Postcard : Mrs. E[dith] How-Martyn A.R.C.S. B. [Circa 1909]

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Title

Postcard : Mrs. E[dith] How-Martyn A.R.C.S. B. [Circa 1909]

Description

Photographic portrait postcard of Edith How-Martyn, Honorary Secretary of the Women's Freedom League, with the organization's address.

Edith How Martyn (c. 1875-1954) was the joint Honorary Secretary of the WSPU and, from 1907 co-founder and Honorary Secretary of the Women's Freedom League. In 1906 she became one of the first Suffragettes to be imprisoned in Holloway, after being arrested outside the House of Commons. In 1911 she became Honorary Head of the Political and Militancy Department of the WFL until April 1912. (Museum of London). How-Martyn was also an advocate of birth control.

On the verso, the card is addressed to Valenciennes France, and postmarked 1909. The handwritten message reads: "One of the "suffragettes" in whose book I have recently taken some interest. / I think I see you speaking to a large "meeting." [F.N.?]

Date

[Circa 1909]

Subject

How-Martyn, Edith, 1875-1954
Women's Freedom League

Creator

Cleare, George Ridsdale, 1868-1929

Publisher

London : Women's Freedom League

Original Format

Postcards

Physical Dimensions

9 x 14 cm.

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