Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Collection , inv.no …, Collection International Archives
for the Women's Movement (IAV), in Atria, Institute on Gender Equality and Women’s
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.
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. 10 folders.
1909-1910. (3 items).
1912. (18 items).
1913. (10 items).
1914. (12 items).
1915. (6 items).
1916. (3 items).
1917. (8 items).
1918. (3 items).
1920, 1923, 1924. (3 items).
n.y. (21 items).
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.
From H.N. Brailsford recommendig Israel Zangwill be asked "to write something...for publication, that would help us enormously. With his name...there would be a real chance
of tapping W.S.P.U. money. He is quite against their present policy. But they respect his view more I think than any other
man's, unless perhaps Lansbury's." 1 July 15 (yr?)
From Israel Zangwill responding to Mrs. Auerbach's letter on the colour-question which he suggests she "work up into a magazine article...It is an exact appreciation of the
psychological situation," and referring to his work for the Jewish Territorial Organization. July 31, 1907
From L. Buissoy (?), member of Chambre Des Deputes requesting help to amend a report made to the Chambre on woman suffrage rights in municipal elections. On official notepaper.
From Robert Cecil thanking for arrangements for an appointment on the 24th. September 5, 1912.
From Georgiana Solomon a statement that she is one of the prisoners who was not allowed to participate in Communion."...after the last Hunger Strike
they were not allowed to participate on the pleas that they were not in a fit state of mind, and must be feeling angry or
uncharitable, etc.!" May 7, 1912.
From Maud Selborne. "...as long as we could only make our opinion felt by agitation, agitation would play an unnaturally large part in our lives,
and agitators would have more importance than they ought to have...Mrs. Fawcett & I have always said we do not approve of militancy..." April 14 (yr?).
From G.D. calling Mrs. Auerbach "founder of our finances" and inviting her to serve on the International Committee. n.d.
From Eleanor Rathbone objecting to the Socialist-Feminist liaison. "...extremely anxious and dissatisfied...that the majority (of the Council were)
much more definitely anti-Government and pro-Labour..." May 17, 1912.
From Miss Nicholson, Women's Unionist Association, South Eastern Division of Surrey, regretting Mrs. Auerbach's resignation. June 7, 1912.
From Carrie C. Catt. "Thank you for your many kindnesses...." On official notepaper of International Woman Suffrage Alliance. August 6, 1913.
From Frances Balfour. "I am glad the Rathbone party were put on their backs without a split. And, yet they are of our best in brain & speaking
capacity." (see number 18). May 7, 1914.
From Ursula Thompson giving jewellery (listed) to be sold to benefit the 1917 Franchise Fund. March 2, 1917.
From Jeremiah Colman acknowledging thanks for having put Gatton Park at disposal of a gathering which "may like to know they are coming to the
only Borough in the world from which a lady has sent two members to Imperial Parliament." October 29, 1936.
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. 1 item.
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. 2 items.
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. 1 item.
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. 1 folder.
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. 6 items.
Photograph. Observers and participants in the Law Abiding Suffragists Pilgrimage. 205x255. Summer 1913. 1 item.
NB. In Picture Department IIAV
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. 1 item.
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. 2 items.
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. 1 brochure..
Materials for a biography of Helena Auerbach, treasurer of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies: A 4to news sheet with full front page photo of Mrs. Auerbach announcing her visit to South Africa (large 4to faded photo of her riding a camel beside the Sphinx (digitized); 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.