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Discrete CollectionsThe Women's Library
TitleFranklin, Norman & Jill
Ref No8SUF/B/187
Box Fetch NoBox 1: Disc 37
Date18 Sep 1979
Extent187a - 37:37 mins, 187b - 13:43 mins
Admin Biographical HistorySee biographies for Alice Franklin and Hugh Franklin
DescriptionInterview took place at 78 Lawn Road, Belsize Park, London. Interviewee is the nephew of Alice Franklin and Hugh Franklin. Interview is in two parts 8SUF/B/187a and 8SUF/B/187b. Also see related interviews 8SUF/B/155, 8SUF/B/172.

0:00 mins: Alice and Hugh Franklin Norman Franklin's Aunt and Uncle. Hugh not a particularly good uncle. Rather negative. Hugh's father's orthodoxy, objection to anybody marrying a Christian, his cutting two sons Hugh and Jack out of his will, There was some contact by rest of family with Hugh. Hugh's exploits in his youth known Hugh's ménage a trois. His second wife Bunny considered a non- entity. Hugh's home. Alice's claim that her activities fuelled by hatred of father. Hugh's style of living and home. The failure of his business.

15.00mins Hugh's limited contact with the family. Contrast with Alice as an aunt. Good company, her flat and love of gadgets. A methodical organiser, moving home. Unable to asses the Franklin/Horton relationship. Mr Horton never mentioned.. Descriptions of her domestic arrangements and homes.

30mins; Alice talked about the position of women rather than the women's movement. Alice's attitude towards Ellis Franklin. . The Townswomen's Guild
At this point there is a large gap and the tape starts again at 1 hour

? Numbering Alice Franklin's close partnership with Mrs Horton. Alice's attitude towards orthodox Judaism and her anti Jewish attitude.
The wide ranging tenets of the Franklin family. Marriages out of the faith, and modern ie 1960s support of Rabbi Jacobs by Ellis Franklin. Alice's rejection of religion and father's disapproval of her sharing a house a non Jew. Cutting herself off from the family and an advanced liberated woman - anti suffragette. The power of Jewish women in the family and no objection to women stepping outside the family. Large range of attitudes towards Jewish women. Life revolved round Alice's father. Jill Franklin found Alice attractive but the family stuffy. Alice's interest in politics. Her interest in children. A description of her dress Question of her feeling of inferiority.
Related Record8SUF/B/172
Access StatusOpen
Access ConditionsInterview recordings are available online and can be accessed at the link provided in this record.
Former Reference NumberTape 72
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