This scrapbook consists of press cuttings with a strong visual content, ephemera, postcards and a few original photographs relating to the suffrage campaigns. The photographs include images of the Womens Social & Political Union procession in Edinburgh, Oct 1909.
Scrapbook [of Eunice Murray]
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Eunice Guthrie Murray (1877-1960) was born in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, the youngest daughter of David Murray, a Glasgow lawyer, and Frances Porter Stoddard. She was educated at St Leonards School, St Andrews and was active in local charitable and temperance activities. Along with her mother and her sister, Sylvia Murray, she joined the Womens Freedom League and by 1913 was President of the League in Scotland. In 1918 she became the first woman to stand in a parliamentary election in Scotland, as an independent candidate in Glasgow, although she was unsuccessful. Eunice was the author of many works including 'Scottish Women of Bygone Days' (1930); 'A Gallery of Scottish Women' (1935) and a novel, 'The Hidden Tragedy' (1917). Eunice Murray was awarded an MBE in 1945. She died in 1960.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit. Due to the fragile nature of this item it is only available on microfilm.
Unknown, deposited c.1950 [Fawcett Library Accession Registers to be checked]
Other Finding Aids
Fonds Description (1 folder only)
Alternative Form Available
A copy of this archive is available on microfilm held at The Women's Library.
Annotated on inside cover Eunice Murray collection
Location of Originals
The original scrapbook is held at The Women's Library.