Inventory of the
Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929) Collection
1-10 Letters (83) on woman suffrage from Millicent Garrett Fawcett,
President, to Helena Auerbach, Treasurer of the National Union of
Women's Suffrage Societies. 1909-1924 and n.y.. 10 folders
1. 1909-1910 (3 items)
2. 1912 (18 items)
3. 1913 (10 items)
4. 1914 (12 items)
5. 1915 (6 items)
6. 1916 (3 items
7. 1917 (8 items)
8. 1918 (3 items)
9. 1920, 1923, 1924 (3 items)
10. n.y. (21 items)
11-23 Letters from prominent suffragists to the treasurer of the national
union of women's suffrage societies Helena Auerbach (mrs. Julius
Auerbach). 1907, 1912-1914, 1917, 1936. 13 items
11. 1 July 15 (yr?) from H.N. Brailsford recommendig Israel
Zangwill be asked "to write something...for publication, that
would help us enormously. With his name...there would be a
real chance of tapping W.S.P.U. money. He is quite against
their present policy. But they respect his view more I think
than any other man's, unless perhaps Lansbury's."
12. July 31, 1907 from Israel Zangwill responding to Mrs. Auer-
bach's letter on the colour-question which he suggests she
"work up into a magazine article...It is an exact appreciation
of the psychological situation," and referring to his work for
the Jewish Territorial Organization.
13. n.d. from L. Buissoy (?), member of Chambre Des Deputes
requesting help to amend a report made to the Chambre on
woman suffrage rights in municipal elections. On official
14. September 5, 1912 from Robert Cecil thanking for
arrangements for an appointment on the 24th.
15. May 7, 1912 from Georgiana Solomon a statement that she
is one of the prisoners who was not allowed to participate in
Communion."...after the last Hunger Strike they were not
allowed to participate on the pleas that they were not in a fit
state of mind, and must be feeling angry or uncharitable,
16. April 14 (yr?) from Maud Selborne. "...as long as we could
only make our opinion felt by agitation, agitation would play
an unnaturally large part in our lives, and agitators would
have more importance than they ought to have...Mrs.
Fawcett & I have always said we do not approve of
17. n.d. from G.D. calling Mrs. Auerbach "founder of our
finances" and inviting her to serve on the International
18. May 17, 1912 from Eleanor Rathbone objecting to the
Socialist-Feminist liaison. "...extremely anxious and
dissatisfied...that the majority (of the Council were) much
more definitely anti-Government and pro-Labour..."
19. June 7, 1912 from Miss Nicholson, Women's Unionist
Association, South Eastern Division of Surrey, regretting Mrs.
20, August 6, 1913 from Carrie C. Catt. "Thank you for your
many kindnesses...." On official notepaper of International
Woman Suffrage Alliance.
21. May 7, 1914 from Frances Balfour. "I am glad the Rathbone
party were put on their backs without a split. And, yet they
are of our best in brain & speaking capacity." (see number
22. March 2, 1917 from Ursula Thompson giving jewellery
(listed) to be sold to benefit the 1917 Franchise Fund.
23. October 29, 1936 from Jeremiah Colman acknowledging
thanks for having put Gatton Park at disposal of a gathering
which "may like to know they are coming to the only Borough
in the world from which a lady has sent two members to
24 Membership Card, National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies.
"I welcome you as a friend of Women's Suffrage. Millicent Garrett
Fawcett." 265x178. pictorial; border decoration in colour. sl. foxed.
n.y. 1 item
25 Broadside. Public meeting of London Society for Women's
Suffrage at Redgate, Feb. 27, 1908. Speakers: Mrs. Snowden, Mr.
and Mrs. Zangwill, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. Auerbach, Chairman.
190x126. Together with News clipping, Women's Suffrage:
Meeting at Redhill. 520x60. Account of meeting & names of
persons present. 1908. 2 items
26 Broadside. The Women's Address to the Electors of the Reigate
Division of Surrey. General Election. Signed on behalf of NUWSS
by Helena Auerbach. 210x330. December 1910. 1 item
27 Programme. Memento of Women's Coronation Procession to
Demand Votes for Women; Order of March and Descriptive
Programme. June 17, 1911. Published by The Woman's press.
275x215 8pp. pictorial cover. 1911. 1 folder
28 Annual reports. N.U.W.S.S. Redhill, reigate and District Branch.
1908-09; 1909-10; 1910-11; 1911-12; 1912-13; 1913-14. Officers,
rules, balance sheets, reviews of meetings, demonstrations, press
reports, etc. 1908-1914. 6 items
29 Photograph. Observers and participants in the Law Abiding
Suffragists Pilgrimage. Summer 1913. 205x255.
NB. In Picture Department.
30 Programme. March 13, 1918. 140x180. decorated cover. 5pp.
Frontispiece portrait of Mrs. Fawcett. Laus Mortuis lists 63 names
including Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, Lydia Becker, Sophia Jex
Blake, Helen Blackburn, Elizabeth Blackwell, Barbara Bodichon,
Jacob Bright, Josephine Butler, Frances Power Cobbe, Mary
Burney, James Keir Hardie, John Stuart Mill, Florence Nightingale,
31 Great United Demonstration in the Queen's Hall, March 8, 1928.
Chairman, Eleanor Rathbone; Speakers, Rt. Hon. Stanley
Baldwin, Sir Oliver Lodge, Margaret Ashton, Nancy Stewart
Parnell, Margaret Rippe, Rebecca West. Overflow Meeting,
Mortimer Hall. 265x205 and Programme. United Franchise
Demonstration Arranged By National Union of Societies for Equal
Citizenship. Queen's Hall & Mortimer Hall, March 8, 1928.
270x210 4pp. 1928. 2 items
32 Suffrage in South Africa, support for the franchise reform bill 1913
sent to Millicent Fawcett, president of the National Union of
Women's Suffrage Societies: a news cutting listing names in
support, including Senators, Members of the Legislative Assembly,
heads of the various branches of the Women's Enfranchisement
League, Presidents of the Women's Reform Club, Women's
Citizen Club, Women's Temperance Union, the heads of Girls'
Schools, the National Union of Women Workers, etc. Names of
prominent individuals include: Olive Schreiner; Miss Lawrence,
Principal of Roedean; General Hertzog; Charles de Villiers;
Advocate Hartog, etc., together with the original telegrams
addressed to Fawcett, Voiceless London, from which the news
report was printed, and letters expressing sympathy with "The
Cause." In all approximately 26 telegram forms and 9 letters all
sent January 1913. Include a statement from the Misses
Schreiner; support from Mrs. Leviseur, President Orange Free
State W.E.A.U.; a statement by Advocate J.A. Greer; support from
professor Freemantle of the library of Parliament, Cape Town; a
2pp. letter from Dr. Haggar, Member of the legislative Assembly;
support from Gertrude Rycroft, Valkenberg Asylum, Mowbray and
from M. Stanford and Doctor Mary Hannan. 1913. 1 folder
33 Materials for a biography of Helena Auerbach, treasurer of the
National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies: A 4to news sheet
with full front page photo of Mrs. Auerbach announcing her visit to
South Africa (digitized; large 4to faded photo of her riding a camel
beside the Sphinx (digitized); letters from E. May Lamberton, Hilda
Chamberlain, et al. The latter discussing the death of the Foreign
Secetary, C. Austen and Mr. Baldwin's tribute to him in the House;
wartime correspondence from the front line (3 cards); wartime
League of Honour card "For Women and Girls of the Empire"
promising "Prayer, Purity and Temperance." Signed "Helena
Auerbach."; wartime Ministry of Food card "In Honour Bound We
Adopt the National Scale of Voluntary Rations.". 1894, 1912,
1915-1916. 1 folder