Suffrage press cuttings

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 7KGG/4/6
  • Dates of Creation
      1912-1914
  • Physical Description
      1 folder

Scope and Content

* 1912 press cuttings include detailed reports of large WSPU meetings at the London Opera House, Kingsway, 8 Mar 1912 and 17 May 1912; many articles about the treatment of suffragettes in prison, particularly forcible feeding; a report from Paris about Christabel Pankhurst's escape to France.

* 1913 press cuttings include four articles from Surrey newspapers describing a meeting in Croydon on 12 Feb 1913 at which Mrs Pankhurst spoke, and the subsequent appearance in court of a man charged with throwing missiles (a tomato) outside the meeting [oversize, 1 item]; the front page of the Daily Herald, 25 Feb 1913, announcing the arrest of Mrs Pankhurst [oversize]; 4 Apr 1913, the Old Bailey trial of Mrs Pankhurst her sentence of 3 years penal servitude [oversize]; allegations of mistreatment of Miss Brady and Miss Duval, two suffragist prisoners, 16 Apr 1913; report in the North Devon Journal of a suffrage meeting at Ilfracombe, at which Charles Gray was the principal speaker, 5 Jun 1913.

* 1914 press cuttings include reports of the recapture of Mrs Pankhurst, Daily Telegraph, 22 May, [oversize], and of the appearance of Clara Cole and Rosa Hobhouse in Kettering Police Court charged with offences against the Defence of the Realm Act.

* Undated press cuttings include 'The Other Point of View', a report of Mrs Humphrey Ward's speech at Croydon in the Chronicle and a letter to the editor from a suffrage supporter in reply to that speech [oversize, 1 item]