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Jimmie (with respect and admiration)

1918: Representation of the People Act

Author: Anon [Marmaduke]

Publication: The Student

Published: 5 November 1918

Place of publication: Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication type: Newspaper/Periodical

No full copy of this poem is available.

Archive/Library: Edinburgh University Library
Classmark(s): EUA IN20/PUB/1
Pages(s): 66

This poem commemorates a professor at Edinburgh University, 'Jimmie', but it is not clear who this refers to.  He was originally from Shetland and appears to have been a professor of medicine.  Although the poem is not a campaigning poem, the suffragettes are referenced: the speaker imagines a time when students will have to distinguish the skulls of 'women from Suffragettes'.