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Mary Sheepshanks

Mary Sheepshanks

Dates: 1872-1960

Lived at: 89 Erskine Hill in the 1920s

Suffrage organisation(s):

  • Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU),
  • National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS),
  • International Women's Suffrage Alliance (IWSA)

Key roles:
  • Vice-President of Morley College,
  • Secretary of the IWSA,
  • Editor of Ius Suffragii (The Law of Suffrage – the journal of the IWSA)

1911 Census:
  • Complied

Militant Activities:
  • Was initially a member of the WSPU but later campaigned for the more moderate NUWSS due to her pacifism.
  • She admired the bravery of more militant suffragettes but disagreed with their violent actions.

Other achievements:
  • Campaigner for peace and the victims of war,
  • Welcomed refugees from Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia to her home.

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