Correspondence with Bar Council

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- carbon copy typescript account of publicity following Helena Normanton passing her Bar exams in Dec 1920 and subsequent enquiry by the Treasury of the Middle Temple

- carbon copy of statement regarding reproduction of photographs of Helena Normanton in robes

- statement concerning personal announcement in 'The Times' dated 22 Nov 1922 that Helena Normanton was to continue to use her maiden name

- general statement concerning press attention

- copy letter to Mr Scott, Master Treasurer, Middle Temple, dated 11 Nov 1921 concerning her marriage to Gavin Clark and the subsequent press interest

- statement concerning 'Evening Standard' of 18 Nov 1922 with piece about Helena Normanton maintaining her maiden name

- statement concerning photographs in 'Daily Mirror' dated 18 Nov 1922

- statement regarding photographs in the 'Daily Graphic' of 18 Nov 1922 Newspaper printed a private note from Elliott & Fry with copies of letters to Helena Normanton (1923)

- letter to Mr Scott dated Apr 1923 requesting Bar Council to hold an enquiry into whether Helena Normanton 'advertised herself' arising from rejection by the Western Circuit

- copies of letters from London editors of newspapers to Helena Normanton stating that she had never asked for publicity (Apr 1923)

- correspondence with the General Council of the Bar concerning description of Normanton as 'the senior practising woman barrister in England' in connection with articles written by her in 'Daily Sketch' (1933)

- correspondence asking Council for advice about cases (1933)

- three letters to Helena Normanton asking her to help them (1922-1923)

- correspondence concerning a meeting with the General Council of the Bar (1951)

Press cuttings:

- 'Law!' from 'London Mail' 12 Nov 1921

- 'More trifles' by Eldon Junior (6 Apr 1922)

- 'Women barristers' hidden tresses' from 'The Evening Standard' dated 18 Nov 1922

- 'Portia in court. Mrs Normanton dons wig and gown' from 'The Evening Standard' dated 20 Nov 1922

- 'Women's first day in wig and gown' from 'Daily Chronicle' dated 21 Nov 1922

- 'Pot and kettle' from 'Daily Herald' dated 24 Apr 1923 and 26 Apr 1923 (concerning barrister advertising)