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BURBURY, Alice Ann

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 7AAB
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: BURBURY, Alice Ann
Date(s): 1872-1893
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 0.5 A box (1 folder)
Name of creator(s): Burbury | Alice Ann | [1844-1911] | feminist


Administrative/Biographical history:

Alice Anne Burbury ([1844-1911]) was born in Yorkshire, the eldest daughter of Thomas Edward Taylor, and became the wife of Samuel Hawksley Burbury, the mathematician and lawyer, on 12 Apr 1860. The couple had four sons and two daughters before Alice Anne Burbury seems to have become interested in women's suffrage. Her name first appears on the annual subscription lists of the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage in 1898, where it remained until 1902. However, her interest in the issue predated this membership as this series of letters was written by her to leaders of the movements for women's education and women's enfranchisement between 1872 and c.1893. At some point in her career, she evidently stood for election to a School Board and a committee was formed to support her, but she appears not to have succeeded in her efforts on this occasion. She survived her husband who died in Aug 1911.


Scope and content/abstract:

The archive consists of correspondence (1872-c.1893) comprising 16 letters.

Most of the letters have no year given in the date.

The letter from Mrs Fawcett dated 1 Feb is written from Cambridge, but obviously after she and her husband moved to London, since she says she wishes to speak at meetings only in suburban places from where she can easily return home in the evening.

Other correspondents include Maria G Grey; Frances Buss; and Mentia Taylor (Mrs Peter Taylor).

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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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Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Unknown provenance [early accession registers to be checked].

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library has additional letters from Maria G Grey (see 3JBL, 7MGF, and 9/), Frances Buss (see 9/) and Mentia Taylor (Mrs Peter Taylor; see 3AMS, 7MGF and 9/01). The Women's Library also holds the Millicent Garrett Fawcett papers (ref 7MGF) which includes details of additional related material.

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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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