July 11th 2009

Today, while sorting some of my late Father’s papers, I came across an envelope marked Suffragette’s Diary and I began to read. Serendipity indeed – the entries begin on July 12th 1909, one hundred years ago come tomorrow.

What follows is a transcript of the Diary, written by an unknown Suffragette, who was imprisoned in Holloway , along with a number of other window breakers.

I have used only initials for the other prisoners though they are in the Diary in full. The only name we don’t know is that of the author.

As my Great Grandmother was a Suffragette, also imprisoned in Holloway, I have a particular interest and intend to read, transcribe and publish each day so don’t yet know how the story will unfold.


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6 Responses to “July 11th 2009”

  1. Promenade Claire Says:

    Fabulous reading.And what a special and precious item to have. Did you find anymore about the diary writer. I was wondering if you had looked into searching by her prison number – DX322 ?

    • goldenboots Says:

      Brilliant isn’t it? I’ll try searching by the prison number. I can’t remember if I already did! πŸ™‚

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  3. Carin Says:

    We stumbled over here from a different web address and thought I should check things out.
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    • goldenboots Says:

      Thank you. I hope you enjoy reading through the diary. I wonder where you live? It’s 100 years since the Great Pilgrimage of Suffragettes walked from various parts of great Britain to London for an enormous rally and this is being marked by various happenings. If you are in the UK, let me know and I’ll tell you more. πŸ™‚

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  4. Silver Linings and Special People | mybeautfulthings Says:

    […] own way and I am proud to be one of them! You could read the real Diary of an Imprisoned Suffragette here in my other blog if you’d like to know more about what these brave women went through to win […]

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