Found in 145 Collections and/or Records:
Letter from Ellis Griffith (3 (North) Kings Bench Walk, Temple [London]) to WSC advising him to reconsider his decision to hold an enquiry into the [treatment of suffragettes by the police] on 18 November 1910, in the light of the statements made by women in the crowd. Signed manuscript. Annotated by Edward Marsh "Ansd vy much regret can't depart from position indicated in H of C answers".
Letter from John Burns [President of the Local Government Board] to WSC concerning the plans of the "militant suffragists" to distort the readings of the Census. He asks that the Metropolitan Police should assist the enumerators. Signed typescript.
Letter from Sir Edward Henry [Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police] (New Scotland Yard) to Edward Marsh informing him that the supporters of womens' suffrage will return to militant tactics if [Herbert] Asquith's reply to the deputation about the Conciliation Bill is not satisfactory, and saying that Ministers should send statements of their public engagements [to the Metropolitan Police]. Signed manuscript.
Letter from WSC to the Prime Minister [Herbert Asquith, later 1st Lord Oxford and Asquith] on women's suffrage, particularly on the danger of splits within the Cabinet, recommending a referendum on the subject. [Manuscript copy, in letter book].
Letter from Charles Scott [editor of the Manchester Guardian] (The Guardian Office, Manchester) to WSC thanking him for his decision about the treatment of suffragettes which "needed courage and sense", expressing concern about the political outlook and asking to see WSC. Signed manuscript.
Note from [Sir Edward Troup, Permanent Under Secretary of State, Home Office] to WSC enclosing notes on the principles of political franchise and suggestions for the enfranchisement of women [see CHAR 12/2/56-59]. Manuscript signed with initials, annotated by WSC "Put by among my private papers: but keep handy" (25 August).
Typescript extracts from speech by Sir Thomas White, Chairman, Liverpool Constitutional Association, attacking Randolph Churchill, the Independent Conservative Candidate in the Wavertree By-Election. Describing Randolph as a "Great Lothario", and attacking his opposition to votes for women [carbon].
Letter from Herbert Asquith (10 Downing Street) to WSC in which he advises that legal action should be taken over the assault on [Augustine] Birrell [by suffragettes on 22 November 1910] and over all cases of serious assault on the police. Manuscript signed with initials.
Newspaper cutting from "Votes for Women" of an article entitled "Why I struck at Mr Churchill" by Hugh Franklin. [Franklin was sentenced for assaulting WSC on 26 November 1910] and alleges various reasons for his attack: WSC's orders to the police which resulted in physical violence against the suffragettes; his insults and slander; and the rough treatment given to those who speak about women's suffrage at Liberal meetings. See CHAR 12/3/48.
Letter from Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (37 Chapel Street, Belgrave Square [London]) to WSC congratulating him on his appointment as Home Secretary. He remembers that WSC had said he would reform prison discipline if made Home Secretary and promises to provide WSC with a memorandum on the subject of prison reform. He adds that by announcing that he was considering such reform, WSC would avoid persecution by the suffragettes. Signed manuscript.
Interview with Maria Miller MP, the Chair of the Equalities Select Committee provides her own tour of the new Voice and Vote exhibition. The exhibition takes visitors through the historic moments of women's suffrage and their struggle for the vote.
Mainly pamphlets and flyers issued by the League, a non-party association of constitutional and militant suffragists dedicated to resisting Imperial Taxation. Includes a draft of a paper by Else advocating the withholding of taxes, annotated by JWHM.