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Immediate source of acquisition:
Found among the pamphlet collection and transferred to the archives by Miss M Surry, the Librarian, Sep 1974. Rediscovered amongst 'unsorted archival miscellany' during the move of the Library, 2002, and formally accessioned, July 2003.
Administrative / biographical background:
Georgina Agnes Brackenbury (1865-1949) studied at the Slade School of Fine Art from 1888-1900. She was a member of both the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies and the Women's Social and Political Union. She was arrested in Feb 1908, after taking part in a raid on the House of Commons and was sentenced to six weeks in Holloway Prison. After her release, she continued in militant suffrage activities and was imprisoned for a month in 1912 for smashing windows. She was the daughter of Hilda Brackenbury (1832-1918) and sister of Mary Brackenbury (1866-1946), who were both also involved in militant suffrage activity.
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