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SIMMONS, Bayard: Scrapbooks

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7BSI
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: SIMMONS, Bayard: Scrapbooks
Date(s): 1931-1951
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 OS box
Name of creator(s): Simmons | Bayard | fl 1906 | author
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Bayard Simmons (fl.1906), author, poet and contributor to 'The Freethinker', was a member of the Men's Social and Political Union for Women's Suffrage. He was the first man to go to prison for the cause of women's suffrage, spending two weeks in Brixton Prison in 1906.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of two scrapbooks of manuscript poems, reviews and press cuttings. The volumes contain items relating to the suffrage movement and general news items about politics, art, literature and theatre. There are many press cuttings from 'The Freethinker' and manuscript poems by Simmons. The archive also includes a photocopied surrogate version of parts of the scrapbooks and an index.

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

This collection is partially available for research. The original scrapbooks are not available for research as they are too fragile to produce. A photocopy of parts of the collection is available for use. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library in advance of their visit.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

The Women's Library Catalogue

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

The collection was deposited in 1999 by the Bishopsgate Institute as an outright gift.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library also holds the papers of Elsie Duval and Hugh Franklin (7HFD) and The John Rylands University Library in Manchester holds the Manchester Men's League for Women's Suffrage 1909-18 (see GB 0133 MML )

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Finding aid created by export from CALM v7.2.14 Archives Hub EAD2002. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD (G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, December 2001; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

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