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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleDunlop, Mrs Mary
Ref No8SUF/B/121
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 25
Date22 Jan 1977
Extent121a - 22:22 mins, 121b - 80:33 mins, 121c - 51:02 mins
DescriptionInterview took place at 22 Cavendish Road, Oxford OX2 7TW. Interviewee is the niece of Ida O'Malley.
Interview is in three parts 8SUF/B/121a, 8SUF/B/121b and 8SUF/B/121c.

Interview summary:
Irish and military background of the O'Malley family. Ida O'M's childhood. Mrs Dunlop's father (Ida's brother), and his wife's early death causes Ida to play a prominent part in Mrs Dunlop's life, despite being short of money. Active in the suffrage movement, but not really cut out for public work. Her belief in the single moral standard. Ida's high expectations of Mrs D. Ida's last illness, and its mistaken medical treatment. Ida's political views, and her passion for justice. Her financial situation. Her appearance. Her lack of domestic skills. Her belief in sex education. Her connexion with Eva Hubback. Eva's attraction for children. Ida's ruptured friendship with Maude Royden. Ray Strachey's kindness to Mrs D as a child. Ida's high valuation of family relationships. Her friendship with the Hammonds. Pippa Strachey's personality. How Mrs D at first reacted against Ida's feminism on getting married. The home Ida created for Mrs D as a child: its furnishings and recreations. Ida's attitude to make-up. Importance of religion in her life. Her Florence Nightingale and how it was written. Ida's high expectations of people. Her attitude to the relative role of suffragettes and suffragists in getting votes for women. Her loathing of Fascism. Her optimistic outlook. Her departure from editing Common Cause. Her reading aloud. Her health. Her attitude to Germany. Family problems caused by venereal disease. The Fawcett Society and the transfer of the Fawcett Library to the City of London Polytechnic.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 42
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