Suffrage notebook [Gift of Mary Mills]

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The archive consists of a small notebook containing manuscript notes from books and lectures on subjects including women's suffrage, employment and legislation. The volume includes notes under the following headings:

'Women's Suffrage Debate 28 Feb 1908'; 'United Kingdom Hospitals - Conference University College London Apr 1908'; organisation of a Votes for Women event; 'Mrs Wolstenholme Elmy on Married Women's Property Act 1882'; 'Meetings at Queen's Hall, Ladbroke Hall'; 'Self Denial Week'; 'Miss M Brockenbury - The Educated Woman and the Vote' [report of speech]; 'Mrs Brownlow's Pamphlet - Women and Factory Legislation'; Australia: Minimum Wage, Victor Clark Labour Movement; America - Licensing systems, Machinery, Factory, Jewish Competition, women voters in Colorado, New Zealand, Wyoming; 'Housing Bill 1908'; speech by John Burns; 'Pauperism 1st quarter 1908' [statistics]; dates of legislation affecting women 1844-1897; Reform Bill; women's work - florists, acrobats, pattern makers, married women in factories, cotton trade, carding hooks and eyes, cigar trade; posts closed to women - Law, medicine, church, politics; women in Inspectorate - prisons, factory , schools; women's wages; 'Government as Employers'; sweated labour; Anti-sweating Demonstration Queen's Hall Jan 28 1908; women prisoners; employment of children; Married women's savings; women married to aliens; Married Women's Property Act 1882; Guardianship of children.

The volume also included the following loose inserts which have been removed and are held within the folder:

Press cuttings:

'Unemployment - Salford and the scheme for women', Manchester Guardian, 22 Jan 1909

'Child labour in Egypt', Manchester Guardian,15 Jul 1908

'Australia and women's suffrage', Manchester Guardian, 1 Feb 1910

'Women as Councillors - the narrow range of choice', Manchester Guardian, 22 Jan 1909

'Votes for Women - women voters', Manchester Guardian, 19 Jun c. 1910

'University Women Teachers - the vote a necessary leverage in their work' Manchester Guardian, c. 1910

'London's unknown Museums - special LCC survey', The Times, 11 Mar 1936

'The Sacredness of motherhood', Common Cause, 24 Mar 1910

'Infant mortality and working mothers', Common Cause, c. 1910

'Why women need the vote', Common Cause, 21 Mar 1910

'The equal standard', Common Cause, c. 1910

Loose page from a leaflet on equal pay in Australia.

Manuscript notes on working women

Manuscript notes on The Present Conciliation Bill

Manuscript notes on women prisoners and comparisons with conditions abroad

Manuscript notes on women as a moral force

Manuscript notes on two speakers: Miss Phillips and Miss Fothergill

Manuscript notes on the function of the state and women's work

Manuscript notes on infant deaths

Administrative / Biographical History

Unknown.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their first visit.

Acquisition Information

Found in a box of books donated by Mary Mills [no address given] in 1999 to the Fawcett Library for a fund-raising sale. Formally accessioned 2003.

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Related Material

The Women's Library holds numerous archives related to suffrage and women's campaigns.