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Mary Gawthorpe, from a working-class family with a tradition of self-education, became a remarkable speaker and writer on behalf of women's suffrage. She co-edited The Freewoman, working somewhat uneasily with Dora Marsden. Her memoirs, published in her old age after her emigration from England to the USA, give a vivid account of her early struggles.
12 January 1881 MG was born in Leeds, probably at 5 Melville Street in the district of Woodhouse. "Mother's home"  Bibliographic Citation link. was the way she remembered this house. Bibliographic Citation link.
Autumn 1907 While recuperating from a long illness caused by appendicitis, MG wrote and published through the Women's Press her suffrage pamphlet Votes for Men. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
Late November 1971 On the occasion of US Thanksgiving, MG wrote a letter full of her old "jaunty cheerfulness" to L. Dockray, who had been one of her pupils nearly seventy years before. Bibliographic Citation link.
12 March 1973 MG died at ninety-two, after a decade of widowhood, at the Clearview Nursing Home in Whitestone (Queen's), New York, USA. In England she had been imagined to be already dead for some years. Bibliographic Citation link.
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