Catalogue description Moyes, Helen

This record is held by London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library

Details of 8SUF/B/055
Reference: 8SUF/B/055
Title: Moyes, Helen

The unduly partisan outlook of NUSEC in the 1920s. Her experience of anti-suffrage violence while working for the NUWSS before 1914 in Ireland. The unfamiliar political climate in Ireland., from the suffrage viewpoint. Violent anti-suffragism faced by the Pilgrimage in Cornwall in 1913. How her parents brought up the children. Relationship between her parents. Her mother's attitude to women's role. Journalism and intellectual interests of Helen in early years. Her American tour in First World War. NUWSS work in South Wales, and the role of the Lewis family there. Hexham by-election and Charles Hands of the Daily Mail (who named her 'the chieftainess'). Mary Gawthorpe. By-election work in Bermondsey. Her involvement in female freemasonry after First World War. Her Scottish parliamentary candidatures in the early 1920s. Her admiration for Lloyd George. Work on Kensington town council. Her attitudes to dress. Mrs Pankhurst's appearance and speaking style. Mrs Billington Greig's appearance and dress. How Helen taught some of the younger suffragists to speak in public. Importance, in a Scottish education, of a good grounding in English grammar. Reflections on the outcome of her career. (Second half of this interview on tape seventeen).

Date: 18 Sep 1975
Held by: London University: London School of Economics, The Women's Library, not available at The National Archives
Former reference in its original department: Tape 16
Language: English

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