Scrapbook [of Eunice Murray]

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

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 Women’s Social & Political Union procession in Edinburgh, Oct 1909.

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 Leonard’s School, St Andrews and was active in local charitable and temperance activities. Along with her mother and her sister, Sylvia Murray, she joined the Women’s 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.

Acquisition Information

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.

Custodial History

Annotated on inside cover ‘Eunice Murray collection’

Related Material

The Women's Library also holds the Papers of Eunice Guthrie Murray (7EGM), further correspondence of Eunice Guthrie Murray women in the autograph letter collection (9/), and scrapbooks of press cuttings collected by Eunice Murray (10/02 and 10/46).

The Women's Library Printed Collections include publications by Eunice Guthrie Murray such as 'Women's value in wartime', (Women's Freedom League, 1917), 'Prejudices old and new', (Scottish Council of the Women's Freedom League, 1913), 'Liberal cant', (Minerva, 1914), 'Scottish women in bygone days', (Gowans & Gray, 1930).

Location of Originals

The original scrapbook is held at The Women's Library.

Geographical Names