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Call No.: MC 190
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)
Title: Records of the Women's Social and Political Union, 1911-1913
Quantity: 1.38 linear feet (1 file box, 1 folio box)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Exhibits entered as evidence in the 1913 trial of suffragettes, and a scrapbook containing correspondence, photographs and clippings, compiled by L. Geraldine Lennox.
The Women's Social and Political Union was founded in 1903 in London by Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst; its goal, woman suffrage. At first it used peaceful means but later turned to deliberate violence in an effort to embarrass party leaders and force them to do something about the vote for women.
210 exhibits entered as evidence in the 1913 trial of British suffragettes and a scrapbook, 1911-1913, kept by the editor of The Suffragette, L. Geraldine Lennox. The exhibits include speeches, letters, receipts, circulars, and lists of objects taken from the suffragettes. The scrapbook contains letters, telegrams, photos, and clippings.