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Barlow, Anna Maria Heywood, 1873-1965 (political campaigner, wife of Sir John Emmott Barlow)



  • Existence: 1873 - 1965


The Honourable Anna Maria Heywood Denman, daughter of Richard and Helen Mary Denman (née McMicking), was born in 1873 in Liverpool. She was privately educated. On 13 July 1895, she married John Emmott Barlow (later Baronet), Liberal MP for Frome. They had four children: Nancy Mary Emmott Barlow (1896-1957); John Denman Barlow (1898-1986); Thomas Bradwall Barlow (1900-1988); Anna Elizabeth Barlow (1905-1976). Anna Maria Barlow stood unsuccessfully for election in the House of Commons in 1922 in the constituency of High Peak, Derbyshire, and in 1924 in the constituency of Ilkeston. A Quaker, alongside her husband, she opposed conscription, campaigned for peace and supported various temperance movements. She retained an active interest in politics long after the death of her husband in 1932. She died on 28 May 1965 at the age of 92.

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Papers of Anna Maria Barlow, wife of John Emmott Barlow, 1795-1963

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Barlow of Thornby 3
Scope and Contents Anna Maria Barlow especially was tireless in her efforts to promote international understanding and reconciliation during and after the First World War; to this end she maintained an extensive correspondence with influential figures throughout Europe. Also noteworthy among Anna Maria Barlow's papers is her correspondence with her brothers Sir Richard Denman, M.P. and friend of Lord Beveridge, and Thomas, Lord Denman, Governor General of Australia at the time when the foundation stone for...
Dates: 1795-1963
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Subject to the terms of the donation, access to papers after 1969 requires the permission of Mr Henry S. Barlow ( Additionally, access to some items is restricted under data protection legislation. These restrictions are marked on the catalogue. Most of the papers are in good condition. In a few cases, where indicated, papers are currently awaiting conservation and therefore not available to readers.