Saturday, March 24, 2012

More light on Nora Logan the suffragette

I have written in the past about the discovery that Nora Logan, the daughter of the Liberal MP for Harborough J.W. Logan, was a suffragette who went to prison for her beliefs.

Recently I heard from a writer called Nina Boyd who is researching a group of wealthy ladies who were committed antivivisectionists, one of them Nora Logan.

She tells me:
Further to Jonathan's interesting remarks on Nora Logan's suffragette activities, I notice that she was involved in a small way in the 1911 Census Protest, in which many women defaced their census forms, or hid from the census (camping out in caravans on the moors, or sleeping overnight in derelict houses.) 
On the night of the census, Nora is staying as a guest with Dorothy E. Bracewell at College Farm, Tempsford near Sandy in Bedfordshire. The details given are sketchy: their ages are "about 45" and "about 30", their places of birth "N/K", and their occupations given as "Suffragette". Dorothy has written a signed message on a separate sheet which consists of the single word "Voteless". 
It was a small protest, but it shows how committed Nora Logan was to the suffragist cause.
If any reader comes across a reference to Nora Logan, both Nina and I would love to know about it.

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