Marriage and divorce

Scope and Content

Consists of:

- typed sheet with recommendations of 1912 Royal Commission on divorce

- correspondence concerning maternity benefits (1917)

- correspondence with David Mace of the Marriage Guidance Council concerning investigations into marital breakdowns (1946)

- letter from Robert Pollard of the Marriage Law Reform Committee calling a conference to consider the law relating to marriage as practised in the magistrates' courts (1947)

- notes for guidance of persons and bodies submitting memoranda to the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce (1951)

- press notice about the setting up of a Royal Commission

- typescript of the 'Memorandum of evidence' submitted by Helena Normanton QC to the Royal Commission on Marriage and Divorce: suggestions for creating equality in the matrimonial laws and procedure (30 Apr 1952)

- typescript 'Short memorandum on the report of the Royal commission on marriage and divorce published in Mar 1956 in so far as it relates to the objects of the status of women committee' by Florence Earengey (the commission was set up in 1951)

Publications:

- page from 'The London Gazette' (14 Sep 1951)

Press cutting:

- 'The Commentary. The social and personal factors in marriage: sexual equality and the finer possibilities today: the chief danger of freedom' from 'The British Weekly' (5 May 1949)