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Scrapbook [of Eunice Murray]

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 106 10/46
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: Scrapbook [of Eunice Murray]
Date(s): 1908-1913
Level of description: fonds
Extent: 1 A box (1 volume)
Name of creator(s): Murray | Eunice Guthrie | 1878-1960 | suffragist and author


Administrative/Biographical history:

Eunice Guthrie Murray (1877-1960) was born in Cardross, Dunbartonshire, the youngest daughter of David Murray, a Glasgow lawyer, and Frances Porter Stoddard. She was educated at St Leonard's School, St Andrews and was active in local charitable and temperance activities. Along with her mother and her sister, Sylvia Murray, she joined the Women's Freedom League and by 1913 was President of the League in Scotland. In 1918 she became the first woman to stand in a parliamentary election in Scotland, as an independent candidate in Glasgow, although she was unsuccessful. Eunice was the author of many works including Scottish Women of Bygone Days (1930); A Gallery of Scottish Women (1935) and a novel, The Hidden Tragedy (1917). Eunice Murray was awarded an MBE in 1945. She died in 1960.


Scope and content/abstract:

This scrapbook consists of press cuttings with a strong visual content, ephemera, postcards and a few original photographs relating to the suffrage campaigns. The photographs include images of the Women's Social and Political Union procession in Edinburgh, Oct 1909.

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. Due to the fragile nature of this item it is only available on microfilm.

Conditions governing reproduction:

Finding aids:

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

Archival Information

Archival history:

Annotated on inside cover ‘Eunice Murray collection'.

Immediate source of acquisition:

Unknown, deposited c.1950 [Fawcett Library Accession Registers to be checked].

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library also holds the Papers of Eunice Guthrie Murray (7EGM), further correspondence of Eunice Guthrie Murray women in the autograph letter collection (9/), and scrapbooks of press cuttings collected by Eunice Murray (10/02 and 10/46).

The Women's Library Printed Collections include publications by Eunice Guthrie Murray such as 'Women's value in wartime', (Women's Freedom League, 1917), 'Prejudices old and new', (Scottish Council of the Women's Freedom League, 1913), 'Liberal cant', (Minerva, 1914), 'Scottish women in bygone days', (Gowans and Gray, 1930).

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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