DAWSON, Julia. 19029



Typed Letter Signed ‘Julia Worrall’ [Mrs D. J. Myddleton-Worrall, who used the better known pen name, Julia Dawson], discussing acquaintances, and her house-hunting expeditions. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, on writing paper of The Clarion, one stain along top edge. The Clarion, 44 Worship Street, London [but from Billingshurst], 13 July 1918. “… we are frantically busy on our bicycles mostly scouring the country around for another [cottage] which we cannot find. Air-raid refugees fill the remotest corners of the earth.” From October 1895 Julia Dawson wrote the women’s column in The Clarion, “Our Woman’s Letter”, the most influential section of the paper. The Clarion gave an enormous boost to the women’s movement by winning thousands of female readers for Socialism and to the struggle for equal voting rights.Dawson wrote one of the few Clarion pamphlets authored by a woman, Why Women Want Socialism. Her vision of socialism was one that still placed the women at the heart of the home. She came up with the idea of The Clarion Women’s Vans which toured the country.