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Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929) Collection 1894, 1907-1936

Identity Area

Collection IDIIAV00000054
Unitdate1894, 1907-1936
1907-1936
Language ListFinding aid is in English
Language of MaterialEnglish
GeoCountryUnited Kingdom
Extent0.12 m.
Processing InformationInventory by Annette Mevis
Access and UseNot restricted. Only to be consulted digitally
Preferred CitationMillicent Garrett Fawcett Collection , inv.no …, Collection International Archives for the Women's Movement (IAV), in Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History

Biographical Note

Born June 11, 1847 in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, died August 5, 1929 in London; married April 1867 with the blind liberal politician and economist Henry Fawcett; their daugther Philippa was born in 1868; chairwoman of the non militant National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897 until 1918; members of the NUWSS were called Suffragists , apart from the Suffragettes of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU); fought with Josephine Butler against the regulation of prostitution; her memories were published as What I remember in 1924.


Scope and Content

Letters and telegrams about women's suffrage from and to Millicent Fawcett 1909-1923 and to Helena Auerbach, treasurer of the NUWSS 1907-1936 and n.y.; programs, reports and other documents about women's suffrage; articles about women's suffrage in South-Africa 1913.




Letters (83) on woman suffrage from Millicent Garrett Fawcett, President, to Helena Auerbach, Treasurer of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. 1909-1924 and n.y.

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Letters (83) on woman suffrage from Millicent Garrett Fawcett, President, to Helena Auerbach, Treasurer of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. 1909-1924 and n.y.. 10 folders.

Letters from prominent suffragists to the treasurer of the national union of women's suffrage societies Helena Auerbach. (mrs. Julius Auerbach). 1907, 1912-1914, 1917, 1936.

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Letters from prominent suffragists to the treasurer of the national union of women's suffrage societies Helena Auerbach. (mrs. Julius Auerbach). 1907, 1912-1914, 1917, 1936.. 13 items.

Membership Card, National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. 'I welcome you as a friend of Women's Suffrage. Millicent Garrett Fawcett." 265x178. pictorial; border decoration in colour. sl. foxed. n.y.

Public meeting of London Society for Women's Suffrage at Redgate, Feb. 27, 1908. Speakers: Mrs.. Snowden, Mr. and Mrs. Zangwill, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Auerbach, Chairman. 190x126. Together with News clipping, Women's Suffrage: Meeting at Redhill. 520x60. Account of meeting & names of persons present. 1908.

The Women's Address to the Electors of the Reigate Division of Surrey. General Election. Signed on behalf of NUWSS by Helena Auerbach. 210x330. December 1910.

Programme. Memento of Women's Coronation Procession to Demand Votes for Women; Order of March and Descriptive Programme. June 17, 1911. Published by The Woman's Press. 275x215 8pp. pictorial cover. 1911.

Annual reports. N.U.W.S.S. Redhill, Reigate and District Branch. 1908-09; 1909-10; 1910-11; 1911-12; 1912-13; 1913-14. Officers, rules, balance sheets, reviews of meetings, demonstrations, press reports, etc. 1908-1914.

Photograph. Observers and participants in the Law Abiding Suffragists Pilgrimage. 205x255. Summer 1913.

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Photograph. Observers and participants in the Law Abiding Suffragists Pilgrimage. 205x255. Summer 1913.. 1 item.
NB. In Picture Department IIAV, number 100003745.

Programme. 140x180. decorated cover. 5pp. Frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Fawcett. Laus Mortuis lists 63 names including Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Lydia Becker, Sophia Jex Blake, Helen Blackburn, Elizabeth Blackwell, Barbara Bodichon, Jacob Bright, Josephine Butler , Frances Power Cobbe, Mary Burney, James Keir Hardie, John Stuart Mill, Florence Nightingale, Louisa Twining. March 13, 1918.

Great United Demonstration in the Queen's Hall, March 8, 1928. Chairman, Eleanor Rathbone; Speakers, Rt. Hon. Stanley Baldwin, Sir Oliver Lodge, Margaret Ashton, Nancy Stewart Parnell, Margaret Rippe, Rebecca West. Overflow Meeting, Mortimer Hall. 265x205 and Programme. United Franchise Demonstration Arranged By National Union of Societies for Equal Citizenship. Queen's Hall & Mortimer Hall, March 8, 1928. 270x210 4pp. 1928.

Suffrage in South Africa, support for the franchise reform bill 1913 sent to Millicent Fawcett, president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies: a news cutting listing names in support, including Senators, Members of the Legislative Assembly, heads of the various branches of the Women's Enfranchisement League, Presidents of the Women's Reform Club, Women's Citizen Club, Women's Temperance Union, the heads of Girls' Schools, the National Union of Women Workers, etc. Names of prominent individuals include: Olive Schreiner; Miss Lawrence, Principal of Roedean; General Hertzog; Charles de Villiers; Advocate Hartog, etc., together with the original telegrams addressed to Fawcett, Voiceless London, from which the news report was printed, and letters expressing sympathy with 'The Cause." In all approximately 26 telegram forms and 9 letters all sent January 1913. Include a statement from the Misses Schreiner; support from Mrs. Leviseur, President Orange Free State W.E.A.U.; a statement by Advocate J.A. Greer; support from professor Freemantle of the library of Parliament, Cape Town; a 2pp. letter from Dr. Haggar, Member of the legislative Assembly; support from Gertrude Rycroft, Valkenberg Asylum, Mowbray and from M. Stanford and Doctor Mary Hannan. 1913.

Materials for a biography of Helena Auerbach, treasurer of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies: A4 to news sheet with full front page photo (digitized 100003747) of Mrs Auerbach announcing her visit to South Africa (large 4to faded photo of her riding a camel beside the Sphinx (digitized 100003746); letters from E. May Lamberton, Hilda Chamberlain, et al. The latter discussing the death of the Foreign Secetary, C. Austen and Mr. Baldwin's tribute to him in the House; wartime correspondence from the front line (3 cards); wartime League of Honour card 'For Women and Girls of the Empire' promising 'Prayer, Purity and Temperance." Signed 'Helena Auerbach."; wartime Ministry of Food card 'In Honour Bound We Adopt the National Scale of Voluntary Rations.". 1894, 1912, 1915-1916. 1brochure.

Membership Card, National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. "I welcome you as a friend of Women's Suffrage. Millicent Garrett Fawcett." 265x178. pictorial; border decoration in colour. sl. foxed. n.y.

Materials for a biography of Helena Auerbach, treasurer of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies: A4 to news sheet with full front page photo (digitized 100003747) of Mrs Auerbach announcing her visit to South Africa (large 4to faded photo of her riding a camel beside the Sphinx (digitized 100003746); letters from E. May Lamberton, Hilda Chamberlain, et al. The latter discussing the death of the Foreign Secetary, C. Austen and Mr. Baldwin's tribute to him in the House; wartime correspondence from the front line (3 cards); wartime League of Honour card "For Women and Girls of the Empire" promising "Prayer, Purity and Temperance." Signed "Helena Auerbach."; wartime Ministry of Food card "In Honour Bound We Adopt the National Scale of Voluntary Rations.". 1894, 1912, 1915-1916. 1brochure.

Suffrage in South Africa, support for the franchise reform bill 1913 sent to Millicent Fawcett, president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies: a news cutting listing names in support, including Senators, Members of the Legislative Assembly, heads of the various branches of the Women's Enfranchisement League, Presidents of the Women's Reform Club, Women's Citizen Club, Women's Temperance Union, the heads of Girls' Schools, the National Union of Women Workers, etc. Names of prominent individuals include: Olive Schreiner; Miss Lawrence, Principal of Roedean; General Hertzog; Charles de Villiers; Advocate Hartog, etc., together with the original telegrams addressed to Fawcett, Voiceless London, from which the news report was printed, and letters expressing sympathy with "The Cause." In all approximately 26 telegram forms and 9 letters all sent January 1913. Include a statement from the Misses Schreiner; support from Mrs. Leviseur, President Orange Free State W.E.A.U.; a statement by Advocate J.A. Greer; support from professor Freemantle of the library of Parliament, Cape Town; a 2pp. letter from Dr. Haggar, Member of the legislative Assembly; support from Gertrude Rycroft, Valkenberg Asylum, Mowbray and from M. Stanford and Doctor Mary Hannan. 1913.