Mary Stocks

Standard Name: Stocks, Mary


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Family and Intimate relationships Eleanor Rathbone
ER 's mother, Emily Acheson (Lyle) Rathbone , was her husband's second wife: biographer Susan Pedersen implies that Emily was more practical than his intensely pious first wife, Lucretia.
Johnson, Richard William. “Associated Prigs”. London Review of Books, pp. 19-21.
Mary Stocks notes that Emily's...
Literary responses Mary Agnes Hamilton
Mary Stocks in the Times Literary Supplement enjoyed this autobiography as a reflective commentary on the democratic idea. Hamilton's trajectory, she felt, had been not steadily uphill but across rolling upland with one brief but...
Literary responses Eleanor Rathbone
In her biography of ER published in 1949, Mary Stocks comments that in War Can Be Avertedpassionate conviction gave wings to her pen and it may be counted among the best of her writings...
Occupation Maude Royden
Once women had received the vote, MR , whose feminism stressed the differences epitomized in maternity, joined Eleanor Rathbone and Mary Stocks in arguing that the status of motherhood should be raised to that of...
Occupation Maude Royden
Other members of the committee included MR 's close friend Kathleen Courtney , H. N. Brailsford , Elinor Burns , and Mary Stocks . The committee's report, Equal Pay and the Family: A Proposal for...
politics Eleanor Rathbone
Her friend and biographer Mary Stocks observes that [i]n due course, she became its leading spirit,
Stocks, Mary. Eleanor Rathbone: A Biography. Gollancz.
particularly as a public speaker and administrator. She also joined the Women's Industrial Council and the National Executive...
Textual Production Eleanor Rathbone
Her fellow members of the committee who produced this work were Mary Stocks , Dr Maude Royden , Kathleen Courtney , Elinor and Emile Burns , and H. N. Brailsford . Their text expanded the...


6 February 1920: The Woman's Leader (new incarnation of The...

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6 February 1920

The Woman's Leader (new incarnation of The Common Cause) began publication in London. Under its new title it became the most substantial feminist periodical of the 1920s.

Later May 1924: The Workers' Birth Control Group was formed....

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Later May 1924

The Workers' Birth Control Group was formed. The group's formation was intended to bring birth control supporters in the Labour and Co-operative ranks together.

March 1933: The Woman's Leader (formerly The Common Cause)...

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March 1933

The Woman's Leader (formerly The Common Cause) ended publication; once again it was revived in a new form, the following month, as The Townswoman.


Stocks, Mary. Eleanor Rathbone: A Biography. Gollancz, 1949.
Kamm, Josephine, and Mary Stocks. Rapiers and Battleaxes: The Women’s Movement And Its Aftermath. George Allen and Unwin, 1966.
Stocks, Mary. “The Democratic Idea”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 2711, p. 42.