with the embossed logo of the Suffrage Shop. Most unusual £200 SOLD

 

  1. COBB, W.F. Letters of a Commonwealth Man: Women and Brute Force Woman’s Press 11 March 1912 [14255] Leaflet published by the WSPU’s Woman’s Press by the Rev W.F. Cobb, vicar of St Elthelburga the Virgin within Bishopsgate. He was a vehement supporter of the WSPU and castigates the government, the press and the judiciary for their treatment of the suffragettes sent to prison after the window-smashing demonstration in early March 1912. Rather beautifully expressed. ‘While Dr Garrett Anderson, Dr Ethel Smyth, Mrs Pankhurst are ‘picking ockum’,,,Mrs Humphry Ward, clad in sables, is disporting herself in her favourite futilities’ etc,. Double-sided leaflet 22ccm high x 14 cm wide – in very good condition. Very scarce – I have never seen this leaflet before £100 SOLD

 

  1. CONFERENCE ON ELECTORAL REFORM Letter from Mr Speaker to the Prime Minister HMSO 1917 [12181] Section VIII reports ‘The Conference decided by a majority that some measure of woman suffrage should be conferred’. They were, however, still debating whether the age at which a woman could vote would be 30 or 35. 8-pp – foolscap £10

 

  1. CORONATION PROCESSION 17 June 1911 [11274] 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

 

  1. DAILY HERALD 27 FEBRUARY 1913 [14063] among many other interesting items of news – Mrs Pankhurst is committed for trial – without being given bail and Lilian Lenton describes how she was forcibly fed. Good – although disbound                                                                                                           £25

 

  1. DAILY HERALD APRIL 14, 1913 [14064] Contains the news that Mrs Pankhurst has been released from prison and reports barracking of WSPU speakers in Hyde Park and on Wimbledon Common and of the WSPU march from Kingsway to Holloway Prison (in which Kate Frye took part). Very good        £35

 

  1. DAILY HERALD MARCH 26, 1913 [14065] Includes a long article – ‘How I was Tortured’ – by Sylvia Pankhurst. Very good                                                                                                                         £55

 

  1. ELMY, Elizabeth Wostenholme Woman’s Franchise: the need of the hour ILP 2nd ed, no date [1907] [12760] 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

 

  1. FAITHFULL, Emily (ed) Victoria Magazine vol 1 Emily Faithfull, Victoria Press 1863 [14247] The first volume of a new feminist magazine edited by Emily Faithfull. Among the contributors to this volume (May to October 1863) were Emily Davies (although writing anonymously) on ‘The Influence of University Degrees on the Education of Women’ and ‘Needleworkers v. Society’, Frances Power Cobbe, ‘The Humour of Nations’, the Rev Llewllyn Davies (brother to Emily). Meredith Townsend, ‘The Career of Women in India’, and poems by Christina Rossetti and Isa Craig. Very good internally – half leather and marbled boards – the front board is holding to the spine but very fragile. Extremely scarce £120

 

  1. GLASGOW SOCIETY FOR EQUAL CITIZENSHIP COMMEMORATION BOOK  [14273] A book stamped in gilt on the front leather cover with ‘6th February 1918’ and the initials ‘M.J.B.’. It contains details of all the memorial dinners held most years from 1919 until 1966 by what became the ‘Citizenship Group (Glasgow)’ to celebrate the passing of the 1918 Representation of the People Act. The book was kept by Marion Buchanan, who was the Hostess at the First Meeting on 6 February 1919.
    The meeting in 1925 was held in the Grand Hotel and laid in is a photograph of those attending, annotated with their names – they include Marion Buchanan, Nina Boyle, and Frances Melville, who had been one of the appellants in the 1908 case brought to the House of Lords asking that Scottish women graduates should be given the right to vote for MPs who stood for Scottish university seats. There is a similarly annotated photograph of the group taken at their 1927 dinner, held at the Ca’doro Restaurant. In 1929 pasted in is the invitation to representatives from Glasgow to attend the Service in Westminster Abbey in memory of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, long -time leader of the NUWSS. Pasted in, on the page opposite the programme for the 1931 dinner, is a photograph of Frances Melville wearing academic robes – she was ‘Woman of the Year’ at that dinner. In 1933 the dinner was held at the Rhul Restaurant and the cyclostyled programme is decorated across the corner with red, white and green, the NUSEC colours (as previously they had been of the NUWSS). From 1935 those present signed their attendance -in 1935 that resulted in 77 names. That dinner had also celebrated the work of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals and among the signatories were Dr Louise McIlroy and Dr Katherine Macphail and a number of other members of the SWH, such as Vera Holme and Margaret Greenlees, who added ‘S.W.H.’ after their names. Vera Holme gave a full description ‘Elsie Inglis Unit Serbia and Russia WSPU’.  In 1937 one of the guest speakers was Edith Craig (theatre producer and daughter of Ellen Terry) and among the signatories were Vera Holme and the artist De Courcy Lethwaite Dewar. In 1938 Eunice Murray and Marion Gilchrist were among those present.  In 1939 Vera Holme was one of the speakers and pasted in is a newspaper photo of 9 of the 57 attending, identified by name. The meetings continued in this way all through the Second World War, through the 1950s and up until 1962, with a final meeting held in 1966. There are numerous press cuttings pasted onto the pages, one of which reveals that the banner of the Glasgow and West of Scotland Suffrage Society that had been carried in one of the spectacular pre-First World War London demonstrations, was unfurled at each of the commemorations.  Among other items pasted in is the 1952 invitation to Marion Buchanan to attend the unveiling of a memorial to Millicent Fawcett in St George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey. As time passed the event moved from being an evening to an afternoon event. There are 23 signatures for the final commemoration, held on 11 February 1966. Also included are two copies of a photo (dating from the 1920s) of group of women who could probably be identified with reference to the photographs in the Commemoration book (and also 2 photographs of J. Gray Buchanan, whom I presume is Marion Buchanan’s father). The book is in very good condition                                                                                                       £1,200 SOLD

 

  1. GREAT MEETINGS TO CONSIDER ‘THE RELIGIOUS ASPECT OF THE WOMEN’S MOVEMENT’ [14256] The Programme for the event that took place on Wednesday 19 June 1912 in the Queen’s Hall, Langham Place, London. The organiser was Miss Lucy Gardner, 7 Bigwood Road, Golders Green and the chairmen were Mrs Louise Creighton, widow of a former bishop of London, and the bishop of Oxford. Among the several other speakers were the bishop of Hull and Maude Royden. The programme also mentions that a ‘Quiet Day’ was being held on 12 June at Morley Hall, 26 George St, Hanover Square, London W where ‘Friends are invited to come in for silent or united prayer for longer or shorter periods.’ The 4-page programme (26cm high x 22 cm wide) includes a long list of ‘Supporters and Guarantors’ of the event. In good condition – has been folded -unusual – I’ve never seen a programme for this event before                                £100

 

  1. ‘HEADS I WIN, TAILS YOU LOSE’ c 1916 [14180] ‘(A political forecast addressed to those suffragists who flatter themselves that adult suffrage is possible before the principle of Woman Suffrage has been admitted in practise by first granting the Vote to Women “on the same terms as it is, or may be, granted to men”‘. Then follows an ‘Extract from a Daily Paper referrring to the Prime Minister’s Speech on Woman Suffrage towards the end of 1916 or 1917.’ A 4-pp leaflet – with no hint of a publisher given – showing up Asquith’s Machievellian political thinking – in a truly Orwellian piece of political forecasting. From internal evidence the piece was written during the First World War – but presumably some time before ‘the end of 1916 or 1917’. It ends by stating in bold print ‘So the Bill became a MANHOOD SUFFRAGE Bill and passed into lawin due course, and women were never thoguht of again save as amiable and over-worked beasts of burden.’ A most interesting item. Very good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £30 SOLD

 

  1. HMSO Representation of the People Act, 1918 HMSO 1918 [6844] Section 4 (Franchises [Women]) of Part I was what it had all been about. 162pp -good – missing, I think, paper covers £35 SOLD

 

  1. ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 12 December 1908 [14072] Full-page – front-page –  illustration by ‘S.Begg’ [Samuel Begg] of ‘The Woman with the Whip: the militant Suffragettes’ new weapon in use at the Albert Hall’. The woman was Helen Ogston, at that time a member of the WSPU but later to be an organiser with the New Constitional Society for Women’s Suffrage. She features regularly in the pages of ‘Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary’. Single sheet – very good                             £25 SOLD

 

  1. ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 25 January 1908 [14073] ‘The Right Argument: which is fitter to have the vote?’. Full-page illustrated by H.H. Flere. In an attic room a young woman sits at her sewing machine, her baby asleep in a basket on the floot beside her, while her husband lies in a drunken stupor on the bed. A policeman has opened the door and she is turning round in alarm. The ILN caption tells us that ‘Without discussing the wisdom of the tactics adopted by the women advocates of votes for women, it cannot be denied that there are thousands of cases, such as that which our artist has illustrated, where the wife is far better fitted to exercise the suffrage than the husband. Our picture tells its own story better than any words.’ Single sheet – very good                                                                                                                                £15 SOLD

 

  1. ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS 27 June 1908 [14069] ‘Women More Militant Than Ever: Suffragists in Hyde Park’ A full page devoted to photos of the WSPU’s ‘Women’s Sunday’ demonstration held in Hyde Park on  21 June 1908. Single sheet – very good                                                      £25 SOLD

 

  1. L’EFFORT LIBRE F. Rieder & Co (Paris) Dec 1913 [14118] Contains a 20-pp article (in French), ‘Les Suffragistes militantes’ by Israel Zangwill. Paper covers – very good £18

 

  1. L’EGLISE CATHOLIQUE N’EST PAS OPPOSEE AU SUFFRAGE DES FEMMES [14186] Published by the ‘Comité du Club des Femmes de Montréal c 1921. One-sided leaflet – rubbed – ex-Women’s Library                                                                                                                                       £1 SOLD

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON – LETTER  [14049] to ‘Mrs Jenkinson’, written from The Danes, Hertford on December 21, 1899. The letter refers to Constance’s ‘Aunt T’ – Mrs Teresa Earle (author of  the best-selling ‘Pot-Pourri from a Surrey Garden’- and the fact that ‘Max’, clearly a close relation, is due back at the front very soon – this was during the Boer War- ‘How heart breaking itis the amount of sorrow all round us.’ 4-pp -fine                                                                                                                                                    £120

 

  1. 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 [9033] 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

 

  1. LENA CONNELL PHOTOGRAPHS ELLEN TERRY [14173] Nine studio photographs of Ellen Terry mounted in an ‘accordion’ type portfolio. 1) She stands facing the camera wearing a wide dark straw hat with flowers and a dustcoat, across which hangs a satchel. She is holding gloves in her left hand; 2) Ellen Terry is sitting, photographed in profile from the left, without a hat, wearing a loose light-coloured gown. Her hair is looped up, forming a sort of crown. She leans on a book on a table, looking at an object she holds in her hands; 3) Wearing the same outfit she is seated at a table, holding a large album, but looking at the camera; 4) Taken on the same occasion, she is seen in three-quarter profile, holding a picture in her hands; 5) Wearing the same dress, she is looking towards the camera while leaning on a table, left elbow resting on an open book, with a number of photographs in her hands; 6) She is photographed from behind as she turns to the left. She is wearing the same loose gown as in the previous photographs; 7) Taken on the same occasion, she turns towards the camera, resting her face on her hands, her elbows resting on the open book; 8) Wearing the same loose gown she looks down at the album that appears in #3; 9) She is photographed in three-quarter profile, wearing the hat and loose dustcoat in which she appeared in # 1. She looks at the camera while holding up a book, with spectacles tucked into her left hand. The photographs, each 9 cm wide x 14cm high, mounted on brown card (23 cm high x 15.5 cm wide, are not identified as by Lena Connell – but, of course, there is no doubt that she was the photographer – the format of the portfolio being the same as that for stock number 14172. The photographs were probably taken c late 1909/1910. None, as far as I can see, appear in the Ellen Terry entry in theNational Portrait Gallery’s ‘Later Victorian Portraits’. All in mint condition – an amazing survival                             £800

 

  1. LENA CONNELL PHOTOGRAPHS ELLEN TERRY, MAINLY AS ‘NANCE OLDFIELD’ [14172] Eight photographs mounted in an ‘accordion’ type portfolio. 1) Ellen Terry dressing for her role as ‘Nance Oldfield’ in Cicely Hamilton’s ‘Pageant of Great Women’. She is sitting facing a mirror in which we see her reflection; 2) Ellen Terry dressed as ‘Nance Oldfield’. She is seen in profile from the left, holding an object in her raised left hand; 3) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’. She is seen in profile from the left, holding a book (I think) which is resting against a casket; 4) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’ in three-quarter profile. The casket is now open – her right hand is holding up the lid, while she holds an object in her left; 5) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’ – sitting in front of the closed casket. She is photographed in profile; 6) Ellen Terry as ‘Nance Oldfield’. The image is nearly identical to no 1 above – but in here her reflection is centred in the mirror; 7) Ellen Terry in day dress. She is shown in left profile, near a window that is covered by a light curtain, with a pot or vase of flowers to her right; 8) Ellen Terry in day dress. She is photographed in profile, sitting on a window seat, with her knees drawn up. At the window is a light curtain and on the windowsill is a vase of  daffodils. The photographs, each 9 cm wide x 14cm high,  mounted on brown card (23 cm high x 15.5 cm wide), are not identified as by Lena Connell – but, of course, there is no doubt that she was the photographer. She is credited in the published edition of ‘The Pageant of Great Women’ with one of ‘Nance Oldfield’ photographs in which Ellen Terry sits before a mirror. The photographs were taken c late 1909/1910. All in mint condition – an amazing survival                                                                                                                                              £700

 

  1. LONDON AND NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SERVICE Report, October 1st 1938 to March 31st 1943 [13447] 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

 

  1. MCKENNA, Reginald [14279] Tss letter on Home Office notepaper, signed in ink by Reginald McKenna, the home secretary, written to Athelstan Rendall, a Gloucestershire radical Liberal MP, dated 10 July 1914. McKenna is answering a query about the status of George Lansbury MP who had been imprisoned in Pentonville on 30 July 1913 after giving in a speech in which he appeared to sanction the suffragettes’ arson campaign. Lansbury had refused to be bound over and was given a three month sentence and, once imprisoned, began a hunger strike. He was released on 2 August 1913, under the ‘Cat and Mouse Act,. and was never rearrested.This letter explains why he had never been required to finish his sentence and also mentions that if Sylvia Pankhurst, who was at this time constantly being rearrested, came to the same arrangement she too would go free. A very interesting document                                                                                                £250

 

  1. MANCHESTER NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE [14106] ‘Form to be filled up by persons desirous of assisting to promote the object of the society’. Printed form to raise money for the ‘Special fund of one thousand pounds for the work during the year 1886’ – the secretary was Miss Becker, 28 Jackson’s Row, Albert Square, Manchester. Single sheet – rather marked and chipped. Extremely ephemeral – and, therefore, scarce                                                                                                              £40 SOLD

 

  1. MARY PHILLIPS [14220] A fat ringbinder of research material  (much of it photocopied from diverse sources) relating to Mary Phillips, successively organizer for the WSPU,  the East London Federation of the Suffragettes, the United Suffragists, the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage, the Women’s International League and the Save the Children Fund. The research material concentrates on her suffrage activity. Together with an original copy of her  15-pp pamphlet ‘The Militant Suffrage Campaign ”, which she published privately in 1957. This tells ‘in a concise form the story of the “Votes for Women Canpaign”‘ and explains ‘the reasoned policy on which it was based.’ The pamphlet is very good in its paper covers. An interesting and useful collection                                                                                                        £125

 

  1. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Gladstone on Woman Suffrage MLOWS c. 1909 [13146] 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

 

  1. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Is Woman Suffrage A Logical Outcome of Democracy? MLOWS c 1909 [13147] Pamphlet no 6 published by the short-lived Men’s League for Opposing Woman Suffrage. 4-pp – very good – scarce £60

 

  1. MEN’S POLITICAL UNION FOR WOMEN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT The Case of William Ball: Official Brutality on the Increase MPU 1912 [14264] A leaflet, printed in purple and green on white paper, written by Henry Nevinson telling of the treatment of William Ball who in December 1911 was sentenced to two month’s imprisonment for breaking a Home Office window when taking part in a suffragette demonstration. Both his wife and daughter were members of the WSPU and he had just been released from prison for a similar offence. He went on hunger strike in Pentonville and was forcibly fed for over 5 weeks before being transferred, as a pauper, to the Colney Hatch mental asylum. This leaflet is 28cm high x 22cm wide and is in very good condition, except for a broken left-hand bottom corner (no loss of text) Together with a leaflet, again printed in purple and green on white paper, giveing details of ‘A Great Protest Meeting”Against the Inhuman Treatment of William Ball’ to be held in the Queen’s Hall, Langham Place on 1 March 1912. Nevinson was the chairman and the speakers were George Lansbury, Charles Mansell-Moullin ( a doctor and wife of a leading member of the WSPU), Victor Duval (of the MPU) and Mr William Ball ‘(if well enough to appear)’.This leaflet is 22cm high x 15cm and is in very good condition. The two leaflets together – most unusual £250 SOLD

William Ball Flyer

Item 74

  1. MEN’S POLITICAL UNION FOR WOMEN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT The Case of William Ball: Official Brutality on the Increase MPU 1912 [14265] A leaflet, printed in purple and green on white paper, written by Henry Nevinson telling of the treatment of William Ball who in December 1911 was sentenced to two month’s imprisonment for breaking a Home Office window when taking part in a suffragette demonstration. Both his wife and daughter were members of the WSPU and he had just been released from prison for a similar offence. He went on hunger strike in Pentonville and was forcibly fed for over 5 weeks before being transferred, as a pauper, to the Colney Hatch mental asylum. This leaflet is 28cm high x 22cm wide and is in good condition, except for a broken left-hand bottom corner (no loss of text) £120

 

  1. MISS EMILY FAITHFULL [14029] studio photograph by W & D Downey, 57 & 61 Ebury Street, London, together with a printed brief biography.                                                                               £40

 

  1. MISS MORGAN, OF BRECON The Duties of Citizenship Women’s Local Government Society c 1912 [13916] 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 been Mayor of Brecon, 1911-12. 4-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £5 SOLD

 

  1. MRS A. BLANCO WHITE [14107] 4-page campaigning  pamphlet for Amber Blanco White (erstwhile mistress of H.G. Wells) as Labour candidate for Hendon, at the General Election, 1935. Good – has been folded                                                                                                                                                              £35

 

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE The ‘Conciliation’ Bill: Revised Version NLOWS no date (1911) [13152] 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

 

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Mr J.R. Tolmie’s Reply to Mr L. Housman’s Pamphlet NLOWS no date (1913) [13145] 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

 

  1. NATIONAL LEAGUE FOR OPPOSING WOMAN SUFFRAGE Woman Suffrage and the Factory Acts NLOWS no date [13155] 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

 

  1. NATIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTRAL COMMITTEE 9 BERNERS STREET, LONDON W [14248] is the printed heading to handwritten letter dated February 12th 1873 and signed by Caroline A Biggs and Agnes Garrett. From the content it is possible to deduce that the letter was written to the secretary of the Little Hulton Local Board [Lancashire] and accompanied a copy of a petition  in support of a Bill ‘..to obtain for those women ratepayers and owners of property who possess votes in the election of Local Boards and other local governing Bodies, the right to vote also in the election of members of Parliament’. The letter points out ‘The matter concerns the interests of a considerable portion of the constituency which elects yoru Board, and we venture to hope you will regard it as a fit subject for consideration’. The Central Committee of the National Society had set itself up in London in Jan 1872 with Caroline Ashurst Biggs and Agnes Garrett as its first (joint) secretaries and the Bill referred to was an Electoral Disabilities Removal Bill (which made no progress). It is easy to imagine the effort it took to handwrite this letter to all the local boards throughout the country.The letter has been folded – but has no tears.                                    £75 SOLD

 

  1. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION What Woman Suffrage Means in New Zealand by Lady Stout Woman’s Press no date [c 1908] [14257] Lady Stout was ppresident of the London -based Australian and New Zealand Women Voters’ Committee. Her husband was chief justice of New Zealand. In this leaflet she uses the experience of New Zealand, where women had been enfranchised since 1893, as a riposte to all the fears that made up the argument against allowing British women to follow suit. Extracted from a letter by Lady Stout to ‘The Times’. Double-sided (25cm high x 19cm wide) – in very good condition -scarce – I’ve never had this leaflet in stock before £120 SOLD

 

  1. NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION What Women Demand WSPU no date [c 1908/1909] [14258] Leaflet setting out simply the terms on which the WSPU was asking for the vote for women. Single-sided leaflet (22cm x 14) – very good condition £75

 

  1. NO SYMPATHY NECESSARY [14031] Cartoon by Harry Low. Two old gentleman are conversing in a railway carriage. Smith: ‘Well, and how’s the wife, old man?’ Brown: ‘Do you know, since she’s joined this “Votes for Women” business, I’ve hardly had a chance to ask her. She has so many meeting to attend that she is only at home about an hour every day.’ Smith: ‘Great Scott! You have my sympathy.’ Brown: ‘Oh! I don’t mind; an hour soon slips away.’ Published in  late 1913. Good – a full page – with a little foxing on edges well away from image.                                                                                                                    £15 SOLD

 

  1. NO VOTE – NO CENSUS – CENSUS RESISTED BADGE [14251] Metal badge worn by suffragettes who boycotted the April 1911 census. Around the outside of the badge is ‘No Vote – No Census – Census Resisted and in the centre ‘A census for Gt Britain shall be taken in the year 1911& the census day shall be Sunday the 2nd day of April in that year’. The round  black and grey badge still carries on its reverse the maker’s paper ‘Merchants Portrait Co.’ This badge is extremely scarce – I’ve never had it for sale before. In fine condition                                                                                                                                               £600 SOLD
  1. NUWSS BADGE [14243] circular, enamel. The upper half is red and carries the words ‘National Union Of’, the middle horizontal section is white with ‘Women’s Suffrage’ and the bottom half is green with ‘Societies’. Although it’s obscured I know that the maker was the firm of Arthur Fenwick, medallists, badge makers, art enamellers etc, established in Vyse Street, Birmingham in 1888. Originally the badge would have been fixed to a lapel with a stickpin, but this is now missing. Even incomplete, with a little damage to the enamel, this is an attractive object and well suited to display. Complete it would be twice as expensive         £90 SOLD

 

  1. [OSBERT LANCASTER] ‘GREAT NEWS! AUNT ETHEL HAS JUST BEEN CHOSEN TO PLAY MOTHER CHRISTMAS AT THE WOMEN’S LIB BAZAAR’ [14110] Original pen and ink illustration (with blue shading indicating half-tone) by Osbert Lancaster, the legendary ‘Daily Express’ cartoonist. Maudie Littlehampton is talking on the telephone as ‘Mother Christmas’ walks by. The paper is folded and the caption, in the artist’s hand, appears on the folded piece adjacent to the drawing, which he has signed. On the reverse is a rubber stamp ‘Stock 20 Nov 1971.’ Women’s Lib was very much in the news at this time – exactly a year earlier women protestors had disrupted the Miss World competition, held in the Royal Albert Hall, and a month before the cartoon appeared the Women’s Lib Movement had held its second conference.                       £350

 

  1. PANKHURST, Christabel Broken Windows WSPU [14268] Leaflet in which Christabel Pankhurst justified the actions taken by the ‘militant suffragists’ on 1 March 1912 – when they took part in a mass window-smashing demonstration. An extremely interesting and important statement. Double-sided leaflet (26cm high x 19cm wide) – in fine condition                                                                                                          £175

 

  1. PANKHURST, Christabel A Challenge Woman’s Press [14263] ‘Miss Pankhurst’s unpublished Article in this week’s ‘Votes for Women’, 8 March 1912. This was the week that Christabel eluded the police and escaped to Paris – and ‘Votes for Women’ was censored. The article that was to have been included was, instead, issued by the WSPU as a leaflet. It ends by promising ‘Repression will make the fire of rebellion burn brighter. Harsher punishment will be a direct invitation to more drastic acts of militancy.’ One-sided leaflet issued by the WSPU (28cm high x 20cm wide) – very good – very scarce                                                                         £150

 

  1. PANKHURST, Christabel Mr Lloyd George’s Red Herring WSPU December 1911 [14253] Christabel Pankhurst lays bear the WSPU position after the ‘torpedoeing’ of the Conciliation bill and the proposal to introduce a Manhood Suffrage bill that just might be amended to include women. She sees Lloyd George as the villian of the piece and suggests that even if there is an amendment it will exclude unmarried women. Her reasoning gives us an idea of the sophistication of the political analysis that lay behind WSPU policy. This was originally printed as an article in the ‘Woman’s Platform’ section of ‘The Standard’ newspaper on 11 Dec [1911]. Double-sided leaflet – 25cm high x 19cm wide – in very good condition. Unusual £150 SOLD

 

  1. PANKHURST, Christabel Some Questions Answered NWSPU 1910 [14254] Leaflet produced by the WSPU (or National Women’s Social and Political Union as they were still called) for the Jan 1910 General Election. Answers the questions of the day: ‘Do women want the vote?’; ‘On what terms do women want the vote?’; ‘What good will the vote be to women?’; ‘Will women bear the same responsibilities as men if they have the vote? Are they prepared to become soldiers’; ‘Will not the home be neglected if women have the votee?’; ‘Do women want to be in Parliament?’; ‘Why should men help women to get the vote?’. Double-sided leaflet -25cm high x 19cm wide                                                                                                                    £150

 

  1. PANKHURST, E. Sylvia Pankhurst The Birth-rate: notes and views on the report of the National Birth-Rate Commission, 1916 The Workers’ Suffrage Federation no date (1916) [14108] Eight-page report . Good – has been folded – scarce £65 SOLD

 

  1. PANKO [14249] A suffragette card game, first mentioned in ‘Votes for Women’ in December 1909. The advertisement claimed ‘Not only is each picture in itself an interesting memento, but the game produces intense excitement without the slightest taint of bitterness’.The illustrations on the cards are by E.T. Reed, a ‘Punch’ cartoonist and the manufacturer was Messrs Peter Gurney Ltd. The cards in this set are in very good condition. The outer slip box is missing one of its side pieces – but does bear the label of its retailer ‘Messrs Mawson Swan & Morgan Ltd, High Class Stationers, Newcastle-upon-Tyne’. The ‘Rules’ sheet is missing – as it so often is – but I am supplying a copy.All in all an excellent example of the merchandise generated by the suffragette movement                                                                                                                                                £250 SOLD

 

  1. PETERSEN, H. Frances The Belief in Innate Rights NUWSS no date [1913] [13100] 12-pp pamphlet printed for the NUWSS by the Women’s Printing Society – reprinted from the ‘Law Magazine and Review’. Good in original paper covers £12 SOLD

 

  1. PETHICK-LAWRENCE MEMORIAL COMMITTEE Memories of Fred and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence Pethick-Lawrence Memorial Committee 1963 [14201] Reminiscences by those who knew them. – with a list of contributors to the Memorial Fund. 16-pp in card covers (which is decorated with a purple, white and green stripe). Fine £35

 

  1. PICTURE POST, 7 February 1948 [14104] Includes an article on ‘Have Women Justified the Vote?’ – to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1918 Act – includes interview with Margaret Bondfield    £15

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON [12768] 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

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON [12772] 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 SOLD

 

  1. PUNCH CARTOON [12777] 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

 

  1. SHOULDER TO SHOULDER [14088] A Radio Times Special published to celebrate the first screening of the eponymous BBC series, April 1974. Very good                                                      £20

 

  1. SIR VICTOR HORSLEY’S REPLY TO SIR A. WRIGHT [14260] A leaflet reproducing a letter written by Sir Victor Horsley to ‘The Times’ in response to one from Sir Almroth Wright. Horsley, a supporter of the suffrage campaign, particularly outspoken against forcible feeding, lambasts Sir Almroth Wright citing his ‘statements are most repulive in the debased picture they present of women in her relation to men’. Horsley could not be more forthright in this denunciation. One-sided leaflet (26.5cm high x 21 cm wide).- no publisher given – in very good condition – unusual                                                                               £100 SOLD

 

  1. SOCIAL INTELLIGENCE [12661] is the caption to this full page George Belcher cartoon, published in the Tatler on 12 August 1908. Two impoverished old women are talking in the street – a unconsciously joky exchange – which is the amusing part  for the audience of the day (I won’t go into the rather laboured humour which, if it has any suffrage relevance, is only to mock woman’s supposed illogicality)- but what is interesting to us is that one of the old dears is standing holding an advertising bill for the magazine, ‘New Age’, on which the roughly sketched in legend reads something like ‘A Suffragette’s reply to Belfort Bax.’. For the book that sparked off the debate in New Age see item ? Bax had published an article ‘Feminism and Female Suffrage’ in the issue for 30 May, to which Millicent Murby had written a reply that appeared in the issue of  6 June, to which Bax had made a riposte in the issue of  8 August. Single page – very good                            £15

 

  1. SOCIALISTS AND SUFFRAGETTES  [14157] cited in an entry in an autograph album ‘A Song of the Simple Life’ – in which a poor working man is addressed by a ‘wicked socialist’ who trys to explain how he is being exploited by his aristocratic landlord and his boss ‘Mr C’. His wife is then approached by a suffragette who told her ”Tis time you had a vote & need it, like the well fed folk; For while you still continue, as you are, without defence, The Earl & Mr C will thrive by this & that pretence’. The poem is accompanied by a page of rather effective line drawings – one of which shows the ‘Suffragette as the wife saw her’ – she is the image of Charlotte Despard, made so recognisable with her mantilla – and ‘as the husband saw her’ – she is the stereotype – hat with feather, umbrella, ‘votes for women’ flag, glasses and plaid suit with a hint of a divided skirt. This piece of artistry is signed – in September 1909 – by Frederick Augustus Carlton Smith (1884-1966), a young solicitor. During the First World War Carlton Smith, who, from the testimonials he received, was clearly a man who had involved himself in social work with the Congregational church, was a conscientious objector. By then he was living at 79 Athenaeum Road, Whetstone, London N. 4-pp – in good condition. A lively contemporary view.                                                                                                                                                    £35

 

  1. STANDING JOINT COMMITTEE OF INDUSTRIAL WOMEN’S ORGANISATIONS The Position of Women after the War Co-operative Printing Society, no date (1917?) [14098] The Report was presented to the Joint Committee on Labour Problems After the War. The organisations represented on the Committee were: the Women’s Trade Union League, the Women’s Co-operative Guild, the Women’s Labour League, the National Federation of Women Workers, and the Railway Women’s Guild. 20-pp – very good £25

 

  1. STRACHEY, Philippa Memorandum On The Position of English Women In Relation to That of English Men London & National Society for Women’s Service 1935 [14097] ‘..an attempt to give a simple account of the present position of women of England as compared with that of the men…The facts have been collected from material in the Women’s Service Library at 29 Marsham Street…’ 23-pp pamphlet. Paper covers – very good £15

 

  1. 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) [13109] A pamphlet abridged from Strachey’s ‘The Cause’. Chipped and rubbed – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £10
  1. SUFFRAGETTE CHINA – ‘ANGEL OF FREEDOM’ DESIGN [14250] Sideplate made by Williamsons of Longton for the WSPU in 1909, initially for use in the refreshment room of the Prince’s Skating Rink Exhibition and then sold in aid of funds. The white china has strikingly clean, straight lines and is rimmed in dark green with a green handle to the cup. Each piece carries the motif, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, of the ‘angel of freedom’ blowing her trumpet and flying the banner of ‘Freedom. In the background are the intitials ‘WSPU’ set against dark prison bars, surrounded by the thistle, shamrock and rose, and dangling chains. For more information on the WSPU china see my website – http://tinyurl.com/o4whadq. In fine condition – see illustration above                                                                                                                               £950

 

  1. SUFFRAGETTES AT HOME [14033] Cartoon by Arthur Wallis Mills, published in ‘Punch’ in 1909. The scene is a drawing room at teatime. All the ladies, bar one, are attired in frothy teagowns and flowery hats. The odd one out is sulking in tailored coat and skirt, and plain beret. He: ‘I say, that lady over there looks rather out of it’. She: ‘Yes, you see, most of us here have been in prison two or three times, and she, poor dear, has only been bound over.’ Good – cut out from a page of the magazine                                                 £10

 

  1. ‘THE CONCILIATION BILL FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE [14039] which passed its Second Reading in the House of Commons, on May 5th, with a Majority of 167′. A double-sided large leaflet published by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies in 1911, setting out the advantages of the Conciliation Bill. Amongst the points it made was that under this bill 1 million would get the vote – whereas the 7 and a half million men would still comprise the vast majority of electors. Very good                                        £55

 

  1. THE FIGHTING SEX [14074] This issue of the part-work ‘History of the 20th Century’ includes a section on the suffrage campaign – written by Trevor Lloyd (author of ‘Suffragettes International’). Paper covers – large format                                                                                                                                         £5

 

  1. ‘THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN’ [13690] supplement to ‘The Graphic’, 1885, heralding the supplements to be issued in Nov and Dec 1885 on ‘Parliamentary Elections and Electioneering in the Old Days’. As its advertisement for the series The Graphic has chosen to use George Cruickshank’s ”The Rights of Women; or a view of the hustings with female suffrage, 1853.’ We see on the hustings the two candidates –  ‘The Ladies’ Candidate’- Mr Darling’ and ‘The Gentleman’s Candidate – Mr Screwdriver – the great political economist’. Elegant Mr Darling is surrounded by ladies in bonnets and crinolines – Mr Screwdriver by ill-tempered-looking boors. The audience contains many women accompanied, presumably, by their husbands who are holding aloft a ‘Husband and Wife Voters’ banner. Another banner proclaims the existence of ‘Sweetheart Voters’ and riding in their midst is a knight in armour holding a ‘Vote for the Ladies’ Champion’ pennant. There do not appear to be many supporters of the opposition. Single sheet 28 cm x 20.5 cm – a little foxed around the edges of the paper but barely afffecting the good, clear image of Crucikshank’s cartoon.                                   £160

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE [13691] US Suffragette – wearing sash that proclaims this (ie ‘Suffragette’), holding aloft a ‘Suffragette’ pennant with one hand while she firmly squashes with the other a little Cupid, whose bow and arrow fly out of his hands. Under her foot is, I think, her heart. The caption is ‘You may think it fun, poor Cupid to snub,/With the hand of a Suffragette,/But he’s cunning and smart, aye, there’s the rub/Revenge is the trap he will set.’
    The print is in colour – the Suffragette’s dress dates from c 1913/14, I think.
    The sheet (18cm x 27 cm) is printed ‘Made in U.S.A.). In good condition – an item that would look attractive mounted and framed.                                                                                                                        £150

 

  1. ‘THE SUFFRAGETTE’ [14156] A record  issued by the British Zonophone Co Ltd, ‘spoken by Mr Will Evans’. Will Evans (1866-1931) was a popular music hall artiste. As I mention in the entry ‘Songs, Music and Poetry’ in my ‘The Women’s Suffrage Movement: a reference guide’, another record titled ‘The Suffragette’ was recorded by Harry Nelson on the Regal label in 1914 – and I don’t know whether or not the two ditties are different. In the original sleeve, suggesting the record was purchased from ‘Chidzey’s, Music and Music Instrument Stores, 21 Parsons Street, Banbury’. The record appears to be in good condition – but I cannot vouch for the sound quality as I have no means of playing it. Scarce – I’ve never had this record for sale before £45

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE, 2 MAY 1913 [14060] An issue printed under trying circumstances. The paper’s cover contains only one word – ‘Raided’ – and inside gives details of the police raid on WSPU headquarters, Lincoln’s Inn House, the arrest of its office staff and their subsequent trial. Christabel Pankhurst takes a full page to describe ‘What Militancy Means’. Fair condition – has been folded -spine separating -frayed round edges 8-pp – scarce                                                                                                                                        £95

 

  1. ‘THE SUFFRAGETTES’ IN DOWNING STREET [14111] page from ‘Black & White’ , 26 May 1906. A picture drawn to commemorate the joint deputation of the suffrage societies to beard Campbell-Bannerman at No 10. What is interesting is that the artist has chosen as the figure to represent the women on this occasion Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy. She is shown, with her flowing white ringlets, and, for the occasion, has donned a hat. She is standing in front of a table, behind which Campbell-Bannerman lolls – a large bundle of paper – presumably yet another petition – lies on the table. Keir Hardie is also recognisable, sitting with folded arms. Good – one page                                                                                                                        £18

 

  1. THE TREATMENT OF THE WOMEN’S DEPUTATIONS OF NOVEMBER 18TH, 22ND AND 23RD 1910 BY THE POLICE [14267] ‘Being a copy of a Memorandum forarded on February 2nd 1911, by the “Conciliation Committeee of Woman Suffrage” to the Home Office, accompanying a request for a public enquiry into the conduct of the police.’ This refers to the treatment of  women during the ‘Black Friday’ demonstration in Parliament Square and the follow-up protests. The memorandum is divided into the following headings: Unnecessary Violence, Methods of Torture, Acts of Indecency, After Effects, State of Mind of the Police, Plain Clothes Men, Conclusion. The signatory to the memorandum is H.N. Brailsford, hon sec of the Conciliation Committee. The pamphlet also carries copies of letters from Lord Robert Cecil and Mr Ellis Griffith, both lawyers, that appeared in the press on 24 March 1911. 12 – page pamphlet (25cm high x 18cm wide) – in very good condition. Scarce – I have never had this pamphlet before                                  £150 SOLD

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETIES: WHAT IS THEIR PURPOSE? [14037] double-sided leaflet published by the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies. The last para reads: ‘It is claimed that the proposed reform would bring with it a better representation of important interests and sentiments, a fuller measure of justice all round, and a more widely diffused sense of civic responsibility. The burden of justifying the existing disablility seems to lie on those who maintain the outworn tradition of exclusion.’ £35 SOLD

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 16 August 1912 [13190] 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 SOLD

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 26 July 1912 [13188] An incomplete copy – pp 693-698 (inc) and 703-708 (inc) – but gives a flavour                                                                                                                    £30

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN CONVICTS LUNATICS & WOMEN ALL HAVE NO VOTES [14219] is the message of a printed handbill measuring 20cm wide x 30 cm high. ‘Votes for Women’  and its accompanying decorative underlining device is printed in red and the rest of the wording is in black on white paper. The combination of the ‘Votes for Women’ heading, the colouring and the typeface leads me to think that this is perhaps a Women’s Social and Political Union handbill pre-dating spring 1908. Red was a colour used on early WSPU material before Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence devised the purple, white and green branding for the June 1908 London demonstration. However, having never seen another example of this particular handbill, I can not offer certain proof. The sentiment – ‘Convicts, Lunatics & Women all have No Votes’ – is one that both the Artists’ Suffrage League and the Suffrage Atelier both wittily rendered in visual form for posters and postcards. The handbill is held in a discreet oak frame, giving overall dimensions for the whole object of 38cm wide x 45cm high. In good condition – unusual                                                                               £550

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN FRIDAY APRIL 30, 1909 [14061] With a cartoon on the front by ‘A Patriot’ (Alfred Peasrse) making reference to the’Brawling Bill’ that was to be introduced to protect Parliament from suffragettes. Good condition – the spine has been taped and a couple of  the 24pp are loose – but clean and unfolded                                                                                                                                              £65

 

  1. WHITTINGTON LIFE ASSURANCE COMPANY Married Women, Their New Rights [14040] ‘The 9th August, 1870, was a day of Emancipation for Married Women’ – and this little 4-page leaflet is clear evidence that at least one insurance company was quick of the mark to develop this new market. Very good – unusual                                                                                                                                    £35 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN SHOULD VOTE LIBERAL Liberal Publication Dept, no date (1928?) [2307] 4-pp leaflet – appealing to the woman voter £5

 

  1. WOMEN’S FRANCHISE LEAGUE [1787] ‘Conference of the Women’s Franchise League in Russell Square’, page from ‘The Graphic’ December 12, 1891.  The half-page line illustration shows the scene in the Pankhursts’ drawing-room in their house in Russell Square on the occasion when they played host to the League’s three-day conference. Full page from ‘The Graphic’ – good                                                    £25 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SOCIETY The Work of a Public Health Committee WLGS Oct 1918 [12177] 4-pp leaflet, written by S.M. Smee, chairman of the Public Health Committee, 1912-14 and 1916-18. Good condition – with two punch hole in margin, with no loss of text £5

 

  1. WOMEN’S NATIONAL ANTI-SUFFRAGE LEAGUE On Suffragettes: extracts from ‘What’s Wrong With The World’ by G.K. Chesterton WNASL c 1909 [13151] ‘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 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Crowned with Honour: a speech by Mrs Annie Besant, at the Royal Albert Hall, 28 March 1912 Woman’s Press 1912 [14261] The speech was delivered in the aftermath of the prison sentences handed down after the window-smashing demonstration in early March 1912. In it she extols ‘the martyrs of this cause [who] wil also be crowned with honour, because they realise that to suffer means in the long run to succeed..’ Double-sided leaflet (24cm high x 20cm wide) – in fine condition £50

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Demonstration Regent’s Park Sunday 9th June, 4pm WSPU no date [1912] [14262] Flyer, printed in purple on white paper, advertising this meeting at which speeches were given by Annie Kenney, Mrs Drummond, Georgina Brackenbury, Laurence Housman, Mrs Mansel and, in larger typle, Miss Sylvia Pankhurst. The demonstration was organised by the Paddington & Marylebone, North-West London, Hampstead and Islington branches of the WSPU. Single-sided leaflet (22.5cm high x 14 cm) – in very good condition – very scarce – I’ve never had this leaflet in stock before £150 SOLD

Royal Albert Hall FlyerItem 129

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Votes for Women: A Demonstration in the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday June 15th 1912 WSPU 1912 [14266] Leaflet – printed in purple and green on white paper and bearing Sylvia Pankhurst’s ‘woman sowing seed’ design – advertising an important meeting that was fully reported in the issue of ‘Votes for Women’ of 21 June 1912. Mabel Tuke took the chair (in the enforced absences of Mrs Pankhurst and Mrs Pethick-Lawrence) and the speakers were T.M. Healy, the barrister and MP who had defended Mrs Pethick-Lawrence at her trial for conspiracy in March, Elizabeth Robins, Annie Kenney and Mrs Mansell-Moullin. There was a febrile atmosphere, with messages read out from prisoners who were being held, on hunger strike, as a result of the March window-smashing demonstrations. Single-sided leaflet (23cm high x 14cm wide) – in fine condition – most unusual                                                            £150

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Is the English Law Unjust to Women The Woman’s Press no date (post-1908) [14203] Written by ‘Frederick Pethick Lawrence, Barrister-at-Law’ in which he sets out how the law is unjust to the female sex – as a girl, as an unmarried woman, as a wife, as a mother, as a widow and as a citizen. Single sheet – printed both sides. In good condition – a little creased. £85 SOLD

 

  1. WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Mrs Pankhurst’s Treatment in Prison, by Dr Ethel Smyth WSPU 1912 [14259] Statement by Dr Ethel Smyth regarding Mrs Pankhurst’s imprisonment in March 1912 – along with numerous other suffragettes, including Dr Smyth – after the window-smashing demonstration in London. The leaflet includes Dr Smyth’s lengthy letter to ‘The Times’, dated 17 April 1912, a reply from the Home Office, published in ‘The Times’ on 20 April, and Dr Smyth’s reply to that, published on 26 April. 4-pp leaflet (25.5cm high x 19cm wide) -very good – unusual.                                                                £120

 

Suffrage Postcards

Real Photographic

 

  1. ANNIE KENNEY [13858] photographed by Lambert Weston & Son, 39 Brompton Square, London. She looks very earnest and ethereal – I think the card dates from c 1909. Fine – unposted             £120

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST [13865] black and white photograph of the portrait of Christabel by Ethel Wright, with Christabel’s printed signature along the bottom of the card. The card will date from c 1909, when the portrait was first exhibited. Having been owned by the family of Una Dugdale since that time, the portrait was bequeathed to the National Portrait Gallery in 2011 and is on permanent display. This postcard – which is in fine condition and unposted- represents one of the WSPU’s ingenious methods of fund-raising.                                                                                                                                                              £80

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST [13866] photographed by Lambert Weston and Son (Lambert Weston and Son Ltd – Folkestone and Dover) I think the card dates from c 1907/8. Fine – unposted           £60

 

  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST [14217] photographed by Lizzie Caswell Smith, 309 Oxford Street, London W. Head and shoulders oval portrait, The caption is ‘Miss Christabel Pankhurst The Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, London WC. It was published by Sandle Bros. The card has been pinned up at its four corners and then roughly removed leaving holes – but in no way affecting the image £30

 

  1. FLORA DRUMMOND [14274] She wears her WSPU (or as it was at this time ‘NWSPU’) regalia – peaked hat, epaulette, and ‘Votes for Women’ sash. The card bears the printed caption ‘General Drummond, the National Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn’. The photograph was taken by Lizzie Caswall Smith (309 Oxford St) and published by Sandle Bros. Unposted – fine condition – scarce.            £180

 

  1. LADY CONSTANCE LYTTON CARD – SIGNED [13971] Real photographic card of Lady Constance sitting at a desk, reading. The photograph us by Lafayette (Glasgow) and is captioned ‘Lady Constance Lytton Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn Strand W.C.’ I think the card dates to the early days of the WSPU (she isn’t yet wearing a hunger strike medal, which she does in later portrait photos – and the use of the ‘WSPU’ name rather than ‘National Women’s Social and Political Union’ which was used after the split with the Women’s Freedom League makes me think it was published c 1907). The card is signed by Lady Constance underneath the caption. Good – unposted – with a slight crease to the middle of the rigght hand edge of the card                                                                                                                       £190

 

  1. LONDON LIFE. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ [13621] A real photograph of a woman selling issue no 2 of ‘The Suffragette’ (the paper, edited by Christabel Pankhurst, that succeeded ‘Votes for Women’ in Oct 1912, after the removal of the Pethick-Lawrences from the leadership of the WSPU). She is not young, is elegantly dressed, and is wearing her ‘Holloway’ brooch, indicating that she has been imprisoned for the Cause.  Ib Rotary Photographic Series ‘London Life’ – fine – a very clear image -unposted                                           £65

 

  1. MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST [13864] She is pictured in profile,sitting in a wicker chair in a garden, wearing a cool-looking cotton or voile dress.She has a newspaper on her knee which another photograph taken on the same occasion reveals to have been ‘The Suffragette’ – (see NPG x32608). The photograph was taken in Sept 1913 in France, to where she had escaped  eighteen months earlier. The postcard was published by Lambert Weston and son Ltd (Dover, Folkestone and 39 Brompton Square, London SW). Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                                                 £180

 

  1. MISS TERESA BILLINGTON [14277] Real photographic postcard – full-length studio portrait. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and underneath her name captioned ‘The Women’s Social and Political Union, 4 Clement’s Inn, Strand, London WC.’ It must date from before October 1907 which was when, with Mrs Despard, she broke from the WSPU to found the Women’s Freedom League. She married in February 1907, becoming Mrs Billington-Greig, so it is likely that the card predates her wedding, making it a very early WSPU card. Fine – Unposted                                                                                                                        £120

 

  1. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908 [14275] Christabel was on trial, charged with inciting crowds to ‘rush’ the House of Commons – but she and the Pethick Lawrences look very cheerful. Published by Sandle Bros for the National Women’s Social and Political Union. Fine – unposted – scarce                               £180

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD [13276] real photographic postcard of her – taken in profile. She is sitting reading a book. On the reverse, written in pencil, is ‘Mrs Despard – (Sister of Sir John General french) & President of the Women’s Suffrage National Aid Corps, organised by the Women’s Freedom League. return to Mrs Thomson-Price, 42 Parkhill Rd, Hampstead’.                                                                              £30

 

  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD [13630] real photographic card, photograph by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                              £30

 

  1. MRS DESPARD PRESIDENT [14215] The Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London W.C. Rather unusually this is a full-length photograph of Mrs Despard – clearly taken in a studio. The photographer is given as ‘M.P.C. London NW’ which I’m pretty certain stands for the Merchants’ Portrait Company which was based in Kentish Town and which is known for the photographic badges it issued for leaders of the suffrage societies. The card was published by the WFL. In good condition – with one tiny scuff on one edge.Unusual                                                                                                                           £40

 

  1. MRS LILIAN M. HICKS [13854] – photographed by Lena Connell – an official Women’s Freedom League photographic postcard. Mrs Hicks had been an early member of the WSPU, but left to join the WFL in the 1907 split, returning in 1910 to the WSPU. Fine – unposted                                                        £35

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST [13633] photograph by Jacolette.  Her ‘Holloway Prison’ brooch is pinned to her artistic blouse . Very good – unposted                                                                                                £55

 

  1. MRS PANKHURST, MISS ANNIE KENNEY, & MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE [14276] photographed in an open-topped car. At least Mrs Pankhurst and Annie are seated inside – on the back seat – while Mrs Pethick Lawrence stands alongside. All three women are wearing motor scarves to protect their hats. I think the car is ‘W.S. 95′ [ie Women’s Suffrage’], an Austin, painted and upholstered in the colours, with white wheels and a green body lined with a narrow purple stripe  that the WSPU presented to Mrs Pethick Lawrence on her release from prison in April 1909.The cloth-capped driver is Mr Rapley from Holmwood, Surrey, where the Pethick Lawrences had their country house. The card was published by Sandle Bros and the type face used for the caption is the same as that for ‘Rush the House of Commons’ postcards that date from October 1909 – so I would deduce that this card was published around the same time.  Comment on the back says ‘Given by Mrs Sto’hlor’ [I think] Fine – unposted                                                                                              £120

 

  1. MRS PETHICK-LAWRENCE [13634] She stands, three-quarter length, with her hands behind her back.  The caption is ‘Joint Editor of “Votes for Women” – ‘Honorary Treasurer National Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn, W.c.’ Very good – unposted                                                            £55

 

  1. MRS WOLSTENHOLME ELMY  [13870] real photographic postcard of one of the suffrage campaigns most earnest workers and one of the WSPU’s earliest supporters. The photograph was taken in May 1907 when the WSPU-nominated photographer called at her home. Fine – unposted – scarce        £120

 

  1. PHOTOGRAPH FRAMED AND MOUNTED [14278] of a WSPU poster parade. Towards the forefront of the picture a woman  is carrying a placard that reads’ Votes for Women. The Cabinet Is To Blame For Militancy’. She is followed by at least 8 other women carrying posters and in the forefront is a young woman selling copies of ‘Votes for Women’ and carrying what could be a WSPU flag (it is tricolour, but of course the black and white photograph doesn’t confirm that the flag is purple, white and green, though I’m sure it is). I can’t work out exactly where the photograph was taken, although the street lights are identical to those around Westminster. The season is autumn/winte and from the costumes I would date the image to late 1912-1914. It is noticeable that the dress of the ‘poster’ women is more subdued, skirts that little bit shorter, hats calmer, than those of the women looking on. The photograph itself is glossy, but may have originated as a newspaper photo. I suspect that the woman who mounted and framed it is one of those in the photograph. The mount is discoloured across the bottom left-hand side and with a few other marks elesewhere – but there are no marks on the photograph itself                                                                                                                         £120

 

  1. ‘RUINS OF ST KATHERINE’S CHURCH, BURNT DOWN MAY 6 1913’ [11824] 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

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Banner Making for the Great Demonstration, April 17th 1926 [13686] The Women’s Guild of Empire organized a demonstration at the critical time just before the General Strike to protest against ‘strikes and revolutionary activity in industry’. The march, which brought women (including, wrote Elsie Bowerman to the editor of ‘The Spectator’, ‘wives of working women who have had personal experience of strikes’) from all regions of the country to London, ended with a Mass Meeting in the Albert Hall, with Mrs Flora Drummond in the chair.The photograph shows Mrs D inspecting banners – ‘Efficiencey and Enterprise’ and another, the wording partially hidden, which may say ‘Best within the Empire’ (??) Issued by the Women’s Guild of Empire c 1926. Fine – unposted – unusual                               £95

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S GUILD OF EMPIRE Mrs Flora Drummond – Controller-in-Chief [13685] Card published c 1926 by The Women’s Guild of Empire, from its headquarters at 24 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1.  Fine -unposted –  unusual                                                                                           £95

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN [13663] placard is planted beside young girl standing on a barrel under the Trafalgar Square lion. A policeman walks in the background. One of a posed photographic Raphael Tuck series. Fair – a little creased – posted                                                                                                              £25

 

  1. DESTRUCTION OF GRAND STAND BY SUFFRAGETTES AT HURST PARK SUNDAY JUNE 18 1913 [13990] Real photographic postcard by Young’s, Teddington – no 3 in the series. The scene left by Kitty Marion and Clara (Betty) Giveen on the night of 8 June 1913 after they had ‘lit a beacon’ for Emily Davison – who had died, unbeknownst to them, a few hours earlier. (See full details https://womanandhersphere.com/2013/06/07/suffrage-stories-kitty-marion-emily-wilding-davison-and-hurst-park/). Fine – posted from Esher to Norfolk on 30 June 1913 – the message begins ‘Just another for your collection’. Very scarce                                                                                                                      £180

 

Suffrage Postcards

Suffrage Artists’ Cards

 

  1. COMPANIONS IN DISGRACE [14026] – the sweet girl graduate stands, robed, alongside a convict in his arrowed suit. The heading is ‘Polling Booth’ and the caption ‘Companions in Disgrace’ refers to  their shared characteristic. The verse below explains further: ‘Convicts and Women kindly note,/ Are not allowed to have the vote…’ etc. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Good – the card’s shiny surface is a little yellowing on the right-hand side – unposted                                                                                       £85

 

  1. IS THIS RIGHT? [14025] Working woman, with laden basket braced on her shoulders, stands in the rain addressing prosperous man who stands under his open umbrella labelled ‘Franchise’. She asks ‘Why can’t I have an umbrella too? The Voter (for that is what the man is) replies, ‘You can’t. You ought to stop at home’. The woman expostulates, ‘Stop at home indeed! I have my Living to earn’. The artist is Mary Lowndes and the card was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Fine – unposted                                              £150

 

  1. MRS POYSER AGAIN [14024] ‘I’m not dnyin’ the women are foolish. The Almighty made ’em to match the men.’ Mrs Poyser is a character from ‘Adam Bede’ – a woman with a rough exterior and a heart of gold. Here is is indicating the House of Commons (‘the men’) as she holds up her ‘No Taxation without Representation’ standard. The card was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League and was posted in, I think, June 1909 to Miss Allwood at the Dairy College, Kingston, Derby, and the sender notes ‘Bought this at a Woman’s Suffrage Garden Fete.’ Fair – a little creased – unusual                                                       £85

 

  1. OXFORD WOMEN STUDENTS’ SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE [13976] A colour photograph of the banner designed for the Oxford Women’s Students’ Society for Women’s Suffrage – designed for them by Edmund New. His signature and ‘1912’ are printed under the image. On the reverse is printed ‘Published by the Oxford Women Students’ Society for Women’s Suffrage by permission of Edmund H. New’. Fine – unposted – scarce                                                                                                                     £100 SOLD

 

  1. SEVEN TO TWO! [14010] Silhouette figures – 2 women stand to one side while 7 men, their trades or professions identified by their clothing, make their way to the Polling Station. The caption explains ‘Seven to eight million men have VOTES. Only one-and-a-half to two million women would be entitled to vote if what we are asking for is granted.’ An attempt to allay the fear that women would dominate the electorate if the Conciliation Bill was passed. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Fine – unposted             £120

 

  1. THE ANTI-SUFFRAGIST [13969] as a butterfly on a card by the artist, Ernestine Mills. The accompanying verse, ‘I don’t want to fly’, said she ‘I only want to squirm’/She drooped her wings defectedly/But still her voice was firm/’I do not want to be a fly/I want to be a worm….’ is by Charlotte Perkins Stetson (Gilman). A pretty coloured card – published herself by Ernestine Mills. Fine – unposted                               £120

 

  1. THE APPEAL OF WOMANHOOD [13953] Black and white card by Louise Jacobs depicting ‘Womanhood’ hold a scroll saying ‘We Want the Vote to Stop the White Slave Traffic, Sweated Labour, and to Save the Children’. Behind ‘Womanhood’ are an array of downtrodden women and behind them the Houses of Paliament. This image was issued as a riposte to a similar one carrying the anti-suffrage message ‘No Votes Thank You’. Published by the Suffrage Atelier. In fine condition – scarce                                      £150

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists [14015] ‘The gentleman who thinks that ‘Women have no right to Vote because they can’t defend their Country.’  The gentleman is a weedy pen-pusher. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom Le’ague, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good  – slight marks across two corners where it has been held in an album – scarce                                                                                                    £120

 

  1. THOMSON-PRICE, Louisa Types of Anti-Suffragists [14016] ‘The gentleman who thinks that women ought not to work and therefore under-pays his typist’.  The gentleman depicted is clearly a plutocrat. Louisa Thomson-Price was an early member of the Women’s Freedom League, became a consultant editor of its paper, ‘The Vote’,  and was a director of Minerva Publishing, publisher of the paper. She contributed a series of cartoons – including this one – in 1909/10. Louisa Thomson Price took part in the WFL picket of the House of Commons and was very much in favour of this type of militancy. Very good – scarce                                    £120

 

  1. ‘WHO SPENDS THE TAXES?’ [14009] is the caption – and the printed message down the right-hand side is ‘No Representation’. A little girl, pushing her doll in a pushchair, addresses a boy as he is about to enter a shop. He says ‘Look here – I’m going in here to spend my penny and your penny – I shall buy just what I like with them ’cause I’m a man, and you’ll have to stay outside and take what I geet you, ’cause you’re only a woman’. The artist was H.S. Adkins and the card was published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. The card has a message on the back – but must have been sent in an envelope as it is unstamped and unfranked. Very good                                                                                                                                                            £150

 

  1. WHY WON’T THEY LET THE WOMEN HELP ME? [14226] reprint by the Communist Party of Great Britain of the original Joan Harvey Drew card issued by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Good – unposted                                                                                                                                                                £5

 

  1. YOUNG NEW ZEALAND [13997] cycles on her modern bicycle with its two wheels equal in size. The front one is labelled ‘Male and Female’ and the back one ‘Equal Electoral Rights’.  She calls out to old John Bull who is struggling atop a penny farthing, ‘Oh Grandpapa! what a funny old machine. Why don’t you get one like mine?’ The artist is JHD [Joan Harvey Drew]. Published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Very good- unposted – v scarce                                                                                                                            £120

 

Suffrage Postcards

Commercial Comic Cards

 

  1. ARE WE DOWNHEARTED? NO! [13603] Black and white postcard by Donald McGill – suffragette, holding on to her ‘Votes for Women’ banner, is carried into the Police Court by a policeman – her bottom very much to the fore – her umbrella fallen to the ground. Good –  posted in Battersea on, I think, 24 December 1906                                                                                                                                                              £45

 

  1. ‘AT THE SUFFRAGETTE MEETINGS [13612] you can hear some plain things – and see them too!’ – is the caption to a card showing depictions of suffragettes as buck-toothed old maids. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                                                              £45

 

  1. BUT SURELY MY GOOD WOMAN DON’T YOU YEARN FOR SOMETHING … [13649] The suffragettes are canvassing on the doorstep.  The artist is Arthur Moreland; the publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                                  £45

 

  1. ‘HI! MISS! YER TROWSERS IS A-COMING DOWN’ [12507] shouts tyke to elegant young woman sporting ‘harem’ trousers. Pre-First World War, pub by Felix McGlennon. Not actually ‘suffrage’ but of the time. Very good – very glossy                                                                                                                      £25

 

  1. I PROTEST AGAINST MAN-MADE LAWS [13648] The suffragette is in the dock. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher C.W. Faulkner. Very good – unposted                                                               £45

 

  1. NOW MADAM – WILL YOU GO QUIETLY OR SHALL I HAVE TO USE FORCE? [13650] The suffragette is interrupting a meeting. Artist is Arthur Moreland; publisher is C.W. Faulkner. Fair – unposted                                                                                                                                                              £35

 

  1. ONCE I GET MY LIBERTY, NO MORE WEDDING BELLS FOR ME! [13999] says harrassed dad as his wife walks out the door, leaving him to care for the babies. On the wall is a ‘Votes for Women’ poster. This is an American card sent from Washington to Illinois – but the message carried in the picture is very similar to those of British cards                                                                                                                      £35

 

  1. PETTICOAT GOVERNMENT [14096] presumably the result of enfranchising women – Wife wields poker as her husband crawls out from under the tea table. She says, ‘Come along, come along, come along do, I’ve been waiting here for you’. Good – posted from London to Wincanton on 24 June 1911          £10

 

  1. SOUTHWOLD EXPRESS [13658] ‘A slight engine trouble causes a delay – but is soon remedied’ is the caption. The artist/publisher is Reg Carter – in the ‘Sorrows of Southwold’ series. There are a number of joky cards about the Southwold train. In this one a suffragette sitting in a tree is taking advantage of a breakdown to lob a bomb – shouting ‘Votes for Women’. Very good                                                                   £35

 

  1. SUFFRAGETTE SUMMER FESTIVAL [14227] privately, relatively recently made postcard of suffragettes in elegant white dresses and hats (at least one with what is obviously a purple, green and white belt) standing outside the Empress Rooms in Kensington holding placards to advertise the WSPU Summer Festival. It was at the Festival that Emily Davison spent her last evening before setting off for the Derby. An excellent and interesting image, although not an original photograph.                                                              £12

 

  1. THE LADIES CLUB [14216] Captioned: ‘The Old Order Changeth’ – Edwardian lady is departing the rather arts and crafts sitting room, leavin g herhusband smoking his pipe and darning a sock in front of the fire. As she goes she says ‘Have got a card tournament at the Club old chappie. You needn’t sit up. Ta, Ta!’  The card is one of Ladies’ Club series depicting women and club life from different angles. The card was posted in Colchester in 1906. Very good                                                                                                           £12

 

  1. THE SUFFRAGETTE Addresses a meeting of Citizens [13620] A card from a Raphael Tuck series. ‘the Suffragette’ – masculinized, wild-eyed, and wearing a boater and tie harangues a few snotty-nosed childrenIn Raphael Tuck ‘The Suffragette’ Good – posted in 1908                                                    £45

 

  1. THEM PESKY SUFFRAGETTES WANTS EVERYTHING FOR THEMSELVES [14000] says old man confronted with a door labelled ‘For Ladies Only’. A US postcard. Fine – unposted          £30

 

  1. A THING OF THE PAST, OLD DEAR. [13667] Harridan – wispy hair, big feet, short skirt – being carried off by policeman – while her companion, with ‘Votes for Women’ placard, looks on. Fair – a little creased – an English card originally but issued here, I think, by an American publisher. Certainly it was posted in the US to a Nevada address in 1908                                                                                                               £20

 

  1. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT [13550] ‘And these are the members who’ve been sitting late/Coming out arm in arm, from a lengthy debate…’ Fashionably dressed couple, he in top hat and frock coat emerge, engaged in reasonable discussion, from the Houses of Parliament. An ink line at under the text carries the message ‘Will we ever live to see this.’ In BB London Series. Very good – posted in Clapton on 12 May 1909.                                                                                                                                                    £45

 

  1. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT [13552] ‘And this is the home of the poor suffragette/And there’s room for a great many more of them in it yet…’ Burly suffragette being taken in hand by a policeman – with the towers of Holloway in the background. In BB London series. Very good- unposted         £45

 

  1. THIS IS THE HOUSE THAT MAN BUILT [13610] ‘The House that our statesmen for years have controlled/Ruling the world with mind fearless and bold/Can Woman expect to rule such a House/She that’s afraid of a poor little mouse….’ Suffragettes stands on stool as mouse scuttles past – with House of Commons in background. Good – posted 1912                                                                                                   £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SERIES:COMPARISONS The Attitude of Politicians towards Women’s Suffrage [13808] 1) At Election Time (when the politician willingly accepts a petition) 2) At Westminster (when a policeman holds the suffragette back as she tries to present a petition to an MP). Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good -uncommon – unposted                                                                                         £38

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Gimme a Vote You Cowards [13605] Printed in red and balck on white – policemen have a suffragette flat on the ground – while other comrades demosntrate around. Good – has been posted, but stamp removed                                                                                      £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Give Us a Vote Ducky! Oh do, There’s a Dear [13606] wheedle three women as they make up to an aging gent. The caption reads ‘Why not try the Good Old Way?’ The sender has added little ink comments of her own (at least I think the sender was a woman). Good. Posted on 17 August 1907.                                                                                                                             £45

 

  1. VALENTINE SUFFRAGETTE SERIES Safe in the Arms of a Policeman [13604] Printed in red and black on white – dishevelled viragos are carried away by red-faced policemen. Good                                                                                                                                                   £45

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES An Appeal to John Bull  [13811] The epigraph is :’The woman’s cause is man’s; they rise or fall/Together, dwarfed or godlike, bound or free’. Tennyson.The suffragette in prison holds out her hands for help from a surly John Bull who has turned his back to her. Staged photographic scene in colour. Good – with a spot of surface lost near the bottom of the card and graze to a piece of the text       £45

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES A Suffragette in Prison [13812] ‘The long dark night is almost gone,/And freedom’s morn is drawing near;/From prison cell she sees the dawn/Of woman’s liberty appear’ is the caption. Staged photographic scene – of suffragette standing on her stool to look out of the window of her cell – in colour. Good -with a spot of the surface lost near the bottom of the card and slight marking to left of text. Unposted                                                                                                                                             £38

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES The Visiting Magistrate (Scene, In Holloway Prison) [13813] Magistrate: ‘What can I do for you? Have you any complaints to make?’ Suffragette: ‘Yes, I have one demand – Votes for Women’. Staged photographic scene in colour. Very good – unposted                                              £38

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES:COMPARISONS Comparisons are Odious [13809] 1) The male political prisoner (sits in his cell equipped with bookcase, wine and cigar) 2) The female political prisoner (the suffragette sits in her bare cell holding her duster and skilly).Staged photographic scenes in colour. Very good – uncommon – unposted                                                                                                                                            £38

 

  1. VALENTINE’S SERIES:COMPARISONS Oh, what a Difference! [13810] 1) Reception of a Constitutional Deputation to the British Parliament at Westminster (the suffragettes, holding their petition, approach a line of policemen – beneath a sign saying ‘St Stephens 1/4 mile’ 2) Its result (the suffragette is marched away by the police. Staged photographic scenes in colour. Fine – uncommon – unposted                 £50

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN: OUR VIEWS AT SOUTHEND-ON-SEA [13944] Sufragette with purple, white and green ribbon around her hat and a purple, white and green tie is holding a ‘Votes for Women’ placard (which incorporates the Sylvia Pankhurst-designed angel motif), advertising ‘Our Views at Southend-on-Sea’. Behind are two photos of Southend’s pier and front. Similar cards were produced for various other seaside resorts.                                                                                                                                                 £35

 

  1. WHEN WOMEN VOTE: Washing Day [13636] Father is in the kitchen bathing baby, while his wife and her friends sit in the parlour playing cards and eating chocolates – commenting ‘Yes, my old man is a lazy old wretch’. And that’s what will happen when women have the vote. Mitchell and Watkins series. Posted in 1908                                                                                                                                                     £45

 

General Non-Fiction

 

  1. 500 HOUSEWIVES Five Hundred Household Hints Country Life 1926 [13563] The hints originated in ‘House & Garden’ – supplied by readers. Very good £8

 

  1. ALLEN, Jennifer (ed) Lesbian Philosophies and Cultures State University of New York Press 1990 [5164] Paper covers – very good £5

 

  1. ALLSOPP, Anne The Education and Employment of Girls in Luton, 1874-1924: widening opportunities and lost freedoms Boydell Press/Bedfordshire Historical Record Society 2005 [10963] Examines the education of Luton girls and its relationship with employment opportunities. Mint in d/w £20

 

  1. ANDREWS, Maggie The Acceptable Face of Feminism: the Women’s Institute as a social movement Lawrence & Wishart 1997 [9533] Soft covers – mint £9

 

  1. ANON Enquire Inside For Everything You Want to Know In Your Domestic and Social Life W. Foulsham no date [1930s?] [13576] Paper covers – good – some foxing £4

 

  1. Anon The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Shopping Retail Trading Standards Association no date [1935] [13564] ‘How to be sure of getting value for money. How to be sure of distinguising good quality from bad. How to be sure of paying the right price.’ Card covers – very good £10

 

  1. ANON You And I Cookery Book: an effort to meet a need in the cheapest form Birling Publishing Co no date [1930s?/1940s?] [13577] A spin-off of the ‘You and I’ magazine, published in connected with the YWCA. ‘Over 1000 carefully seleccted household hints and reccipes’. I can’t work out when this was published – it contains several recipes with ‘War-time’ in their titles – but am not sure if this is looking back to WW1 or whether it was published during WW2. But others seem to use a surprising amount of sugar and eggs for cooking in a time of strict rationing. But, whenever, ‘Economy’, was the watchword. Paper covers – front cover present but detached – back cover missing £2

 

  1. BALFOUR, Margaret and YOUNG, Ruth The Work of Medical Women in India OUP 1929 [14125] With a foreword by Mary Scharlieb. Very good internally – cloth covers good – extremely scarce £55 SOLD

 

  1. BASCH, Françoise Relative Creatures: Victorian women in society and the novel Schocken Books 1974 [13467] Very good £4

 

  1. (BERRY) Lewis Melville (ed) The Berry Papers: being the correspondence hitherto unpublished of Mary and Agnes Berry (1763-1852) John Lane 1914 [13674] Most engaging letters. With numerous illustrations. Very good £18

 

  1. BERRY, Mrs Edward And MICHAELIS, Madame (eds) 135 Kindergarten Songs and Games Charles and Dible, no date [1881] [9035] ‘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

 

  1. BLACK, Clementina Sweated Industry and the Minimum Wage Duckworth 1907 [11756] With an introduction by A.G. Gardiner, chairman of the executive committee of the National Anti-Sweating League £45 SOLD

 

  1. BLAIR, Kirstie Form & Faith in Victorian Poetry & Religion OUP 2012 [13693] By assessing the discourses of church architecture and liturgy the author demonstrates that Victorian poets both reflected on and affected ecclesiastical practices – and then focuses on particular poems to show how High Anglican debates over formal worship were dealt with by Dissenting, Broad Church, and Roman Catholic poets and other writers. Features major poets such as the Browning, Tennyson, Hopkins, Rossetti and Hardy – as well as many minor writers. Mint in d/w (pub price £62) £35

 

  1. BLUM, Deborah Ghost Hunters Century 2006 [9861] Study of the Society for Psychical Research, founded in 1882. Soft covers – mint £4

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 15 HMSO 1905 [12182] ‘School Training for the Home Duties of Women. part 1 The Teaching of “Domestic Science” in the United States of America’. Exhaustive – 374pp – paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £10

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION Special Reports on Educational Subjects vol 19 HMSO 1907 [12233] ‘School Training for the Home Duties of Women. Part III The Domestic Training of Girls in Germany and Austria’. Paper wrappers marked and worn -internally good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £8

 

  1. Boucé, Paul-Gabriel (ed) Sexuality in 18th-century Britain Manchester University Press 1982 [11034] Includes essays by Roy Porter, Ruth Perry and Pat Rogers – among others. Very good in d/w £24

 

  1. BRAITHWAITE, Brian And BARRELL, Joan The Business of Women’s Magazines Kogan Page, 2nd ed 1988 [13721] Fine £8

 

  1. BRANDON, Ruth Other People’s Daughters: the life and times of the governess Weidenfeld & Nicolson 2008 [11942] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. BRITTAIN, Vera Lady Into Woman: a history of women from Victoria to Elizabeth II Andrew Dakers 1953 [13161] Good – though ex-public library £8

 

  1. BRUMBERG, Joan Jacobs Fasting Girls: the history of anorexia nervosa Vintage 2000 [11925] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. BRYANT, Margaret The Unexpected Revolution: a study in the history of the education of women and girls in the nineteenth century University of London Institute of Education [14116] An excellent study. Soft covers – fine £18

 

  1. BURSTALL, Sara A. The Story of the Manchester High School for Girls 1871-1911 Manchester University Press 1911 [14213] Cover marked and faded – internally good. Scarce                         £38

 

  1. BY THE AUTHOR OF ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING The Reason Why: Domestic Science Houlston & Sons c 1900? reprint [13573] First published in 1869 to give ‘Intelligible Reasons for the Various Duties which a Housewife has to Perform’. Introducing ‘science’ into the ‘domestic’. Answers to such questions as ‘Why does flesh when much boiled become tasteless and stringy?’; ‘Why do we blow the fire?’; ‘Why should hair too distant from the eyebrows be parted only in the centre?’; ‘Why is it necessar to turn mattresses at frequent intervals’ etc etc. Good £8

 

  1. BYRNE, Katherine Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination CUP 2010 [13430] Explores the representations of tuberculosis in 19th-century literature and culture. fears about gender roles, degeneration, national efficiency and sexual transgression all play their part in the portrayal of ‘consumption’, a disease which encompassed a variety of cultural associations. Mint in d/w (pub price £55) £35

 

221.CALVERTON, V.F. and SCHMALHAUSEN, S.D. (eds) Sex in Civilsation  Macaulay Co (NY) 1929 (reprint) [12650] With an introduction by Havelock Ellis. Contributors include Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale, Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Margaret Sanger. Good – 719pp – heavy                                            £12

 

  1. CHAPMAN, Beatrice Wallis And CHAPMAN, Mary Wallis Status of Women Under English Law: a compendious epitome of legislative enactments and social and political events arranged as a continuous narrative with references to authorities and acts of Parliament George Routledge 1909 [13800] ‘..rendering easily accessible the main facts of the political position of women from 1066 to the present-day.’ Good – and scarce. £65

 

  1. 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 [9555] 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

 

  1. CHASE, Ellen Tenant Friends in Old Deptford Williams and Norgate 1929 [13804] With an introduction from the work of Octavia Hill. Ellen Chase (1863-1949) was an American who in 1886 came over from Boston to work with Octavia Hill. The book begins with a chapter describing ‘The management of houses on the Octavia Hill plan’ and ends with ‘Notes on house management’ – in between are descriptions of life in the slum ‘courts’ of Deptford. This copy bears the ownership inscription of ‘Elizabeth Sturge 2 Durdham Park Bristol’ (a house that, incidentally, now bears a blue plaque recording her occupancy) – one of Bristol’s pioneers in the field of women’s suffrage and women’s education Very good – scarce £85

 

  1. CLAPP, Elizabeth and JEFFREY, Julie Roy (eds) Women, Dissent and Anti-Slavery in Britain and America, 1790-1865 OUP 2011 [13422] Essays by David Turley, Timothy Whelan, Alison Twells, Clare Midgeley, Carol Lasser, Julie Roy Jeffrey, Stacey robertson and Judie Newman – with an Introduction by Elizabeth Clapp. Mint in d/w (pub price £60) £25

 

  1. CLARKE, Patricia The Governesses: letters from the colonies 1862-1882 Hutchinson 1985 [12463] Fine in fine d/w £7

 

  1. COHEN, Monica Professional Domesticity in the Victorian Novel: women, work and home CUP 1998 [12419] Offers new readings of narratives by Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Dickens, George Eliot, Emily Eden etc to show how domestic work, the most feminine of all activities, gained much of its social credibility by positioning itself in relation to the emergent professions. Soft cover – fine £25

 

  1. COLLET, Clara Report by Miss Collet of the Statistics of Employment of Women and Girls HMSO 1894 [7203] Report prepared under the aegis of the Board of Trade – Employment of Women (Labour Department). Very good – 152pp – bound into new protective card covers £65 SOLD

 

  1. COLLET, Clara Report by Miss Collet on the Money Wages of Indoor Domestic Servants HMSO 1899 [7207] Women workers were in the overwhelming majority of those considered in this report. Fascinating information. Very good in original card covers £55

 

  1. CORNFORD, L. Cope And YERBURY, F.R. Roedean School Ernest Benn 1927 [4826] Large format – heavily illustrated – photographs and line drawings – good internally, spine cloth split £5

 

  1. CRAIG, Elizabeth Housekeeping Collins 1947 [13047] With many photographs. In ‘Elizabeth Craig’s Household Library’ series. Good in torn d/w £8

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Elizabeth Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle Francis Boutle 2009 (r/p) [12677] Pioneering access to education at all levels for women, including training for the professions, the women of the Garrett circle opened the way for women to gain employment in medicine, teaching, horticulture and interiior design – and were also deeply involved in the campaign for women’s suffrage. Soft covers, large format, over 70 illustrations. Mint – new book £25

 

  1. DAVID, Deirdre (ed) The Cambridge Companion to the Victorian Novel CUP 2012 (2nd ed) [13411] This second edition includes essays by Kate Flint, Caroline Levine, Nancy Armstrong, Lyn Pykett and Clare Pettit – amongst others. Soft covers – mint £15

 

  1. DAVIES, Emily Thoughts On Some Questions Relating to Women, 1860-1908 Bowes and Bowes (Cambridge) 1910 [13774] A selection of papers written by Emily Davies between 1860 and 1908. This copy bears the ink ms. inscription ‘Presented by Rev J. Ll. Davies D.D. This name, however, has been mistranscribed on label of The Working Men’s College Library – to which it was presented – as ‘Rev J.H. Davies D.D.’. John Llewelyn Davies was, of course, the very influential, liberal and supportive brother of Emily Davies. First edition, maroon cloth on cover a little marked and with a stain on free front endpapers. Otherwise clean and tight – with excellent photograph of Miss Davies as frontispiece. A scarce book £80 SOLD

 

  1. DICKENS, Andrea Janelle Female Mystic: great women thinkers of the Middle Ages I.B. Tauris 2009 [11947] Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. DON VANN, J. and VANARSDEL, Rosemary T. (eds) Periodicals of Queen Victoria’s Empire: an exploration University of Toronto Press 1996 [9600] Fine in fine d/w £18

 

  1. DYHOUSE, Carol Feminism and the Family in England 1880-1939 Basil Blackwell 1989 [11224] Soft covers – very good £12

 

  1. ELLIS, Mrs Sarah Stickney The Select Works Henry G. Langley (New York) 1844 [11234] 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

 

  1. FINDLAY, J.J. (ed) The Young Wage-Earner and the Problem of His Education: essays and reports Sigwick and Jackson 1918 [8026] For ‘His Education’ read also ‘Hers’. The essays include: ‘From Home Life to Industrial Life: with special reference to adolescent girls, by James Shelley, prof of education, University College, Southampton; ‘The Young Factory Girl’ by emily Matthias, superintendent of women employees, the Phoenix Dynamo Manufacturing Co, Bradford and the reports include: ‘Working Girls and Trade Schools (London)’ by Theodora Pugh and ‘The Sons and Daughters of Farming Folk’ by J.J. Findlay. Very good
    £25

 

  1. FREVERT, Ute Women in German History: from bourgeois emancipation to sexual liberation Berg 1989 [5066] Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. FRYE, Susan And ROBERTSON, Karen (Eds) Maids and Mistresses, Cousins and Queens: women’s alliances in early modern England OUP 1999 [7435] 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 £28

 

  1. GATHORNE-HARDY, Jonathan The Rise and Fall of the British Nanny Victorian (& Modern History) Book Club 1972 [2578] Good in d/w £3

 

  1. GILBERT, Sandra And GUBAR, Susan No Man’s Land: the place of the woman writer in the twentieth century Yale University Press 1994 [8899] Vol 3 – ‘Letters From the Front’ .477pp – mint in d/w £25

 

  1. GOLDSMITH, Margaret Women and the Future Lindsay Drummond 1946 [12101] A study of what the position was likely to be in the post-Second World War world. Scarce.Fine – in very slightly chipped d/w £25

 

  1. GOLLANCZ, Victor (ed) The Making of Women: Oxford essays in feminism Allen & Unwin 2n ed, 1918 [13782] Contributions from, among others, Maude Royden and Eleanor Rathbone. Good – scarce £65

 

  1. HARTLEY, C. GASQUOINE Motherhood and the Relationship of the Sexes Eveleigh Nash 1917 [13724] Includes a chapter ‘The Position of Women as Affected by the War’. Good – uncommon £10

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline Teach Yourself Household Electricity English Universities Press, 3rd ed 1953 [14121] ‘It is but a short span in time since electric cookers and fires, vacuum-cleaners and washing-machines were timidly approached novelties, since electricity in the home meant electric light and little else; yet see to-day how far the well-electrified home outstrips these meagre limitations, how commonplace a sight is a well-equipped kitchen’. Good in torn d/w £5

 

  1. HASLETT, Caroline (ed) The Electrical Handbook For Women The English Universities Press Ltd, 3rd ed 1939 [14122] Packed with information – diagrams and photographs. Very good in chipped d/w £12

 

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Social Issues, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983 [12150] Volume II of ‘The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883’. Fine £15

 

  1. HELSINGER, Elizabeth K. Et Al (eds) The Woman Question: Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883 Manchester University Press 1983 [12151] Vol 1, ‘Defining Voices’. Focuses on representative texts, figures and controversies for what they reveal about the general character of the Woman Question rather than their historical connections with earlier and later phases of the debate. Fine £15

 

  1. HESSELGRAVE, Ruth Avaline Lady Miller and the Batheaston Literary Circle Yale University Press 1927 [3020] An 18th-century Bath literary salon. Lady Miller was the first English woman to describe her travels in Italy. Fine £55

 

  1. HILL, Georgiana Women in English Life: from mediaeval to modern times Richard Bentley 1896 [10453] An excellent study – in two volumes. Most of the second volume is devoted to the position of women at the end of the 19th century – written by one who was very much involved with the woman’s movement. Very good – a little bumped at top and bottom of spine. A scarce set £75

 

  1. HOFFMAN, P.C. They Also Serve: the story of the shop worker Porcupine Press 1949 [13735] Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. HOLCOMBE, Lee Victorian Ladies at Work: middle-class working women in England and Wales 1850-1914 David & Charles 1973 [11226] Very good in chipped d/w £25

 

  1. HOLDSWORTH, Angela Out of the Doll’s House: the story of women in the 20th century BBC 1988 (r/p) [4809] Paper covers – very good £5

 

  1. HOLLIS, Patricia Ladies Elect: women in English local government 1865-1914 OUP 1987 [13264] Excellent study. Paper covers – good – now a scarce book £23

 

  1. HOLT, Anne A Ministry To The Poor: being a history of the Liverpool Domestic Mission Society, 1836-1936 Henry Young (Liverpool) 1936 [9243] Very good – scarce £45

 

  1. HORSFIELD, Margaret Biting the Dust: the joys of housework Fourth Estate 1997 [10183] Mint in d/w £5

 

  1. (HUTCHINSON) Kathleen Coburn (ed) The Letters of Sara Hutchinson from 1800 to 1835 Routledge 1954 [9604] Friend of Mary and William Wordsworth – loved by Coleridge. Good £18

 

  1. JAMES, Selma Sex, Race and Class Falling Wall Press 1975 [13193] Paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £5

 

  1. JEFFREYS, Sheila The Spinster and Her Enemies: feminism and sexuality 1880-1930 Pandora 1985 [12445] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. JOHNSON, Patricia E. Hidden Hands: working-class women and Victorian social-problem fiction Ohio University Press 2001 [10784] ‘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

 

  1. KAPLAN, Cora Sea Changes: culture and feminism Verso 1986 [12414] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. KAPLAN, Gisela Contemporary Western European Feminism Allen & Unwin 1992 [4983] Fine in d/w £5

 

  1. KENEALY, Arabella Feminism and Sex-Extinction E.P. Dutton & Co (NY) 1920 [12107] Anti-feminist eugenicist polemic. US edition is scarce. Very good internally – cloth cover a little bumped and rubbed                                                                                                                                                              £25

 

  1. KERTZER, David and BARBAGLIO, Marzio (eds) Family Life in the Long Nineteenth Century 1789-1913 Yale University Press 2002 [11037] A collection of essays under the headings: Economy and Family Organization: State, Religion, Law and the Family; Demographic Forces; Family Relations. 420pp Heavy. Mint in d/w £18

 

  1. KIRKHAM, Margaret Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction Harvester 1983 [12415] Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. KLEIN, Viola Working Wives: a survey of facts and opinions concerning the gainful employment of married women in Britain Institute of Personnel Management no date (1960) [12267] A survey carried out in co-operation with Mass Observation Ltd. Paper covers faded – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £10 SOLD

 

  1. LEE, Julia Sun-Joo The American Slave Narrative and the Victorian Novel OUP 2010 [13436] Investigates the shaping influence of the American slave narrative on the Victorian novel in the years between the British Abolition Act and the American Emancipation Proclamation – and argues that Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Gaskell, Thackeray and Dickens integrated into their works generic elements of the slave narrative. Mint in d/w (pub price £40) £15

 

  1. LEVINE, Philippa Victorian Feminism 1850-1900 Hutchinson 1987 [13727] Paper covers – very good £5

 

  1. LEWIS, Judith Schneid In the Family Way: childbearing in the British aristocracy, 1760-1860 Rutgers University Press 1986 [8652] Very good in slightly chipped d/w £25

 

  1. LIDDINGTON, Jill The Long Road to Greenham: feminism and anti-militarism in Britain since 1820 Virago 1989 [7630] Soft covers – very good £10

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Life As We Have Known it by Co-operative Working Women Virago 1977 [13729] First published in 1931- with an introduction by Virginia Woolf. Soft covers – good £5

 

  1. LLEWELYN DAVIES, Margaret (ed) Maternity: letters from working women collected by the Women’s Co-operative Guild Virago 1984 (r/p) [12143] First published in 1915. Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. LOANE, M. An Englishman’s Castle Edward Arnold 1909 [9060] Martha Loane was a district nurse – this study of the homes of the poor is the result of her social investigation. Good £18

 

  1. LOFTIE, W.J. A Plea for Art in the House: with special reference to the economy of collecting works of art, and the importance of taste in education and morals Macmillan 1879 (r/p) [13338] First published in 1876 – around the same time as Rhoda and Agnes Garrett’s book in the same series ‘Art at Home’ – and evincing many of the same touchstone’s of taste in home decoration. Goodish – a little rubbed and bumped £18

 

  1. LOOTENS, Tricia Lost Saints: silence, gender, and Victorian literary canonization University Press of Virginia 1996 [12398] Fine in d/w £35

 

  1. LYNCH, Mary Sewing Made Easy The World’s Work 1940 [13572] Co-published with Garden City Books (NY). How to make your 1940 costume – acknowledgement is made to Simplicity Patterns many of whose patterns are included in the book. Very good – large format £8

 

  1. MCCANN, Jean Thomas Howell and the School at Llandaff D. Brown (Cowbridge) 1972 [10608] Good – ex-university library £15

 

  1. MACCARTHY, B.G. The Female Pen; women writers and novelists 1621-1818 Cork University Press 1994 [12412] First published in 1944, this edition with an introduction by Janet Todd. Soft covers – 530pp – fine £12

 

  1. MCGREGOR, O.R. Divorce in England: a centenary study Heinemann 1957 [10426] Very good in d/w £10

 

  1. MCQUISTON, Liz Women in Design: a contemporary view Trefoil 1988 [5013] Highlights the work of 43 designers from Britain, the US, Europe and Japan. Very good in d/w £5

 

  1. MALMGREEN, Gail Neither Bread nor Roses: utopian feminists and the English working class, 1800-1850 John L. Noyce (Brighton). 1978 (r/p) [9147] A ‘Studies in Labour’ pamphlet – 44pp. Soft covers – very good £15

 

  1. MALVERY, Olive Christian Baby Toilers Hutchinson 1907 [8216] A study of the child workers of Edwardian Britain. Good £38

 

  1. MANNIN, Ethel Practitioners of Love: some aspects of the human phenomenon Hutchinson 1969 [2689] A study of ‘Civilised Man’s inordinate capacity for the biological and psychological process called “falling in love”‘. Perhaps Ethel Mannin is ripe for reappraisal. Very good in d/w £3

 

  1. MARKS, Lara Metropolitan Maternity maternity and infant welfare services in early 20th century London Rodopi 1996 [11624] Soft covers – fine £22

 

  1. MARTIN, Jane Women and the Politics of Schooling in Victorian and Edwardian England Leicester University Press 1999 [10781] Mint (pub price £65) £35

 

  1. MASON, Michael The Making of Victorian Sexuality OUP 1994 [10599] Fine in d/w      £14

 

  1. MEWS, Hazel Frail Vessels: woman’s role in women’s novels from Fanny Burney to George Eliot Athlone Press 1969 [3801] Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. MILL, John Stuart The Subjection of Women Longmans, Green, Reader & Dyer 1869 (2nd ed) [13460] In original mustard embossed cloth – top inch or so of spine split and frayed. With faded shelf-mark sticker on spine and label on front paste-down of the Burnley Mechanics’ Institute. Front inside hinge a little stretched. Otherwise good internally. I’m pleased to think that the members of the Mechanics’ Institute took such an obvious interest in the subject. £85

 

  1. MINISTRY OF LABOUR & NATIONAL SERVICE Report on Post-War Organisation of Private Domestic Employment HMSO 1945 [13836] Interesting snapshot of society on the cusp of change. Paper covers – fine – 26pp £12

 

  1. MORRIS, A.J.A (ed) Edwardian Radicalism, 1900-1914: some aspects of British radicalism Routledge 1974 [1489] Articles on ‘The Radical Press’, ‘1906: Revival and Revivalism’ (by Stephen Koss), ‘H.G. Wells and the Fabian Society’ (by Margaret Cole); ‘Socialism and progressivism in the political thought of Ramsay MacDonald’, amongst others – but no mention of the women’s movement. Times change, I doubt that such an omission would pass muster now. Very good in d/w                                                                        £10

 

  1. MUMM, Susan (ed) All Saints Sisters of the Poor: an Anglican Sisterhood in the 19th century Boydel Press/Church of England Record Society 2001 [10964] A history of the Sisterhood that was founded by Harriet Brownlow Byron in 1850 to work in the slums of Marylebone – but then spread its net much wider. This volume comprises material drawn from the Sisterhood’s archives. V. interesting. Mint £30

 

  1. NORWICH HIGH SCHOOL 1875-1950 privately printed, no date [1950] [9612] A GPDST school. Very good internally – green cloth covers sunned – ex-university library £15

 

  1. ORRINSMITH, Mrs The Drawing Room: its decoration and furniture Macmillan 1877 [9344] 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 £45

 

  1. OSBORNE, Honor And MANISTY, Peggy A History of the Royal School for Daughters of Officers of the Army 1864-1965 Hodder & Stoughton 1966 [10609] Good – ex-university library £12

 

  1. PALMER, Beth Women’s Authorship and Editorship in Victorian Culture OUP 2011 [13432] Draws on extensive periodical and archival material to bring new perspectives to the study of sensation fiction in the Victorian period. Mint in d/w (pub price £60) £35

 

  1. PAPWORTH, L. Wyatt and ZIMMERN, Dorothy M. The Occupations of Women according to the census of England and Wales, 1911 Women’s Industrial Council 1914 [14190] Soft covers – very good – ex-Women’s Library £20 SOLD

 

  1. PHILLIPS, M. And TOMPKINSON, W.S. English Women in Life and Letters OUP 1927 [9151] 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

 

  1. PHILLIPS, Margaret Mann Willingly to School: memories of York College for Girls 1919-1924 Highgate Publications 1989 [13124] Good in card covers – though ex-library £10

 

  1. POOVEY, Mary Uneven Developments: the ideological work of gender in mid-Victorian England Virago 1989 [13730] Paper covers – fine £12

 

  1. RAPPOPORT, Jill Giving Women: alliance and exchange in Victorian culture OUP 2012 [13413] examines the literary expression and cultural consequences of English women’s giving from the 1820s to the First World War – in the work of Charlotte Bronte, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Elizabeth Gaskell and Christina Rossetti – as well as in literary annuals and political pamphlets. Through giving, women redefined the primary allegiances of teh everyday lives, forged public coalitions, and advanced campaigns for abolition, slum reform, eugenics, and suffrage. Mint in d/w (pub price £45.99) £32

 

  1. RENDALL, Jane The Origins of Modern Feminism: women in Britain, France and the United States 1780-1860 Macmillan 1985 [9461] Soft covers – very good £15

 

  1. ROBINSON, Annabel, PURKIS, John, MASSING, Ann A Florentine Procession: a painting by Jane Benham Hay at Homerton College, Cambridge Homestead Press (Cambridge) 1997 [2465] A study of the Pre-raphaelite style painting and its artist – who was a friend of Bessie Rayner Parkes. With colour reproduction of the large painting. Paper covers – mint £8

 

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Angels of Albion: women of the Indian mutiny Viking 1996 [4240] Very good in rubbed d/w £8

 

  1. ROBINSON, Jane Pandora’s Daughters: the secret history of enterprising women Constable 2002 [11214] A study of 100 or so women, over 25 centuries, who chose to make an independent way through life. Fine in d/w £10

 

  1. ROYDEN, A. Maude Political Christianity G.P. Putnams’ 1923 (r/p) [13120] Dedicated to members of the Guildhouse congregation. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £8

 

  1. SALES, Roger Jane Austen and Representations of Regency England Routledge 1996 [11362] Soft covers – mint £15

 

  1. SEARLE, Arthur (ed) Barrington Family Letters 1628-1632 Royal Historical Society 1983 [10955] In the main letters to Lady Joan Barrington, the focal point of the extended family, the dowager and respected matriarch on a recognisable early 17th-century pattern. Very good £12

 

  1. SEIDLER, Victor The Achilles Heel Reader: men, sexual politics and socialism Routledge 1991 [5302] Paper covers – mint £5

 

  1. SHIMAN, Lilian Women and Leadership in Nineteenth-Century England Macmillan 1992 [4783] Fine in d/w (which has slight tear at top of spine) £28

 

  1. SHOWALTER, Elaine Inventing Herself: claiming a feminist intellectual heritage Picador 2001 [11934] An exploration of feminist intellectuals from the 18th century to the present – from Mary Wollstonecraft to Naomi Woolf. Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £15

 

  1. SPROULE, Anna The Social Calendar Blandford Press 1978 [4639] Takes us through the Season. Very good in d/w £5

 

  1. STAFFORD, H.M. Queenswood: the first sixty years 1894-1954 privately printed 1954 [9643] History of the school. Good – ex-college library £12

 

  1. STANLEY, Liz Et Al (eds) Auto/Biography: Bulletin of the British Sociological Association Study Group on Auto/Biography (1993) [10494] Vol 2, no 1 ‘Research Practices’. Soft covers – fine £9

 

  1. STENTON, Doris Mary The English Woman in History Allen & Unwin 1957 [8440] Good reading copy – ex-library £15

 

  1. TAYLOR, Barbara Mary Wollstonecraft and the Feminist Imagination CUP 2003 [11898] Soft covers – fine £17

 

  1. TAYLOR, Jane Contributions of Q.Q. Jackson & Walford 5th ed, 1855 [1699] The majority of these essays were first published in the ‘Youth’s Magazine’, between 1816 and 1822. Good in original cloth     £15

 

  1. THE EDITOR OF ‘ENQUIRE WITHIN UPON EVERYTHING’ The Practical Housewife: a complete encyclopaedia of domestic economy and family medical guide Houlston & Sons new ed, no date [c 1890s?] [13569] ‘Will lessen the cares of domestic management, aid the practice of household economy and prove a help in many emergencies.’ The index runs from ‘Ablution, the importance of’ to ‘Zinc ointment’. Good £10

 

  1. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEAR BOOK AND DIRECTORY 1904 A & C Black 1904 [10837] Indispensable source of information. Very good internally in library binding £80

 

  1. THE ENGLISHWOMAN’S YEARBOOK AND DIRECTORY 1901 A & C Black 1901 [11770] Ed by Emily Janes. Packed with information. Good internally – cloth covers marked – scarce £80

 

  1. THE POETRY REVIEW The Saint Catherine Press May 1912 [14151] Special ‘Women Poets’ issue. Includes articles on Christina Rossetti, Alice Meynell and Katherine Tynan – and reviews of others – such as Lady Margaret Sackville, Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne,Lilian Sauter, Zoe Akins etc. Paper covers – good £18

 

  1. TOBIN, Beth Fowkes Superintending the Poor: charitable ladies and paternal landlords in British fiction, 1770-1860 Yale University Press 1993 [9806] Mint in d/w £18

 

  1. TODD, Janet Gender, Art and Death Continuum (NY) 1993 [3972] Mint in d/w      £14

 

  1. TYLECOTE, Mabel The Education of Women at Manchester University 1883 to 1933 Manchester University Press 1941 [13139] With a newscutting obituary of Dame Mabel Tylecote laid in. Good – scarce £40

 

  1. VALENZE, Deborah The First Industrial Woman OUP 1995 [10786] Examines the underlying assumptions about gender and work that informed the transformation of English society, and in turn, ideas about economic progress. Charts the birth of a new economic order resting on social and sexual hierarchies which remain a part of our contemporary lives. Soft covers – mint £15

 

  1. VINCE, Mrs Millicent Decoration and Care of the Home W. Collins 1923 [12870] Mrs Vince had been a pupil of the pioneer ‘House Decorator’, Agnes Garrett. Very good in rubbed d/w £18

 

  1. WANDOR, Michelene Post-War British Drama: looking back in gender Routledge, revised edition 2001 [5897] Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. WEBSTER’S ROYAL RED BOOK or Court and Fashionable Register for May 1876 Webster and Larkin 1876 [12154] A London street guide (Abbey Gardens, St John’s Wood to Young St, Kensington) giving the names of individual householders – combined with a list of the names and addresses of the ‘Fashionable’ – a wide swathe of middle-class London. A very useful directory. In fair condition – very good internally -clean and tight – but decorative, gilt embossed cloth is rubbed and sewing has parted at inside back cover. This early directory is quite scarce £30

 

  1. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) John Windle Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: a bibliography of the first and early editions with briefer notes on later editions and translations Oak Knoll Press 2nd ed. 2000 [14229] Fine £5

 

  1. WOLPE, Anne-Marie Some Processes in Sexist Education Women’s Research and Resources Centre 1977 [6635] Explorations in Feminism series no1977. Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. 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) [10612] Good £12

 

General Biography

 

  1. The Ladies’ Who’s Who (with which is incorporated the Ladies’ Court Book and Guide – including Anglo-American Section) The International Art & Publishing Co, Ltd 1923 [13709] 759-pp of biographical reference – and advertisements. Good and tight in red cloth covers decorated in gilt £55

 

334.(ADDAMS) Louise Knight Jane Addams: Spirit in Action Norton 2011 [13405] Biography of the US campaigner for international peace and social justice. Mint in d/w                                                    £10

 

  1. ALLEN, Alexandra Travelling Ladies: Victorian Adventuresses [13198] 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

 

  1. (ALLEN) John C. Hirsh Hope Emily Allen: medieval scholarship and feminism Pilgrim Books (Oklahoma) 1988 [11995] Biography of an American medieval scholar, born in 1883 – who spent time at Newnham. Fine £15

 

  1. (ALVAREZ) Al Alvarez Where Did it All Go Right: an autobioraphy Richard Cohen Books 1999 [12013] Poet, critic, novelist, poker player , rock climber- and friend of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Fine in fine d/w £6

 

  1. (AMBERLEY) Bertrand and Patricia Russell (eds) The Amberley Papers: the letters and diaries of Lord and Lady Amberley Hogarth Press 1937 [11044] The epitome of radical liberalism in the mid-19th-century. Both died tragically young. Good £45

 

  1. ANON (Agnes Maud Davies) A Book with Seven Seals Cayme Press 1928 [8552] First edition of a classic of Victorian childhood – I think perhaps it is a ‘faction’ – am not sure that it is actually a memoir. If I said that it strikes me as having a hint of Rachel Ferguson about it, those that are familiar with her work will know what I mean. The author’s name was withheld for this first edition. An elegant book – cover a little blotched £15

 

  1. (ARNOLD-FOSTER) T.W. Moody and R.A.J. Hawkins (eds) Florence Arnold-Foster’s Irish Journal OUP 1988 [1043] She was the niece and adopted daughter of W.E. Foster. The journals covers the years 1880-1882 when he was chief secretary for Ireland.  Fine in slightly rubbed d/w                                      £10

 

  1. (ASHBURTON) Virginia Surtees The Ludovisi Goddess: the life of Louisa Lady Ashburton Michael Russell 1984 [8886] She was possibly proposed to by Browning – and was the patroness (and perhaps lover) of Harriet Hosmer. Fine in d/w £18

 

  1. AVERY, Gillian Behold the Child: American children and their books 1621-1922 Bodley Head 1994 [12410] Studies how the literature of the old world influenced the new. With many illustrations. Heavy. Fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (BEALE) Elizabeth Raikes Dorothea Beale of Cheltenham Constable 1908 [11045] Good      £15

 

  1. (BEETON) Kathryn Hughes The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs Beeton Harper 2006 [10918] Excellent biography. Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. BELL, Alan (ed and with an introduction by) Sir Leslie Stephen’s ‘Mausoleum Book’ OUP 1977 [13199] 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

 

  1. BELL, MAUREEN, PARFIT, GEORGE AND SHEPHERD, SIMON A Biographical Dictionary of English Women Writers 1560-1720 G.K. Hall 1990 [11878] 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

 

  1. (BELL) Regina Marler (ed) Selected Letters of Vanessa Bell Moyer Bell (US) 1998 [9313] Soft covers – very good £15

 

  1. (BEWICK) Jenny Uglow Nature’s Engraver: the life of Thomas Bewick Faber 2006 [11894] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (BRANDIS), Marianne Brandis Frontiers and Sanctuaries: a woman’s life in Holland and Canada McGill-Queen’s University Press 2006 [9966] The life of Madzy Brender a Brandis (1910-1984) – her experiences in war, as an immigrant and pioneer, wife and mother, writer and painter, and an invalid. Mint in slightly nicked d/w £10

 

  1. (BRETTEL) Caroline Brettell Writing Against the Wind: a mother’s life history SR Books 1999 [10009] Biography of the author’s mother, a Canadian journalist, who worked from the 1930s to the 1980s. Interesting. Mint £8

 

  1. (BRONTE) Dudley Green Patrick Bronte: father of genius The History Press 2008 [12452] Fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (BRONTES) Brian Wilks The Illustrated Brontes of Haworth: scenes and characters from the lives and writings of the Bronte sisters Collins 1986 [12448] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (BROUGHTON) Marilyn Wood Rhoda Broughton: profile of a novelist Paul Watkins 1993 [11657] Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was one of the most famous and successful late-Victorian women novelists. Fine in d/w £15

 

  1. (BURNEY) Janice Farrar Thaddeus Frances Burney: a literary life St Martin’s Press 2000 [10546] Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. (BURNEY) Joyce Hemlow (ed) Fanny Burney: selected letters and journals OUP 1986 [12030] Follows her career from her romantic marriage to the impoverished French émigré General d’Arblay to her death 46 years later. Fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (BURNEY) Kate Chisholm Fanny Burney: her life 1752-1840 Vintage 1999 [11969] Soft covers – fine £5

 

  1. CHAPMAN, Barbara Boxing Day Baby QueenSpark Market Books 1994 [10402] She was born in Brighton on Boxing Day in 1927. Soft covers – 34pp – very good £4

 

  1. (CLIVE) Mary Clive (ed) Caroline Clive: from the diary and family papers of Mrs Archer Clive (1801-1873) Bodley Head [11101] Life among the ‘Landed Gentry’ – beautifully edited by Mary Clive – who had the knack. Good in rubbed d/w £10

 

  1. (COLETTE) Herbert Lottman Colette: a life Minerva 1991 [2785] Paper covers – good £2

 

  1. CRAWFORD, Anne et al (eds) Europa Biographical Dictionary of British Women: over 1000 notable women from Britain’s Past Europa 1983 [12408] Soft covers – 536pp – fine £10

 

  1. (DAYUS) Kathleen Dayus The Best of Times Virago 1991 [11526] The 4th volume in her autobiography. Soft covers – very good £5

 

  1. (DAYUS) Kathleen Dayus Her People Virago 1982 [9503] Soft covers – very good. With Carmen Callil’s bookplate on inside front cover and her signature on title page. £5

 

  1. DE FRECE, LADY Recollections of Vesta Tilley Hutchinson 1934 [13896] Her autobiography. Good conditiion. Scarce £35

 

  1. (DE STAEL/CONSTANT) Renee Winegarten Germaine de Stael and Benjamin Constant: a dual biography Yale University Press 2008 [11963] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (DU MAURIER) Judith Cook Daphne: a portrait of Daphne du Maurier Bantam Press 1991 [12400] Very good in d/w £5

 

  1. (DU MAURIER) Martin Shallcross The Private World of Daphne Du Maurier Robson Books 1991 [12399] Biography – by a friend. Fine in d/w £5

 

  1. (EDEN) Violet Dickinson (Ed) Miss Eden’s Letters Macmillan 1919 [9339] 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

 

  1. (ELEANOR) Ralph Turner Eleanor of Aquitaine Yale University Press 2009 [11956] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £15

 

  1. (ELIOT) Carole Seymour-Jones Painted Shadow: a lfie of Vivienne Eliot Constable & Robinson 2001 [11992] Fine in fine d/w £9

 

  1. (ELIZABETH) Philip Yorke (ed) Letters of Princess Elizabeth of England, daughter of King George III, and Landgravine of Hesse-Homburg written for the most part to Miss Louisa Swinburne T. Fisher Unwin 1898 [8520] Full of social details – letters written both from England and Germany. Good £38

 

  1. (EUGENIE) Joyce Cartlidge Empress Eugénie: her secret revealed Magnum Opus Press 2008 [13468] The mystery of an illegitimate child…Soft covers – fine £5

 

  1. (FRAME) Janet Frame An Autobiography Women’s Press 1991 (r/p) [11999] Contains the three vols that comprise her autobiography – ‘To the Is-land’, ‘An Angel at My Table’ and ‘The Envoy from Mirror City’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (GAUTIER) Joanna Richardson Judith Gautier: a biography Quartet 1986 [12432] Biography of French woman of letters – and muse. Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (GLADSTONE) Lucy Masterman (ed) Mary Gladstone (Mrs Drew): her diaries and letters Methuen 1930 [8409] Daughter of Gladstone, born in 1847, excellent diary and letters, 1858-to her death (1927). Very good in d/w £18

 

  1. (GLASPELL) Barbara Ozieblo Susan Glaspell: a critical biography University of North Carolina Press 2000 [12016] Soft covers – fine in fine d/w £18

 

  1. (HAMMOND) Mrs John Hays Hammond A Woman’s Part in a Revolution Longmans, Green 1987 [6083] The ‘Revolution’ was the Boer War – her husband was imprisoned by the Boers. Good £30

 

  1. (HARRISON) Amy Greener A Lover of Books: the life and literary papers of Lucy Harrison J.M. Dent 1916 [11054] Lucy Harrison (a niece of Mary Howitt) studied at Bedford College, then taught for 20 years at a school in Gower St (Charlotte Mew was a pupil at the school and v. attached to Miss Harrison) and then became headmistress of the Mount School, York. Good – pasted onto the free front end paper is a presentation slip from the editor, Amy Greener, to Mary Cotterell £18

 

  1. HAYS, Frances Women of the Day: a biographical dictionary of notable contemporaries J.B. Lipincott (Philadelphia) 1885 [12594] A superb biographical source on interesting women. Good in original binding – with library shelf mark in ink on spine- scarce £75

 

  1. (HOOKS) bell hooks Bone Black: memories of girlhood Women’s Press 1997 [7137] Soft covers – mint £5

 

  1. (HOOKS) Bell Hooks Wounds of Passion: a writing life Women’s Press 1998 [10848] A memoir describing her struggle to become a writer. Soft covers – fine £4

 

  1. (HOWARD) Elizabeth Jane Howard Slipstream: a memoir Macmillan 2002 [10523] Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. (HOWE) Valarie Ziegler Diva Julia: the public romance and private agony of Julia Ward Howe Trinity Press International 2003 [11892] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £10

 

  1. (JACQUIER) Sir Francis Meynell introduces The Diary of Ivy Jacquier 1907-1926 Gollancz 1960 [14232] Diary of an Ango-French girl/woman – beginning with her time at a school in Eastbourne. Later she studied art in Dresden, lived in pre-1st World War Paris, did voluntary work in a Lyons hospital, and after the war married a Scot and lives in the Lake District and London. A diary to relish. Very good in d/w £10

 

  1. (JAMESON) Clara Thomas Love and Work Enough: the life of Anna Jameson Macdonald 1967 [12070] Good £10

 

  1. (JAMESON) G.H. Needler (ed) Letters of Anna Jameson to Ottilie von Goethe OUP 1939 [12451] Very good internally – cover marked £20

 

  1. (JAMESON) Judith Johnston Anna Jameson: Victorian, feminist, woman of letters Scolar Press 1997 [12461] An examination of Jameson’s non-fiction writing in the context of her life. Mint in mint d/w £20

 

  1. (JAMESON) Storm Jameson Journey from the North: autobiography of Storm Jameson Virago 1984 [9685] Soft covers – good – 2 volumes complete £12

 

  1. [JEBB] Alice Salomon Eglantyne Jebb Union Internationale de Secours Aux Enfants 1936 [13170] Short study in French. Paper covers – 53pp – very good                                                                       £5

 

  1. (JEX-BLAKE) Margaret Todd The Life of Sophia Jex-Blake Macmillan 1918 [13515] Interesting biography of a difficult woman – founder of the London School of Medicine for Women. Very good – with slight marking on front cloth cover. £30

 

  1. KELSALL, Helen Berridge House Who’s Who, 1893-1957 privately published [1957] [13005] 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

 

  1. (KNIGHT) Roger Fulford (ed) The Autobiography of Miss Knight: lady companion to Princess Charlotte William Kimber 1960 [8543] Born in 1757, Ellis Cornelia Knight was appointed to the household of Queen Charlotte in 1805. Very good in torn dustwrapper £12

 

  1. LANE, Maggie Literary Daughters Robert Hale 1989 [10844] Studies of Fanny Burney, Maria Edgeworth, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter and Virginia Woolf – and their fathers. Very good in d/w £15

 

  1. (LAWRENCE) Rosie Jackson Frieda Lawrence Pandora 1994 [12009] Includes ‘Not I, But the Wind and other autobiographical writings’. Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (LEIGH) Michael and Melissa Bakewell Augusta Leigh: Byron’s half-sister – a biography Chatto & Windus 2000 [12012] Hardcovers – fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (LIDDELL) Simon Winchester The Alice Behind Wonderland OUP 2011 [13406] ‘Using Charles Dodgson’s published writings, private diaries, and of course his photographic portraits, Winchester gently exposes the development of Lewis Carroll and the making of his Alice.’ Mint in d/w £6

 

  1. (MACAULAY) Jane Emery Rose Macaulay: a writer’s life John Murray 1991 [11888] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. MARTINDALE, Hilda Some Victorian Portraits and Others Allen & Unwin 1948 [6071] Biographical essays of members of her circle – including Adelaide Anderson, factory inspector. Very good in d/w £18

 

  1. (MARTYN) Christopher Hodgson (compiler) Carrie: Lincoln’s Lost Heroine privately published 2010 [14222] A biographical anthology of works relating to Caroline Eliza Derecourt Martyn, socialist. Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. MAVINGA, Isha McKenzie And PERKINS, Thelma In Search of Mr McKenzie: two sisters’ quest for an unknown father Women’s Press 1991 [10418] An intriguing search to find their black father – their mother was white and Jewish. Soft covers – good £5

 

  1. (MAYNARD) Catherine B. Firth Constance Louisa Maynard: mistress of Westfield College Allen & Unwin 1949 [11033] Very good – scarce £15

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Catherine Andronik Kindred Spirit: a biography of L.M. Montgomery, creator of Anne of Green Gables Athenaeum 1993 [12441] Very good- in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (MONTGOMERY) Mary Rubio and Elizbeth Waterston (eds) The Selected Journals of L.M. Montgomery: vol 1 1889-1910 OUP 1985 [12426] Fine in very good d/w -424pp – heavy £15

 

  1. (MOODIE/TRAILL) Charlotte Gray Sisters in the Wilderness: Susanna Moodie and Catherine Parr Traill, pioneers of the Canadian backwoods Duckworth 2001 [11887] Hardcover – fine in fine d/w £12

 

  1. (MORGAN) Mary Campbell Lady Morgan: the life and times of Sydney Owenson Pandora 1988 [9355] Soft covers – fine £10

 

  1. (MORGAN) Sydney Lady Morgan Passage From My Autobiography Richard Bentley 1859 [13675] ‘The following pages are the simple records of a transition existence, socially enjoyed, and pelasantly and profitably occupied, during a journey of a few months from Ireland to Italy.’ Good – in original decorative mauve cloth £18

 

  1. (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 [9499] Two volumes together, as a set – both good in d/w £28

 

  1. NEWNHAM COLLEGE REGISTER 1871-1950 privately printed [11776] 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

 

  1. (NICE) Miranda Seymour The Bugatti Queen: in search of a motor-racing legend Simon & Schuster 2004 [10532] Romantic life of Helle Nice, who set land-speed records for Bugatti in the 1930s. Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. (NIGHTINGALE) Lynn McDonald (ed) Florence Nightingale’s European Travels Wilfrid Laurier Press 2004 [11112] Her correspondence, and a few short published articles, from her youthful European travels. She is an excellent observer and reporter. Fine in d/w – 802pp £45

 

  1. (NOURSE) Mary Alice Keekin Burke Elizabeth Nourse, 1859-1938: a salon career National Museum of American Art 1983 [6767] A study of the artist. Soft covers – large format – many illustrations – very good £15

 

  1. (OSBORN) Emily Osborn (ed) Political and Social Letters of a Lady of the Eighteenth Century: 1721-1771 Griffith Farren, Okeden and Welsh (London) 1890 [12054] Living in London and Chicksands (Bedfordshire), she managed her son’s involved estate. Her letters reveal to us 18th-century life – political, social and domestic. Very good internally -paper on spine and corners a little rubbed – gift inscription, 1895, to ‘Lady Strathmore’ – the present Queen’s great-grandmither £45

 

  1. PARRY, Melanie (ed) Chambers Biographical Dictionary of Women Chambers 1996 [12421] Soft covers – fine – 741pp – heavy                                                                                                              £10

 

  1. (PASTON) Helen Castor Blood and Roses Faber 2004 [11981] A family biography tracing the Pastons’ story across three generations. Mint in mint d/w £8

 

  1. (PHILIPS) Philip Webster Souers The Matchless Orinda Harvard University Press 1931 [9602] 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

 

  1. (PILKINGTON) Norma Clarke Queen of the Wits: a life of Laetitia Pilkington Faber 2008 [11058] Biography of a woman of the 18th century – poetess, fallen woman and wit. Mint in d/w £17

 

  1. (PLATH/HUGHES) Diane Middlebrook Her Husband: Hughes and Plath: a marriage Little,Brown 2004 [12020] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (PORTER) Pamily Petro The Slow Breath of Stone: a Romanesque love story Fourth Estate 2005 [10461] Extremely interesting biography of Kingsley and Lucy Porter who in the 1920s documented the Romanesque abbeys of south-west France. Using these photographs and Lucy’s journal the author retraces their steps and their lives. Fine in d/w £8

 

  1. (PUREFOY) G. Eland (ed) Purefoy Letters 1735-1753 Sidgwick & Jackson 1931 [9338] 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

 

  1. (RHYS) Francis Wyndham And Diana Melly (eds) Jean Rhys Letters 1931-1966 Deutsch 1984 [9507] Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. (RICHARDSON) Gloria G. Fromm (ed) Windows on Modernism: selected letters of Dorothy Richardson University of Georgia Press 1995 [6766] Over 700pp – mint in d/w £55

 

  1. (RIDING) Deborah Baker In Extremis; the life of Laura Riding Hamish Hamilton 1993 [11989] Fine in very good d/w £7

 

  1. (ROBINS) Octavia Wilberforce Backsettown & Elizabeth Robins published for private circulation 1952 [13258] A little tribute – telling how Elizabeth Robins came to set up the retreat at Backsettown in Sussex. With lovely photograph of Elizabeth Robins tipped in as frontispiece. Fine in paper wraps – with a birthday inscription on free front endpaper – scarce £38

 

  1. (RUSKIN) Mary Lutyens (ed) Young Mrs Ruskin in Venice: the picture of society and life with John Ruskin 1849-1852 Vanguard Press (NY) 1965 [13200] Very good in d/w £12

 

  1. (SARTON) Margot Peters
    May Sarton: a biography Ballantine 1998 [12001] Soft covers – fine                                              £10

 

  1. (SARTON) May Sarton At Eighty-Two: a journal Women’s Press 1996 [6103] The last of her celebrated journals. Paper covers – mint £7

 

  1. (SARTON) May Sarton (ed. Susan Sherman) Selected Letters, 1916-1954 Women’s Press 1997 [1627] Paper covers – fine £3

 

  1. (SEEBOHM) Victoria Glendinning A Suppressed Cry: life and death of a Quaker daughter Routledge 1969 [4276] The short, sad life of Winnie Seebohm, smothered by her loving family. She enjoyed a month at Newnham in 1885, before returning home and dying. Good in d/w – though ex-library £4

 

  1. SICHERMAN, Barbara et al (eds) Notable American Women: The Modern Period Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 1980 [12418] Soft covers – 773pp – heavy – very good £12

 

  1. (SIMPSON) Morrice McCrae Simpson: the turbulent life of a medical pioneer Birlinn 2011 [13433] The discoverer of ‘the blessed chloroform’ and, as such, an important figure in ‘woman’s sphere’. Soft covers – mint £5

 

  1. (SLATE/SLAWSON) Tieri Thompson (ed) Dear Girl: the diaries and letters of two working women 1897-1917 The Women’s Press 1987 [13731] Letters and diaries of two women whose friendship was played out against the background of the suffrage movement. Paper covers – very good
    £6

 

  1. (SMITH) David Thomson With Moyra McGusty (eds) The Irish Journals of Elizabeth Smith 1840-1850 Clarendon Press 1980 [2156] A selection from the journals of Elizabeth Smith of Baltiboys, C. Wicklow, giving a graphic account of the Irish famine of the 1840s. Fine in d/w £10

 

  1. SMITH, Glora Jarvis A Jarvis Tapestry Part II privately published 2003 [9287] ‘The story of an Edwardian family of Aylesbury at home and beyond, through the twenties and thirties to modern times’. Laminated covers – mint £5

 

  1. (SOYER) Ruth Cowen Relish: the extraordinary life of Alexis Soyer, Victorian celebrity chef Weidenfeld 2006 [9824] Chef and kitchen designer to the Reform Club and reformer of army catering. Mint in d/w £8

 

  1. (ST TERESA OF AVILA) St Teresa of Avila by Herself Penguin Classics 1957 (r/p) [11950] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. STARK, Freya The Coast of Incense: autobiography 1933-1939 John Murray 1953 [10564] Covers her travels in Egypt, the Middle East and South Arabia. Good in chipped d/w £6

 

  1. (STARKE) Gerlof Janzen (ed) Buy A Copy: recently discovered letters of the 19th-century travel guide writer Mariana Starke Robert Schreuder Grand Tour Publishers 2014 [14230] Beautifully illustrated edition of 17 recently-discovered letters written by my heroine Mariana Starke to a friend, Edgell Wyatt Edgell. While living in Rome Mariana was arranging to purchase copies of old master for this gentleman, suitably tailored to fit into his Surrey house. Packed with details about the Roman art world and English taste, amplified by the editor’s knowledgeable commentary. A good read. Soft covers – mint                                             £35

 

  1. (STEAD) Chris Williams Christina Stead: a life of letters Virago 1989 [11891] Soft covers – fine £8

 

  1. (STOREY) Joyce Storey Our Joyce Broadsides 1987 [10389] Life in pre-Second World War Bristol. Soft covers – very good £4

 

  1. (STOREY) STOREY, Joyce Joyce’s War 1939-1945 Virago 1992 (r/p) [13482] Soft covers -very good                                                                                                                                                                £4

 

  1. (STOWE) Joan Hedrick Harriet Beecher Stowe OUP 1994 [11991] Soft covers – fine      £9

 

  1. (STUART) Hon. James A. Home (ed) Letters of Lady Louisa Stuart to Miss Louisa Clinton David Douglas (Edinburgh) 1901 & 1903 [13335] Two volumes – complete set. The first volume covers the period 1817 to 1825 and the second volume (called ‘Second Series’) that from1826 to 1834. Society observed. Very good – two volumes together                                                                                                             £38

 

  1. (SWAN) Mildred Robertson Nicoll The Letters of Annie S. Swan Hodder & Stoughton 1946 (r/p) [9668] Good reading copy. £10

 

  1. (TENNYSON) James O. Hoge Lady Tennyson’s Journal University Press of Virginia 1981 [9675] Fine in d/w £18

 

  1. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian and John Phillips Violet Trefusis: life and letters Hamish Hamilton 1976 [12443] Fine in fine d/w £8

 

  1. (TREFUSIS) Philippe Jullian And PHILLIPS, John Violet Trefusis: a biography including correspondence with Vita Sackville-West Methuen 1986 [10164] Soft covers – good £7

 

  1. (TROUBRIDGE) Jaqueline Hope-Nicholson (ed) Life Amongst the Troubridges: journals of a young Victorian 1873-1884 by Laura Troubridge John Murray 1966 [9324] Very good in rubbed d/w £10

 

  1. (TUCKER) Agnes Giberne A Lady of England: the life and letters of Charlotte Maria Tucker Hodder & Stoughton 1895 [9599] 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

 

  1. (TWINING) Louisa Twining Recollections of My Life and Work Edward Arnold 1893 [10625] 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

 

  1. (VICTORIA) Agatha Ramm (ed) Beloved and Darling Child: last letters between Queen Victoria and her eldest daughter 1886-1901 Alan Sutton 1990 [6509] Mint in d/w £10

 

  1. (VICTORIA) Dorothy Marshall The Life and Times of Victoria Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1992 (r/p) [6510] Lavishly illustrated. Mint in d/w £10

 

  1. WALKER, Alice The Same River: honoring the difficult Women’s Press 1996 [9929] ‘A meditation on life, spirit, art, and the making of the film\ ‘The Color Purple ‘ ten years later. Fine in d/w £6

 

  1. (WARD) John Sutherland Mrs Humphry Ward: eminent Victorian, pre-eminent Edwardian OUP 1990 [12008] Fine in very good d/w £8

 

  1. (WARWICK) Charlotte Fell-Smith Mary Rich, Countess of Warwick (1625-1678), her family and friends Longmans, Green 1901 [1754] Very good £45

 

  1. (WEAVER) Jane Lidderdale And Mary Nicholson Dear Miss Weaver: Harriet Shaw Weaver 1876-1961 Faber 1970 [8925] The woman behind The Egoist and patron of James Joyce. Very good in d/w £20

 

  1. (WEETON) Edward Hall (ed) Miss Weeton journal of a governess OUP, 1936 and 1939 [7614] In two volumes – covering the years 1807-11 and 1811-25 – shows what life was like for an unprotected female (albeit one of great strength of character) in the North of England (Huddersfield, Wigan, Liverpool), Wales and London. Very good                                                                                                                            £60

 

  1. (WHARTON) R.W.B. Lewis And Nancy Lewis The Letters of Edith Wharton Simon & Schuster 1988 [9747] Fine in fine d/w – 654pp £12

 

  1. (WILBERFORCE) Pat Jalland (ed) Octavia Wilberforce: the autobiography of a pioneer woman doctor Cassell 1989 [14231] Companion to Elizabeth Robins and doctor to Virginia Woolf. Fine in d/w £12

 

  1. (WOLLSTONECRAFT) JOHNSON, Claudia (ed) The Cambridge Companion to Mary Wollstonecraft CUP 2002 [11365] Soft covers – mint £10

 

  1. (WOOLF) Joanne Trautmann Banks (ed) Virginia Woolf: Congenial Spirits: selected letters Pimlico 2003 [9367] Soft covers – mint £12

 

  1. (WOOLF) Mitchell Leaska Granite and Rainbow; the hidden life of Virginia Woolf Picador 2000 [9449] Soft covers – fine £6

 

  1. (WOOLF) Virginia Woolf A Writer’s Diary Hogarth Press, 6th imp 1972 [9368] Fine in d/w (previous owner’s name neatly written on free front endpaper) £12

 

  1. WORTHEN, John The Gang: Coleridge, the Hutchinsons and the Wordsworths in 1802 Yale University Press 2001 [12409] Draws on letters and diaries to illuminate the dynamics of the group at a time of intense creativity. Fine in fine d/w £8

 

General Ephemera

 

  1. VICTORIA LEAGUE – BATH BRANCH – AWARD OF MERIT [13771] The Victoria League was founded by women in 1901 to promote greater understanding between all parts of the British Empire – concentrating on hospitality and education. This certificate – Award of Merit – was awarded to Francis A. Bodger – for  ‘Australia’, presumably an essay. Francis Ainsworth Bodger was born in 1877, in 1911 was a sergeant in the Royal Artillery, and died in Bath in 1940. The certificate gives the name of the Branch President as Leila Cubitt, and she died in Bath in 1951. The decorative certificate has at its centre a black & white illustration by Robert Anning Bell ‘What is the Flag of England Winds of the World Declare’. Good £12

 

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy; with special reference to Secondary Education no date (early 20th c) [14163] 4-pp leaflet – good – ex-Board of Education library £5

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES Education Policy (with special reference to Secondary Education) AAM no date (1920s?) [13042] 4-pp leaflet. Good – ex-Board of Education library £2

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT MISTRESSES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS The Teaching of English 1907 [12706] A paper given by Miss C.L. Thomson at the 1907 Annual Meeting of the Association. 16-pp pamphlet – good – ex-Board of Education library £8

 

  1. ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES Memorandum Forwarded to the President of the Board of Education, 5 Jan 1907 [12698] 8-pp pamphlet dealing with the issue of the length of the school day and whether afternoon classes should be compulsory or optional. Good – ex-Board of Education libary £5

 

  1. (AUSTEN) Frederick Bussby Jane Austen in Winchester Friends of Winchester Cathedral [14187] Essay delineating Jane Austen’s links to Winchester. Soft covers – pamphlet – fine                            £8

 

  1. AUTOGRAPHS – THE GUILDHOUSE [13061] The Guildhouse was an ecumenical place of worship and cultural centre founded in 1921 by Maude Royden. On 4 sheets of paper are fixed 25 cut-out signatures, including those of Maude Royden, Hudson Shaw, Daisy Dobson (Maude Royden’s secretary), Zoe Procter (former WSPU activist), and Katherine Courtney (of the NUWSS). Together                                 £45

 

  1. BINFIELD, Clyde Belmont’s Portias: Victorian nonconformists and middle-class education for girls Dr Williams’ Trust 1981 [9158] The 35th Friends of Dr Williams’s Library Lecture. Paper covers – 35pp – good – scarce £18

 

  1. BOARD OF EDUCATION List of Elementary Schools and Training Colleges under the Administration of the Board 1902-1903 HMSO 1903 [13333] The lists include the number of pupils at each school, the average attendance and the amount the school received in an annual grant. This is bound with (1) ‘Lists of Secondary Schools, Science and Art Schools and Classes, and Evening Schools under the Administration of the Board 1902-1903’. The lists give details of the number of pupils attending day and night classes in both Science and in Art and the total ammount allocated in grants to each school.
    (2) ‘Evening Schools Aided by Parliamentary Grants’, giving the number of pupils receiving grants. Packed with information on schools and classes in England and Wales. Leather bound, 193pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                                                 £28

 

  1. BUTLER, Josephine (ed) The Storm Bell Ladies’ National Association for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice Feb 1899 [9802] 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

 

  1. CAMPBELL, Dame Janet Infant Mortality Ministry of Health 1929 [12257] International Inquiry of the Health Organisation of the League of Nations, English Section. Paper covers – 118pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £8 SOLD

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION REVIEW Vol X (New Series) July To Dec 1901 Longmans, Green 1902 [9244] half-yearly bound volume of the COS’s own magazine. Very good                            £28

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY D.R. Sharpe Centralised Registration of Assistance COS 1911 [9236] Paper read on 31 May 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 14pp pamphlet – good – unusual £18

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY H. Holman A Restatement of the First Principles of Charity Organisation Work COS 1912 [14100] Paper read on 21 May 1912 at the 21st Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies, Manchester. Paper covers – 24pp – good – unusual £25

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY J.W. Pennyman The Cost of Good Work COS 1895 [14099] A Paper read at the Cheltenham Charity Organisation Conference. ‘How shall we estimate the cost of good work? To do this we shall have to realise what is meant by good work, and to consider the special needs of our locality.’ A discussion of the financial costs of local charity. COS Occasional Paper No 57. 6-pp – unusual £18

 

  1. CHARITY ORGANISATION SOCIETY Miss Pike Friendly Visiting and Personal Service COS 1911 [9238] Paper read on 1 June 1911 at the Annual National Conference of Charity Organisation Societies. Paper covers – 11pp – good – a little foxing – unusual £20

 

  1. CLERKS WANTED [14189] Both Sexes! All Ages! – a double-sided leaflet published by the National Union of Clerks urging clerks to join the union even though they might think ‘this is “not quite the thing” for a clerk’. The Union’s offices were at 22 Rugby Chambers, Chapel St, London WC1. No date – but probably 1920s                                                                                                                                                    £3 SOLD

 

  1. COLLECTION OF LEAFLETS CONCERNING THE 1929 GENERAL ELECTION [14188] Mainly Unionist leaflets – ‘Safety First’ was their campaigning message. Together with the Proportional Representation Society’s Report for the Year May 1929-April 1930. 17 items in good condition    £12

 

  1. CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST WOMEN’S FRANCHISE ASSOCIATION Why Conservative and Unionist Women Want the Vote: points for speakers CUWFA, no date (c 1912?) [6810] 4pp- leaflet – very good £35

 

  1. CORNHILL MAGAZINE, May 1912 Smith, Elder 1912 [7968] Includes an article by Ella Sykes, ‘At a women’s hostel in Canada’. Ella Sykes was a member of the Colonial Intelligence League for Educated Women and visited Canada, in the guise of a ‘home help’, on the League’s behalf to spy out the land. Soft covers – very good £8

 

  1. COUNCIL OF WOMEN CIVIL SERVANTS Higher Appointments Open to Women in the Civil Service P.S. King 1928 [12709] ‘It is believed that the number and the importance of the careers in the Civil Service open to women are not fully recognised…’. 8-pp pamphlet – good- ex-Board of Education library. £10 SOLD

 

  1. DINNER AND PRESENTATION TO MISS ALISON NEILANS [12351] 4-pp leaflet, reprinted from ‘The Shield’, Dec 1938, describing the ‘Silver Jubilee dinner held at St Ermin’s Hotel, Westminster, to celebrate Miss Neilans’ 25 years work with the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene’. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                    £8

 

  1. ELIZA COOK’S JOURNAL VOLS 1-3 [8594] Runs from issue 1, 5 May 1849 to issue 156, 24 April 1852. Very good condition – half leather and marbled boards. Each vol                                           £38

 

  1. FABIAN WOMEN’S GROUP Summary of Eight Papers and Discussions upon the Disabilities of Mothers as Workers Fabian Women’s Group (Private Circulation) 1910 [12973] 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 SOLD

 

  1. FEDERATION OF SOCIETIES OF TEACHERS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION [13329] Two of the Federation’s annual reports. First Annual Report (Oct 1935-Sept 1936), 6pp; Fourth Annual Report (October 1938-Dec 1939), 12pp. Both soft covers, both very good. Together                                                 £12

 

  1. GIRLS’ OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1891- Sept 1892 [2459] Very good internally – with Extra Christmas Number 1891 and Extra Summer Number 1892 bound in- in publisher’s binding – spine leather rubbed and torn. Includes the colour reproduction of a painting by Kate Greenaway. Heavy                                      £30

 

  1. GIRLS OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1895- Sept 1896 [2441] Includes an article on the Bryant & May match girls; ‘A young servant’s outfit, and what to buy for it’.  Very good – in decorative binding             £35

 

  1. GIRLS’ OWN ANNUAL, Oct 1896-Sept 1897 [3123] Very good internally – in slightly worn publisher’s binding. Includes a series of articles on ‘What are the provincial county councils doing for girls?’ and all the usual wonderful mix – plus the Extra Christmas Number and an extra Diamond Jubilee Number. Heavy                                                                                                                                                              £20

 

  1. GRUBBE, JULIA HARRIET [14212] A collection of photograph and over 20 letters relating to Julia Harriet Grubbe (1845-1907), the daughter of John Eustace Grubbe, magistrate, parliamentary agent and sometime mayor of Southwold. A very large page carries 11 photographs of Julia, covering the whole of her life. In the 1880s/90s, from which period most of the letters (all written to her) date, she lived with her parents and four unmarried siblings in Park Lane, Southwold. A study of the letters gives an insight into the concerns of a woman of her class and time. In very good condition                                                                 £45

 

  1. HARRIS, E.M. Married Women in Industry Institute of Personnel Management 1954 [12293] Paper covers – 30pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £3

 

  1. HENRY, S.A, Health of the Factory Worker in Wartime [4154] two lectures, by HM medical inspector of factories, reprinted from ‘The Lancet’, 11 and 18 Dec 1943. Paper covers – presentation copy from the author                                                                                                                                                                £5

 

  1. HMSO A Study of the Factors which have operated in the past and those which are operating now to determine the distribution of women in industry 1930 [3638] Paper covers – very good – 33pp £18

 

  1. HMSO Third Report from the Select Committee on National Expenditure: Health and Welfare of Women in War Factories HMSO 1942 [12219] 24-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £8

 

  1. HOMERTON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE [12782] Reports of the Congregational Board of Education on its Training College, Homerton Undenominational College – for the years ending 30 June 1900, 1901, 1902., 1903, 1905. By this time Homerton College was training only women teachers.  All in good condition (the report for 1901 has a small hole pierced through it but with no loss of text) in paper covers. Ex Board of Education library with the usual library stamps and labels – 5 items together         £28 SOLD

 

  1. HUTCHINS, B.L. Women’s Industrial Career Sheratt & Hughes Oct 1909 [3631] Reprinted from The Sociological Review. Paper covers – good £9

 

  1. INDUSTRIAL HEALTH RESEARCH BOARD OF THE MEDICAL RESEARCH COUNCIL Why Is She Away?:the problem of sickness among women in industry HMSO no date (1945) [12295] Soft covers – 22pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £4 SOLD

 

  1. [JEX-BLAKE] Margaret Todd Sophia Jex-Blake  [14196] Obituary article by Jex-Blake’s close friend – reprinted from the Royal Free Hospital Magazine. 8-pp – printed by the Women’s Printing Society – fine – in paper covers                                                                                                                               £8 SOLD

 

  1. LEWISHAM WOMEN’S INSTITUTE  [7225] Programme of classes for 1957-58 – 12pp      £4

 

  1. MANNING, E. A. Moral Teaching in Schools: a paper read at the Social Science Congress, Brighton Edward Stanford Oct 1875 [13208] Elizabeth Adelaide Manning was associated with the founding of Girton College, Cambridge, and was for many years a member of its executive committee. Paper covers – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library £12 SOLD

 

  1. MARTINDALE, Hilda Autograph letter [13473] to ‘Mr Lively’ (I think that is the name) who had been very encouraging about her book. The date is 27 July 1939 so the book must have been ‘Women Servants of the State’. She is sending him a copy of the book and remarks ‘The reviews have been good but the sales bad!). I sheet                                                                                                                                          £5 SOLD

 

  1. MATHIEU, Nicole-Claude Ignored by Some, Denied by Others: the social sex category in sociology Women’s Research and Resources Centre Publications 1977 [2870] Paper covers – very good £4

 

  1. MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT Moving from the Slums HMSO 1956 [12249] Seventh Report of the Housing Management Sub-committee of the Central Housing Advisory Committee. Paper covers – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £4

 

  1. MISSION HOME FOR ENGLISH WOMEN IN PARIS [14210] A printed report, issued in 1880, into the running of the Ada Leigh Home in Paris. There had been corscurating complaints about its management and the report is the result of an investigation by ‘Ed. Hutchinson of Sumner Place, South Kensington’. He exonerated Miss Leigh from any impropriety and in the course of his report gives an interesting survey of the work of the Home, which provided shelter in Paris for women and children with links to Britain. Has been folded, previously bound in volume, spine loose, small tear top page. 6 foolscap pages – 12 sides   £45

 

  1. NATIONAL UNION OF WOMEN’S TEACHERS How Equal Pay would Help Industry and Decrease Unemployment 1930s? [10735] Single page leaflet – fine                                                                 £8

 

  1. NORWEGIAN JOINT COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL SOCIAL POLICY The Status of Women in Norway Today 1953 [13173] Paper covers -67 pp – with photographs – with drawn from the Women’s Library £3

 

  1. PALLISTER, Minnie Socialism for Women ILP no date [1924] [12759] ‘Not only the “Intelligent” Women but for all Women’ – with a nod to G.B. Shaw. Paper covers -18-pp pamphlet – good £18

 

  1. 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 [9205] 6 foolscap pages. Very good – disbound £20

 

  1. REFORMATORIES AND INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS (COMMITTALS) Returns showing the comparative number of committals of boys and girls to reformatories and industrial schools April 1872 [9150] ‘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

 

  1. REPORT OF A DEPARTMENTAL COMMITTEE ON THE PREVALENCE OF VENEREAL DISEASE AMONG THE BRITISH TROOPS IN INDIA HMSO 1897 [12353] 33-pp foolscap Report – together with – ‘A Rough Record 1858-1935 on the work of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene, in connection with the British Army in India’ – 8-pp foolscap report. In good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together £12

 

  1. REPORT OF THE MABYS ASSOCIATION FOR THE CARE OF YOUNG GIRLS, 1922 1923 [12723] Founded by Mrs Nassau Senior in 1874 ‘to befriend and protect the girls brought up in the Guardians’ Schools, and those of other Public Authorities in the Metropolitan area. The Association tries to ensure for these girls the same chances in life and the same status as those girls who have been brought up in their own homes’. This Annual Report gives full detail of the Mabys work – the homes it ran – and its workers and supporters. Good – 34pp – ex-Board of Education library £15

 

  1. REPORT OF THE STREET OFFENCES COMMITTEE HMSO 1928 [14241] The Committee included Margery Fry. Good – 50pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £5

 

  1. REVIEW OF REVIEWS [3887] edited by W.T. Stead. the first volume, January-June 1890. As Stead spotted, here was a gap in the market, enabling the interested observer to keep a finger on the pulse of the world. With v useful indexes to articles in current periodicals. Very good                                                   £25

 

  1. RYLE, Effie Women’s Life in the Nineteenth Century as seen in English fiction National Adult School Union, no date [c. 1930?] [8858] 16-pp booklet giving brief background information about women’s lives in the 19th century, a ‘Suggested Plan for Study by a Group’ and notes for using\i Shirley\i0 , \i Mary Barton\i0 ,\i The Old Wives’ Tale\i0 and\i Kipps\i0 to explore the issues raised. Soft covers – good                           £12

 

  1. SENIOR, Mrs Nassau Pauper Schools HMSO 1875 [10457] ‘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. £28

 

  1. SIR HENRY JONES [11407] writes a glowing testimonial, dated 18 July 1901, for his former pupil, Mabel Atkinson, a candidate for a lectureship at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. She was a graduate of Glasgow University and was then a research student at LSE, a Fabian and a suffragette. .LSE Library holds some material on her.  Fine                                                                      £48 SOLD

 

  1. SMALL COLLECTION DOCUMENTING THE ACADEMIC PROGRESS OF MURIEL LONG AT THE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, WEST KIRBY 1920-1926 [12613] The tenor of Muriel’s school reports is ‘very fair’ – and we all know what that means. But she was clearly much younger than the average age of the class and does quite well in maths and science. Generally her conduct is ‘very good’ but at least one report notes ‘rather noisy in the class room’.Included in the collection are a number of programmes for Speech Day and Annual Sports, dating from the 1920s. In 1926 Muriel went on to Underwood Commercial College in Liverpool to learn shorthand and typing (1st in the class in ‘Office Routine’). I think Muriel married in 1940 and died in 2006 – leaving bequests to Venice in Peril and the Royal Overseas League – so it doesn’t look as though being graded only ‘very fair’ at Scripture, Ancient History etc  had prevented her taking an interest. An eclectic collection of material                                                                                          £45

 

  1. SWANWICK, H.M. Women and War Union of Democratic Control [no date -1915] [14204] She was one of the founding members of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in 1915 and resigned from the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies after it refused to send delegates to the International Women’s Congress at The Hague. Paper covers – good internally – front cover present but detached. £48

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Collection of Annual Reports [13217] Reports for 1896-1897; 1897; 1899; 1900; 1901-1902; 1904-1905; 1905-1906; 1906; 1907-1908; 1908; 1909-10; 1910; 1911-12. The Guild represented both male and female teachers. With much detail of local branches. Each Report c 90pp, in original paper covers (the occasional cover present, but detached) – all in good condition. Together – 13 items                                                                                                            £80

 

  1. TEACHERS’ GUILD OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND List of Members Alphabetically Arranged 1913 [13218] Names and addresses – very useful. Women teachers appear to be in the majority. Soft covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library £15

 

  1. THE ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE The Alison Neilans Memorial Lectures AMSH [12337] 3 of these annual lectures: 1) No 5 Mary Stocks, Josephine Butler and the Moral Standards of Today, 1961; 2) No 6 T.C.N. Gibbens, The Clients of Prostitutes, 1962 and 3) A Summary of the Tenth Alison Neilans Memorial Lecture given by Dr R.D. Catterall, 1967.  Paper covers – in good condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                                £10

 

  1. THE ASSOCIATION OF ASSISTANT HEADMISTRESSES IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS Memorandum and Articles of Association Busk, Mellor & Norris 1897 [14162] The Association was founded by a group of women teachers to, among other things, improve the status of teachers and to lobby for improvements in education. Good condition – in paper covers – 32pp – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                                                                  £12 SOLD

 

  1. THE ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES List of Public Secondary Schools for Girls 1905 1905 [13046] Card covers – good – ex-Board of Education library £10 SOLD

 

  1. THE GREAT PARTNERSHIP Women’s Liberal Federation 1949 [2879] ‘Being a report of the Enquiry Committee on Women’s Position in the Community set up by the Executive Committee of the Women’s Liberal Federation at the request of the Chairman of the Liberal Party Organisation’. Paper covers – 40pp – very good £2

 

  1. THE LAUNDRY INDUSTRY EDUCATION BOARD Education, Training and Scholarships in the Laundry Industry Laundry Industry Education Board 1953 (revised) [13214] A vanished world of work. Paper covers – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library £8

 

  1. THE SHIELD [12339] ‘The Official Organ of the British Committee of the International Federation for the Abolition of State Regulation of Vice’ – 5 issues. 1) August 1911; 2) Feb-March 1926; 3) May 1940; 4) Oct 1961; 5) Nov 1970 (Centenary Number) All paper covers – good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. – together                                                                                                                               £12

 

  1. THE SPECTATOR AUGUST 6 1836 [14067] Includes a report of a wife offered for sale at ‘the new Islington cattle market’. She fetched 26s.                                                                                           £20

 

  1. THE VIGILANCE RECORD [12336] ‘The Organ of the National Vigilance Association’, 3 issues: 1) 15 January 1888, ed Mrs Ormiston Chant 2) April 1926 3) April 1928. All withdrawn from the Women’s Library – in good condition – nicked and creassed at edges. Together                                                            £10

 

  1. TOULMIN, Camilla A Story of the Factories (c 1842) [6136] ‘It was on a fine summer morning in the year 1841 that three young persons, the children of an agricultural labourer, presented themselves at a certain railway station, and, after obtaining third-class tickets, might have been seen waiting for the arrival of the train…’ They had left their native Dorsetshire to travel to Manchester.. Short story – a tract – 32pp – recently bound in card covers – very good £18

 

  1. WARWICK, The Countess Of Unemployment: its causes and consequences Twentieth Century Press, no date (c 1906) [14117] Pamphlet – 16pp – first published as two articles in the ‘Daily Mail’ in Feb 1906. Good internally. The rather grubby pink paper covers – with a v glamourous photograph of the author – are present – heavily chipped – but detached. Scarce                                                                                               £45

 

  1. WHITE, Florence The Spinsters Manifesto!!: a detailed statement of the case for contributory (non-retiring) pensions at 55 National Spinsters Pensions Association 1945 [11346] ‘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

 

  1. WIGHTMAN, Clare Women At Work and In Society Modern Records Centre, Warwick University, 2nd ed 1991 [7541] Gives sources for the subject in the Warwick Modern Records Centre. Paper covers – fine £4

 

  1. WILKINS, Mrs Roland The Training and Employment of Education Women in Horticulture and Agriculture Women’s Farm and Garden Association 1927 [13213] Soft covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library £20

 

  1. WILSON, Dr Helen Prostitution and the Law: is prostitution a trade? Association for Moral and Social Hygiene [1926] [13469] reprinted from ‘The Shield’, March 1926. 8-pp pamphlet. Very good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £10

 

  1. WOMAN AT HOME (Annie S. Swan’s Magazine) Hodder & Stoughton 1894 [13692] Includes chapters from Annie Swan’s ‘Elizabeth Glen, M.B.; the experiences of a lady doctor’, as well as the usual wide range of interviews, articles -including fashion, cookery and house furnishing, and stories. Good – hundreds of pages!                                                                                                                                                               £18

 

  1. WOMAN’S WEEKLY [14155] A run of the magazine from the very first issue – 4 November 1911 – to 6 April 1912 plus the issue for 14 September 1912. Priced at 1 penny, the magazine is packed with advice about housekeeping, fashion – for women and children, childcare, and with serials by the likes of Annie S. Swan.  20 issues – all in very good condition (except that for 14 Sept 1912 which is good only). The No 1 issue is in particularly pristine condition.. Unusual to find such an early run of a magazine that is still with us. £80

 

  1. WOMAN’S WORK IN PROMOTING THE CAUSE OF HYGIENE [14191] 8-pp pamphlet – perhaps missing outer paper covers – although it’s difficult to tell if ones were issued. No author or society named – published by Jarrolds, Norwich. Probably published c 1880s. The final section advocates the possibility of employing women as ‘Factory Inspectresses, where women girls, and children are employed;.          £8

 

  1. WOMEN & LITERATURE, VOL 3, NO 2 Fall 1975 [7868] This issue contains the 1974 Bibliography of Women in British and American Literature, 1660-1900. Soft covers – very good £6

 

  1. WOMEN’S INDUSTRIAL COUNCIL Nineteenth Annual Report 1912-13 [12704] Includes a long, v interesting and wide-ranging list of lectures given – as well as details of the work undertaken by the council – including the trades into which it had undertaken investigations. Paper covers – very good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                                 £15

 

  1. WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE (OF PEACE AND FREEDOM) Sixteenth Yearly Report International House 1932 [14272] Covers the period March 1931-February 1932). Paper covers – 30pp – very good £30

 

General Postcards

 

  1. BEDFORD COLLEGE The Common Room  [13254] Real photographic card – I can see a print of G. F.Watts’ ‘Hope’ among the pictures – and is that a portrait of Emily Penrose over the fireplace? I’m not sure. Very good – printed in Berlin so probably dates from pre-1914 – unposted                                       £10

 

  1. CLARK’S COLLEGE, CIVIL SERVICE Preparing for the Lady Clerk’s G.P.O. Exam  [9233] Photographic postcard of the young women preparing for this exam which, if they passed, offered a chance of bettering themselves. Very good – unposted                                                                                       £12

 

  1. GEORGE LANSBURY, MP, LCC [13279] real photographic postcard published by the Church Socialist League, London branch, pre – First World War. Fine – unposted                                          £5

 

  1. MERCHANT TAYLORS’ SCHOOL FOR GIRLS [11781] 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

 

  1. THE CITY WOMAN’S CLUB: 8 Wine Office Court, Fleet Street, London EC4 [12471] postcard – linedrawing – depicting an exterior view of this club and two of its elegant young members. The club was opened c 1920 – this card probably dates from c 1930. Unposted -the card is a little creased at the top right – an unusual item                                                                                                                                                      £15

 

 

General Fiction

 

 

  1. 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 [2509] A handsome set – newly rebound in cloth £60

 

  1. BEHN, Aphra Ten Pleasures of Marriage and the second part of The Confession of the New Married Couple printed for the Navarre Society 1950 [12468] With an introduction by John Harvey. Good – corners a little bumped £10

 

  1. HALL, Marguerite Radclyffe- The Forgotten Island Chapman & Hall 1915 [7694] Poems. Very good – scarce £50

 

  1. HASTINGS, Lady Flora Poems William Blackwood 1841 [5816] The poems of poor Lady Flora were edited for publication by her sister. Lady Flora, a lady in waiting at court in 1838, was suspected of being pregnant, though unmarried. In fact her body was swollen with illness – and she died. Everybody was then v. sorry. Pasted onto the free front endpaper is a black-bordered printed ‘Elegy on the Death of Lady Flora Hastings.’ Annotation in ink reveals that the copy had in 1882 belonged to Mr John Gladstone, 39 Gunter Grove, Redcliffe Gardens, London S.W.. Latterly the copy had been held in the City of Cardiff Reference Library – perhaps given to it by Mr Gladstone. It bears a ‘Withdrawn from Stock’ stamp as well as the library albel on the front pastedown. The copy, in its original decorative green cloth, is worn along spine and hinge to front board is tender – contents very good £25

 

  1. MATHESON, Annie Selected Poems Old and New Henry Frowde 1899 [1439] Very good      £10

 

  1. PROCTER, Adelaide Anne Legends and Lyrics Bell & Daldy, 14th ed 1872 [1585] Poems by a leading member of the Langham-Place group. very good – leather, with gilt decorations and all edges gilt £15

 

  1. SCOTT, Sarah Millenium Hall Virago 1986 [5460] First published in 1762. Paper covers – very good £8

 

  1. SEWELL, Mrs Poems and Ballads Jarrold no date (1880s?) [1636] With a memoir of the author by Miss E.B. Bayly. Good internally – covers marked – in 2 vols                                                                     £8

 

  1. SHERWOOD, Mrs The Happy Family Houlston & Sons, new edition no date [3607] A little tract – paper covers. Fine £5

 

  1. TAYLOR, Mary Miss Miles OUP 1990 [12413] Mary Taylor was the life-long friend of Charlotte Bronte. This edition with an introduction by Janet Horowitz Murray. Soft covers – very good £6

 

  1. TRAVERS, Graham [pseud of Margaret Todd] Mona MacLean: medical student William Blackwood, 14th ed 1899 [11784] Novel written by Sophia Jex-Blake’s friend and biographer. Cover marked – scarce £38

 

Women and the First World War

 

  1. HMSO Ministry of Health, Survey of Relief to Widows and Children (1919) 1920 [3636] Missing its outer wrappers otherwise very good – 186pp £12

 

  1. CROFTON, Eileen The Women of Royaumont: a Scottish women’s hospital on the Western Front Tuckwell Press 1997 [14225] Excellent study. Soft covers – very good £12

 

  1. DOUGLAS-PENNANT, Violet Under the Search-Light: the record of a great scandal Allen & Unwin 1922 [14129] In June 1918 Violet Douglas-Pennant was appointed Commandant, Women’s Royal Air Force – only to be dismissed two months later ‘by direction of Lord Weir and Sir Auckland Geddes on the advice of Lady Rhondda, who acted without enquiry on secret information supplied to her, as well as to Mr Tyson Wilson MP, and Miss P. Strachey, by Mrs Beatty and others’. How intriguing. The book takes 463 pp to cover the ‘scandal’. Douglas-Pennant wrote it as her self-justificatory account of events “so that my name & honour may at last be vindicated.” Includes recollections of her ten weeks’ in charge, a Who’s Who of the personalities involved & full details of the House of Lords Inquiry into her dismissal. Good £85

 

  1. [HALL] Edith Hall Canary Girls & Stockpots WEA Luton Branch 1977 [12884] 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

 

  1. MCLAREN, Eva Shaw (ed) A History of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals Hodder & Stoughton 1919 [13710] A very full history of the work of the SWH in the First World War. With 57 illustrations, including a marvellous pull-out panoramic photograph of the Salonika hospital in 1918 – huts and tents as far as the eye can see. 408pp – very good – scarce                                                                                                          £65

 

  1. (SANDES) Flora Sandes An English Woman Sergeant in the Serbian Army Hodder & Stoughton 1916 [14128] Flora Sandes, a Red Cross volunteer, was the only woman to officially enlist as a soldier during the First World War, commissioned an officer in the Serbian army. Very good – a little knocked on the corners – and this original edition is quite scarce                                                                                               £55

 

  1. (THURSTAN) Violetta Thurstan Field Hospital and Flying Column: being the journal of an English nursing sister in Belgium and Russia G.P. Putnam’s 1915 [13739] Very good – very scarce £65

 

  1. BIBESCO, Princesse La Revue de Paris extrait du numero du 15 mai 1934: Lettres de Combattants Anglais Paris 1934 [11636] A lengthy review of ‘War Letters of Fallen Englishmen (Lettres de guerre d’hommes anglais qui sont tombes) compiled by Laurence Housman. She reviews it at length (24pp), quoting from letters of both the well known (Julian Grenfell, Edward Tennant) and the unknown. Very good – paper covers – offprint of the journal £4

 

  1. HMSO Munitions of War HMSO 1916 [12583] Order, dated June 26, 1916, of the Minister of Munitions. 4-pp leaflet – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £3

 

  1. HOBHOUSE, Mrs Henry ‘I Appeal Unto Caesar’: the case of the concientious objector Allen & Unwin, 2nd ed 1917 [14112] Polemic by Margaret Hobhouse (sister of Beatrice Webb), with introduction by Prof Gilbert Murray. This copy has ownership inscription of Elizabeth Robins (21 September ’17) and laid in is a cyclostyled letter from Mrs Hobhouse – signed by her – which begins ‘I send you a little book on the difficult problem of the Conscientious Objector, which I hope you will read and will pass on to others…’ Soft covers – 86pp – very good £75

 

  1. MEDICAL RESEARCH COMMITTEE AND DEPARTMENT OF SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH Reports of the Industrial Fatigue Research Board HMSO 1919 [12194] No 2 – The Output of Women Workers in Relation to Hours of Work in Shell-Making. 24-pp – good in original paper covers – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £15 SOLD

 

  1. ‘ON WAR SERVICE’ BADGE [13699] Triangular metal badge with each word of ‘On War Service’ on one of its three sides – and the crown in the middle with ‘1916’ underneath. This badge was issued to women war workers – such as those working in the munition factories. Very good                           £28 SOLD

 

  1. SCOTTISH WOMEN’S FIRST AID CORPS [12892] 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

 

  1. THE LANDSWOMAN 1919 [14127] ‘The Journal of the Land Girl and every Country Woman’. Bound volume comprising issues from January 1919 (Vol II, no 1) to December 1919 (Vol II, no 12). 12 issues – in very good condition in original yellow cloth covers                                                                                 £135

 

  1. THE WOMEN’S IMPERIAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION Sixth Annual Report 1915 [12796] 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. Includes a section on the Health Department of the Women’s Emergency Corps, the group set up by Evelina Haverfield and other former members of the WSPU.With many photographs. Paper covers – 52pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                            £10 SOLD

 

  1. MACAULAY, Rose Three Days Constable & Co 1919 [12622] Poems. Already an established novelist, during the First World War Rose Macaulay worked as a VAD nurse and a land girl and in early 1917 joined the War Office. Good – a little chipped on spine – in wrapper cover.                                                       £25

 

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Kate Parry Frye: the long life of an Edwardian actress and suffragette

Published by ITV Ventures as a tie-in with the series: ‘The Great War: The People’s Story’ this e-book tells Kate’s life story from her Victorian childhood to her brave engagement with the Elizabethan New Age. For details see here (and many more posts on my website).

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Campaigning for the Vote: The Suffrage Diary of Kate Parry Frye

Edited by Elizabeth Crawford

An extract

‘Saturday June 14th 1913. [Kate is lodging in Baker Street, London]

I had had a black coat and skirt sent there for Miss Davison’s funeral procession and the landlady had given me permission to change in her room. I tore into my black things then we tore off by tube to Piccadilly and had some lunch in Lyons. But the time was getting on – and the cortege was timed to start at 2 o’clock from Victoria. We saw it splendidly at the start until we were driven away from our position and then could not see for the crowds and then we walked right down Buckingham Palace Rd and joined in the procession at the end. It was really most wonderful – the really organised part – groups of women in black with white lilies – in white and in purple – and lots of clergymen and special sort of pall bearers each side of the coffin. She gave her life publicly to make known to the public the demand of Votes for Women – it was only fitting she should be honoured publicly by the comrades. It must have been most imposing. [Plus much more description of the procession as Kate follows it into King’s Cross station]

Campaigning for the Vote tells, in her own words, the efforts of a working suffragist to instil in the men and women of England the necessity of ‘votes for women’ in the years before the First World War. The detailed diary kept all her life by Kate Parry Frye (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. The book constitutes that near impossibility – completely new primary material, published for the first time 100 years after the events it records.

With Kate for company we 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 way of life 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.

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 cortege through the London streets – as well as the minutiae of producing an advertisement for a village meeting. Moreover 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 headquarters, helping to organize its war effort, her diary entries allowing us to experience her reality of life in war-time London.

Excerpts from Campaigning for the Vote featured in ‘The Women’s Rebellion’, episode 2 of Michael Portillo’s Radio 4 series, 1913: The Year Before –listen here

In his review of the series, published in ‘The Telegraph’, Charles Moore particularly drew attention to Kate’s contribution – see here.

 

Published by Francis Boutle Publishers – for details see here.

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Suffrage Stories: Hidden From History? – Florence And Beatrice Sotheran

On 4 April 2016 I gave a talk in the House of Commons at the Regional Suffrage Conference – one of the activities organised by Vote100 in the lead up to the 100th anniversary of (partial) women’s enfranchisement in 2018. I had been asked to speak on the methods that we can all use to recover something of the lives of hitherto unknown suffrage campaigners – the foot soldiers of the movement. I called the talk ‘Hidden from History?: using genealogical data to recover the lives of suffragettes’.

As a demonstration of what can be done – and the techniques used – I picked at random a few names from those who appeared in the Contributors’ List in Votes for Women, the newspaper published by the Women’s Social and Political Union, in the weeks of 7 and 14 April 1911. Over the next few days I will post their stories.

The first name I discussed was Sybil Campion and the second was Miss Susan Cunnington – who each donated 5 shillings to the Cause. The third was Yevonde Cumbers, who turned out to be less hidden from history than most, and the fourth was ‘Miss S.A. Turle’ whose sister, Caroline, was, I saw, also a generous donor.

Two others, grouped together on the 7 April list, appeared to be sisters – Florence and Beatrice Sotheran. Being a bookseller the name ‘Sotheran’ means something to me – Henry Sotheran’s  is a very long-established bookshop in Sackville Street –  off Piccadilly. And sure enough when I checked I found they were the twin daughters – at least I assume they were twins as they were both born in 1866 – of Henry Sotheran.

At first I thought that they were missing from the 1911 census – but one does have to check – and I found them in the Welsh census – on holiday in Barmouth. A Google search revealed the fact that both sisters were included on the Suffragette Roll of Honour – a list of suffragette prisoners that was compiled in the 1950s by the Suffragette Fellowship.

Armed with that information I then turned to one of the newer sources of information that is now available on Ancestry – the National Archives file that contains police records of suffragettes arrested.

Entry for the Sotheran sisters in the 'England - Suffragettes Arrested 1906-1914' (courtesy of The National Archives and Ancestry.co.uk)

Entry for the Sotheran sisters in the ‘England – Suffragettes Arrested 1906-1914’ (courtesy of The National Archives and Ancestry.co.uk)

I used to study this on my visits to the National Archives and think how wonderfully useful it was. And now it is available to all of us. Well, five months or so before they gave their April 1911 donations both sisters had been arrested and appeared at Bow Street Magistrates Court. The file gives the date – 19 November 1910– so I turned to look at the relevant copy of Votes for Women – and sure enough in the 25 November 1910 issue the WSPU had included brief biographies of all those arrested. That for the Sotherans tells us that ‘they are two constitutional suffragists who have been morally forced to take up militancy through the utter failure of quiet, Law-abiding methods of agitation’.

They had been arrested in the aftermath of Black Friday – when women went en masse to Downing Street. The Aberdeen Journal – found in the Findmypast collection of British Library newspapers – contains a vivid account of the scene and lists Beatrice and Florence Sotheran amongst those arrested.

So here, again, is an insight into the mindset of a couple of WSPU foot-soldiers. They were reasonably well-off, they neither needed to or – apparently – wanted to work for a living (although they may have devoted themselves to ‘good works’), but they were quite prepared to flout the law in pursuit of the parliamentary vote.

Sadly  I see that Florence died in September 1918 and would never have had the