Paris-Manchester 1918
Conservatoires in time of war

2nd April 1918 (Frank Merrick)

Frank discusses the issue of female suffrage, which had been partially introduced in 1918 for women over 30 who owned property.

Credit: University of Bristol Library, Special Collections (DM2103)

‘Have you a Parliamentary Vote? And if not, will any steps you can take secure you one – such as taking the house in your name (if not done already). I suppose ‘two years hard [labour]’ will do away with mine [vote] right enough; but were it ever to be a choice between us, I think it would be far more important for the woman to be applying that lever than the man for a good many years to come.’