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Guide to the New Family Papers, 1858-1931 and undated, bulk 1913

Summary

Collection contains a scrapbook for the 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage, describing the route from Birkenhead to London. This is accompanied by 78-page narrative of the trip, which is keyed to the photographs in the scrapbook. Also included are two other drafts of the narrative, "A few impressions" (14 pages) and "The Suffrage Pilgrimage, July 1913" (88 pages). The scrapbook and narratives were possibly prepared by Alice Margery New. Her "Suffrage Quotation Book" that contains signatures of suffragists, including those of Constance Lytton and Emmeline Pankhurst, is also present. In addition, there is another unidentified participant's description (31 pages) of the Birkenhead to London pilgrimage, perhaps written by Alice's mother or aunt. There are five postcards related to the pilgrimage, along with a black-and-white photograph of F. W. Pathick Lawrence, who was imprisoned for his association with militant suffrage demonstrations. Finally, the collection contains an autograph book (1858-1931) containing primarily letters directed to William Newmarch, but with a few Dalby and New family items.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11080
Title
New family papers
Date
1858-1931 and undated, bulk 1913
Creator
New family
Extent
0.9 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains a scrapbook for the 1913 Suffrage Pilgrimage, describing the route from Birkenhead to London. This is accompanied by 78-page narrative of the trip, which is keyed to the photographs in the scrapbook. Also included are two other drafts of the narrative, "A few impressions" (14 pages) and "The Suffrage Pilgrimage, July 1913" (88 pages). The scrapbook and narratives were possibly prepared by Alice Margery New. Her "Suffrage Quotation Book" that contains signatures of suffragists, including those of Constance Lytton and Emmeline Pankhurst, is also present. In addition, there is another unidentified participant's description (31 pages) of the Birkenhead to London pilgrimage, perhaps written by Alice's mother or aunt. There are five postcards related to the pilgrimage, along with a black-and-white photograph of F. W. Pathick Lawrence, who was imprisoned for his association with militant suffrage demonstrations. Finally, the collection contains an autograph book (1858-1931) containing primarily letters directed to William Newmarch, but with a few Dalby and New family items.

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[Identification of item], New family papers, 1858-1931 and undated, bulk 1913, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Suffrage pilgrimage scrapbook and narrative, probably 1913
Box 1
Suffrage pilgrimage narrative drafts, probably 1913
Box 2
Folder 1
Suffrage quotation book, undated, probably 1900s-1910s
Box 2
Folder 2
Birkenhead to London pilgrimage description, probably 1913
Box 2
Folder 3
Pilgrimage postcards and photograph of F. W. Pethick Lawrence, undated, probably 1912-1913
Box 2
Folder 4
Autograph album, 1858-1931

The autograph album holds 43 autograph letters and 10 clipped signatures. The majority of the letters were directed to William Newmarch. Members of House of Lords are represented among the material, as well as James Anthony Freude, J. S. Mill, Roland Hill, Herbert Spencer, and H. S. Stanley. Several items laid-in have been removed to a folder.

Box 3
 

Historical Note

The New family was based in Cheshire, England. Roland New (1856-1941) married Alice Dalby (1858-?) in 1886. The couple had five children, Mary Rachel (1888-), Alice Margery (1890-1975), Roland Henry (1892-1972), Hilda Cowling (1894-1951), and Gladys Dalby (1896-1992). The family resided in Oxton, then Birkenhead.


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Provenance

The New family papers, 1858-1931 and undated, bulk 1913, were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchse in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, November 2015

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015 0050 LUBMSS548; 2015 0050 LUBMSS572; 2015 0050 LUBMSS356; 2015 0050 LUBMSS355; 2015 0050 LUBMSS354; 2015 0050 LUBMSS357.