Mrs Wilks to Tom

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Tom - her brother in law. Thinks he ought to tell the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) at once that Nell had given up hunger strike; suggested that Keir Hardie might ask in the House why a woman who had been starving for days was left 7 hours on the pavement. Jul 1913 (written just after Mrs Taylor was taken to the Infirmary and had been persuaded by her husband to give up hunger strike i.e. 30 or 31st).