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KP/JK/4/1/6 - 'The Price of Liberty'

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'The Price of Liberty'
Scope and content
'The Price of Liberty' is the manuscript version of Jessie Kenney’s Russian Diary, a journal she kept during her visit to Russia with Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in 1917 to convince women to support the war effort. The manuscript remained unpublished. The Introduction recalls the historical shift in the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) when they turned from militant suffragettes fighting for women’s emancipation and voting rights in Britain to supporters of the war effort and the British government.

The manuscript was among those of her papers that remained at the Convent of the Missionary Franciscan Sisters [St Francis' Nursing Home], Braintree, after her death and which were handed over to the Archives Department in June 1997.
Existence and location of copies
A digital excerpt pp. 1-4 can be found at Suffragette Stories: https://suffragettestories.omeka.net/items/show/88
A digital excerpt pp. 5-9 can be found at Suffragette Stories: https://suffragettestories.omeka.net/items/show/89
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