Fight for Freedom

Scope and Content

Scrapbook. Contains notes of meetings in Australia attended by How-Martyn to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act (1918); correspondence, literature and press cuttings relating to Suffragette Fellowship anniversary celebrations in Britain; copies of Calling All Women (Suffragette Fellowship newsletter), Feb 1949 and Feb 1950; Women's Bulletin, No.37, 29 Jul 1949 and No.19, 20 Oct 1950; press cuttings including an obituary of Flora Drummond (18 Jan 1949).

The scrapbook contained the following inserts:

1) Manuscript note about the Suffragette Fellowship Memorials, inserted at p.15

2) 'Flashback', press cutting from the News Chronicle, 17 Aug 1949, inserted at p.19

3) Items relating to the campaign for women's suffrage: lists of attendees and absentees at a Suffragette Fellowship meeting, 14 Jul 1950; typescript announcement of the death of Mrs Goulden Bach and description of the Suffragette Victory Celebration in Sydney; press cuttings: 'Ald Blanche Barkl wants more women in councils', 'She fought for women - and won', 'Roll-call of the ladies of Westminster', 'Her fight is now history', 'Women's revolt', 'Suffrage anniversary'; telegram signed 'Leckie'; Suffragette Fellowship programme for the anniversary of Mrs Pankhurst's birthday, 14 Jul 1950; 6 letters replying to the invitation to celebrate Mrs Pankhurst's birthday, 1950; manuscript report of a celebration at Margo Thomas' flat (incomplete), inserted at pp.48-49

4) Press cuttings from The Women's Freedom League Bulletin: re the death of Helen Archdale; re the death of Maude Fitzherbert; issue of 29 Jul 1949; front page of the issue 20 Oct 1950; 'The Brackenbury family & the over thirties'; report of the death of Barbara Ayrton Gould, inserted at pp.48-49