1909 April Footnotes

[1] Henry William Allingham was the sone of the famous artist of idyllic English country scenes, Helen Allingham.  His father was a poet.  Nellie was the daughter of artist, John Arthur Lomax.  H W Allingham designed the Airline Coupe motorcar.  He worked for car manufacturers, Chalmer and Hoyer.

[2] John Barnes was a department store located on the Finchley Road in North West London.

[3] Royal Drawing Society – Founded 1888 its full title was the Royal Drawing Society of Great Britain and Ireland and it was formed by Robert Ablett principally to promote the teaching of drawing primarily to school children as a means of education.  Kate was sitting her Teachers’ Certificate of the Royal Drawing Society.

[4] The Suffragette movement held a historic public meeting at the Royal Albert Hall, where a specially designed brooch was presented to members of the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) who had spent time in prison for their efforts in campaigning for women’s rights. The gathering was designed to coincide with a meeting in London of the International Woman Suffrage Alliance, and to draw the world’s attention to the struggles of suffrage prisoners.

[5] Emmeline Pankhurst was a British political activist. She is best remembered for organizing the UK suffragette movement and helping women win the right to vote.

[6] Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Lady Pethick-Lawrence (1867 – 1954) was a British women’s rights activist and suffragette.

[7] Dame Christabel Harriette Pankhurst, DBE was a British suffragette born in Manchester, England (daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst). A co-founder of the Women’s Social and Political Union, she directed its militant actions from exile in France from 1912 to 1913.

[8] Ann “Annie” Kenney (1879 – 1953) was an English working-class suffragette and socialist feminist who became a leading figure in the Women’s Social and Political Union. Kenney attracted the attention of the press and public in 1905 when she and Christabel Pankhurst were imprisoned for several days for assault and obstruction, after heckling Sir Edward Grey at a Liberal rally in Manchester on the issue of votes for women. Annie had friendships with Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, Mary Blathwayt, Clara Codd, Adela Pankhurst and Christabel Pankhurst.

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