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Scrapbook [of Dr Helen Wilson]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 10/29
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: Scrapbook [of Dr Helen Wilson]
Date(s): 1908-1910
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 A box (1 volume)
Name of creator(s): Wilson | Helen Mary | 1864-1951 | social purity campaigner and physician


Administrative/Biographical history:

Helen Mary Wilson (1864-1951) was born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. She was the daughter of Henry J Wilson (1833-1914), MP for Holmfirth, and Charlotte Cowan. Helen was educated at Sheffield High School for Girls, Bedford College London and the London School of Medicine for Women. She became House Surgeon to the London Temperance Hospital in 1892 and then entered private practice in Sheffield where she worked from 1893-1906. In addition to her medical career, Helen Wilson carried on her father's campaigning work against the state regulation of prostitution and was Honorary Secretary and President of the Association for Moral and Social Hygiene. Her other voluntary activities included settlement and probation work and serving as a JP. In addition, Helen Wilson was President of the Sheffield Women's Suffrage Society, which was a branch of the North of England Suffrage Society. She died in 1951.


Scope and content/abstract:

This scrapbook consists of press cuttings, leaflets, posters and other ephemera relating to the suffrage campaigns in Sheffield and the activities of the Sheffield Women's Suffrage Society.

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

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

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Allied Materials

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The Autograph Letter Collection held by The Women's Library includes the following material relating to Helen Wilson: letters to her parents, 1881-1887; account of her expenditure, 1882-1883; account of social activities, 1887-1888; notes written for a speech on women's emancipation, 1909; correspondence as Honorary Secretary of the International Federation of the State Regulation of Vice, 1909-1913 (9/02 and 9/05). The Josephine Butler Letters Collection held by The Women's Library also includes related correspondence (3JBL). The Women's Library also holds the papers of Helen's father Henry J Wilson (3HJW). Sheffield Archives holds papers relating to Henry J Wilson, including family correspondence.

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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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