Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain)

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The Women's Social and Political Union flourished between 1903 and 1914. It introduced "militancy" to the twentieth-century campaigns for women's suffrage in England.

From the description of Women's Social and Political Union broadside honoring Caroline Townsend, 1909. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 310115108

The Union was founded in London in 1903 by Emmeline Pankhurst to gain suffrage for British women. At first its methods were peaceful; later it used deliberate violence in an effort to embarrass party leaders and force them to grant women the vote.

From the description of Records, 1911-1913 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232006905

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referencedIn Smith, E. H.,. Collection, 1888-1934 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain). Records, 1911-1913 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Elizabeth Robins Papers, 1803-1963 Fales Library & Special Collections
referencedIn Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928. Suffragette autograph book, 1906-1914. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Marion, Kitty. Kitty Marion papers, 1908-1939, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928. Letters : London, to Laurence Housman, 1912 Nov. 1 and Nov. 4. Bryn Mawr College, Mariam Coffin Canaday Library
referencedIn Gawthorpe, Mary Eleanor, 1881-1973. Mary E. Gawthorpe : papers, 1881-1990 (bulk 1907-1933). Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Women's Social and Political Union (Great Britain). Women's Social and Political Union broadside honoring Caroline Townsend, 1909. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
referencedIn Park, Alice, 1861-ca.1962. Posters, 1903-1926 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Cullen, Louise. Illuminated address presented to Louise Cullen. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Mary E. Gawthorpe Papers, Bulk, 1907-1933, 1881-1990 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
referencedIn Kitty Marion papers, 1908-1939, n.d New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Robins, Elizabeth, 1862-1952. Diaries, 1873-1952. Churchill County Museum
creatorOf Pankhurst, Christabel, Dame, 1880-1958. Britannia. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Cullen, Louise. person
associatedWith Gawthorpe, Mary Eleanor, 1881-1973. person
associatedWith Lennox, L. Geraldine. person
associatedWith Marion, Kitty. person
associatedWith Pankhurst, Christabel, Dame, 1880-1958. person
associatedWith Pankhurst, Emmeline, 1858-1928. person
associatedWith Park, Alice, 1861-ca.1962. person
associatedWith Robins, Elizabeth, 1862-1952. person
associatedWith Smith, E. H., person
associatedWith Townsend, Caroline, 1870-1941. person
associatedWith Weiners (Firm), corporateBody
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