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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleStedman, Mrs Myra
Ref No8SUF/B/133
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 28
Date2 Mar 1977
Extent115:46 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Myra Stedman and Myra Sadd Brown
DescriptionInterview took place at 1a Beverley Road, Colchester, Essex. Interviewee is the daughter of feminist Myra Sadd Brown.

Please provide written document by Myra Stedman alongside this interview (held in Folder 8SUF/B/133b in archive box 2).

Interview summary:
Nonconformist reforming tradition within the Sadd family. Mrs Sadd Brown's feminism shocks Maldon. Her questing attitude to religion. New Thought. Christian Science. Her education. Her European travels early in life. How she met her husband. The family's politics and livelihood. How Mrs Sadd Brown brought up her daughter (Mrs Stedman). Her imprisonment for the Women's Social & Political Union (WSPU) . Her 'lame ducks'. Servants in the home. Her relationship with her husband. Her unworldly outlook. Her attitude to drink. Her appearance and dress. Her attitude to social class. How she mobilised the children to distribute literature on women's suffrage. Mrs Sadd Brown's attitude to her daughters' careers. Family attitudes to her suffragette activity. The Minerva Club. The Unitarian minister Hankinson. Dr Knight of the Women's Freedom League. Mrs Mencken and the British Commonwealth League. Activities of League, Impact on it of the death of Miss Clegg. Great abilities of Kathleen Courtney. Origins of the Sadd Brown Library.
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 48
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