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[The beech wood saunters idly to the sea]

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Katherine M. Richmond

Publication: Holloway Jingles

Publisher: Glasgow Branch of the W.S.P.U (Women's Social and Political Union)

Published: 1912

Place of publication: Glasgow, Scotland

Publication type: Chapbook

A full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: National Library of Scotland
Classmark(s): RB.s.591
Pages(s): 28

This poem appears in Holloway Jingles, a collection of poems written by militant suffragettes serving sentences in Holloway Prison during March and April, 1912, which were compiled by a Glaswegian inmate, Nancy A. John, and subsequently published by the Glasgow branch of the W.S.P.U. (the militarist Women's Social and Political Union).  The poem is written by Katherine M. Richmond, a suffragette about whom little is known.  The poem considers the future of the woman's cause and giving 'future daughters' a ladder to freedom.  A note is included below this poem 'March 6th, 1912', presumably when the poem was written.