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WATTS, Ethel

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7ETW
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: WATTS, Ethel
Date(s): 1928-1961
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 2 A boxes
Name of creator(s): Watts | Ethel | fl 1920-1960 | accountant and feminist
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Ethel Watts (fl 1920-1960) was active in the movement to secure equality for women from the 1920s to the 1960s. She was involved with the London and National Society for Women's Service since at least the 1920s, became Chair of the Junior Council in the mid-twenties and then the Chair of the Executive Committee, taking over from Mrs Kinnell when she retired. Her special interests were wide and ranged over the issues of superannuation paid by women, the taxation of married women, the marriage bar in the Civil Service and the general area of accountancy. She continued this work when it became the Fawcett Society and offered her services as an accountant to this and other organisations with which she had links.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of files on the National Health Service Superannuation Scheme (1948-1953), Royal Commission on Taxation (1944-1960), Women's superannuation (1947-1950), the Institute of Chartered Accountants (undated.), equal pay (undated.) and the Fawcett Society (undated.); private correspondence including letters from Philippa Strachey (1928-1961).

Access & Use

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Conditions governing access:

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

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

Fawcett Library Catalogue.

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Unknown. Deposited before the material was listed c.1974. [Fawcett Library Accession Registers to be checked].

Allied Materials

Related material:

The papers of the London and National Society for Women's Service are held by the Women's Library (2LSW).

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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