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Scrapbook [of Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 10/11
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: Scrapbook [of Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence]
Date(s): c 1906-1911
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 volume
Name of creator(s): Lawrence | Emmeline | Pethick- | 1867-1954 | Lady Pethick-Lawrence | suffragette


Administrative/Biographical history:

Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence (1867-1954) was the daughter of West Country businessman Henry Pethick. In 1891 she left her home in Weston-super-Mare to become a volunteer with the Sisterhood of the West London Mission and she subsequently went on, with Mary Neal, to undertake a variety of philanthropic activities with working girls in London. In 1901 she married the newspaper publisher Frederick Lawrence. Emmeline became involved with the activities of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1906, acting as treasurer, and was arrested and imprisoned for the cause. In October 1907 the Pethick-Lawrences founded the suffrage paper Votes for Women to which Emmeline was a regular contributor. In 1912, following a rift with the Pankhursts, the Pethick-Lawrences left the WSPU, although they retained control of Votes for Women (which was henceforward published under the auspices of the Votes for Women Fellowship) and Emmeline continued her suffragist activities. Following the outbreak of the First World War Emmeline became involved in peace campaigning, a cause to which she devoted the rest of her campaigning career. In the inter-war period she was also active in the Women's Freedom League, the Open Door Council and the Six Point Group. She died in 1954.


Scope and content/abstract:

Scrapbook of press cuttings on a wide range of topics, including divorce law reform, imprisonment for debt, the suffrage campaigns, home work and the sweated trades, 'the white slave traffic', and any others.

Access & Use

Language/scripts of material:

System of arrangement:

Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

Collection level description available on-line on the Women's Library website

Archival Information

Archival history:

Inscribed on the flyleaf 'Emmeline Pethick with Aunt Susey's love, Oct 21st 1881'.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Unknown, check Fawcett Library Accession Registers.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library holds records relating to Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, such as correspondence, in the following archives: Open Door Council (5ODC); Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, UK Section (5WPF); A Muriel Pierotti (7AMP); Jessie Kenney (7JKE) and Autograph Letter Collection: Militant Suffragettes (9/20).

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
This document was generated by Javascript from an HTML form which structured the input according to the elements of ISAD(G) Version 2. Collection description by Jennifer Haynes, Head of Special Collections, The Women's Library, Aug 2002. Fawcett Library Catalogue by Penny Baker [and VD] 28 Jan 1992. 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.

Date(s) of descriptions:
Dec 2008

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