Suffragette

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Caroline Isabella Agnes Phillips

Dates: 
13 December 1874- 13 January 1956

The daughter of James Phillip and Jane Watt she was born in Kintore where her father was head master and her mother sewing teacher at the Free Church school.

The family moved to Aberdeen when her father became head of the Boys Department of St Paul Street School. However, when an uncle died her father assumed responsibility for his debts, and the stress of trying to pay them off led to a breakdown. After he recovered he became head of Northfield School, Rosemount Aberdeen.

Helen Burness Cruickshank

Other names: 
Nell
Dates: 
15 May 1886 - 2 March 1975

Helen was born in Hillside, Angus, daughter of George Cruickshank and Sarah Wood who also had two sons.

After she completed school she worked as a Civil Servant, her parents being unable to afford to send her to University.

...From 1924 Helen lived in a house on Corstorphine Hill, Dunnieduff, and was involved in the Scottish Renaissance, entertaining and supporting writers and artists such as Hugh MacDiarmid, Willa Muir...

Helen never married...

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Helen Burness Cruickshank

Agnes Forbes Blackadder

Title: 
Dr.
Other names: 
Her married surname was Savill.
Dates: 
4 Dec 1875 - 12 May 1964
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Flora Murray

Title: 
Dr
Dates: 
1869 - 1923

Flora was born at Murraythwaite in Dumfries on 8 May 1869. Her parents were landed propietor John Murray, a Captain in the Royal Navy, and Grace Harriet Graham.

Flora was a medical pioneer and a suffragette, becoming a member of the Women's Social and Political Union in 1908. She trained at the London School of Medicine for Women (LSMW), finishing her course at Durham.

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Flora Murray 1914
Sources
1869 Murray, Flora (Statutory Births 817/00 0012)
birth record of Flora Murray
Flora Murray
encyclopaedia biography page
Deeds not Words: The Women of Endell Street
article by John Bull

Lila Clunas

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Although known as Lila, her first name was Maggie.
Dates: 
1876- 29 December 1968

Born in Glasgow, Lila Clunas trained as a teacher at Moray House and then taught in Dundee, at Brown Street School.
She was a member of the Independent Labour Party and became involved with the suffrage movement in 1906, joining the Women's Freedom League in 1907.
In 1909 she was a member of a nine woman delegation to Prime Minister Asquith. She was arrested and sentenced to three weeks in prison. She went on hunger strike and was released early.
in 1943 she became a Labour Party Councillor on Dundee Town Council. She served until 1964. She died in 1968, aged 92.

Images: 
Women on the Shelf block
Sources
Dundee Women's Trail
2008, p27
Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women
Ewan, Innes, Reynolds, Pipes (eds), EUP, 2006, page77
"Women on the Shelf" block
Glasgow Women's Library

Jane Rae

Political activist and suffragette Jane Rae was born in Bonnybridge in 1872, but came to live in Clydebank with her family. She was a strikingly tall woman, strong-willed and studious.

She worked in the Singer Factory's 'Needle Flat' in Clydebank, and was actively involved in the strike of 1911 - for which she was sacked. She joined the Independent Labour Party after hearing Keir Hardie, and became the Clydebank Branch Secretary in 1913.

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Picture of Jane Rae
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Clydebank Women's History Group
Information researched by Clydebank Women's History group, with thanks to Clydebank Library heritage Centre.

Agnes Husband

Dates: 
1852-1929

Agnes Husband was born in Tayport. Her father was a sailor who became a shipmaster. Husband became a milliner and then, after her father's death, she and her mother worked as dressmakers. She became involved in socialist politics. She stood for the School Board as a Labour candidate in 1897, but was not elected. However, in 1901 she was elected to the Parochial Board, one of the first two women to be so elected. She was also active in the campaign for female suffrage. In 1926 she was given the Freedom of the City of Dundee. She died in 1929.

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