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GLIDDON, Katie (b 1883)

Identity Statement

Reference code(s): GB 0106 7KGG
Held at: Women's Library
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Full title: GLIDDON, Katie (b 1883)
Date(s): 1900-1965
Level of description: Fonds
Extent: 3 A boxes and 1 OS folder
Name of creator(s): Gliddon | Katie Edith | b 1883 | suffragist and watercolour artist x Gray | Katherine x Gray | Katie
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Administrative/Biographical history:

Katie Edith Gliddon was born in 1883 in Twickenham. She studied at the Slade School of Art between 1900-1904. Katie probably became a member of the Women's Social and Political Union in Croydon some time around 1910 at the same time as her brother Paul, who took the name of Charles Gray to protect his family, was acting as an organiser of the Men's Political Union for Women's Enfranchisement. By 1911 she had already written several articles on the subject of women's suffrage for various newspapers. In 1912 she was arrested for breaking the window of a Post Office in Wimpole Street, subsequently serving a period from March to April in Holloway. Katie became an art teacher. She retired to Worthing and lived into her eighties, before dying some time in the 1960s.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Katie Gliddon, 1900-1965, comprising Gliddon's original prison diary written during her imprisonment in Holloway for the suffrage cause, autobiographical accounts of her arrest and imprisonment, correspondence (including letters from prison), drawings, press cuttings and Women's Social and Politicial Union (WSPU) ephemera.

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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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Archival Information

Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

.Deposited by Gerald Gliddon, Katie Gliddon's nephew, in April 1986. Drawings donated by Gerald Gliddon in 2008. Original prison diary donated by Michael Gliddon, Katie Gliddon's nephew, in May 2008.

Allied Materials

Related material:

The Women's Library also holds other prison diaries and letters within Strand 7 (Personal Papers).

The Rona Cole Gallery in Guernsey holds some of Katie Gliddon's watercolour paintings in their permanent collections.

Publication note:

Description Notes

Archivist's note:
Catalogue by Jennian Geddes, volunteer and Anna Kisby, Assistant Archivist, The Women's Library. Collection description by Liza Giffen, Genesis Project Officer May 2002, edited by Anna Kisby, 2008. Press cuttings (7KGG/4) repackaged by Barbara Parnell and Ziaur Rahman, The Women's Library volunteers, Jun-Jul 2008. Edited for AIM25 by Sarah Drewery.

Rules or conventions:
In compliance with ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description - 2nd Edition (1999); UNESCO Thesaurus, 1995; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal, Place and Corporate Names, 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions:
21/05/2002, updated 10/06/2003 and Jan 2009

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