Annotated copy of 'This World's Festival: An Autobiographical Effort ' by Millicent Price detailing her life from 1881 up until 1918.
Autobiography and papers of Millicent Price
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Administrative / Biographical History
Millicent Price's grandfather was Henry Wilberforce, a gentleman farmer in the locality, thought to be related to the famous William Wilberforce. Her mother was Ellen Phyllis Browne, married to Walter Browne, a struggling actor/playwright. They lived in London, where Millicent was born (probably in the early 1880s). Her mother left her father (they were later divorced) when Millicent was 3 years old and returned to her native city of York.
Millicent lived with her mother and 2 sisters, Edith and Ella, at 34 Lawrence Street, a three storey house opposite the Poor Clares Convent. In 1895 when they moved to "River View" overlooking the Ouse next to St. Mary's Abbey.
Millicent attended Castlegate College, Clare College, Micklegate and Priory Street Higher Grade School before going to Swansea Training College (Wales) to train to be a teacher. Following this she lived in Leeds for a time teaching at Beeston School and then at Park Lane School before returning to York in 1904 where she taught at the "newly built" Scarcroft School.
Millicent Price was active in the fight for Women's Suffrage. She also worked for the Friends War Victims Relief Committee caring for refugees in Holland during the First World War. Her husband, Charles Price was a contientious objector of the First World War.
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Compiled by Sarah Tester, Community Collections and Outreach Archivist, January 2015.
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