Rough notes in hand of Bertha Broadwood for a lecture or letter against the votes for women campaign. She states that 'Quiet dogged drudgery and influence is really most effectual though weariful'. 'There is ample scope for women now-a-days in municipal and other work if they would but devote themselves to it'. 'All this fatigue, excitement and struggling worrying after the vote and vast expenditure of something like 15000 in 3 years seems such pitiful waste of energy and money when help and workers so sorely needed for Hospitals, Waifs and Strays ....'. Reports on the visit of the 'local anti-suffs' to the MP at Redhill, at which Mrs Wilfred Ward and others claimed that the suffrage movement 'was being engineered by Socialists who aimed at anarchy during which they might possess themselves of power'. Bertha 'ventured to observe that the recent ?Unionist leader had lost popularity himself by championing women's suffrage'; 'silly inexperienced shop, factory and servant girls' shoulde be allowed no influence ('A teutonic bureaucracy would be preferable evil'. Pages 1-4, and page II, general phrases on 'liberty, responsiblity & freedom' of the 'full-grown subject' of a nation state.
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- SHC Ref No: 2185/BMB/1/1158
- Repository: Surrey History Centre, Woking
- Date: [1905-Mar 1912]
- Format: Archives
- Description: [The 'Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser' 16 Mar 1912 reported that the Anti-Suffrage League visited Col Rawson, the Unionist MP, to express their concern that he had voted for the Conciliation Bill in support of limited suffrage for women. Col Rawson stated that he had changed his views due to 'recent violence of the militant Suffragists [Suffragettes]' which was 'inexcusable' when the coal strike was creating National 'peril'; he was now resolved to vote against women's suffrage as he felt that 'the militants were really at the back of the movement and that it was connected with Socilialistic designs']
Notes written on the backs of handbills for an exhibition and sale of paintings, curios and objects of art at Taylors Farm, 'A quaint 600 year old Yeoman's House', in aid of Ockley Branch Cottage Benefit Nursing Association, 18-20 October 
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