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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleBarrowman, Dr Barclay & Mrs
Ref No8SUF/B/071
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 16
Date2 Mar 1976
Extent45:00 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Dr Barrowman and Janet Barrowman
DescriptionInterview took place at 29 Heath Drive, Potters Bar, London. Interviewee Dr Barrowman is brother of the suffragette Janet Barrowman. Also see interview with Barrowman's cousin [8SUF/B/160].

Interview summary:
0:00 mins:
Janet Barrowman's family; their political and religious beliefs; their support for the suffrage movement; influence of older sister, joining Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU). Janet's attitude to men. Militancy in London; Janet's time in Holloway; attendance at post-suffragette meetings, and meeting former suffragettes.

15:00 mins:
Occupations of members of Janet's family. Family attitudes to Janet's militant acts. Her siblings. Death of father; employment, loss of job resulting from imprisonment. Her broken engagement. Her appearance, and clothing. Her interests; the Bach Choir in Glasgow; theatre and concerts. Gentle by nature with a non-militant temperament. Her politics and non-involvement in Women's Groups.

30:00 mins:
Janet's character; lending her brother money to enable him to go to Malaya; her hobbies and visit to Malaya. Her social life and friends. Her brief moment as a militant suffragette. Janet's middle-class family, letters to her brother; domination by her sister Mary.

45:00 mins:
Deferential attitude of Mary towards her brother.
Related Record8SUF/B/160
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 22
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