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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

elizabeth.crawford2017@outlook.com

 

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.

In the hundred plus years since it was created, the artwork of the suffrage movement has never been so widely disseminated and accessible as it is today, the designs as appealing as they were during the years before the First World War when the suffrage campaign was at its height. Yet hitherto little has been known about most of the artists who produced such popular images. Art and Suffrage remedies this lack and sets their artistic contribution to the suffrage cause within the context of their reanimated lives, giving biographical details, including addresses, together with information on where their work may be seen.

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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Books And Ephemera For Sale: Catalogue 187

Woman and her Sphere

Catalogue 187

 Elizabeth Crawford

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Item 495 (for description see below)

Index to Catalogue

Non-fiction: Items 1-169

Biography: Items 170-240

Ephemera: Items 241-356

Postcards: Items 357-360

Fiction: Items 361-393

Suffrage Non-fiction: Items 394-410

Suffrage Biography: Items 411-413

Suffrage Fiction: Items 414-422

Suffrage Ephemera: Items 423-478

Suffrage Ephemera (Kate Parry Frye Collection); Items 479-503

Suffrage Postcards: Real Photographic (including Marsden Collection): Items 504-552

Suffrage Postcards: Commercial Comic: Items 553-578

Suffrage Postcards: Suffrage Artist: Items 579-585

Women and the First World War: Items 586-599

 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. 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. 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. BANET-WEISER, Sarah The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: beauty pageants and national identity University of California Press 1999 [5141] Paper covers – mint £5
  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. BEACHY, Robert Et Al (eds) Women, Business and Finance in 19th-century Europe: rethinking separate spheres Berg 2006 [9208] Fine £12
  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. BERESFORD, John (ed) John Macdonald Memoirs of an Eighteenth-Century Footman
    Travels (1745-1779) Routledge 1928 (r/p) [11771] The footman was a Scottish highlander and through his eyes we see the maelstrom of 18th-century life – in England, Scotland and on the continent – as he travelled ‘in service.’ Excellent reading. Very good                                                                  £12
  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
  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. BLOCH, R. Howard Medieval Misogyny and the Invention of Western Romantic Love University of Chicago Press 1991 [11978] Soft covers – fine                                                                         £18
  1. BLOOM, Stanley The Launderette: a history Duckworth 1988 [10201] Soft covers – very good £3
  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. BOYD, Kenneth Scottish Church Attitudes to Sex, Marriage and the Family 1850-1914 John Donald 1980 [9679] Fine in d/w                                                                                                            £18
  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. 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. 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. BURSTALL, Sara A. The Story of the Manchester High School for Girls 1871-1911 Manchester University Press 1911 [9219] Cover marked and faded – internally  very 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. BYTHELL, Duncan The Sweated Trades; outwork in 19th-century Britain Batsford 1978 [12110] Very good in d/w £12
  1. CADBURY, Edward, MATHESON, M. Cecile and SHANN, George Women’s Work and Wages: a phase of life in an industrial city University of Chicago Press 1907 [8076] US edition of this study of women’s work in Birmingham. Good – inner hinge a little loose £50
  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
  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. CHECKLAND, Olive Philanthropy in Victorian Scotland: social welfare and the voluntary principle John Donald Ltd 1980 [9241] Fine in fine d/w £20
  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, Norma Dr Johnson’s Women Hambledon and London 2000 [9736] investigates lives of Elizabeth Carter, Charlotte Lennox, Elizabeth Montagu, Hester Thrale and Fanny Burney – exploring their relationship with Dr Johnson, with each other and with the world of letters. Excellent reading. Mint in d/w                                                                                                                                               £8
  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
  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. COWAN, Ruth Schwartz More Work For Mother: the ironies of household technology from the open hearth to the microwave Basic Books (NY) 1983 [10355] Very good in d/w £10
  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. DAVIDOFF, L and HAWTHORN, R A Day in the life of a Victorian Domestic Servant Allen & Unwin 1976 [13726] Soft covers – very good – scarce                                                             £10
  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
  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. DURHAM, Edith High Albania Virago 1985 [10802] First published in 1909. Soft covers – very good                                                                                                                                                     £8
  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. EVANS, Mary (ed) The Woman Question: readings on the subordination of women Fontana 1982 [1221] Paper covers – good £4
  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. FULFORD, Roger Votes for Women: the story of a struggle Faber 1957 [2579] Still an interesting study. Bears the ownership inscription of Hazel Mews, author of ‘Frail Vessels’ . Fine in d/w            £5
  1. FULLER, Sophie The Pandora Book of Women Composers Pandora 1994 [8979] Fine in d/w   £15
  1. [GARDINER], Sarah Gardiner (ed) Leaves from a Young Girl’s Diary: the journal of Margaret Gardiner 1840-41 Tuttle, Moorhouse & Taylor Co (NY) 1927 [13478] The journal kept by Margaret Gardiner who, with her father, a NY State Senator, her mother and her sister (who was to become the wife of a US President), sailed across the Atlantic to Europe. They landed at Liverpool and then proceeded to ‘do’ Europe. Delightful. Very good – scarce                                                        £45
  1. GARRETT, Rhoda and Agnes Suggestions for House Decoration in Painting, Woodwork, and Furniture Macmillan 1876 [13706] Rhoda and Agnes Garrett set up their house decorating business in 1874. A study of their work constitutes one section in my book ‘Enterprising Women: the Garretts and their circle’  and demonstrates that the illustrations in ‘House Decoration’ were based on the rooms that Rhoda and Agnes knew best – those in their own home at 2 Gower Street, Bloomsbury. This copy is in quite good condition – cover a little rubbed and marked (books in the ‘Art at Home’ series, of which this is one, were, rather ironically, not very well produced!)                                                         £110
  1. GEORGE, W.L. Eddies of the Day Cassell 1919 [1248] Includes a section on ‘Woman and the Future’.  Good                                                                                                                                            £4
  1. GEZARI, Janet Last Things:Emily Bronte’s Poems OUP 2007 [11027] A study of the poems, reinstating them at the heart of Romantic and Victorian concerns while at the same time underlining their enduring relevance for readers today. Mint in d/w £15
  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. GLENDINNING, Caroline And MILLAR, Jane (eds) Women and Poverty in Britain Wheatsheaf 1987 [5232] Mint in d/w                                                                                                             £5
  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. GULLET, Gayle Becoming Citizens: the emergence and development of the California women’s movement 1880-1911 University of Illinois Press 2000 [5082] Paper covers – mint £8
  1. HARRISON, Austin Pandora’s Hope; a study of woman Heinemann 1925 [4724] Good internally – cover chipped and bumped £2
  1. HARTLEY, C. GASGUOINE 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. 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. 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. HOUSMAN, Laurence Ploughshare and Pruning-Hook: ten lectures on social subjects Swarthmore Press 1919 [1322] A collection of papers, originally given as lectures – including ‘What is Womanly?’ (1911) and ‘Art and Citizenship’ (1910). Very good in d/w                                                     £10
  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. 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. KESTNER, Joseph Protest & Reform: the British social narrative by women, 1827-1867 Methuen 1985 [2125] Very good in d/w £8
  1. KING, Brenda Silk and Empire Manchester University Press  [9845] A study of the Anglo-Indian silk trade, challenging the notion that Britain always exploited its empire. Mint in d/w (pub price £55)   £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. 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
  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. 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
  2.  LITOFF, Judy Barrett And SMITH, David C. We’re In This War, Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform OUP 1994 [8310] Fine in d/w £16
  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. 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. MACE, Jane Playing with Time: mothers and the meaning of literacy UCL Press 1998 [5260] Paper covers – mint £5
  1. MCGREGOR, O.R. Divorce in England: a centenary study Heinemann 1957 [10426] Very good in d/w £10
  1. McMILLAN, Margaret The Child and the State The National Labour Press 1911 [11641] In which she advocated giving poor children a more broad and humane education than they currently were receiving. Vol 9 in the Socialist Library series. Card covers – very good                                                  £28
  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. 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. MITTON, G.E. (e.d.) The Englishwoman’s Year Book and Directory 1914 Adam & Charles Black 1914 [13900] An essential reference work. Very good condition                                            £90
  1. MONK, Una New Horizons: a hundred years of women’s migration HMSO 1963 [11031] Very good in slightly torn d/w                                                                                                                        £20
  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. 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. NUNN, Pamela Gerrish Victorian Women Artists Women’s Press 1987 [7106] Very good in d/w                                                                                                                                                    £18
  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. PALMER, Paulina Lesbian Gothic: transgressive fictions Cassell 1999 [5267] Paper covers – mint £5
  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, 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, Jane Angels of Albion: women of the Indian mutiny Viking 1996 [4240] Very good in rubbed d/w £8
  1. ROTONDARO, Anna Women at Work on London’s Transport 1905-1978 Tempus 2004 [11050] Collection of images charting the history of women at work on London’s transport. Soft covers – mint                                                                                                                                                      £6
  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. SCUTT, Jocelynne (ed) Breaking Through: women, work and careers Artemis (Australia) 1992 (r/p) [5125] Paper covers – mint £4
  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. SMITH, R.D.(edits and introduces) The Writings of Anna Wickham: free woman and poet Virago 1984 [12037] Soft covers – very good £5
  1. SPENDER, Dale Time and Tide Wait for No Man: the story of a feminist political weekly in the 1920s Pandora 1984 [13733] Selections from the first 15 years of ‘Time and Tide’. Soft covers – fine £6
  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. STONE, Dorothy The National: the story of a pioneer college Robert Hale 1976 [8231] History of the pioneering domestic economy training college – The National Training College of Domestic Subjects. Fine in d/w £12
  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. 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. TRIMMER, Mrs Abridgment of Scripture History consisting of Lessons selected from the Old Testament for the use of Schools and Families Rivington, stereotyped ed 1811 [3042] One of the most popular scripture textbooks of the 19th century. Good in original boards                               £15
  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 BOOKor 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. WINSTEAD, Karen (ed) Chaste Passions: medieval English virgin martyr legends Cornell University Press 2000 [11983] Soft covers – very good £9
  1. WOODHOUSE, Annie Fantastic Women: sex, gender and transvestism Macmillan 1989 [5282] Mint in d/w £5
  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

 

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, 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. (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. ASHWELL, Lena Myself a Player Michael Joseph 1936 [13899] Actress, manager of the Kingsway Theatre, v active member of the Actresses’ Franchise League, working for the Women’s Emergency Corps during the First World War…Good condition in frayed d/w                                                    £28
  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. 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. (BERGMAN-OSTERBERG) Jonathan May Madame Bergman-Osterberg Harrap for the University of London Institute of Education 1969 [13722] Life and work of the Swedish teacher of gymnastics who introduced her methods to Britain – founding a college to train gymnastics teachers. Very good in d/w                               £8
  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. (BRONTE) Dudley Green Patrick Bronte: father of genius The History Press 2008 [12452] Fine in fine d/w £10
  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. (BUTTS) Nathalie Blondel (ed) The Journals of Mary Butts Yale University Press 2002 [12460] 500pp – heavy – mint in mint d/w                                                                                                         £20
  1. (CLARKE) Mary G. Clarke A Short Life of Ninety Years privately printed 1973 [11352] An interesting life – born in Aberdeen into the Anderson family (her uncle was Skelton Anderson, husband of Elizabeth Garrett), she attended the local high school, and then went to Girton – before entering a lifetime of teaching, culminating in the headmistress-ship of Manchester High School for Girls. Very good – cover slightly marked                                                                                                              £18
  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. 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. DUNFORD, Penny A Biographical Dictionary of Women Artists in Europe and America since 1850 Harvester 1990 [10850] Fine                                                                                                    £35
  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. (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. (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. (HUMBERT) Agnes Humbert Résistance: memoirs of Occupied France Bloomsbury 2008 [12392] Memoirs of Agnes Humbert (1894-1963), an art historian who helped form one of the first organised groups of the French Resistance. First published in France in 1946, this translation, by Barbara Mellor, is the first in English. Mint in d/w £5
  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. (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. 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. LEDUC, Violette Mad in Pursuit Rupert Hart-Davis 1971 [5499] Post-war literary Paris. Very good in chipped d/w                                                                                                       £3
  1. (MCCARTHY), Lilllah McCarthy Myself and My Friends: with an aside by Bernard Shaw Thornton Butterworth 1933 [13897] Autobiography of the actress and theatre manager. Good – front hinge a little slack £10
  1. (MARTIN) Sarah Martin A Brief Sketch of the Life of the Late Miss Sarah Martin of Great Yarmouth: with extracts from the Parliamentary Reports on Prisons; her own Prison Journals etc C. Barber (Yarmouth) 2nd ed, 1844 [12756] Prison visitor, dressmaker, Sunday School teacher. Her comments on the prisoners are particularly interesting. Good in original cloth £35
  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. (MAYNARD) Catherine B. Firth Constance Louisa Maynard: mistress of Westfield College Allen & Unwin 1949 [11033] Very good – scarce                                                                                 £15
  1. (MEYNELL) Dame Alix Meynell Public Servant, Private woman: an autobiography Gollancz 1988 [11385] Interesting background information on her family, the Dowsons, who ran the Nottingham Women’s Suffrage Society – as well as her own memoirs of life as an administrative grade civil servant and the wife of Sir Francis Meynell.  Fine in d/w                                                                     £12
  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. (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. (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. (NICHOL) Anna Stoddart Elizabeth Pease Nichol Dent 1899 [12999] (1807-1897) Scottish Quaker – daughter of the founder of the Peace Society, suffragist, chartist, anti-vivesectionist. Very good – scarce                                                                                                                                                    £35
  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. (NORTON) Jane Gray Perkins The Life of Mrs Norton John Murray 1910 [3537] Very good    £16
  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. (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. (PINZER) Ruth Rosen & Sue Davidson The Maimie Papers Virago 1979 [5444] Correspondence, beginning in 1910, between Fanny Quincy Howe, a distinguished Bostonian, and Mainie Pinzer, a Jewish prostitute. Fascinating. Paper covers – very good                                                                        £5
  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. (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. (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. (SEWELL) Mrs Bayly The Life and Letters of Mrs Sewell James Nisbet, 3rd ed 1889 [2667] Memoir of the Quaker writer of moral didactics for children; she was mother of Anna Sewell. Good £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. (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. (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. (TENNANT) Violet Markham May Tennant: a portrait The Falcon Press 1949 [2243] Biography of the first woman Factory Inspector in England. Very good in chipped  d/w – a presentation copy from the author to Uplands School library                                                                                               £10
  1. (TENNYSON) James O. Hoge Lady Tennyson’s Journal University Press of Virginia 1981 [9675] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                         £18
  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. (TUSSAUD) Kate Berridge Waxing Mythical: the life and legend of Madame Tussaud John Murray 2006 [9827] Fine in d/w £8
  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. (WATERSTON) Lucy Bean And Elizabeth Van Heyningen (eds) The Letters of Jane Elizabeth Waterston 1866-1905 Van Riebeeck Society (Cape Town) 1983 [13266] A Scotswoman, she went as a missionary to Africa – to the Cape – returning to Britain in 1874 to train as a doctor – first, for a short time, with Sophia Jex-Blake in Edinburgh and then as one of the first students at the London School of Medicine, qualifying in 1879. She then returned to Africa, eventually settling in Cape Town, where, during his period there as editor of the\i  Cape Times\i0 ,  one of her closest friends, although v much younger than her, was Edmund Garrett, cousin to Millicent Garrett Fawcett, on whose commission to investigate concentration camps during the Boer War, Jane Waterston served. Fine                                 £25
  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. (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. (WORDSWORTH) Robert Gittings And MANTON, Jo Dorothy Wordsworth OUP 1985 [4284] Fine in d/w                                                                                                                                           £5

 

Ephemera

  1. Mother India’s Daughters: the significance of the Women’s Movement Women’s International League no date [1934] [13073] ‘The Women’s Movement in India is growing with a rapidity and vigour which is probably without parallel..it is essential that British men and women should be prepared to give it their understanding, sympathy and support. 8-pp pamphlet – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £8
  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. ABBOTSHOLME SCHOOL (THE NEW SCHOOL), DERBYSHIRE Timetable for May, June & July, i.e. June (or ‘Summer’ ) Term  [12790] ‘This timetable was exhibited (Bronze Medal) at the Paris Exposition of 190o’. What a model of a timetable – multi-coloured, indeed much multi-coloured cross-hatching  – covering a 7-day week and allowing for all aspects of this particular school’s life – divided into the Physical, the Intellectual, and the Moral and Religious – yet stipulating the time spent on undressing and cleaning teeth, gardening, carpentry etc. 48cm x 37.5cm – good – but with 3 slight splits along a fold — ex-Board of Education library – most unusual                                                                       £15
  1. ACT NO XIX OF 1929 (Passed by the Indian Legislature) An Act To Restrain the Solemnisation of Child Marriages  [13472] Received the Assent of the Governor General, 1 Oct 1929. 4pp – good                                                                                                                                                      £3
  1. ANDERSON, Dame Adelaide The Employment of Children in Egyptian Industry International Labour Office 1930 [12266] Reprinted from the International Labour Review, Dec 1930. Paper covers – 32pp – good                                                                                                                                             £4
  1. ASSOCIATION FOR MORAL AND SOCIAL HYGIENE Collection of Annual Reports  [12313] A collection of 13 of the Association’s Annual Reports – 7th (1921/22)-15th (1929/30); 29th (1950)-33rd (1954). Packed with information – and names of members, Paper covers – all in good condition – 13 items – together                                                                                                                                    £50
  1. ASSOCIATION FOR PROMOTING THE EMPLOYMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLWORK Report of Meeting Held at the Westminster Town Hall on Wed Nov 12th 1902  [13043] The Association was formed in 1897 and was disbanded in 1905. The Association’s aim, at its most basic, of promoting the employment of middle-class young women  – ie those who had attended high schools – in working-class – ie elementary – schools. ‘Higher teachers are now at last waking up to the absolute necessity of training, and Elementary teachers are far more cultured than they were five or ten years ago.’16-pp pamphlet – good                                                              £4
  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. ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN TEACHERS Thirtieth Annual Report, 1912-1913 AUWT 1914 [13216] Includes a (slightly surprisingly) long list of the members. Soft covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                                                                      £10
  1. AUTOGRAPHS (2)  [13058] A sheet of paper on which are fixed the cut-out signatures of Marie, Lady Willoughby de Broke, Maud Selborne (the Countess of Selborne), Florence E. Barrett, Henrietta Barnett, Margery Corbett Ashby, Dorothy Jewson, Mabel Dearmer and Hester Kempthorne (wife of a bishop)                                                                                                                                       £45
  1. AUTOGRAPHS – LEAGUE OF CHURCH MILITANT  [13060] 4 sheets of paper to which are fixed 28 cut-out signatures of members of the League of Church Militant, the successor to the Church League for Women’s Suffrage. The signatures include thos of Margaret Benn (Lady Stansgate), Hope Joseph (artist), Evelyn Morrison (a WSPU activist), Edith Picton-Turbervill and M.A.R. Tuker. Many of the signatures are identified by pencilled annotations. Together                                              £35
  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. BARTON, Dorothea Women’s Minimum Wages 1921 [12269] reprinted from the Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, July 1921. Paper covers -c 40pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £6
  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. BRITISH, CONTINENTAL, AND GENERAL FEDERATION FOR THE ABOLITION OF GOVERNMENT REGULATION OF PROSTITUTION Fourth Annual Report British, Continental, and General Federation 1879 [12322] Covers the year 1878-79. Paper covers – good – a little creased and chipped                                                                                                                  £12
  1. BRITISH MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  [8762] Memorandum of the Articles of Association, and by-laws of the British Medical Association, together with a few other items sent with a letter, dated 17 July 1922, welcoming Dr Gladys Stableforth, Moorfields, Fenham, Northumberland as a member of the BMA.                                                                                                                                                       £3
  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. 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. BYLES, Marie Domicile of Married Women The United Associations, Sydney 1930s?? [12538] 4-pp leaflet on the question of the domicile of married women in Australia. Good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                                                                                                         £2
  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
  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 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 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. 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. CONTINUATION SCHOOLS  [12811] A collection of material relating to ‘Continuation Schools’  (evening classes). 1) Evidence given by Rev J.B. Paton, D.D. before the Education Commission, Wm Isbister Ltd, 1887, 16pp; 2) The Continuation of Elementary Education: a paper by William Lant Carpenter read at the Society of Arts, Feb 8th 1888, pub by the Recrative Evening Schools’ Association, 24pp; 3) Continuation Evening Classes; recreative and practical  by Walter Besant, pub by the Recreative Evening Schools’ Association, 1886, paper covers, 8pp; 4) Continuation Schools: recreative and practical by J. Edward Flower, pub by the Recreative Evening Schools’ Association, 1894, 8pp; 5) Continuation Schools by Charles Henry Watt, pub for the Manchester Statistical Society, 1896, 24pp; 7) Recreative Instruction of Young People by the Rev Dr J.B. Paton, a paper read at a conference of the National Vigilance Association, pub by James Clarke, [first pub 1886, this issue probably 1902]; 8pp; 8) A Plea for Recreative Continuation Schools: evening schools under healthy conditions by the Rev J.B. Paton,, 4th ed (first pub 1885), 12pp; 9) Secondary Education for the Industrial Classes of England, a memorandum prepared by request of the Council of Recreative Evening Schools Association for the Royal Commission on Secondary Education by J.B. Paton, MA, DD, pub by the Recreative Evening Schools Association, 1904 (first issued 1895); 10 The Continuation Schools’ Bill Explained and Commended by the Rev J.B. Paton, Inner Mission Pamphlet, Second Series, no 6, 1905, 12pp; 11) Continuation Schools from a Higher Point of View by J.B. Paton, DD, Inner Mission Pamphlet, Second Series, no 7, 1905, 16pp; 12) report on an Enquiry into the Working of Evening Schools in the County of Cheshire, 1907, 12pp – with detailed pull-out tables; 13) The PRoblem of the Continuation School and its successful solution in Germany. A Consecutive Policy by R.H. Best and C.K. Ogden, pub by P.S. King, 1914, paper covers ( more or less detached), 80pp; 14) Port Sunlight Works Continuation School; An Address given to the Soap and Candle Trades at Birmingham on 16 March 1920 by J. Knox, MA, printed at the request of the Joint Industrial Council, 1920, paper covers, 22pp; 15) Day Continuation Schools, pub by Federal Council of Lancashire and Cheshire Teachers’ Associations, Sept 1943, 4pp. All in good condition – all paper covers – all ex-Board of Education library. As a collection – together                                                              £45
  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
  1. DAME IRENE WARD (1895-1980)  [12477] Collecction of letters and cards from Irene Ward (Conservative MP for, first, in 1931, Wallsend and then, 1950, Tyneside)  to a friend, Cynthia Josephine Romilly (after her marriage in 1964, Romilly-Luscombe) (1914-2001) – together with a collection of cuttings about Irene Ward that her correspondent pasted onto album sheets – together with a quantity of loose cuttings –  following the MP’s career – from the early 1940s. The correspondence continues into the late 1970s. Good – as a collection.                                                                                             £65
  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. DISINHERITANCE The Remedies of Lord Astor’s Bill  [12561] an article reprinted from ‘The Observer’, Sept 6, 1928. ‘Lord Astor introduced a Bill in the House of Lords last session to modify, to a limited extent, the right of arbitrary disinheritance possessed by spouses and parents in England and Wales and occasionally exercised.’ Double-sided sheet – good                                                             £1
  1. EASTMAN, Linda The Child, the School, and the Library reprinted from the Library Journal 1896 [12783] She was employed by the Public Library, Dayton, Ohio and the address was given at the first annual meeting of the Ohio Library Association, Cleveland. Small, 22-pp pamphlet – ex-Board of Education library – good                                                                                                              £5
  1. ELECTRICAL ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN  [13702] Rather attractive blue enamel and silver badge – the shield shape badge hanging from a bar engraved ‘Nottingham Branch Vice President’. The EAW was founded in 1924 to ‘popularise the domestic use of electricity’. The Nottinghamshire Archives hold records of the very active Nottingham branch of the EAW. Very good                          £20
  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
  1. FAWCETT LIBRARY Annual Reports  [12388] covering the years 1968-1972, together with the Annual Report for the Fawcett Society for 1966-67, which included a report on the celebrations marking the centenary of the founding of the suffrage movement. Card covers – all very good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                                                   £5
  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. FRIENDS’ CENTRAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE Inspection of Friends’ Boarding Schools by the Board of Education:
    General Report  1905 [13331] J.W. Headlam was Director of the Enquiry and the author of the Report. Soft covers – 50pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                                     £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. GOULD, Frederick J. Why Educate?  [12860] A lecture given under the auspices of the National Union of Women Teachers, in connection with the Annual Educational Week-end in Chesterfield, September 24, 1926. Paper covers – good – 15pp. Together with a 2-sided leaflet on Educational Reform pub by the Rationalist Association. Both in goodish condition – ex-Board of Education library £4
  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. 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 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.  All in good condition – ex Board of Education library – 3 items together                                                                                                                                                    £28
  1. HOUSEWIFE  [13578] 3 issues of this popular magazine – for April & August 1941 and September 1943. Packed with evocative advertisements – and war-time making-do. Interesting. Good – each    £3
  1. ILLEGITIMATE CHILDREN (SCOTLAND) ACT, 1930 HMSO 1930 [12565] ‘An Act to amend the alw as to the duration and recovery of aliment for, and the custody of, illegitimate children in Scotland, and for other purposes connected therewith.’ 4-pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. £1
  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. 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
  1. INTER-ALLIED INFORMATION COMMITTEE Women Under Axis Rule HMSO [1943] [13694] No 7 in the ‘Conditions in Occupied Territories’ Reports. good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library.                                                                                                                                                     £10
  1. INTERNATIONAL LABOUR OFFICE Small Collection of Reports  [12389] 1) Equal Remuneration for Men and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value (33rd Session), 1950; 2) Equal Remuneration for Women and Women Workers for Work of Equal Value, Report 1 and  3) Report 2 (both 34th Session), 1950; 4) Women Workers in a Changing World, 1963. All card covers – good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                                                                                   £8
  1. [JEX-BLAKE] Margaret Todd Sophia Jex-Blake  [13519] 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                                                                                                                           £5
  1. JEX-BLAKE, Sophia Medical Education for Women 1872 [13518] ‘The substance of a lecture delivered on April 26th 1872, in St George’s Hall, London, The Rt Hon, the Earl of Shaftesbury in the Chair’.  The lecture is enhanced by a multitude of footnotes and appendices. Paper wrappers – 86pp. All is good – except that the bottom few lines of pp83-86 (inc) and the back wrapper have disappeared – damp? Very scarce – COPAC lists copies held only at Bristol, Sheffield, Glasgow, LSE & the Women’s Library @ LSE.                                                                                                                         £55
  1. JOSEPHINE BUTLER SOCIETY NEWSLETTER  [12346] issues for 1973, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2006 . 11 items – paper covers – in good condition  Together   £6
  1. LEAGUE OF NATIONS HMSO  [12558] International Labour Conference: 1) Draft Conventions and Recommendations adopted by the Conference at its 12th session, 30 May-21 June 1929. 34pp; 2) Draft Conventions and Recommendations adopted by the conference at its 16th Session 12 April-30 April 1932. 34pp; 3) Draft Conventions and Recommendation adopted by the Conference at its 18th Session 4 June-23 June 1934. 30pp. All good – together                                                                             £4
  1. LEAGUE OF NATIONS  [12559] Council for the Representation of Women in the League of Nations, Annual Report 1926-7. Millicent Fawcett was present at the Annual Meeting of the Council, of which Mrs Ogilvie Gordon was President, in Nov 1927. 4-pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £1
  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD Supplement in continuation of the Report of the Medical Officer of the Board for 1914-15 Containing a Report on Maternal Mortality in connection with childbearing and its relation to Infant Mortality. HMSO 1915 [12256] The 44th Annual Report of the Local Government Board, 1914-15. Complete, but missing its paper covers – otherwise good – 140pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                          £8
  1. LONDON INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PLAIN NEEDLEWORK Annual Report for the Year ending September 30th, 1909 1909 [13041] 24pp – good in card covers – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                     £8
  1. LONDON PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION COUNCIL Report Jan 1904-June 30, 1905 1905 [12553] The Council’s suggested election policy for the forthcoming 1906 General Election included, amongst other items, ‘All schools maintained by public money should be under complete public management and control.’ ‘The Council is the only organisation i London for promoting the principles of National Education, efficient, progressive, free, unsectarian, and under popular control’. With a list of donors and subscribers. 4-pp – good                                                                                            £2
  1. MACCARTHY, Fiona Work for Married Women Conservative Political Centre 1966 [12297] Paper covers – 18pp – good- withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                     £2
  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. Manchester High School for Girls  [11374] Letter dated 2 April 1873 from Edward Freeman (Somerleaze, Wells, Somerset) writes to ‘My dear Lord’ (possibly a Bishop?) ‘I see your name as a “patron” of the new Girls School to be set up at Manchester. ..I would venture to recommend a candidate for the place of Head Mistress, which I hear that the Committee are going about to fill.’ His recommendation is Miss Macarthur ‘who has been governess in my house for nearly five years. ..She is in correspondence with Miss Vernon, to whom Mrs Kitchener first spoke of her…I think the best witness of my opinion of her is that I have set her to write one of my series of small histories, a History of Scotland which I hope will be out soon.’ ‘though she does not actually understand Latin and Greek, she knows all abou them..’ Unfortunately Miss Macarthur was not appointed; there being far better qualified candidates competing for this sought after position. She was Margaret A.R. Macarthur, born in Scotland in 1842 and was the author of ‘History of Scotland’ in Freeman’s Historical Course for Schools. It would be interesting to find out what happened to her. Mss – 4pp – fine                                                                               £45
  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, among other things, for many years hon sec of the National Indian Association. Paper covers – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education Library £12
  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. 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. MINUTE OF THE FRIENDS’ ABOLITIONIST ASSOCIATION ON THE DECEASE OF JOSEPHINE BUTLER  [12347] 4-pp leaflet marking the death of Josephine Butler – containing a facsmile of her last message, dated 30 May 1906, to the Friends’ Association. Good condition – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                           £2
  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                                                                                                   £12
  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. 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. PIDDINGTON, A.B. The Next Step: a family basic income Macmillan, 2nd imp 1922 [12362] A discussion of how a ‘Living Wage’ could be introduced in Australia. Paper covers – 68pp – good £6
  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 [12372] 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. 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.                                                                                                 £55
  1. SIR HENRY JONES  [11407] writes a glowing testimonial for his former pupil, Mabel Atkinson, a candidate for a lectureship at the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. She was a 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
  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. SUMMARY JURISDICTION (MARRIED WOMEN) ACT, 1895 HMSO  [12563] An Act to amend the Law relating to the Summary Jurisdiction of Magistrates in reference to Married Women.  Paper covers – 8pp – good. Together with ‘ Summary Jurisdiction (Separation and Mainenance) Bill to Amend the Married Women (Maintenance) Acts 1895 and 1920, and section 5 of the Licensing Act, 1905. Paper covers – 6pp – good. And An Act to amend the Law relating to Separation and Maintenance Orders, 1925 – paper covers – 4pp. All withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                 £2
  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] 2 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. paper covers – in good condition, withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Together                                       £8
  1. THE ASSOCIATION OF HEAD MISTRESSES List of Public Secondary Schools for Girls 1903 1903 [13045] Card covers – good – ex-Board of Education Library                                        £10
  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
  1. THE FIRST REPORT OF THE BRISTOL REFUGE SOCIETY for the restoration of females who have unhappily fallen from virtue, ending 6 month 30, 1815; with a list of subscribers printed for Philip Rose, Broadmead 1815 [10463] An interesting publication – full of names and address of donors and subscribers. Many Bristol worthies – but also their associates from around the country. A very well produced facsimile. Paper covers – very good                                                                           £18
  1. THE HOME ARTS & INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION A Collection of the Association’s Reports  [13332] The Home Arts & Industries Association was founded in 1884 by Eglantyne Jebb and was instrumental in spearheading a revived interest in the craft movement. The Association had its office and studios in the Royal Albert Hall. The collection comprises the Reports for 1902, 1905, 1906 (1 two-sided leaflet and a 4-pp leaflet setting out barest details of the Association, which appears to have been undergoing a financial crisis. I am not sure whether there were reports for 1907 and 1908), 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, 1913, 1914, 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918. Most in very good condition (that for 1902 may be disbound, front page is present, but loose). – ex-Board of Education Library. Together          £55
  1. THE INDUSTRIAL COURT Decision of Industrial Court No 1325: Manipulative Grades – Post Office HMSO July 1927 [12379] The case was between the Union of Post Office Workers and the Post Office. In the course of the lengthy expositions, a vast amount of information is given on the working of the Post Office at the time – revealing in great detail the work done by women, which had been the first section of the Civil Service to employ women. Soft covers – 212pp -good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                                                                                      £8
  1. THE LADY’S REALM VOL XX Hutchinson May-Oct 1906 [1714] Includes the usual eclectic mix of articles, such as ‘Ballooning for Ladies’, ‘Domestic Economy Teaching as a Career for Women’, ‘Duties of a Debutante’, ‘Lady Servants: Are they a success?’ etc.  Very good in publisher’s binding £30
  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 NEW SCHOOL, ABBOTSHOLME  [12728] boys’ preparatory school founded by Cecil Reddie in 1889 to put into practice his new educational theories. Report form – unlike any other I have seen -a veritable wall chart – 41cm x 51cm -rather elegantly printed in red – covering not only all the usual academic disciplines and sport, but also aesthetic feeling, intution, power to recall, power to induce, pluck etc. Most definitely a new type of schooling. This report form is blank – in fine condition – creased along folds -ex-Board of Education library – most unusual.                                                                               £10
  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 SPHERE, 25 March 1916  [3497] Includes photographs and text about London work rooms of the Red Cross – making slippers, knitting, sewing – under chandeliers in Grosvenor Sq house. Complete issue – disbound -probably missing back cover – good                                                              £12
  1. THE SPHERE, 31 May 1919  [1723] single page with words and pictures showing women workers making shells at the Wolseley Motor Works.  Good                                                                   £3
  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. 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 – 16pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                                       £12
  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. USEFUL WOMEN  [13802] ‘The League of Gentlewomen has been formed with the object of bringing into touch those who want certain kinds of work done with those who are ready and able to do it for them’ – thus reads the preamble to a 4-pp – rather smartly produced – leaflet for ‘Useful Women’. Their office was at 48 Dover Street, Mayfair, in the heart of what was then women’s clubland. The two partners in the enterprise are given as ‘Miss Kerr’ and ‘Mrs Dale’ and the leaflet comprises an A-Z of all the kinds of tasks ‘Useful Women’ would undertake – from ‘Advice and help on all domestic matters’ to ‘Zoo parties arranged.’ A list of referees is given – which includes Dr Elizabeth Sloan Chesser.
    ‘Useful Women’ had been formed in 1921 (possibly in Brighton) by Lilian Kerr. The financial basis for the scheme was that women  who wanted employment lent money to the company. In 1928 she sold the business to a company (presumably the Dover Street incarnation of Useful Women)- of which she was a managing director – paying herself £400 per annum. But being unable to pay back the loans made in 1929 she was judged bankrupt. In 1936 she applied for a discharge but this wasn’t allowed, the registrar taking a very dim view of what was termed her misconduct in accepting money she knew she couldn’t pay back. However Useful Women continued to trade from the Dover Street address certainly until the Second World War. One can only assume that those enquiring about zoo parties knew nothing of  the murky financial background of at least one of Useful Women’s partners. How well the firm would have fitted into an Eveyn Waugh novel. 4-pp – very nicely designed and printed leaflet – fine                 £25
  1. VICTORIA UNIVERSITY:THE OWEN’S COLLEGE MANCHESTER Prospectus of the Arts, Science, and Law Department and Department for Women and of Evening and Popular Courses  [12683] Prospectuses for Sessions 1896-7, 1898-9, 1899-1900, including full details of the contents of all courses. In good condition in original wrappers  (the wrapper for 1896-7 torn and detached) – -each prospectus c 170pp – ex-Board of Education library.. 3 items – as a collection                         £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. 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. WILLS AND INTESTACIES (FAMILY MAINTENANCE) BILL HMSO 1930 [12564] ‘The object of this bill is to secure that, in the distribution of the estate of a testator or testatrix, a surviving husband or wife and any surviving children who are of an age necessitating parental support shall have a statutory right to certain provision out of the estate in order to secure the funds necessary for their maintenance.’ Paper covers – 14pp – withdrawn from the Women’s Library – good                   £2
  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. WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVE GUILD 35th Annual Report, 1 May 1917-30 April 1918  [12750] Paper covers – 24pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                     £12
  1. WOMEN’S CO-OPERATIVE GUILD 36th Annual Report 1 May 1918-30 April 1919  [12751] Paper covers – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                £12
  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, 1947-8  [12731] Packed with information on what post-war work opportunities were open to women – from Accountancy to Youth Leadership. With illuminating ads. Paper covers – 66pp – good – ex-Board of Education library                                                                                                        £15
  1. WOMEN’S GROUP ON PUBLIC WELFARE Loneliness: an enquiry into causes and possible remedies National Council of Social Service revised ed 1964 [12552] An interesting snapshot of one aspect of the early 1960s. Soft covers – 72pp – good – withdrawn from the Women’s Library £5
  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 INSTITUTE CHINA  [13778] Cup, saucer and plate – white china rimmed in gold – with WI logo – ‘For Home and Country’  on each piece – in green, red and gold – dating from 1930s/1940s. Just imagine the Institute teas such china has witnessed. No manufacturer’s mark. In fine condition   £20

 

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

 

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. BIRTLES, Dora The Overlanders Virago 1987 [4304] First published in 1947 – an Australian novel. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £3
  1. BLATCHFORD, Robert A Bohemian Girl and Mr Ginnis Clarion Newpaper Co Ltd 1901 (r/p) [2957] Good                                                                                                                                          £18
  1. BRACKENBURY, Alison Bricks and Ballads Carcanet 2004 [9854] Poems. Soft covers – mint £3
  1. BRADDON, M.E. Lady Audley’s Secret Virago 1985 [4463] First published in 1862. Still a page-turner. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £4
  1. BUNBURY, Selina The Blind Girl of the Moor: a shepherd’s girl B. Wertheim, Aldine Chambers 1845 [3421] A moral tale – with a Scottish setting. Good – rebound £5
  1. CLIFT, Charmian Walk to the Paradise Gardens Harper & Bros (NY) 1960 [12458] First US edition of this Australian novel. Very good in very good d/w, which is slightly chipped at top and bottom of spine                                                                                                                                                    £25
  1. DEAN, Mrs Andrew A Splendid Cousin T. Fisher Unwin, 2nd ed 1893 [2993] Volume 20 in the Pseudonym Library. Very good internally – cloth cover a little rubbed                                    £15
  1. FAIRBAIRNS, Zoe Stand We at Last Virago 1983 [1222] A picaresque novel, with a suffrage sequence.  Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £4
  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. 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. 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. JESSE, F. Tennyson Moonraker Virago 1981 [4464] First published in 1927. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                                      £3
  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. KREITMAN, Esther Deborah Virago 1983 [4467] First published in 1936. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                                      £3
  1. LEHMANN, Beatrix Rumour of Heaven Virago 1987 [4466] First published in 1934. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                                                     £4
  1. LEVERSON, Ada Love’s Shadow Chapman & Hall 1950 [3086] Reprint of the 1908 edition. Good                                                                                                                                                      £4
  1. LITVINOV, Ivy She Knew She Was Right Virago 1988 [4457] Paper covers – very good   £3
  1. MATHESON, Annie Selected Poems Old and New Henry Frowde 1899 [1439] Very good £10
  1. NEWLIN, Keith (ed) American Plays of the New Woman Ivan R. Dee (Chicago) 2000 [5449] Plays by William Vaughan Moore, Rachel Crothers, Augustus Thomas, Alice Gerstenberg, Susan Glaspell and Jesse Lynch Williams. Paper covers – mint                                                                                  £5
  1. PARRIS, P.B. His Arms are Full of Broken Things Viking 1997 [2979] A novel based on the life of Charlotte Mew. Fine in d/w                                                                                                         £5
  1. PIKE, G. Holden Daughters of the Flower Market: a story of four London bouquetieres Religious Tract Society, no date (c 1900?) [3612] Bears a 1904 (boys’) school prize label. Contains a wealth of social observation – and line-drawings £4
  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. SERGEANT, Adeline Alison’s Ordeal James Nisbet no date (1903?) [2969] By a prolific and very professional novelist.                                                                                                                   £5
  1. SIGOURNEY, Mrs (ed. F.W.N. Bailey) The Poetical Works of Mrs L.H. Sigourney G. Routledge 1857 [2428] Neatly rebound in cloth                                                                                        £10
  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
  1. VON ARNIM, Elizabeth The Enchanted April Virago 1986 [13493] Soft covers – fine      £5
  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry Mrs Halliburton’s Troubles Richard Bentley 1893 [2863] Good reading copy                                                                                                                                                      £4
  1. WOOD, Mrs Henry The Red Court Farm Macmillan 1908 (r/p) [4449] Good reading copy £3
  1. YEZIERSKA, Anzia Hungry Hearts and Other Stories Virago 1987 [4458] First published in 1920. Paper covers – very good                                                                                                             £3

 

Suffrage Non-fiction

  1. ANTHONY Jr, Charles The Social and Political Dependence of Women Longmans, Green, and Co 1880 (6th ed) [12058] This was one of the earliest books published in support of J.S. Mill’s proposed amendment to the 1867 Reform Bill – to give qualified women the vote. Interestingly he begins his tract with an analysis of the way in which ridicule was used to dismiss the idea of the enfranchised woman. Charles Anthony was the editor of the ‘Hereford Times’. Helen Blackburn lists the book in her Bibliography for ‘The Record of Women’s Suffrage’ . Very good internally in original decorated cloth, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine – unusual                                                                      £65
  1. ATKINSON, Diane Funny Girls: cartooning for equality Penguin 1997 [12164] Soft covers – very good £5
  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. DOBBIE, B.M. Willmott Dobbie A Nest of Suffragettes in Somerset: Eagle House, Batheaston Batheaston Society 1979 [13585] The story of the Blathwayt family and their involvement in the women’s suffrage movement – copiously illustrated by the photographs taken by Col Blathwayt. Soft covers – quite scarce £26
  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. LEWIS, Jane Before the Vote was Won: arguments for and against women’s suffrage 1864-1896 Routledge (Women’s Source Library) 1987 [12099] A very useful collection of texts. Fine in d/w £28
  1. MARKINO, Yoshio My Idealed John Bullesses Constable 1913 [7381] A Japanese illustrator – includes a long chapter, with illustrations, about Christabel Pankhurst and the WSPU. Good – with decorative cloth cover. Bears the ownership inscription of the novelist Beatrice Kean – scarce                       £100
  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
  1. MORGAN, David Suffragists and Liberals: the politics of woman suffrage in Britain Basil Blackwell 1975 [12133] Fine in d/w                                                                                                         £15
  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. 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. 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
  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. (LYTTON) Constance Lytton Prisons and Prisons: Some Personal Experience by Constance Lytton and Jane Warton, Spinster William Heinemann 1914 [13772] Janie Terrero’s copy which she has embellished with, at the front, pasted-in cuttings of long reviews of the book (‘The Daily News’, 7 March 1914, ‘The Observer’, 8 March 1914), an obituary of Lady Constance ( ‘The Times’, 24 May 1923) and a report of her funeral (‘The Times’, 28 May 1923) and with the end of a signed autograph note to her from Lady Constance – ‘So glad to hear your excellent meeting is bearing fruit’. At the back she has pasted (over the pages of notices of the publisher’s forthcoming books) Christabel Pankhurst’s article on the book, published in ‘The Suffragette’, March 13th and 20th 1914, This first edition of the book is bound in purple cloth, with Sylvia Pankhurst’s ‘sower’ medallion on the front cover. In very good condition (with library stamps in the usual manner) £145
  1. PANKHURST, E. Sylvia The Suffragette: The history of the women’s militant suffrage movement 1905-10 Gay and Hancock 1911 [13773] Janie Terrero has embellished her copy of this book with two real photographic WSPU postcards. One shows Mrs Pankhurst being arrested in Victoria Street on 13 February 1908 and the other shows Christabel speaking in Trafalgar Square – inviting the audience to ‘rush’ the House of Commons, 13 October 1908. In addition she has pasted a very interesting letter written by Eli\abeth Robins and published in ‘The Times’, 4 May 1921 in which she stoutly defends the WSPU policy of militancy – one of her arguments being that suffragettes had the means to kill or injure their opponents if they had chosen to do so. In purple cloth, as issued, with Sylvia Pankhurst’s ‘portcullis’ design in gilt on the front cover- with the symbolic arrow picked out in purple, white and green. An item from the Terrero Bequest, with Manuel Terrero’s decorative bookplate and the Working Men’s College Terrero Bequest label – and usual library stamps. An attractive association copy of a relatively scarce book – the first UK edition                                                                                                                                     £180

 

Suffrage Biography

  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. (HAMILTON) Cicely Hamilton Life Errant  [13906] Her autobiography. In very good condition. Extremely – and surprisingly – scarce                                                                                         £45
  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

 

Suffrage Fiction

  1. ARMOUR, Margaret Agnes of Edinburgh Andrew Melrose 1911 [3719] A novel of its time – the suffrage movement although not central to the plot – flows along behind, occasionally breaking the surface in a discussion of women’s rights and attitudes to the campaign. Interesting – very scarce – I’ve only seen it previously in the Briitish Library. Very good in rubbed paper wrapper – with a little card inlaid – showing that it had been presented to Nesta Prichard, of Form Vb, as a prize for mathematics.           £40
  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, 7th ed, no date 1910/1912?) [1397] A novel with suffrage scenes.  Very good                                                                                                                                    £8
  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

 

Suffrage Ephemera

 

  1. A Brief Review of the Women’s Suffrage Movement since its Beginning in 1832 [NUWSS], printed by Vacher & Sons April 1911 [13505] 16-pp pamphlet.  Very good – would be fine but it has lost its staples. With the ownership inscription of a ‘Mrs Kerr’ on the cover.                                                    £35
  1. ADA HINES     [12587] (1872-1949) of ‘The Nook’, Ashton-on-Mersey, was an artist and a suffragette – the joint founder, in 1909, with her friend and fellow artist, Lucy Fildes, of the Manchester branch of the Women’s Freedom League. Here is an opportunity to acquire a small oil painting by her – unframed – on board – entitled ‘Sunset’. Signed but undated – rather atmospheric.                                     £75
  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. CICELY HAMILTON – Portrait  [13903] in charcoal by Cyril Roberts (1871-1949). On the reverse is the inscription: ‘Cyril Roberts, 57 Glebe Place, Chelsea. Miss Cecily [sic] Hamilton’ No 2. Cicely Hamilton (1872-1952) lived for most of her adult life in Glebe Place which was very much a haunt of artists. Cyril Roberts had various Chelsea studios over the years, settling towards the end of his life in Glebe Place. However the two may well have known each other for many years. Roberts’was a reasonably successful portrait artist – his 1923 charcoal & bodycolour portrait of Ellen Terry is now in the National Portrait Gallery. This portrait of Cicely Hamilton is undated  (possibly immediately post Second World War) and shows her as an elderly – but still doughty – woman (wearing a shirt and tie). I think it must have been an excellent likeness.
    Also on the back of the portrait is a label of the British Drama League – noting that the portrait had been given to them in 1960 for their Library. The presentation had been made by Mr Kingsley Adams of the National Portrait Gallery on behalf of Mrs Richard Curle of the University of Ghana. In fact it was Mrs Curle’s son, Adam Curle, who was employed by the University of Ghana – she was presumably living there with him. .Cordelia Curle was born Cordelia Fisher and was a cousin to Virginia Woolf .She married – and divorced in 1922 – the journalist Richard Curle and from the mid-1940s to 1951 (at least) was living at 43 Glebe Place; Cicely Hamilton was living at no. 44..
    The British Drama League, which had been founded in 1919 was dissolved in 1990.
    The portrait (25cm w x 35 cm h) is framed – 48cm w x 58 cm h. The portrait is in fine condition – with a hint of foxing on the mount.                                                                                                    £490
  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. 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. 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. HILL, MISS OCTAVIA Women and the Suffrage 1910 [13150] 2-sided leaflet, reproducing a letter from Octavia Hill to the Editor of the ‘Times’, dated 14 July 1910. In this she repudiates the necessity of votes for women – ‘Let the woman seek the quiet paths of helpful real work, be set on finding where she is wanted, on her duties, not on her rights…’ The 2-sided leaflet was printed by the National Press Agency Ltd and does not carry the imprimatur of the anti-suffrage society, although I imagine that group was probably behind its publication, the NPA being their usual printer. Good – very scarce          £68
  1. HMSO Representation of the People Bill HMSO 1917 [13074] ‘A Bill to Amend the Law with respect to Parliamentary and Local Government Franchises..etc’. Clause 4 allowed the vote to women over the age of 30. 42 pages – a good reading copy – missing its paper covers                                       £15
  1. KELLEY, Florence Persuasion or Responsibility? National American Woman Suffrage Association c 1905? [13076] Vol 2, No 8 in ‘Political Equality Series’. Small format – 4pp – good – with shelfmark – withdrawn from the Women’s Library                                                                                        £5
  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. 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. LYDIA BECKER  [12607] Letter from Lydia Becker to ‘Mr Levi’ – written from 85 Carter St, Greenyes, Manchester on ‘Oct 16’ – I have worked out that the year is1868. ‘Mr Levi’ is probably Prof Leone Levi, to whom she had sent a pamphlet a few days earlier. I think, in response, he had written to her in admiration asking for some material from her for his autograph book. In this letter, in return, she writes ‘I have written out my three Norwich prospositions ,[these are drawn from her address at Norwich to the British Association Section F on 25 Aug 1868] which I hope may serve your purpose as a curiosity! for your autograph book, and a bone of contention for your friends.’ These ‘three Norwich propositions’ are set out on a separate sheet. But, in addition, in her  4-pp mss letter she sets out ‘my general wishes and conclusions as to the rights of women’.. All the material has been carefully attached to a sheet that once was page 77 in a collection of autograph material. Incidentally the material on the reverse, p 78, is in Italian, lending credence to my supposition that the correspondent was Leone Levi, who had left his native Italy for Liverpool in 1844. A very interesting letter – very good                                  £95
  1. MCCABE, Joseph Woman in Political Evolution Watts & Co 1909 [9803] An overview -from ‘ Woman Before Civilisation’ to ‘The Moral Base of Enfranchisement.’Paper wrappers – one nick at spine eats into the margin of a few pages -and a tiny bit of text is lost on two pages, but does not interfere with reading.                                                                                                                                                    £28
  1. MCLAREN, Lady ‘Better and Happier’: An Answer from the Ladies’ Gallery to the Speeches in Opposition to the Women’s Suffrage Bill, February 28th, 1908 T. Fisher Unwin 1908 [13102] I have always been rather an admirer of Laura McLaren and her straight-forward prose. 46-pp – paper covers present but detached – text otherwise good and tight – scarce                                                 £15
  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. MILLICENT FAWCETT  [13917] undated letter (4 November) from 2 Gower Street to ‘Mrs Storey’ noting that she had already received some of Mr Green’s cards (he was, she says, a skilled masseur and the brother of a Mrs Lucas) and she had distributed them amongst her doctor friends. Mrs Fawcett then goes on to say that, although v busy [‘my press of other work’] she hoped to attend Mrs Storey’s Thursday evening (clearly a regular fixture) on 17 December. [This might give a clue to the date -for instance, 17 Dec fell on a Thursday in 1896,- although naturally it did other times in Mrs Fawcett’s long life.] Anyway, she says she’ll try and sellect some story to read suitable for Christmas at Mrs Storey’s ‘evening’ and wonders if she should ask Mrs Wellesley [that is Ada Wellesley, for whom see in ‘Enterprising Women’] and her friends to give ‘a little music and singing.’ Good – has been folded in enveloped       £60
  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
  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 Manifesto: No Votes for Women  [13512] ”Why the nation is opposed to the grant of the Parliamentary Vote to Women’. Among the reasons for opposing Votes for Women is ‘(f) Because any proposal to give votes to women would result in swamping the male voter and making women the real rulers of the Empire.’ Leaflet 52 in the NLOWS series. 4pp – fine – 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. NUWSS BADGE  [13905] 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’. The maker’s name is on the reverse ‘Fenwick, B’ham’.  The firm of Arthur Fenwick, medallists, badge makers, art enamellers etc, was established in Vyse Street, Birmingham in 1888 and produced at least one other design of badge for the NUWSS. In very good condition                             £180
  1. PANKHURST, Christabel International Militancy WSPU 1915 [13502] ‘A speech delivered at Carnegie Hall, New York, January 13th, 1915’. 24-pp pamphlet, paper covers (with photograph of Christabel Pankhurst). Fine – just with a couple of rust marks from spine staples – in original paper wrappers. Scarce                                                                                                                      £100
  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
  1. PETHICK-LAWRENCE, Emmeline and Frederick (eds) VOTES FOR WOMEN VOL III Oct 1909-Sept 1910  [12407] Hefty bound volume of the WSPU weekly newspaper, in original Sylvia Pankhurst-designed boards. Signs of wear at leather corners – spines rebacked – ex Reading University Library – with library label on back boards. Internally very clean and tight, except for page of the Index where paper has split, but with no loss of text..                                                                                           £900
  1. PHILLIPS, Mary The Militant Suffrage Campaign privately printed 1957 [11357] ‘This pamphlet is designed to tell in a concise form the story of the ‘Votes for Women Canpaign’ and to explain the reasoned policy on which it was based.’ Mary Phillips had been a leading WSPU organizer. Soft covers – 15pp – scarce                                                                                                                                         £65
  1. PHOTOGRAPH OF GROUP OF SUFFRAGETTES IN PRISON UNIFORM  [13623] The photograph has attached to it on the reverse a typed slip identifying the women as suffragettes ‘lined up for transport to Holloway Prison in London’ and refers to this happening ‘before the War’. The photo agency is Acme News which operated from the early 1920s to 1952 and I think this image is a ‘reprint’ issued in the inter-war years. I would suggest that this photograph is an example of how newspapers get things wrong. I doubt very much that this photograph was of suffragettes waiting to be taken to Holloway – rather it is a group of WSPU members who donned replica prison clothing to make a point about how women protestors were being treated.  The women are all wearing long dark dresses marked by two prison arrows, white apron and bonnet and with a large cloth hanging down, tucked into their waistband. Each sports a  large disc giving their block and cell number in Holloway’s DX wing.They may have been taking part in a rally – such as that outside Holloway on 7 November 1908 when suffragettes wore replica prison clothing in public for the first time – or it may have been to celebrate prison releases. One of the women carries a scroll, perhaps one of the certificates given to those members of the WSPU who had been imprisoned.  Anyway, by the time the image was reused by the Acme Agency the idea that women might once have dressed up in replica prison uniform had clearly been forgotten – and what had been a staged appearance had now been converted into a new reality. Well, we all know that if you know anything about anything in a newspaper it’s usually wrong. Whateverr its provenance this is a very good, clear image – all the women look very much like real people. 25cm x 20 cm – very good                                   £65
  1. PUNCH CARTOON  [12767] 13 July 1910, full-page – the caption is ‘Excelsior!’ as Suffragist puts her shoulder to the boulder of ‘Women’s Suffrage’ and says, ‘It’s no good talking to me about Sisyphus; he was only a man’                                                                                                                     £10
  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
  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. SNOWDEN, Philip The Dominant Issue Feb 1913 [12945] A comment on the ‘Franchise Bill fiasco’ – that is, Asquith’s promise that a Manhood Suffrage Bill would be amended to include women – and the Speaker’s eventual ruling that such an amendment would destroy the Bill.  Pamphlet reproducing an article first published in ‘The Christian Commonwealth’ . Good – a little foxed and grubby              £25
  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. SOUVENIR WOMEN’S THEATRE INAUGURAL WEEK  [13901] The week ran from 8-13 December 1913 at the Coronet Theatre, Notting Hill Gate. See Naomi Paxton’s blog  http://www.naomipaxton.co.uk/blog (14/11/2014) to read more about this idea for a ‘Women’s Theatre’. The 32-pp Souvenir Brochure includes details of the General Committe for the Woman’s Theatre – and its aims, together with articles by Bernard Shaw , Cicely Hamilton, William Archer, and Flora Steele – together with numerous advertisements supporting the various suffrage societies. The back cover of the Brochure sports the device of the Actresses’ Franchise League. In good condition – very scarce £230
  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. ST JOAN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ALLIANCE  [13681] badge for the society formerly known as the Catholic Women’s Suffrage Society which was founded in 1911 and in 1923 changed it’s name to the St Joan Social and Political Alliance. The badge, which dates from between 1923 and 1950 is printed with a gold and white fleur-de-lys motif in the centre, blue ground, gold, white and blue border with printed inscription: ‘St Joan’s Social & Political Alliance’. It is made of paper covered with plastic, over metal base. In good condition                                                                                           £35
  1. STOPES, Mrs C.C. The Constitutional Basis of Women’s Suffrage Darien Press (Edinburgh) 1908 [13684] reprinted from the ‘fortnightly Review’, Sept 1908. 16-pp pamphlet. An ownership inscription on the top right of the front cover appears to be ‘E. C. Haig’ – and I am wondering whether the pamphlet was originally owned by Evelyn Cotton Haig (1863-1954), sister of Florence and Cecilia Haig – all strong supporters of the WSPU. Evelyn Haig lived with her sisters in Comely Bank Ave in Edinburgh – and may well have known Mrs Stopes. An Edinburgh ownership certainly ties in with the Edinburgh publication. Very good                                                                                                                                  £45
  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 FELLOWSHIP Roll of Honour Suffragette Prisoners 1905-1914 Suffragette Fellowship no date [1966] [13107] 16-pp, double column, listing all the suffragette prisoners that the Suffragette Fellowship knew of. A couple of names have been added in ink. Internally fine – cover has shelf markings etc – withdrawn from the Women’s Library. Scarce                                        £100
  1. THE NATIONAL WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION Sixth Annual Report The Woman’s Press 1912 [13506] ‘Including Cash Statement and Subscription List for the Year ended February 29th 1912, and Accounts of The Woman’s Press, January 1st-December 31st 1911.’ The Subscription List is a gold mine of names of WSPU members at this important time in the WSPU’s life. Laid in is a – very scarce & revealing – copy typed letter from Mabel Tuke (Honorary Secretary)- presumably sent to every subscriber – dated 22 June 1912 – with the Annual Report. Besides touching on the sale of ‘Votes for Women’   (circulation increasing, but, as everr, more help needed), and commenting on the Government’s proposed Reform Bill, the letter reveals that ‘it is now found necessary and expedient to transfer the Headquarters Officces to other premises…Great inconvenience has always been suffered from the scattered position of the various departments at 4 Clement’s Inn…Negotiations for a suitable building are in progress…’ I think Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence was released from prison (sentenced with her husband and Mrs Pankhurst on grounds of criminal conspiracy) on 22 June 1912 – so it looks as though plans were already underway while she and her husband were still in prison to move the WSPU out of their territory of Clement’s Inn – a precursor for their ousting from the WSPU in October. Very good; the staples are missing – extremely scarce                                                                                      £280
  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, 2 MAY 1913  [13895] 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. 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
  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, 26 July 1912  [13495] runs from front page (p 693) to p 698 and then from p 703-708 (back page) – i.e. pp 699, 700, 701 and 702 are missing. Much about the attack on Asquith and the Theatre Royal, Dublin, by Mary Leigh and Gladys Evans and that by Helen Craggs on Lewis Harccourt’s house. Fair condition                                                                                              £30
  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 27 September 1912  [13496] Complete issue. Chipped and rubbed and with some – interesting – annotations                                                                                                 £60

 

  1. VOTES FOR WOMEN, 21 July 1911  [13497] The paper has split horizontally – but you may be able to salvage some info from the ruins!                                                                                            £0
  1. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ AT THE ‘COURT’  [13327] A page from the ‘Bystander’ 24 April 1907 – with illustrations by Norman Morrow of characters and scenes from Elizabeth Robins’ play ‘Votes for Women’, which was staged to some acclaim at the Royal Court Theatre in April 1907. Kate Frye had seen the play on 16 April and writes of it in her diary (see http://tinyurl.com/mbj4jsh). She had in fact worked alongside the play’s star, Edith Wynne Matthison, five years or so earlier during her short stage career. The drawings show all the main characters as well as a rendition of the famous Trafalgar Square meeting scene. Very good                                                                                                                       £28
  1. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’ BROOCH/BADGE  [13904] White enamel flag carrying the message ‘Votes for Women’. I think this may date from before spring 1908, when the suffrage societies began introducing their ‘colours’. This little flag badge (with a pin at the back) is less highly finished than later badges – and bears no maker’s mark. Peversely a badge such as this is rarer than one that sports the colours of a society.                                                                                                                                                  £150
  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
  1. WSPU MEMBERSHIP CARD  [13909] – front half. setting out the Objects, Methods and Membership of the Union The other half  – the membership form – has been detached and returned to WSPU headquarters with the 1s fee. Good – a ccouple of spots of foxing – scarce               £120

Suffrage Ephemera

Kate Parry Frye’s Archive

  1. BOURNE END AND DISTRICT WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE SOCIETY  [13791] Leaflet announcing that the society was started on 12 July 1911 – this copy annotated in ink with slight alterations and added addresses of the members of the committee. For the unannotated version see p 57 of ‘Campaigning for the Vote’. You can also read there all details of the meetings organised by Kate Frye in Bourne End and District – as she recorded them in her diary. Very good – and, I imagine, unique     £200
  1. EQUAL RIGHTS RALLY 3 JULY 1926  [13912] snapshot taken by John Collins, Kate’s husband, of women with banners entering Hyde Park. One of the banners is that of Tunbridge Wells ‘Do Well Doubt Not’. Very good – as far as I know there are very few – if any – other photos of this rally £95
  1. EQUAL RIGHTS RALLY 3 JULY 1926  [13913] snapshot by John Collins, Kate’s husband, of women walking into Hyde Park for the rally. The banners of the North London Society for Equal Citizenship and the London Society for Women’s Service are being carried. If anyone else was taking photos that day, they do not seem to have made their way into public collections. Very good – very scarce.                                                                                                                                                    £95
  1. EQUAL RIGHTS RALLY 3 JULY 1926 MRS PANKHURST     [13847] speaking on the Six Point Group platform. The snapshot was taken by John Collins, Kate’s husband. Kate wrote in her diary ‘Heard Mrs Pankhurst and she was quite delightful’. Very good – as far as I know there are no other photos – other than John Collins’ – of this occasion. See ‘Campaigning for the Vote’ p 213                          £150
  1. FREE CHURCH LEAGUE FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE Flyer (Preliminary Notice) for a Spring Fair  [13393] to be held at Rectory Road Hall, Stoke Newington on 17 and 18 April 1913 (see ‘Campaigning for the Vote’ p 149). With a handwritten addition to the effect that ‘Countess Brassey opens first day’ and ….’Mrs Sadd Brown’. Good – has been folded (by Kate Frye – presumably carried with her to the Fair) and with short tag on reverse where she then fixed into her diary                       £120
  1. INVITATION CARD TO AN INFORMAL TALK ON THE SUBJECT OF THE ‘ENFRANCHISEMENT OF WOMEN’  [13757] Kate was there that evening  – 12 Dec 1907 – at a talk given by Clementina Black and Malcolm Mitchell at the home of Miss Green at 14 Warwick Crescent. Good – card a little grubby – or at least a little less than gleaming white                                  £65
  1. LETTER FROM ADELINE CHAPMAN AND BEATRICE HARTLEY  [13793] to members of the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage, dated 4 June 1917, telling them that the NCS Committee has sent a resolution to the Prime Minister (Lloyd George) and Mr Bonar Law welcoming the ‘introduction of Women’s Suffrage in the Representation of the People Bill on the lines proposed by the Speaker’s Conference, and note with great satisfacction the large majority on the second reading of the Bill……etc’ The writers then ask NCS members to continue to lobby their MPs to ensure the bill becomes law.’ A cyclostyled letter on NCS headed paper. An interesting letter – I wonder if any other copy of it still exists? I certainly have never seen one – and no copy  is held in the small Women’s Library@LSE collection of material relating to the NCS (which, as far as I know, is the only archive that holds any of the Society’s papers) Very good                                                                                              £120
  1. LETTER FROM ALEXANDRA WRIGHT to Kate Fyre, dated 16 August 1914  [13849] telling her all about the setting up of the New Constitutional Society War Relief Work Room. Handwritten – two closely packed sides                                                                                                                 £150
  1. LETTER FROM EVELYN SHARP to Kate Frye, 10 Dec 1911     [13848] thanking her for her letter after she (Sharp) has been in Holloway. The letter may not be in Sharp’s hand – the body and the letter and the signature are different – presumably Sharp was weak – and so overburdened by letters of sympathy – that she delegated to an amanuensis.                                                                                    £100
  1. LETTER FROM MARY WAKE (ON BEHALF OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE)  [13792] dated January 1918 ‘It is with the greatest joy and satisfaction that your Committee congratulate the members of the New Constitutional Society on the recent triumph in the House of Lords. Although not yet actually on the Statute Book we can for the first time regard women’s suffrage as practically fait accompli…etc’. A cyclostyled letter – on headed NCS notepaper – from a member of the NCS Committee. As far as I know this is the only copy of this letter that survives – although hundreds must have been sent out. £120
  1. LETTER FROM MRS ADELINE CHAPMAN  [13795] to ‘Mrs Parry Collins’ dated 15 August 1918, thanking Kate for her contribution to the gifts given to her – as president of the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage – on the society’s disbandonment. Typed on a sheet of the NCS’s headed notepaper. Very good                                                                                                              £100
  1. LONDON SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE Annual Meeting, Caxton Hall, November 10th 1908 – AGENDA  [13746] Kate was there – ‘Thursday November 10th 1908
    Agnes and I started off. Walked to Notting Hill Gate – went by train to St James’s Park and to the Caxton Hall for the Annual Meeting of the London Society of Woman’s Suffrage. Saw Mrs Harris, Miss Porter and Alexandra – also Mrs Stanbury and no end of the real workers. It was an exciting and stormy meeting and I enjoyed it. Lady Frances Balfour in the chair. Mrs Fawcett, Miss Sterling and Lady Grove spoke. Miss Garrett Anderson and Dr Flora Murray were moving resolutions to really turn the Society into a more Militant affair and as they already have the Social and Political Union and Women’s Freedom League I think we are better as we are. They were easily defeated. We waited to vote – then got away as quickly as we could. ‘
    Good – single sheet – a little creased and rumpled – with a tag                                                 £45
  1. MEN’S LEAGUE FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE The Conciliation Bill Explained  [13401] Two-sided leaflet, dating from mid 1910. The text, while explaining the Conciliation Bill, which had passed its Second Reading in July 1910, also clearly sought to allay the fears of male electors as to the consequences if the Bill were to be passed. Very good – has been folded – and with tag on reverse where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary                                                                                                                        £100
  1. NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE  [13919] flyer printed in Yiddish – distributed by the NCSWS during their campaign in Whitechapel in October 1913. Kate Frye ‘gave out handbills and chatted to the crowds’ at open-air meetings. This is one of the handbills that she kept. Translated the message reads:
    ‘New Constitutional Union for Women’s Rights
    136 Whitechapel Road, East
    You don’t believe in women’s rights are you willing to hear the other side?
    Come to our office from 11 in the morning until 7.30 in the evening and consider why women want rights.
    If you do believe in women’s rights then come and  hear how you can help them struggle for freedom.
    Open-air meeting every evening.
    (Printed by Zussman’s Yiddish and English printers, 90 New Road, East)’
    The leaflet is reproduced on page 165 of ‘Campaigning for the Vote’. I have never seen another instance of a women’s suffrage leaflet written in Yiddish.
    In very good condition – amazing as the paper used is quite flimsy. Probably unique.
    £750
  1. NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE The Conciliation Bill Explained  [13402] Two-sided leaflet. The text is very much the same as that of the Men’s League for Women’s Suffrage leaflet ‘The Conciliation Bill Explained’ – but suitably adapted and definitely issued in 1911. The leaflet is printed by the St Clements Press, the printer to the WSPU. Very good – has been folded – and with tag where Kate Frye fixed it into her diary                                                £100
  1. NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY FOR WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE War Relief Workroom Report, July 1915  [13374] 16-pp booklet – includes description of the war relief work – and names of donors. Mrs Kate Collins (as she now is) was its Secretary                                                    £150
  1. NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY WORKROOM  [13850] opened by the NCS on the floor above their Knightsbridge office in August 1914 – to employ needlewomen thrown out of work as society braced itself for war. Kate was in charge. The photograph shows, at the back, the NCS flag. Kate has annotated the reverse of the photograph ‘War Relief Work Room 1914-1916’. Good – a little nicked and scuffed round the edges – with no loss of image. You can see it reproduced on page 199 of ‘Campaigning for the Vote’. Unique                                                                                                               £400
  1. NEW CONSTITUTIONAL SOCIETY WORKROOM PRICE LIST  [13911] Roneoed list of prices charged by the NCS for the garments they were producing in their War Relief Workroom at the end of 1914. One section is devoted to garments for Belgian Refugeees and as well as all the usual garments for men, women and children, they were also making Red Cross Frocks, Overalls and Aprons. One-sided sheet – very good – I doubt that another copy survives                                         £180
  1. PHOTOGRAPH OF KATE FRYE WITH HER LANDLADIES, THE MISSES BURKITT  [13372] – aunts of  WSPU suffragette Hilda Burkitt – in their Dover garden, May 1913. See ‘Campaigning for the Vote’ p 153                                                                                                                   £100
  1. ‘THE CORONATION’ BY CHRISTOPHER ST JOHN & CHARLES THRUSBY     [13910] Flyer for ‘Benefit Performance by the Pioneer Players in Aid of the Funds of the International Suffrage Shop’. The performance took place on Sunday 28 January 1912 and Kate Frye took the part of the Statue of the Madonna, carefully dressed and positioned on a rickety pedestal by Edith Craig. Godfrey Tearle, Harcourt Williams and Haidèe Wright were among the other members of the cast. You can read Kate’s description of the day on pp 87-89 of ‘Campaigning for the Vote’ and see there a black and white reproduction of the flyer. The real thing is printed in green on firm cream paper. Has been lightly folded – in very good condition – very scarce                                                                                                             £400
  1. THE REV HUGH CHAPMAN, Incumbent of the Royal Chapel of the Savoy  [13386] (and, incidentally, brother-in-law to Mrs Cecil Chapman, leader o  f the New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage). Three letters from the Rev Hugh to Kate Frye – virtually the only letters – out of the thousands she must have received – that she chose to keep. The Rev Hugh’s somewhat impassioned approach to the ideal of woman’s suffrage and his idealising of suffrage campaigners had quite an effect on Kate – as shown in her diary entries in ‘Campaigning for the Vote’. The (handwritten) letters are dated 11 Dec 1911 and 16 Dec 1911 (concerning the meeting at which he spoke at Bourne End – see ‘Campaigning for the Vote’ pp 83-85) and (typewritten) 8 June 1912 (re the meeting at East Dereham,  never to be forgotten by Kate, on 12 June (see ‘Campaigning for the Vote’ p 112-113). With 2 hand- addressed envelopes. Together                                                                                                £200
  1. THE WOMEN’S SOCIAL AND POLITICAL UNION A Reply to Mr Gladstone:
    Frog-marching in Liverpool Prison   [13396] One (no 65) of the large format leaflets produced by the WSPU during the Jan 1910 General Election. This one specifically addresses the Home Secretary on the treatment of Suffrage prisoners. Fine – has been folded and with tag where it has been fixed in Kate Frye’s diary                                                                                                                                         £100
  1. WESTMINSTER GAZETTE SAT 8 AUGUST 1914  [13914] Kate had kept this issue of the paper for the rest of her life. On p7 are items setting out the decision of the London Society for Women’s Suffrage and the NUWSS to suspend all political campaigning for the duration. In very good condition – has been folded                                                                                                                          £35
  1. WOMEN’S TEXTILE AND OTHER WORKERS’ REPRESENTATION COMMITTEE The Labour Party & Women’s Enfranchisement: a Personal Statement by J. Keir Hardie MP  [13395] 4-pp leaflet, reprinted from the ‘Labour Leader’, 1 Feb 1907. Very good – has been folded and with tag on back page where iate Frye fixed it in her  diary alongside the entry for 9 Feb 1907.                      £100

 

  1. WSPU FLYER  [13918] picked up by Kate Frye at the North Kensington polling station on election day in January 1910. The flyer is 14cm x 11cm and is printed in purple on green on white paper. The message is ‘Vote Against the Government that Imprisons and Tortures Women who are demanding the Vote. Vote for the Women and Keep the Liberal Out.’ Kate was campaigning for the London Society for Women’s Suffrage and, because the Liberal candidate had refused to support women’s suffrage, was united with the WSPU in opposing him. The Liberal candidate was defeated. You can read Kate’s comments at this time in ‘The Great War: The People’s Story – Kate Parry Frye: The Long Life of an Edwardian Actress and Suffragette’. The flyer, printed and published by the Women’s Press, is in fine condition – with one slight crease – the ink as bright as the day it was printed – or at least the day that Kate picked it up and put it between the pages of her diary – with the tag by which she affixed it still attached.                                                                                                                                                  £100

Suffrage Postcards

Real Photographic

 

  1. ARREST OF CAPT. C.M. GONNE  [13886] 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. Good plus (a couple of spots of foxing and a little rubbing at one corner) -unusual –  unposted                                                                                                                                                    £80
  1. CHRISTABEL PANKHURST  [13616] photographed by Lambert Weston and Son, 27 New Bond St. I think the card dates from c 1907/8. Fine – unposted                                                         £60
  1. CICELY HAMILTON  [12954] photograph by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted               £65
  1. DER SCHRECKEN DER ENGLISCHEN SUFFRAGETTES.     [13717] ‘Der schrecken der englischen Suffragettes. welche kürzlich das Schaufenster der Hamburg-Amerika-Linie im Werte von 2000 Mk zertrümmerten’ is the caption to a large-sized real photographic German postcard. The picture shows the damaged window – it is actually that to the left of the magnificent entrance to the Hamburg-Amerika Line’s magnificent (1906) building in Cockspur Street. The window is one large sheet of glass and it looks as though an attacck had been made in two places causing considerable damage. The whole window would have had to be replaced – the value of the damage being put at 2000 marks. Groups of men stand around – not a woman in sight.
    The card is 17.5cm x 12.5cm – and is an image I’ve never seen before.. The photographer – or agency for the photograph-was Paul Hoffmann & Co of Berlin. Good condition – unposted – very scarce £150
  1. FANCY DRESS PARTY OR A PLAY?  [13635] photo of group of men, women and children in vaguely early 20th century attire – with a sign ‘Votes for Women’ prominently displayed. I suspect it may date from the 1920s.                                                                                                                  £25
  1. GREAT VOTES FOR WOMEN DEMONSTRATION IN HYDE PARK  [13163] The WSPU rally on Sunday 21 June 1908. Crowds as far as the eye can see – with massed banners, including those of Cardiff and Newport, waving in the breeze. Fine – published by Sandle Bros – unposted       £65
  1. HATHERLEIGH CARNIVAL  [13558] Hatherleigh in Devon has staged a carnival each year in November since 1903. This postcard is a sepia photograph of three children – I rather think they are all boys – dressed as women – glamorously bedecked in flowers – standing beside a vehicle that I think is a bicycle – which is similarly decorated – with flowers and paper lanterns (?) – and bears a large notice ‘Votes for Women’.  Good – unposted                                                                                                  £55
  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. 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’.                                        £55
  1. MRS CHARLOTTE DESPARD  [13630] real photographic card, photograph by Lena Connell. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                                  £55
  1. MRS LILIAN M. HICKS  [13915] – 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                                 £13
  1. MRS PANKHURST  [13633] photograph by Jacolette.  Her ‘Holloway Prison’ brooch is pinned to her artistic blouse . Very good – unposted                                                                                       £55
  1. MRS PANKHURST AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE INVITING THE AUDIENCE TO ‘RUSH’ THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON 13 OCTOBER  [13617] Published by Sandle Bros for the National Union of Women’s Social and Political Union in 1908. Fine – unposted                   £55
  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. PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN OUTSIDE THE WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE COMMITTEE ROOM  [13549] in Hoe Street, Walthamstow. The photograph shows a group on the pavement outside the Committee Rooms with a board on which is written ‘New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage’. In front of them, on the road, is parked a large motor car, to the front of which is attached another large board inscribed in large letters ‘New Constitutional Society for Women’s Suffrage’. Sitting in the car and waving a large flag is an elegant, grandly be-hatted woman. I have never before seen a photograph of the New Constitutional Society at work, as it were. Kate Frye, our main source of information on the NCS, was not yet quite involved in that society – in fact on the day this card was posted, 28 October 1910, she was attending a meeting of the Actresses’ Franchise League at their office – so I can give no inside information on the NCS campaign at this Walthamstow by-election. This by-election was of particular interest to suffrage campaigners because the Liberal candidate was a cabinet minister, Sir John Simon. Election day was on Tuesday 1 November and the sender of the card, who posted it from Leyton at 7 pm on Friday 28th Oct, was one of the NCS campaigners. She tells her correspondent that ‘We are frantically busy working at Walthamstow By Election. Meetings every day and evening.’ She does not, alas, sign her name – but the recipient was Mrs Radcliffe Crocker of Brant Ridge, Bourne End, Bucks. This is something of a coincidence because Kate Frye called on Mrs Crocker the following 1 May (1911) when she was canvassing for support for a new NCS suffrage society in Bourne End (her home town). Mrs Crocker, the widow of an eminent dermatologist, was, Kate tells us, ‘in, but no good’ – so doubtless hadn’t been particularly impressed by the postcard sender’s Walthamstow campaigning.  From the photograph I think that the NCS must have been sharing a committeee room with the Men’s Suffrage League – it certainly is not the Committee Room taken by the WSPU. Above the door is a sign ‘Men’s League Walk In’ – the windows are lined with posters and, with the Men’s League, the Women’s Freedom League and the WSPU, the NCS took part the following day in a procession through Walthamstow that ended with a meeting in Walthamstow Palace Theatre. There is no photographer or publisher of the postcard named – the photo may have been taken by a NCS member – and the image is of the sepia type – rather than crisp black and white. However the image is quite clear – most interesting on a variety of counts – and extremely unusual – I won’t say unique because there were clearly more than one card issued – but I should imagine the chances of finding another were extremely remote.                                                          £150
  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. ‘SUFFRAGETTE’ POSTCARD  [13243] real photographic card – though it must be staged. Set in what appears to be the country – with trees and flowers – it shows a woman in loose-fitting jacket and long skirt – with one of the shield-shaped chevron WSPU badges pinned to her lapel, being apprehended by a policeman in helmet and uniform and sporting an imposing display of medals. The point of the photograph is that the woman is holding out for him to see a copy of the ‘Suffragette’ newspaper. I have never seen this image before. It is issued as a postcard – but no photographer or publisher is cited. Most unusual – unposted – very good (with a slight crease at the bottom right-hand corner where it has been held in (Louisa Thomson-Price’s) postcard album                                                                                 £65
  1. THE DROVE, NONINGTON  [13713] photographic card showing Rose Cottage which the sender remarks is ‘next door to us’. A jokey card, written by ‘Nell’ and ‘Joe’. Above the addressee’s name is written in large letters ‘Votes for Women (perhaps by Nell) and underneath ‘(I don’t think)’ has been added (perhaps by Joe). Posted in Nonington, Kent, in 1912. Very good – another little example of how ‘Votes for Women’ had entered the public consciousness.                                                                   £15
  1. THE IMPRISONED LEADERS 22 May 1912 Portrait photo of Mrs Pankhurst, flanked by similar images of Emmeline and Frederick Pethick-Lawrence     [13615] on a real photographic card published by F. Kehrhahn & Co (for more on whom see https://womanandhersphere.com/2013/01/17/suffrage-stories-the-wspu-photographer-dora-and-the-nazis/) In May it looked as though the leaders were united in their imprisonment; on their release a different story emerged. Fine – unusual – unposted               £65
  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. 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. VOTES FOR WOMEN  [13256] one of those real photographic ‘comic’ cards with young man dressed as a woman standing behind a table and a large ‘Votes for Women’ blackboard. He is holding a large knife (I think) in one hand and a bottle of beer – Benksins Watford – in the other. It is signed across the bottom right corner ‘Your old Pal Dan’                                                                                                  £35
  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. ‘WOMEN TO HAVE THE VOTE THIS YEAR’  [13902] is what a poster in a shop window proclaims. That is set out in four lines of large bold type – and there is more print between these lines that I cannot read. The poster is displayed in the window of Connop & Son, 54 Beaufort Street, Brynmawr, Monmouthshire – the photograph shows a general street scene looking down the hill. Connop and Son were Grocers. Henry and Mary Connop and their daughter, Annie (aged 18) were living there in 1901 but by 1911 Henry had retired and the family had moved to Newport. In 1911 the shop at 54 Beaufort Street belonged to the India and China Ta Co. So the photograph was taken before 1911 and, from the dress of women in the
    street, I would date it to c 1908. Women still had another 10 years and a World War to endure before some of them at least got the vote. A delightful photo of one street in a small Welsh town – and one that shows that the women’s campaign was underway. Very good – unposted                               £55
  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Miss Sarah Benett  [12950] photographed by Lena Connell. In this studio photograph Sarah Benett is wearing her WFL Holloway brooch; she was for a time the WFL treasurer. She was also a member of the WSPU and of the Tax Resistance League. This photograph by Lena Connell was also used on a WFL-published postcard – but this one is not attributed to the WFL. The background to the image is little irridescent.                                                                             £65
  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs Amy Sanderson  [12919] Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. She had been a member of the WSPU, and, as such had endured one term of imprisonment, before helping to found the WFL in 1907. She is, I think, wearing her  WFL Holloway brooch in the photograph. Card, published by WFL, fine – unusual – unposted      £65
  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs Edith How-Martyn , ARCS, BSc  [12917] Hon Sec Women’s Freedom League 1 Robert Street, Adelphi, London WC. She is wearing herWFL Holloway brooch. Photographed by M.P. Co (London) – which I think is probably the Merchants Portrait Co in Kentish Town that did a fair amount of work for the WFL. The card is headed ‘Votes for Women’ and was published by the WFL. Fine – unposted                                                                                    £65
  1. WOMEN’S FREEDOM LEAGUE Mrs Marion Holmes  [12921] card headed ‘Votes for Women’ published by the Women’s Freedom League, 1 Robert St, Adelphi, London WC. Mrs Holmes was joint editor of the WFL paper ‘The Vote’. She is photoraphed wearing herWFL Holloway badge as well as one of the WFL enamel badges. Fine – unusual – unposted                                                             £65
  1. WSPU POSTCARD ALBUM  [13908] that belonged to one or more of the Marsden sisters, of 82 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington. For their fascinating background see my website https://womanandhersphere.com/2012/07/30/suffrage-stories-madame-mantalini/. The album was one of those produced by the WSPU for sale in their shops and the cover carries Sylvia Pankhurst’s design of the woman walking out of prison – casting off the shackles round her ankles – as birds around her fly to freedom. Underneath that ‘Postcards’ is written across on a slant in green and, along the bottom edge – ‘W.S.P.U.’ in purple. The cover is a paleish green – and is now, 100 years later, rather grubby and scuffed.
    Inside are 13 WSPU postcards, three of which are addressed to members of the Marsden family. One card (that headed ‘Undaunted’ showing Grace Roe being arrested outside Lincoln’s Inn House) was sent on 16 June 1914 by Muriel Marsden to another sister, who was living at 206 Ayres Road, Old Trafford. That sister may have been Mildred, who died in Manchester that December. In this card Muriel says that she has sold more than 25 of these cards this afternoon – and goes on to discuss the birth of a son to another of their sisters. This card is in itself quite rare – and is in very good condition.
    Another card was sent by a friend in June 1910 to Constance Marsden and shows ‘Suffragettes at Henley 1909’. The suffragettes are addressing a packed meeting in the Market Place. This card was produced by a local stationer – John Hawkins, 9 & 11 Duke St, Henley-on-Thames – and I have neverr seen it before. The Marsdens (or one of them at least) showed their interest in the WSPU by pinning up cards – perhaps in a study or bedroom – and this card has drawing pin holes at each corner where it has been on display.
    A third card is addressed to Mildred Marsden at Redcliffe Gardens – posted in July 1910 – is an ‘artist’ card – by E. Hartley-Wilson – depicting the sandcastle ramparts that the Anti_Suffrage League has built on Cromer Beach to hold back the tide of ‘Votes for Women’. The message on the reverse from ‘Annie’ reads ‘May you live to see the sandcastle melt away.’ Alas, poor Mildred did not. This is a rare artist card, with no publisher given. It has one pinhole in the centre of the top edge where Mildred, presumably, pinned it to a board.
    Please ask me for details of the other cards – which are all published by the WSPU and include portraits of Christabel Pankhurst, Emmeline Pankhurst, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence either in studio poses or taken in the midst of the campaign.
    Along with the album is a press photograph showing a group of young women attired as waitresses standing ready to wait at a dinner. The young woman nearest to the camera is wearing a Hunger-Strike Medal and many of the others are wearing what looks like a large rosette. On the back of this ‘Illustrations Bureau’ photo is inscribed in ink ‘Mildred J. Marsden’.  There are also 4 snapshot photos taken on Coronation Day 1911 from a vantage point high up at the corner of Lower Regent St and Pall Mall looking across to Waterloo Place. In the sequence of 4 photos the procession – including the Coronation Coach – slowly comes into view on its way back from the Abbey to Buckingham Palace. Constance Marsden received some acknowledgment as a photographer – perhaps she took these very clear images of London en fete. There is also a snapshot of  4 young women (the sisters?) and a young man crammed into an impressive motor car. Flags fly from the front of the car and at least one newspaper seems to be being held up – is it ‘Votes for Women’ or ‘The Suffragette’?
    So not only a very scarce WSPU postcard album – but a collection linked to a specific family and one which shows, in the way we can see that they used the cards for a pin up display, how this household liked to be surrounded by WSPU heroines.                                                                            £850

 

Other Cards From the Marsden Collection

 

  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. ‘ARREST OF MRS PANKHURST, MISS PANKHURST AND MRS DRUMMOND.     [13880] MR JARVIS  READING THE WARRANT AT CLEMENT’S INN OCTOBER 13, 1908′. They are being charged with inciting crowds to ‘rush’ the House of Commons (see also items ….& ….) The card was published by Sandle Bros and the photograph was taken by the London News Agency – the WSPU had clearly invited the photographer to witness the arrest. The three women and the Inspector Jarvis (& another man) are standing in the WSPU office – with a large poster of Annie Kenney pinned to the wall. Each of the women displays a characteristic expression – Flora Drummond belligerent, Mrs Pankhurst elegantly resigned and Christabel astute. Fine condition, unposted. This is the first time for at least 15 years that I have had a copy of this card for sale.                                                                                      £200
  1. CHARLOTTE MARSH, Organiser, The National Women’s Social and Political Union  [13862] She is photographed in profile by ‘A.W. Dron, Brondesbury’.  She is wearing a Holloway brooch (at least I’m virtually certain it is the Holloway brooch) pinned at the throat of her blouse and – certainly – her hunger strike medal. The card is printed with her signature – ‘C.A.L.M.’ A scarce image.The card is unposted  and the image is in very good condition – with three small holes along the top edge and one in each of the bottom corners where it has been pinned up                                                         £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  [13874] 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. The postcard is quite scarce – I actually can’t remember having it in stock before. The card has been pinned up and there are losses – holes at the four corners – where it has been removed from drawing pins – but there is no loss at all to Christabel’s image. Unposted – scarce                                                                          £40
  1. FLORA DRUMMOND  [13873] 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 – very good. I don’t think I’ve had a copy of this card for sale in the last 15 years – so scarce.                     £180
  1. ‘MISS C PANKHURST AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE INVITING THE AUDIENCE TO “RUSH” THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON OCTOBER 13  [13882] The year is 1909. Now it is Christabel’s turn to address the crowds. Behind her we see Flora Drummond, Mrs Pankhurst, the tip of Jennie Baines’ nose and a poster ‘Votes for Women Come to the House of Commons on Oct 13th at 7.30’. This invitation was deemed as conduct likely to provoke a breach of the peace – and Christabel, her mother, and Flora Drummond were in due course charged.and Christabel was sentenced to 10 weeks in prison. The card is published by Sandle Bros and is in fine,, unposted condition                                                £120
  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. MR AND MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE AND MISS CHRISTABEL PANKHURST GOING TO BOW STREET, OCTOBER 14 1908  [13860] 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 DRUMMOND AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE INVITING THE AUDIENCE TO “RUSH” THE HOUSE OF COMMONS ON OCTOBER 13’  [13881] The card is published by Sandle Bros – the year is 1908. Flora Drummond stands beside one of Landseer’s lions in characteristic pose – her clenched fist raised. Behind her, we can see Mrs Pankhurst, Christabel and, partially hidden by a banner, Jennie Baines, who was also speaking that day. In fine condition – unposted                        £120
  1. MRS MABEL TUKE  [13869] 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. Very good – with one slight crease across the bottom right corner where it has been held in an album – unposted. I haven’t had a copy of this card for sale since 2001 – so I think I can confirm that it is scarce                                                                                                                                 £180
  1. MRS PANKHURST  [13868] captioned ‘Founder and Hon Sec. The Women’s Social and Political Union’. This is a very early WSPU card – dating from  c 1905/06 – before the split with Mrs Despard etc and the founding of the Women’s Freedom League – after which the WSPU was technically known as ‘The National Women’s Social and Political Union’. Apart from this nomenclature clue, Mrs P’s large hat (with buckle and feather) is a giveaway. She is photographed sitting in a buttoned tub armchair wearing a dress and large hat. Although no photographer is credited with the picture it is likely to have been taken in a studio – Mrs P did not wear hats for posed indoor photographs after this. There is some foxing on the card – particularly around the margins – but nothing to spoil this unusual image of Mrs Pankhurst. Good – scarce                                                                                                                                         £80
  1. ‘MRS PANKHURST  [13872] Hon Sec  National Women’s Social and Political Union 4 Clement’s Inn,, London W.C.’ She is shown sitting at her desk. This card was issued in the same format as that of Mrs Mabel Tuke (see item 543.). It, too, was printed in France and employs the same distinctive typeface. I think it must date from late 1907/1908                                                                                 £120
  1. MRS PANKHURST     [13885] is photographed standing alongside a rather grand automobile (with a rack on the roof for luggage). She is wearing a bonnet and a long cape and looks elegant and lovely. The photographer was Dennis Moss, Cirencester – and in the background is a house gable of very Cotswoldy-looking stone. I see that Mrs Pankhurst was speaking in Cirencester in July 1911 and would think it likely that the photograph was taken on this occasion.. This is a sequel to another image – taken a few seconds earlier or later – on the same occasion in which Mrs Pankhurst actually has her foot on the running board of the car. I have now identified the car as ‘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. A superb image – uncommon – unposted                                                                                                             £120
  1. MRS PANKHURST     [13888] is photographed with her foot on the running board of a rather grand automobile (with a rack on the roof for luggage). She is wearing a bonnet and a long cape and looks elegant and lovely. The photographer was Dennis Moss, Cirencester – and in the background is a house gable of very Cotswoldy-looking stone. I see that Mrs Pankhurst was speaking in Cirencester in July 1911 and would think it likely that the photograph was taken on this occasion..I have now identified the car as ‘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. A superb image – uncommon – unposted                £120
  1. MRS PANKHURST  [13889] arrested in Victoria Street, 13 February 1908. She is on her way from the WSPU ‘Women’s Parliament’ in Caxton Hall – a policeman holds her left hand – she carries her ‘Parliament’s’ resolution in the other. Published by Photochrome Ltd – very good- unposted £45
  1. MRS PANKHURST AND MRS WOLSTENHOLME ELMY  [13887] together at the WSPU’s Hyde Park demonstration on Sunday 21 June 1908.  This is a very important image, symbolising the link between the first constitutional suffrage society (founded by Elizabeth Wolstenholme in Manchester in 1865) and the militant WSPU. Apart from its historical significance it is a very good photograph – containing banners, suffragettes in high-Edwardian decorated hats and ‘Votes for Women’ sashes, and a policeman! Published by Sandle Brothers, London EC. The card is unposted but has been pinned up and then carelessly removed – so that there is a little loss of card around the corners – but nothing to interfere with the image itself. Scarce                                                                                                      £95
  1. MRS PANKHURST, MISS ANNIE KENNEY, & MRS PETHICK LAWRENCE  [13883] 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 the ‘Rush the House of Commons’ postcards that date from October 1909 – so I would deduce that this card was published around the same time. Fine – unposted                                                                                                £120
  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

552.THE LATE MISS E. W. DAVISON     [13859] Emily Wilding Davison was photographed in mortar board and gown, on the occasion of her graduation – and the photographed was published by the WSPU-sympathising firm, F. Kerahan & Co to celebrate her martyr’s death. Fine – unposted – scarce    £200

 

 

Suffragette Postcards

Commercial Artists’ 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. 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 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 NOT AT HOME  [13647] Domestic chaos when the wife and mother is off to her meeting. The artist is Arthur Moreland; the publisher is C.W. Faulkener. Very good – posted £45
  1. The Suffragette Question  [13720] A black and white postcard – showing a woman busy at her stove – with the steam from her pot rising in the shape of a large question mark containing thoughts and dreams – ‘We want equal rights with men’ – with lines of women standing in a queue to place their votes in the ballot box. The artist is F.R. Morgan. A US card but very much influenced by the type published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Good                                                                                                 £28
  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 THAN MAN BUILT  [13551] And this is the policeman all tattered and torn/Who wished women voters had never been born,/Who nevertheless /Tho it caused him distress/Ran them all in,/In spite of their dress:/The poor Suffragette/Who wanted to get/Into The House than man built. With House of Commons in the background, a policeman is battered by one suffragette as he attempts to aprehend another – virgagos both, of course. In the BB London Series. In very good condition – posted on 30 April 1909                                                                                                          £45
  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. 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. YES, MADAM, BY YOUR BUMP OF PERSEVERANCE,  [13654] IF YOU LIVE ANOTHER 1000 YEARS YOU MIGHT BECOME PRIME MINISTERESS. Phrenologist feels the bumps of a suffragette (she has spectacles, big feet, and a roll of paper labelled ‘Votes for Women’ rests on her ungainly knee). Drawings of the craniums of Charlie Peace (murderer) and Mr Balfour are pinned to the wall. The pencil-written message – mainly a birthday greeting – ends with ‘Vote for Women’. Posted in Chatteris to ‘Arthur Squires, Decorator etc, Chatteris’. Fair – card rather worn but image is bright     £10

 

Suffrage Postcards

Suffrage Artists’ Cards

  1. ARTISTS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE Miss Jane Bull  [13010] addresses Master Johnnie Bull, asking, ‘Give me a bit of your Franchise Cake, Johnnie’ He replies ‘It wouldn’t be good for you’  She responds ‘How can you tell if you won’t let me try it? it doesn’t hurt those other little girls’ – she points to Finnish, New Zealand, Australian and Norwegian children – boys and girls.Postcard published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. The artists are ‘C.H. & D.M.’ Very good – unposted                                    £75
  1. COMPANIONS IN DISGRACE  [13555] – 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. Drawn by ‘C.H.’ and published by the Artists’ Suffrage League. Very good – unposted                                                                                                                         £65
  1. WOMEN WRITERS’ SUFFRAGE LEAGUE  [13629] postcard designed by W.H. Margetson. ‘Woman’ is dragged from the feet of blind ‘Justice’ by the figure of ‘Prejudice’. In very good condition – the black and white version – unposted                                                                                     £55
  1. YOUNG NEW ZEALAND  [13230] 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                                                                                                 £75
  1. ‘ANTI-SUFFRAGISMS ILLUSTRATED’ ‘WOMAN’S PLACE IS IN THE HOME’  [13891] An ‘A Patriot’ illustration sowing elderly couple in their cottage – probably in a northern mill town. The man of the household has been injured and is confined to his chair, crutch at his side. He and his wife are looking at two young mill women – presumably his daughters’ and the caption is ‘Who will then earn the Daily Bread?’ Hanging on the wall is what looks very like a portrait of Annie Kenney. Published by the Woman’s Press, 156 Charing Cross Road, London WC. ‘A Patriot’ was cartoonist Alfred Pearse, who produced weekly cartoons for the front page of ‘Votes for Women’ from 1909. I assume that this image appeared in that slot, but haven’t checked the exact date. Good – unposted – a couple of small foxing spots on left-hand edge. Scarcee                                                                                                        £85
  1. ‘THE RIGHT DISHONOURABLE DOUBLE-FACE ASQUITH’  [13894] 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. The card was published by the WSPU. In good condition – unposted – with two tiny foxing spots in a margin and a slight ruffling along the edges                                                  £85
  1. ‘VOTES FOR WOMEN’  [13893] cartoon by ‘A Patriot’ that was published on the front cover of ‘Votes for Women’ 10 Dec 1909. It shows the ‘three estates’ – peers, men – and women in a line – with the peer writing on the wall ‘The People Not the Commons must decide the Taxes;. On his back the man is writing ‘The Commons as representatives of the People must decide the taxes’ and on HIS back the elegant representative of the women of the UK is writing ‘Women are half the people and demand a voice in deciding the taxes’. The card was published by the WSPU. Very good                                   £85

 

Women and the First World War

  1. BARTON, Edith And CODY, Marguerite Eve in Khaki: the story of the Women’s Army at home and abroad Thomas Nelson, no date (1918) [12577] Part I – in England by Edith M. Barton. Part II – In France by Marguerite Cody. The First World War and the early years of the WAAC. Very good £38
  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. STONE, Gilbert (ed) Women War Workers: accounts contributed by representative workers of the work done by women in the more important branches of war employment George G. Harrap & Co 1917 [12631] With a foreword by Lady Jellicoe. Chapters on: munition work; the land; work as a postwoman; banking; as a bus conductor; driver of butcher’s delivery cart; nursing at the Front in France; work as a V.A.D.; working with ‘Concerts at the Front’; and welfare work. Includes a chapter on War Organisations for Women, full of facts and figures – with 12 photographs. Very good – a surprisingly scarce book £60
  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. ANNIE CATON IN HER WAAC UNIFORM  [13817] of full-length gaberdine frock-coat and felt hat. Three-quarter-length portrait – issued as a postcard. Unposted                                          £15
  1. ANNIE CATON IN WAAC UNIFORM  [13818] a studio portrait photograph  taken in Rouen – not a postcard. Here she is wearing a thigh-length smock over jodphurs and long boots. Her felt hat is tipped up at the side. The photograph is in very good condition, though the surrounding card is a little creased.                                                                                                                                                     £15
  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. ‘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
  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: the Journal of the National Association of Landswomen   [13806] issue for May 1920. Contains Association News from the National Association of Landswomen – and masses of articles of interest to women working in horticulture and agriculture – many of whom had gained their experience working with the Land Army during the First World War. Good – one page loose where staple has rusted                                                                                                                                   £25
  1. WAACS 1917/18  [13816] Annie (Nance) is seated in the centre of the front row and she identifies the “stout officer just behind me is ‘our mother ‘(Miss Llennehan) and the Suffragette is the Chief boss” (Mrs Chalmers Watson, I think). I think the photograph was taken in England before they sailed for France. Fine – unposted                                                                                                                          £30
  1. HENDERSON, Mary H.J. In War and Peace:songs of a Scotswoman Erskine Macdonald 1918 [13805] With a foreword by John Oxenham. Mary Henderson from Dundee worked the Scottish Women’s Hospitals unit in Russia and Rumania. ‘A devoted upholder of Woman’s Suffrage’. Good    £28
  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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Perhaps these books may also be of interest:

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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).

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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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 £70

                    

Regional Survey

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 1

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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