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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleFulford, Roger
Ref No8SUF/B/083
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 18
Date13 Apr 1976
Extent41:00 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at Barbon Manor, Carnforth, Lancs.

Interview summary:

0:00 mins:
His book 'Votes for Women' [1957]. Interviewing Teresa Billington-Greig. Her book: 'The Militant Suffrage Movement' [1911]. Interest in Charlotte Despard. The conflicts between Billington-Greig and the Pankhursts. Lecturing to the Women's Freedom League (WFL). Charlotte Marsh and her response to his book. Mary Phillips' writing. Archives of Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU). His position as an ardent Asquithian. Asquith's government in relation to the suffragettes. His view on militancy.

15:00 mins:
The Cat and Mouse Act and force-feeding. Reception and publicity of his book. How his book was publicised by the 'Evening Standard'. Reviews quoted and discussed, including from Charlotte Marsh and Jill Craigie. His own response to the critics and self-evaluation of the book. Opinion of the Pankhursts. Pankhursts' propensity for law suits.

30:00 mins:
Richard Pankhurst [son of Sylvia Pankhurst]. Influence of Teresa Billington-Greig, Vera Douie and the Stracheys on his book. National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS). The Stracheys and the non-militant suffragists. The Fawcett Society. Hunger-striking and Russia. Teresa Billington-Greig and her book, 'Women and the Machine' [1913]. Unimportance of Dangerfield as an influence. Views on women in Parliament, including Lady Astor and Eleanor Rathbone. Lady Astor's adverse effect on the women's movement between the wars. Meeting with Margery Corbett-Ashby.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 27
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