Women Writers' Suffrage League

Connections

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Performance of text George Paston
The play was performed alongside Cicely Hamilton 's Pageant of Great Women as part of a fundraising event organised by Inez Bensusan on behalf of the Actresses' Franchise League and the Women Writers' Suffrage League
Performance of text Elizabeth Baker
EB 's one-act comedy Edith was performed at a fundraising event for the Women Writers' Suffrage League at the Prince's Theatre .
Weiss, Rudolf. “Versions of Emancipation: The Dramatic World of Elizabeth Baker”. Sprachkunst, No. 2, pp. 305 - 16.
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Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press, 1973.
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Stowell, Sheila. A Stage of Their Own. University of Michigan Press, 1992.
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politics Flora Annie Steel
FAS , as President of the Women Writers' Suffrage League , spoke at the Criterion Restaurant in London debate about the suffrage, against Mary Augusta Ward , who was speaking for the Anti-Suffrage Society .
Powell, Violet. Flora Annie Steel: Novelist of India. Heinemann, 1981.
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politics Sarah Grand
In an interview in 1896, SG made clear her belief in the need for female suffrage: We shall do no good until we get the Franchise, for however well-intentioned men may be, they cannot understand...
politics Cicely Hamilton
CH was an active member of several suffrage organizations, always aligning herself with the non-militant suffragists. She first belonged to the Women's Social and Political Union , but in 1907 she left to join the...
politics Flora Annie Steel
FAS was a supporter of the women's suffrage movement and a member of the Women Writers' Suffrage League . Women's lack of the vote, she felt, was illogical, not to say grotesque—exactly the kind...
politics Beatrice Harraden
BH was identified in an interview of 1897 as a pronounced Suffragist.
Crawford, Elizabeth. The Women’s Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide, 1866-1928. Routledge, 2001.
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She was a prominent member of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) and the Women's Freedom League (to both of which...
politics Christopher St John
She was arrested in 1909 for setting a pillar box on fire. She worked for the Women's Social and Political Union , the Writers' Franchise League (which she helped found), the Catholic Women's Suffrage Society
politics Violet Hunt
VH shared a self-described passion for women's suffrage
Hunt, Violet. I Have This to Say. Boni and Liveright, 1926.
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with Sinclair, her longtime friend. Sinclair introduced her to the Women's Suffrage League , the Women's Freedom League , and the Women's Social and Political Union
politics Marie Belloc Lowndes
MBL was an active member of the Women Writers' Suffrage League : the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography reports that she served as its President. She wrote later that most members of the Thirty Club
politics George Paston
GP belonged to the Women Writers' Suffrage League and the London Women's Suffrage Society .
Kaplan, Joel H., and Sheila Stowell. Theatre and Fashion: Oscar Wilde to the Suffragettes. Cambridge University Press, 1994.
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Much of her writing reflects a feminist viewpoint.
politics Elizabeth Robins
ER became president of the Women Writers' Suffrage League , founded this year by Cicely Hamilton and Bessie Hatton .
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
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politics Elizabeth Robins
Aligning herself with the non-militant Pethick-LawrencesFrederick William Pethick-Lawrence , ER resigned from the Women's Social and Political Union and the Women Writers' Suffrage League .
John, Angela V. Elizabeth Robins: Staging a Life, 1862-1952. Routledge, 1995.
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politics May Sinclair
MS marched, along with her friends Alice Meynell , Alice Zimmern , and Marie Belloc Lowndes , in the From Prison to Citizenship procession as a member of the Women Writers' Suffrage League .
Raitt, Suzanne. May Sinclair: A Modern Victorian. Clarendon Press, 2000.
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politics May Sinclair
MS was one of twelve Vice-Presidents of the Women Writers' Suffrage League when Flora Annie Steel took over the presidency from Elizabeth Robins .
Boll, Theophilus E. M. Miss May Sinclair: Novelist: A Biographical and Critical Introduction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1973.
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Timeline

June 1908
17 June 1911
The Women's Coronation Procession was attended by 40,000 women from at least twenty-eight women's suffrage organisations, including both the Women's Social and Political Union and the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies .