AJ Balfour to Lady Betty Balfour

Scope and Content

Copy letter in Mrs Fawcett's hand. Says he is a supporter of the movement [Women's Suffrage] though not a vehement one. He feels the request for the vote should be granted as he thinks it is desired by women. His opinions are not palatable to either anti-suffragists or ardent suffragists. Says he cannot make many speeches on subjects in which others are more concerned than he is. Has paired with Asquith for Friday, and says he cannot do more to show that there is no alteration of opinion. Dated [28-30] Apr 1911 or [1-4 May].

Alternative Form Available

Copy in British Museum dated 26 April 1911.