Series II: Correspondence, 1930-1973, inclusive
Scope and Content Note
This series contains Gawthorpe's incoming and outgoing correspondence. Much of the correspondence from 1931 to 1933 concerns the publication of Sylvia Pankhurst's book The Suffragette Movement and a dispute between the two women over Pankhurst's treatment of Gawthorpe's American career in a footnote. Pankhurst's refusal to revise the book seems to have led to the end of their correspondence. Material pertaining to this matter can be found throughout this series. Among the correspondents on this topic are: John Beffel, Harriet Stanton Blatch, Alice Stone Blackwell, Parley Parker Christensen, Mary E. Dreier, John Galsworthy, Victor Gollancz, Arthur Garfield Hays, A.R. Orage, Sylvia Pankhurst, Alice Paul, Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, George Bernard Shaw, and Gertrude Franchot Tone. (See also Pankhurst files in Series III.)
Another key issue addressed in this series is the split between Gawthorpe and Dora Marsden, who briefly co-edited The Freewoman in 1911. This issue is addressed in the correspondence with Albert and Adele Lowy and Grace Jardine.
Other correspondents of note in this series are Scott Nearing, Roger Baldwin, Gertrude Franchot Tone, and Havelock Ellis. This series also includes five folders of cards from Gawthorpe's husband, John Sanders.