The Dorothy Freeborn Martin Peace Archive

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Correspondence, booklets, leaflets, press cuttings from 1939 to about 1971. Subjects covered include pacifism, non-violent protest, nuclear disarmament and anti-colonialism. Correspondence 1961-1965 with Walton and Weybridge District Council, the local courts and the bailiff: Mrs Martin withheld the portion of her local council rates that would have been spent on Civil Defence - 2 shillings and twopence.

Administrative / Biographical History

Mrs Dorothy Freeborn Martin, born Dorothy Roberts in Buttington (Montgomeryshire) in 1886, described her family background as "orthodox, conservative and unusually clerical". She became involved with Christian pacifist movements after the First World War, an involvement that continued throughout her life. She was a founder member of the Commonwealth of World Citizens.

Conditions Governing Access

Available to researchers, by appointment.

Acquisition Information

Donated by Mrs G. Trice Bingham, Mrs Martin's daughter, in 1974 and 1975.

Other Finding Aids

Finding aid not yet prepared

Conditions Governing Use

Copies may be supplied or produced at the discretion of Special Collections staff, subject to copyright law and the condition of the originals. Applications for permission to make published use of any material should be directed to the Special Collections Librarian in the first instance. The Library will assist where possible with identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.