Cicely Hamilton — suffragist, actor, and writer
Hamilton, Cicely
Beware! A Warning to Suffragists
[London]: Artists’ Suffrage League, [1909]
In 1908, actress and writer Cicely Hamilton founded the Women’s Writers’ Suffrage League with Bessie Haton, choosing to fight for suffrage with their pens rather than by direct action. Her suffrage plays were a great success. In Beware!, printed by the Women’s Printing Society, her ironic poems are illustrated with drawings by Mary Lowndes, Dora Meeson Coates, and C. Hedley Charlton. They were all members of the Artists’ Suffrage League, which was founded by siblings Clemence and Lawrence Housman. There are two copies in the collection.
Hamilton, Cicely, Beware! A Warning to Suffragists, [London]: Artists’ Suffrage League, [1909], Lisa Unger Baskin Collection, Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University. Accessed February 29, 2024,