Suffrage Stories

In my travels through the archives I encounter numerous interesting aspects of the lives of suffragists and suffragettes – interesting and diverting but not necessarily relevant to any research project. In ‘Suffrage Stories’ they find a home.

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  1. #1 by Jill Jeffery on February 18, 2015 - 2:10 am

    Is there any information about Dr. Annes Jeffrey(s) Meyer of Portland, Oregon, especially a picture? I have found one article that described her efforts in the Exposition of 1904 in Portland. I am a descendant of her.

    • #2 by womanandhersphere on February 18, 2015 - 9:46 am

      I am afraid that I have no information – US doesn’t really fall within my remit

  2. #3 by Dr. Kristina huneault on June 6, 2016 - 2:23 pm

    Dear Ms. Crawford. Thank you so very much for developing this wonderful resource. May I ask if you have ever run into the name Frances Anne Hopkins (Mrs. Edward Hopkins) as a suffrage supporter? She was an English artist, active from 1867 to 1914. Her name is not on the 1866 suffrage petition (she was in Canada at the time it was presented) but if you have other recommendations where I might look for her I would be very grateful. I doubt strongly that she was very actively involved in the movement, but I am trying to get a sense of what her sympathies might have been.

    • #4 by womanandhersphere on June 15, 2016 - 10:24 am

        Kristina ~ I’m afraid that I haven’t come across Frances Hopkins in my research – and can’t even suggest where you might look – given that you doubt she would have been actively involved. I know the frustrations of such brick walls – and would help if I could!
  3. #5 by Adam on June 25, 2017 - 11:36 am

    Dear Kristina, I wonder if you might have come across the Leicestershire based suffragette, Ellen Sherriff? She burned down Blaby Train Station along with Kitty Marion. I very recently discovered that she is my Great Aunt. Would love to find out as much about her as possible.
    Kind regards, Adam

    • #6 by womanandhersphere on July 2, 2017 - 4:34 pm

      Adam ~ apologies for my delay in replying…but I don’t actually know anything more about Ellen Sherriff than what I read on the internet…and presumably you will be well up on all that. I note,however, that if she was the Ellen Sherriff who was living at 17 Poplar Ave,Leicester in 1911 she didn’t follow the WSPU call to boycott the census.
      Best wishes

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