Pankhurst, E. Sylvia (Estelle Sylvia), 1882-1960

Alternative names
Birth 1882-05-05
Death 1960-09-27

Biographical notes:

Epithet: political activist, author, and artist

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000543.0x0003c7

British suffragist, daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst.

From the description of The Home front Manuscript, 1932. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006778

Estelle Sylvia Pankhurst, suffragette and leading international socialist, was at the forefront of the social struggles at the beginning of the twentieth century. She was actively involved with the Women's Social and Political Union and the East London Federation of Suffragettes. She played a leading role in the hunger strikes from 1913 and in the Women's Franchise League. In June 1920 Pankhurst launched the British Section of the Third International and was particularly active in anti-fascist and pacifist organizations. Later she founded and became editor of The New Times and Ethiopia News (1936-1956) and the Ethiopia Observer (1956-1960). At the outbreak of the Second World War she started the Women's War Emergency Council.

From the description of Women, suffrage and politics: the papers of Sylvia Pankhurst, 1863-1952 (inclusive), [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702689306

Born in Manchester 1882, died in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1960; suffragette and internationalist socialist; founder of the East London Federation of the Suffragettes/Workers' Suffrage Federation and its paper Woman's Dreadnought/Workers' Dreadnought 1914-1924; launched the Communist Party, British Section of the Third International in June 1920; active in several antifascist and pacifist organizations; founder and editor of The New Times and Ethiopia News 1936-1956 and the Ethiopia Observer 1956-1960.

From the description of Archives. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122307862

From the description of Archives 1863-1960. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78008840

Letters between Ethel Wieland Archer, C.W. Martin (Ethiopian Minister), and Sylvia Pankhurst mostly about donations to the Ethiopian Defense Fund and a publication sponsored by Pankhurst. Also, several cashed checks from Ethel Wieland Archer and a draft of an article on the war in Ethiopia.

From the description of E. Sylvia Pankhurst collection, 1935-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122639963

From the guide to the E. Sylvia Pankhurst collection, 1935-1937, (The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.)


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  • Relief--Ethiopia
  • Relief
  • Women--Suffrage
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Suffragists
  • Socialists
  • Italo--Ethiopian War, 1935-1936
  • Radicals
  • Feminists
  • Women social reformers


  • Artists
  • Editors


  • Iran, Asia Minor (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • England (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • Ethiopia (as recorded)
  • India, Asia (as recorded)
  • China, Asia (as recorded)
  • Ethiopia (as recorded)