Lot 403: Suffragettes. A group of 13 Suffragette autographs on 5 album leaves, 1912-14, including Gladys Hazel, Gwendoline Price ('Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings'), Jesse Atkinson, Lizzie Crow (in pencil, 'March on march on ye soldiers, ye soldiers of the cause, look up and feel the battle for victory must be ours'), Nancy Lightman ('Fight for the Right'), Emmeline Pankhurst (in bold pencil), Bertha Brewster (in pencil, 'Why stand we here helpless, calling on God for help, and not on ourselves, in whom God dwells?'), Jessie Smith ('The only resting place for the Highlander is on summit'), C. Isabel Green ('Peace, it has been said, is a dream of the wise, but war is the history of Man'), General Flora Drummond ('If God had intended woman to be his master he would have taken her from his head. If he had intended her to be his slave he would have taken her from his feet. But as he intended her to be his helpmate and equal he took her from his side'), Lettice A. Floyd ('As we come marching, marching, we bring the Greater Days, the rising of the women means the rising of the race. No more the drudge and idler - ten that toil where one reposes. But a sharing of life's glories: Bread & Roses, Bread & Roses!'), Annie Williams ('For what they loved the martyrs died, are we of meaner soul? Our comrades greatly daring, through prison bars have led the way, who would not follow to the fray, their glorious struggle proudly sharing? To freedom's cause til death we swear our fealty, march on, march on, face to the Dawn, the Dawn of Liberty'), Barbara Wyllie, plus pencil signature of Lawrence Marvin ('A man's aim should exceed his grasp!'), 5 leaves on coloured papers, stitching partly broken, 15.5 x 17.5cm For biographical notes about most of these Suffragettes, see Elizabeth Crawford, 'The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide 1866-1928', 1999. Provenance: The family of Annie Williams (circa 1860-1943) by descent. Williams lived with Lettice Floyd until the latter's death in 1934. (1)
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