General papers

Scope and Content

Comprises the following items relating to the campaign for women's suffrage:

* Programme for the Women Workers' Demonstration at Queen's Hall, organised by the London Society for Women's Suffrage, 20 Feb 1917

* Flyer: notice of the forthcoming 'Women's Suffrage Pilgrimage', giving the aims and objectives of the march, published by the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS), 26 Jul 1913

* Leaflet: 'The Present Position of Woman Suffrage' by Lady Norman, published by the Woman's Liberation Federation, 1913

* 'Liberalism and Women's Suffrage', published by the Men's Liberal Suffrage Union, c.1915

* Reprint of a speech by Violet Markham, published by the National League for Opposing Woman Suffrage, 28 Feb 1912

* International Woman Suffrage Alliance: Constitutions and Resolutions of Policy, c.1911

* Constitution and Rules of the Men's Liberal Suffrage Society, undated, c. 1910

* Memorandum to the Speaker's Conference from the National Council for Adult Suffrage, Oct 1916

* 'Memorandum on the Franchise Proposals of the Speaker's Conference', published by the National Council for Adult Suffrage, c.1917

* Men's League for Women's Suffrage: 'A Memorial in Favour of the Inclusion of Women in the Reform Bill, 1912' (87 signatures)

* Parliamentary Franchise (Women) Bill, 1912

* Representation of the People (Women) Bill, 1913

* 'Women Electors': manuscript draft of election material for HD McLaren, brother of Lady Norman, aimed at first-time women voters in Leicestershire. McLaren was standing in the 1919 General Election, and the document lists his family's unswerving support over the years for the cause of women's suffrage

* Three House of Commons Division Lists, with manuscript note: 'The three Division Lists of the H of C which - at long last - gave women the Parliamentary vote, Jun 19 and 20, 1917' :

1.'19 Jun 1917', with the annotation: 'This was the critical division on woman suffrage'

2. 'Wednesday, 20 Jun 1917', with the annotation: 'This was the 'wrecking division' of the anti-suffragists - viz to include women of all ages, which, if carried, would have involved the withdrawal of the Bill'

3. '20 Jun 1917', with the annotation: 'This was the division to add to the Bill the clause conferring the suffrage on women'