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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitlePapers of Ursula Roberts
Ref No7URO
Box Fetch NoBox FL636
LevelCollection
Date1920-1965
Extent0.5 A box (1 folder)
Admin Biographical HistoryUrsula Roberts (1887-1971) was born in 1887 at Meerut in India, daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel RJH Wyllie and Emily Titcomb. She married the Rev. William Corbett Roberts in 1909 and from this point both became increasingly concerned with female suffrage and the role and position of women in the church. She was the author of 'The Cause of Purity and Women's Suffrage' published by the Church League for Women's Suffrage as well as the Honorary Treasurer and Honorary Press Secretary of the East Midland Federation of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. Both before and after the First World War, her main interest was women in the Church of England. She was a member of the Church League for Women's Suffrage, which was established in 1909 as a non-party, non-militant organisation by the Rev. Claude Hinscliffe and his wife, renamed League of the Church Militant after 1918. Roberts subsequently became one of the key members of the Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women after a call for evidence on women and the ministry went out in the run up to the Lambeth Conference of Anglican Bishops in 1930. She was also a member of the interdenominational Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church, which led her to correspond with Dr Emil Oberholzer and Dr Maude Royden. She died in 1971.
DescriptionThe archive consists of correspondence with, inter alia, Dr Emil Oberholzer and Dr Maude Royden, arising out of Mrs Roberts' association with the Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women and the interdenominational Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church. Papers of these organisations include memoranda for submission to Lambeth Conferences. Also included are Press cuttings re the ordination of women, and manuscript extracts in English and Latin, from theological writings on the position of women in the Early Church.
Related MaterialThe Women's Library also holds:
Correspondence related to the Church League for Women's Suffrage is held in the Autograph Letter Collection (ref: 9/06).
Records of St Joan's International Alliance (2SJA)
Records of the Anglican Group for the Ordination of Women to the Historic Ministry of the Church, (5AGO)
Records of the Catholic Women's Ordination (5RCW)
Records of the Society for the Ministry of Women in the Church (5SMW)
Records of Women Word Spirit (5WWS)
Records of the Movement for the Ordination of Women (6MOW)
Papers of Agnes Maude Royden (7AMR)
Papers of Dorothea Edith Belfield (7DEB)
Papers of Everild Feeny (7EMF)
Papers of Olwen Smith (7OLS)
Papers of Vivienne Lake (7VEL)
Papers of Victoria Liddiard (7VLI)
The Women's Library printed collection also holds periodicals for the relevant organisations and some press cuttings relating to women's ordination (c.1919-1950), search LSE 'LibrarySearch'.
Related Record5AGO
5SMW
6MOW
9/06
7AMR
7EOB
7EMF
7MAV
7VLI
7DEB
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.
Former Reference Number7/XX10; 7/XXX10
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