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Repository University of Bristol Library Special Collections
Level Collection
Ref No DM851
Title Papers of Jane Cobden Unwin
Date 1880-1939
Extent 7 archive boxes
Description The archive consists of 7 boxes of correspondence, photographs, pamphlets and newspaper cuttings related to issues of interest to Jane Cobden Unwin.
The collection is divided into four boxes of correspondence, arranged chronologically, addressed to either Jane Cobden Unwin or Thomas Fisher Unwin, and three miscellaneous boxes, arranged chronologically, which contain newspaper cuttings, pamphlets and photographs.

Emma Jane Catherine Cobden was born in 1851, the daughter of Richard Cobden, MP. She was elected to the London County Council in 1889, and strove throughout her life for recognition of the rights of minorities and liberty for all, tackling such controversial issues as Irish Independence, the rights of indigenous peoples in South Africa, Eastern Europe and Russia, and womens' suffrage. She married Thomas Fisher Unwin, a publisher. She died in 1949. There is material relating to Emma Cons.

DM851/Box 1 Letters 1880-1890
DM851/Box 2 Letters 1890-1909
DM851/Box 3 Letters 1910-1920
DM851/Box 4 Letters 1920-1931, undated materials
DM851/Box 5 Miscellaneous 1838-1899
DM851/Box 6 Miscellaneous [1899]-1920
DM851/Box 7 Miscellaneous 1921-1939, undated materials

DM851/Folder 8 Miscellaneous posters, Illustrated London News, 1882-1892, n.d.

Additional holdings (all from the National Liberal Club Archive), see also
Letter to the editor of the Manchester Guardian by Jane Cobden Unwin regarding the ability of the Prince Consort, 1935 - DM 742.
Catalogue of the Richard Cobden and Thomas Fisher Unwin books at Oatscroft Heyshott nr. Midhurst, compiled in 1936 - DM 734.
Letters of William Urwick to Jane Cobden Unwin, 1900-1901 - DM 748, DM 756.
Letter of Alexander Wylie to Thomas Fisher Unwin on the publication of Unwin's Labour, Leisure and Luxury (1884) - DM 777.

Typescript catalogue available at University of Bristol Library Special Collections.

Access Points (Library of Congress Subject Headings)
Slavery -- Abolitionism; Feminism -- England; Unwin , Emma Jane Catherine . ( 1851-1947 ) Feminist; Unwin , Thomas Fisher . ( 1848-1935 ) Publisher; Cobden , Richard . ( 1804-1865 ) Statesman and Businessman; Cons , Emma . ( d 1880 ) Theatre proprietor and manager; London County Council; Humanitarian League; Emma Cons Memorial Fund; Anti-Slavery and Aborigines' Protection Society; Ireland; South Africa
Related Material Papers of Richard Cobden are held in the West Sussex Record Office.

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