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Womens suffrage

Subject Source: UK Archival Thesaurus

Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:


Agnes Lake papers, 1908 - 2012

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCRF 8/1/6
Scope and Contents

The bulk of the material charts nine months in the life of Agnes Lake from her arrest in April 1913 to her release from prison in December 1913, including an account of her imprisonment and correspondence with Christabel Pankhurst. The collection also includes three suffrage sashes and miscellaneous pamphlets and cuttings relating generally to the campaign for women's suffrage.

Dates: 1908 - 2012

Beatrice and Edith Clayton Pepper papers, 1862 - 1997

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCRF 8/1/8
Scope and Contents

The papers, photographs and artefacts listed here relate to the two sisters' suffrage activities and to suffrage activities generally, including miscellaneous materials relating to Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel Pankhurst. There are also a number of papers of general biographical interest, not only on Beatrice and Edith but also on the Pepper family generally.

Dates: 1862 - 1997

Higher Education of Women, 1880 - 1933

Reference Code: GBR/0265/UA/CUR 61-61.2
Scope and Contents From the Series: The University Registry guard books were assembled from the 1860s onwards to accommodate loose papers and are the precursors to modern subject files. They comprise documents of all kinds on every aspect of University administration; for example, accounting, professorships, degrees, University officers, property, Colleges, and relations with the town of Cambridge. There are lists of the contents compiled by Registrary Luard (1862-91) and successors at the front of each volume. Titles are...
Dates: 1880 - 1933
Conditions Governing Access: From the Management Group: The University Archives are generally freely available to the holder of a reader's ticket for the Department of Archives and Modern Manuscripts, Cambridge University Library, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DR. Restrictions on access are imposed on certain categories of sensitive record: financial, governmental and personal, by order of the originating body or under data protection legislation. Access information, including opening hours and how to obtain a reader's ticket, appears as part of the Library's web site (
 File — GCRF 8/1/4

Incidents in the Women's Suffrage Campaign, 1940 - 1949

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCRF 8/1/4
Scope and Contents File containing the following:1) Incidents in the Women's Suffrage Campaign: 5 page typescript account written by Nellie Crocker [circa 1940], detailing Women's Social and Political Union [WSPU] activities during various election campaigns, including a bye-election in Retford, Nottinghamshire; also describes deputations to the House of Commons and mentions sympathetic response from some men, including the Westminster police [an electronic transcription is available - see the details...
Dates: 1940 - 1949

Letter from Israel Zangwill (1864-1926) to the Editor of 'The Times', 1890 - 1926

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.8781/524
Scope and Contents

A protest against the tone of a leader on the female suffrage demonstration

Dates: 1890 - 1926
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (

Marion Wallace-Dunlop papers, 1899 - 2009

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCRF 8/1/11
Scope and Contents

The drawings, papers and photographs listed here relate to Marion Wallace-Dunlop's writing and artwork as well as her suffragist activities and include original line drawings for 'Fairies, Elves and Flower Babies'.

Dates: 1899 - 2009

Personal Papers of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, 1801 - 2000

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Bodichon
Scope and Contents The papers of Madame Bodichon are dispersed. A number are held at Girton, having reached the College as gifts, mainly from the Leigh Smith family, and by purchase. The bulk of the papers at Girton consists of letters from Emily Davies to Bodichon for the period 1865-1887. Early letters relate, on the whole, to the activities of the Langham Place Circle, the English Woman’s Journal, and the Kensington Society, later letters to the foundation and day-to-day organisation of Girton College....
Dates: 1801 - 2000
Conditions Governing Access: Access is open to bona fide scholars by appointment only.

Personal Papers of Bessie Rayner Parkes, 1654 - 2006

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Parkes
Scope and Contents The papers have been acquired by Girton College in several deposits. The original batch was arranged and listed in 1985 and consists of personal writings, diary fragments, correspondence, newspaper cuttings and unpublished material for a biography of Bessie's early life. Additional papers donated in 2013 were arranged and listed in 2014: these comprise chiefly papers of and relating to Louise Swanton Belloc and family. Correspondence forms a large percentage of the archive (perhaps about...
Dates: 1654 - 2006

Personal Papers of Sarah Emily Davies, 1856 - 1978

Reference Code: GBR/0271/GCPP Davies
Scope and Contents The papers include the Family Chronicle (an account of family and other matters written by Davies in 1905, covering the years 1847-68) and papers relating to the following: London University degrees for women; Elizabeth Garrett and medical examinations; the Victoria Magazine, 1863-4; the London School Board, 1870-73; the Schools Enquiry Commission, 1864-70; admission of girls to local examinations, 1858-69; the London Association of Schoolmistresses and the Kensington Society, 1866-69;...
Dates: 1856 - 1978
Conditions Governing Access: Open to bona fide scholars and by appointment only.