Margaret Ashton

Standard Name: Ashton, Margaret

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Eleanor Rathbone
Margaret Ashton , a Manchester cousin, resigned from the Liberal party over the issue of suffrage in 1906. Two years later she became the first woman elected to the Manchester City Council . She was...
Occupation Maude Royden
MR served on the executive committee of the NUWSS along with suffragists Dorothea Rackham , Chrystal Macmillan , Margaret Ashton , Catherine Marshall , Ida O'Malley , Kathleen Courtney , and Isabella Ford . By...
Occupation Kathleen E. Innes
Among those drafted to form the Mandate's Honorary Council in Britain were prominent politicians, clergy, feminists, and writers such as Margaret Ashton , Margaret Bondfield , Vera Brittain , Arthur Henderson , Laurence Housman ,...
politics Maude Royden
Through her anti-war activities, MR became involved with the Women's International League (WIL) , a pacifist organisation founded by British women who had attended the Women's International Congress in Amsterdam in 1915. Back in England...
politics Isabella Ormston Ford
Several members of the Women's International League were committed suffragists, including Helena Swanwick , Maude Royden , Margaret Ashton , Kate Courtney , and Charlotte Despard . Others were IOF 's old friends from the...
Publishing Lydia Becker
LB 's papers at Manchester Central Library have been published on film by Adam Matthew in 1994, with those of Margaret Ashton , as the first part of Women's Suffrage Collection. The second part...
Textual Features Millicent Garrett Fawcett
The microfilm collection is in two parts. Part 1 contains the papers of Lydia Becker and Margaret Ashton . Part 2 contains MGF 's papers, as well as sections on women's suffrage, education, employment, welfare...

Timeline

Early August 1914: In response to the support for Britain's...

National or international item

Early August 1914

In response to the support for Britain's war effort pledged by Millicent Garrett Fawcett and other National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies Executive Committee members, several leading members of the Union resigned to form the...

Texts

Becker, Lydia et al. Women’s Suffrage Collection from Manchester Central Library. Adam Matthew, 1994.
Becker, Lydia et al. Women’s Suffrage Collection from Manchester Central Library: A Listing and Guide to the Microfilm Collection. Adam Matthew, 1995.