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Sophie Dupre

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Fine Autograph Letter Signed to her publisher Mr Lane, (Alice, née Thomson, 1847-1922, English Poet and Essayist)

MEYNELL saying that she hopes he "will not think me very changeable for deciding not to publish the article on Coventry Patmore in my book. There is far too much in him to make it tolerable that he should be treated in so brief an article in a book. It was all very well for a newspaper. Therefore the nineteen essays are the whole book, and you can go to press at once. Of course I shall not use the motto now. Measles and quarantine are quite over. I have brought the little patient here for a complete recovery .", 3 sides 8vo., The Lodge, Lymington, no year Alice and her husband Wilfrid Meynell had eight children. Their daughter Viola (1885–1956) became a writer, known mainly for fiction, and the youngest child Francis (1891–1975) became a poet and a printer who co-founded The Nonesuch Press. Alice was much involved in editorial work on publications with her husband, and in her own writing, poetry and prose. She wrote regularly for The World, The Spectator, The Magazine of Art, the Scots Observer, The Tablet, The Art Journal, the Pall Mall Gazette, and The Saturday Review. Her poems show her feminist concerns as well as her reactions to the events of World War I. The poet Francis Thompson, down and out in London and trying to recover from his opium addiction, sent the couple a manuscript. His poems were first published in Wilfrid's Merry England, and the Meynells became a supporter of Thompson. His 1893 book Poems was a Meynell production and initiative. Another supporter of Thompson was the poet Coventry PATMORE. (1829-1896, Poet and Critic)Alice had a deep friendship with Patmore, lasting several years, which led to his becoming obsessed with her, forcing her to break with him. She wrote the article on Patmore for the Catholic Encyclopedia.
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Collection of Six Original Unsigned Photos, some Press, of various Suffragettes (Emmeline, 1857-1928, Leader of the Women’s Suffrage Movement), Charlotte DESPARD (1844-1939, Suffragist and Sinn Féin Activist), Lady Constance LYTTON (1869-1923, Suffragette and Campaigner), Mrs PETHICK-LAWRENCE (Emmeline, 1867-1954, Women’s Rights Activist and Suffragette) & her husband Frederick PETHICK-LAWRENCE (1871-1961, Labour Politician and Campaigner for Women’s Suffrage)

PANKHURST annotated on the verso, the first showing Mrs Pankhurst at the "End of Suffragette Trial at the Old Bailey. Mrs Pankhurst sentenced to 9 months .", the next showing a "Deputation of Women at Downing St. Mrs Despard and her friends leaving No. 10 .", the third shows "Lady Constance Lytton and Mrs Pethick Lawrence attending the wedding of Mr Victor Duval and Miss Una S Dugdale ." titled "Wedding of Suffragette who had to say 'Obey'", and the next showing "Mr Pethick Lawrence 'Sold Up' at Holmwood", the title explains how he had to sell up his furniture and effects to cover his court costs, "The amount claimed was about £900", the first four each 8½" x 6½", the next, titled "Great Window Smashing Raid by London Suffragettes", shows Mrs Pethick-Lawrence arriving at New Street Police Court "carrying the bundle of a friend who was determined to go to prison", 6½" x 5½", and the last one shows half a dozen policemen apparently dragging a women between them and it is titled "Suffragettes and Mr Lloyd George. Saturdays wild scenes. Police endeavouring to protect a suffragette from the infuriated Welshman", 10" x 8", no place, no date, all circa