Metropolitan Police Notice of Georgina Brackenbury

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of a Metropolitan Police notice binding over Georgina Brackenbury to appear at court to answer the charge of 'using insulting behaviour and resisting Police' at Old Palace Yard.

Administrative / Biographical History

Georgina Agnes Brackenbury (1865-1949) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1888-1900. She was a member of both the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies and the Women’s Social and Political Union. She was arrested in Feb 1908, after taking part in a raid on the House of Commons and was sentenced to six weeks in Holloway Prison. After her release, she continued in militant suffrage activities and was imprisoned for a month in 1912 for smashing windows. She was the daughter of Hilda Brackenbury (1832-1918) and sister of Mary Brackenbury (1866-1946), who were both also involved in militant suffrage activity.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for consultation. Readers are advised to contact The Women’s Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Found among the pamphlet collection and transferred to the archives by Miss M Surry, the Librarian, Sep 1974. Rediscovered amongst 'unsorted archival miscellany' during the move of the Library, 2002, and formally accessioned, July 2003.

Other Finding Aids

Fonds Description (1 folder only)

Related Material

A portrait in oil by Georgina Brackenbury of Emmeline Pankhurst, 1927, is held by the National Portrait Gallery.