VOTES

[ Alice Meynell, poet and suffragist. ] Autograph Letter Signed to 'Miss Harraden', thanking her for her consideration and inviting her to visit.

Author: 
Alice Meynell [Alice Christiana Gertrude Meynell, née Thompson ] (1847-1922), poet, suffragist, author and editor [ Beatrice or Gertrude Harraden? ]
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 47 Palace Court, W. [ London ] 3 February 1897.
£90.00

4pp., 16mo. Bifolium. In fair condition, lightly aged and worn, with dogeared corners. She is effusive in her thanks for Harraden's 'generous thought of writing to me. | To receive such a letter from one like you is a great delight. I am sure you would be glad if you knew how great.' She asks if it would be 'asking too much to beg you to come and see me - next Sunday or any Sunday that might suit you?'

[ Alfred Pearse, cartoonist and campaigner for women's suffrage. ] Autograph Note Signed ('A: Pearse') responding to a request for an autograph from 'Mr. Bull' (i.e. Montague Bull).

Author: 
Alfred Pearse ['A Patriot'] (1855-1933), cartoonist ('Votes For Women', 'Illustrated London News', 'Punch') and campaigner for women's suffrage who set up the 'Suffrage Atelier' with Laurence Housman
Publication details: 
Without place or date.
£30.00

On 10.5 x 19.5 cm piece of paper. in good condition, laid down on part of a leaf removed from an album. Good firm signature and strong handwriting. Reads: 'Dear Mr. Bull | It is a pleasure to accede to your request | Truly yours | A: Pearse'.

[ Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, first female Member of Parliament to take her seat. ] Typed Circular, signed in autograph 'Nancy Astor' and addressed by her to 'Mr. Le Gras', expressing thanks for assistance in her election campaign.

Author: 
Nancy Astor [ Nancy Witcher Langhorne Astor, Viscountess Astor ] (1879-1964), first female Member of Parliament to take her seat
Publication details: 
On letterhead of 4 St. James's Square, S.W.1 [ London ]. [ 24 ] November 1919.
£50.00

1p., 4to. With mourning border. In good condition, on lightly aged and creased paper. A duplicated typed circular, thanking the recipient for 'great and unselfish service during the last fortnight [...] I know you have been fighting for principle and for country [...] Without the personal effort of so many, our campaign could not have been carried out so successfully'. Le Cras's wife was one of Astor's agents in the campaign, and a collection of her papers relating to it are offered separately.

[Female suffrage; printed pamphlet.] Speech of John Stuart Mill, M.P. on the Admission of Women to the Electoral Franchise. Spoken in the House of Commons, May 20th, 1867.

Author: 
John Stuart Mill, M.P. [women's suffrage; Victorian feminism]
Publication details: 
London: Trübner and Co., 60, Paternoster Row. 1867. [Printed by J. E. Taylor and Co., Little Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields.]
£125.00

18pp., 8vo. In good condition, lightly-aged, no wraps, disbound. Number of copies in libraries.

Interim Report of the Central Committee on Women's Employment

Author: 
Central Committee on Women's Employment
Publication details: 
London: HMSO, `915.
£56.00

42pp., folio, unbound as issued, stabbed, some marking of titlepage, contents fair, ex lib with small stamps on title.

Votes of the House of Commons. Jovis 17. die Jan. 1711. [Including the transcript of a letter to the House of Commons from Queen Anne, dated 'St. James's, 17. January, 1711.']

Author: 
W. Bromley, Speaker [Votes of the House of Commons, 1711; Queen Anne; Treaty of Utrecht]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for Samuel Keble at the Turk's Head in Fleetstreet, and Henry Clements at the Half-Moon in S. Paul's Church-yard. 1711.
£56.00

Printed in small type on both sides of a leaf of laid paper, roughly 31 x 20 cm. Text clear and complete. On aged, worn and grubby paper. Closed tear to upper corner (not affecting text). At head of first page: '[39] Numb. 17'. At head of second page: '[40]'. The Queen's letter, of 28 lines, is placed in the midst of a report of the House's business.

Votes of the House of Commons. Jovis 28 die Julii, 1715. [Including a report on the passing of a Bill relating to the House of Stuart and the Hanoverian succession.]

Author: 
Spencer Compton, Speaker [Votes of the House of Commons, 1715; the House of Stuart; Hanoverian succession]
Publication details: 
London: Printed for J. Tonson in the Strand, T. Goodwin and B. Lintott in Fleet-street, and W. Taylor in Pater-noster-Row. 1715.
£56.00

Printed on both sides of a piece of laid paper roughly 31.5 x 20 cm. Text clear and complete. In fair condition, on aged and lightly-creased paper with slight wear to extremities. Begins: 'AN Ingrossed Bill for the further Security of His Majesty's Person and Government, and the Succcession of the Crown to the Heirs of the late Princess Sophia, being Protestants, and for extinguishing the Hopes of the Pretended Prince of Wales, and his Open and Secret Abettors, was read the Third time, and several Amendments were made by the House to the Bill.

Signature only.

Author: 
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£15.00

Suffragist. End of letter, "Yours ever [typed] F W Pethick-Lawrence [autograph]", c.3.5 x 0.75".

Signature only.

Author: 
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£15.00

Suffragist. End of letter, "Yours sincerely [typed] F W Pethick-Lawrence [autograph]", c.3.5 x 1".

Signature only.

Author: 
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£15.00

Suffragist. End of letter, "Yours sincerely [typed] F W Pethick-Lawrence [autograph]", c.3.5 x 0.5".

Signature only.

Author: 
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£15.00

Suffragist. End of letter, "Yours ever [typed] F W Pethick-Lawrence [autograph]", c.3.5 x 0.75".

Signature only.

Author: 
Frederick Pethick-Lawrence.
Publication details: 
No place or date.
£15.00

Suffragist. End of letter, "Yours sincerely [typed] F W Pethick-Lawrence [autograph]", c.3.5 x 0.5".

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