Miss Eunice Guthrie Murray

Gender: Female

Marital Status: Single

Born: 1877

Died: 1960

Place of birth: Cardross, Dunbartonshire, Scotland

Education: St Leonard's School, St Andrews

Main Suffrage Society: WFL

Society Role: President (Scotland)

Arrest Record: Yes

Recorded Entries: 1


Other sources: http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C4769024
Elizabeth Crawford, The Women's Suffrage Movement: A Reference Guide 1866?1928 (1999); L Leneman, A Guid Cause: The Women's Suffrage Movement in Scotland (1991)

Database linked sources: https://www.suffrageresources.org.uk/resource/3229/the-womens-freedom-league

Further Information:

Family information: Father a lawyer.

Additional Information: Eunice joined the Women's Freedom League (WFL) after attending its 'Green, White and Gold' Fair in 1909. She quickly became president of the Glasgow branch and, by 1913, she was president of the WFL in Scotland. Eunice published several articles on the debate about women's suffrage, including 'Prejudices Old and New'. She was arrested in 1913 for 'obstruction' when she was trying to address a meeting near to Downing Street.

Other Suffrage Activities: Eunice stood for election in 1918 as an independent candidate in Glasgow, Scotland. She was not elected but was the first woman to stand in a parliamentary election in Scotland. She published some books, including Scottish Women of Bygone Days(1930) and A Gallery of Scottish Women(1935).

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