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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleScrapbook 'given by Miss Frances Power Cobbe to Annie Leigh Browne' with later additions from the collection of Eunice Murray
Ref No10/02
Box Fetch No10/02 1 of 1
LevelCollection
Date1893-1914
Extent1 A box (1 volume - 115 pages)
Admin Biographical HistoryBoth Cobbe and Browne were involved in the nineteenth-century women's movement, whilst Eunice Murray was of a slightly later generation of women activists.
See biographies for:
* Browne; Annie Leigh (1851-1936); educationalist and suffragist
* Cobbe; Frances Power (1822-1904); writer and campaigner for women's rights
* Murray; Eunice Guthrie (1878-1960); suffragist and author
Custodial HistoryThe scrapbook is annotated on the inside cover: 'This book was given by Miss Frances Power Cobbe to Annie Leigh Browne'. However, it is unclear whether the gift was of an empty volume or the scrapbook complete with press cuttings. Since many of the cuttings date from after the death of Frances Power Cobbe, the former seems most likely. Inside the flyleaf a further annotation indicates that additions were made at a much later date, probably by staff of the Fawcett Library: 'News cuttings collected by Eunice Murray (see her picture album) ... pasted in this album in 1968.' It does indeed seem likely that the cuttings in the second part of the album were originally collected by Murray because of the Scottish connection and may have been donated by her to the Library and then pasted into the volume.
DescriptionThis scrapbook consists of press cuttings.
Pages 1-29 form the original Frances Power Cobbe / Annie Leigh Browne scrapbook of cuttings dating from 1893 to 1913. They begin with a few press cuttings and ephemera relating to demonstrations re the Direct Veto Bill, 1893 [for reforming the liquor traffic], but relate mainly to the suffrage campaigns of 1910-1913. The latter include many cartoons from the Daily Herald.
Pages 30-115 are comprised of press cuttings [collected by Eunice Murray] from the national and regional press relating to the suffrage campaigns and dating from 1908 to 1914. There are some sub-headings that give an indication of the scope of the material and these include: 'Scottish women's appeal before the House of Lords: Miss Crystal Macmillan, 1908'; 'Suffrage (general), 1908'; 'Suffrage Mar to the Albert Hall', 13 Jun 1908; 'Suffragette Rally in Hyde Park', 21 Jun 1908; 'Suffrage work in Scotland and the North', 1908; 'Suffrage (general)', 1909; 'Suffrage (general), 1910; 'Scottish campaign', 1910.
Related MaterialThe Women's Library holds further correspondence of all three women in the autograph letter collection (9/). The Women's Library also holds Papers of Eunice Guthrie Murray (7EGM) and further press cuttings collected by Eunice Murray (10/46).

Papers relating to Frances Power Cobbe may also be found in the Huntington Library, the Bodleian Library, McMaster University Library, Nottingham University Library and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Related Record10/46
7EGM
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsThis collection is available for research. Readers are advised to contact The Women's Library @ LSE in advance of their first visit.
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