The Very Reverend TC Fry to Millicent Garrett Fawcett

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Manuscript letter written from The Deanery, Lincoln.

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Dear Mrs Fawcett. This is grand. Here is the social chance for women. We have been stuffed up with 'political' reforms long enough. For this I have longed for women's votes. Men organisers are eager to sweep women into men's exploded carcasses (?). Now here is a question that can rally them. The Times for some reason favours me! but has barred all other letters - there is a press union against women 'having their heads' on this and similar questions. I implore you to get up public meetings - it will frighten MPs they will make the WO [War Office] move quick enough. Can you not arrange to cooperate with the moral hygiene people at 19 Tothill Street (Miss A Neilans Sec.) My post (?) this MS is pretty nearly paralysing my right hand, as you see by my writing! The Country can now be roused. Can you get into Ross & Cromarty, Macpherson's constituency. Lord Derby can't be got at: but I know he inherited the policy - and that originators can be frightened. Yrs Sincly TC Fry.'

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