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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleCorbett-Ashby, Dame Margery
Ref No8SUF/B/003
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 1
Date7 May 1974
Extent45:56 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biography for Margery Corbett-Ashby
DescriptionInterview took place at Wickens, Horsted Keynes, Sussex. Also see interviews 8SUF/B/004, 8SUF/B/006, 8SUF/B/106, 8SUF/B/116, 8SUF/B/127, 8SUF/B/200.

Interview summary:

0:00 mins: Dora Montefiore's career as a feminist and socialist. The suffrage movement, anti-suffrage arguments and men's fears of what would happen if women won the right to vote. Her entry into politics and life at Cambridge. General education and expectations of girls. Reasons for choosing to study classics in college, her governesses during childhood, and the roles her parents played in educating their children.

15:00 mins: Her family, especially her father, including politics, family history, and his role in the home. Her mother, including art, the place of servants in the household, and social work.

30:00 mins: Her father's political career. The First World War and divisions within the Liberal Party. A brief reference to Millicent Fawcett. Adult suffrage, separating voting rights from land ownership, and its relation to women's suffrage. Her education, her social work career, the living conditions of the poor, differences between urban and rural poverty, and important figures with whom she worked. A reference to Leila Montague and her work and Edwin Montague's friendship with the family. Religion.
Related Record8SUF/B/004
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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