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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleStocks, Lady
Ref No8SUF/B/002
Box Fetch NoBox 1 : Disc 1
Date30 Apr 1974
Extent65:00 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Mary Stocks
DescriptionInterview took place at Aubrey Lodge, Aubrey Road, London, W8. Also see interview 8SUF/B/001 and and other related interviews [8SUF/B/064, 8SUF/B/124, 8SUF/B/125].

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
(Introduction to interview by a 1 minute song clip regarding marching for women's rights.) Railway journey with Christabel Pankhurst and her interest in food. Pankhurst's life, work and personality. Frederick and Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence's involvement in suffrage movement and fundraising methods for the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU).

15:00 mins:
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence' personality and background. Millicent Fawcett's sense of humour. Reasons why she became a suffragist and joined National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) rather than WSPU. Philippa Strachey's personality and personal background. Relations between NUWSS and WSPU. Eleanor Rathbone's personality, qualities as a speaker and conflicts with Fawcett.

30:00 mins:
Rathbone's relationship with Elizabeth Macadam. Suffrage movement and employment of servants by suffragists. Mrs Humphry Ward's [Mary Augusta Ward] and Mrs Fawcett's exchange after the 1918 House of Lords suffrage debate. Lady Selborne's personality.

45:00 mins:
Her participation in the 'Mud March' as a schoolgirl. The Stracheys. Opinion of Sylvia Pankhurst. Participation in NUWSS campaign work and earlier work on Care Committees. Feelings about not going to prison. Effect of her two years' of social work after school on her attitude towards women's social work.

60:00 mins:
The Margoliouths and her joining the Oxford NUWSS branch before 1914.
Related Record8SUF/B/001
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 01
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