Notes for a speech by Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Scope and Content

Manuscript notes, ten sheets. Notes for a speech at Truro, 10 Oct 1916. NUWSS position before the war, review of the Societies' war work, and of the contribution women in general have made to the war. How the tone of the Press has changed, and how many public figures previously opposed to women's suffrage have changed their opinion - Lord Derby, Mr Stanley, Mr Winston Churchill, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others. The question of W.S. raised itself, when the old register of 1913 came up for review. Charts Mr Asquith's change of heart on the suffrage question. Mentions suffrage in US.