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TitleAshby; Dame; Margery Irene Corbett (1882-1981); feminist and internationalist
Ref NoCOLL MISC 1075
Extent1 file
Admin Biographical HistoryBorn 19 April 1882 in Danehill, Sussex. Her father was Liberal MP for East Grinstead, her mother was involved in the campaign for womne's suffrage. She was educated at home and attended Newnham College, Cambridge, 1900?-1902?. In 1907 she was appointed Organising Secretary to the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies. She married Arthur Brian Ashby, a barrister, in 1910, and gave birth to a son in 1914. Stood as Liberal candidate in 1918, 1922, 1923, 1924, 1929 General Elections, and 1937 and 1944 by-elections. She represented the International Alliance of Women at the Versailles Peace Conference and in 1920 took part in the first post-war conference of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance; elected substitute delegate for UK to Disarmament Conference, 1931-1935. Honorary President, International Alliance of Women; Honorary President, British Commonwealth League. Retired in 1946, but continued to be active in politics until the 1970s. Died at Danehill on 22 May 1981.
DescriptionPapers created or collected by Margery Corbett Ashby, comprising:
'The Liberal Woman's News', no 42, March 1925 (including article and picture of Margery Corbett Ashby), and no 55, June 1926. Letters, c1940-1945, mainly relating to the Second World War, with background notes by Margery Corbett Ashby.
Margery Corbett Ashby, 'My Appeal to Women of Germany'. Typescript. 1944
Margery Corbett Ashby, 'Description of Lawrence of Arabia. Manuscript. nd
Anon, 'Les consequences economiques des tremblements de terre dans la Bulgarie du sud'. Typescript. nd
Related MaterialLondon Guildhall University: The Women's Library (formerly Fawcett Library)
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