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Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 6EMW
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: WATSON, Edith M
Date(s): 1995
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 file
Name of creator(s): Watson | Edith M | fl 1915-1945 | feminist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Edith Watson was a member of the Women's Freedom League (WFL) and was involved in the protest which took place on the river Thames in 1913. She became involved with the newspaper 'The Vote' which was published by the WFL and became one of its regular journalists and its court correspondent as well as sending copy covering suffrage events to other newspapers such as the Daily Herald . She became involved at this time in calling for women journalists to be allowed to remain in court when assault charges were being discussed. During the First World War she joined Nina Boyle in establishing the first Women's Volunteer Police Service as well as becoming involved in other areas of civil defence. She moved to Watford in 1945 where she remained politically active. That same year she also became the secretary of the Divorce Law Reform Union.


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Note concerning provenance of papers (1995); photocopies of press-cuttings (1995).

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This document was generated by Javascript from an HTML form which structured the input according to the elements of ISAD(G) Version 2. Edited by Sarah Drewery for AIM25.

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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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Jan 2009

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