Amey Daldy - Letters
MS-94 (Reference Number)
This collection consists chiefly of letters to Mrs Amey Daldy from Mrs Margaret Home Sievwright (nee Richardson) discussing National Council of Women (NWC) business and current issues such as attempts by government to change hours of work, 1902 - 1905. Included is a letter from Daldy's granddaughter E. Waslow Davies describing the conference of the National Council of Women for New South Wales at which Miss Vida Goldstein spoke, 1904. Also included are letters from the following correspondents, mostly concerning National Council of Women business: Wilhelmina Sherriff Bain, Indiana, USA, 1905; Vida Goldstein, 1904; Christina Henderson, 190, 1903; Emily Hill, 1903, 1904; Bertha P. Hill, 1903; Mr G Laurenson, 1904; Sarah S. Page, 1905; K[ate] Sheppard, 1902; Meta Sievwright, 1905; L.M. Smith of the 'White Ribbon', 1904; Henry William Wilson, Auckland City Council Town Clerk, regarding the setting up of a Children's Court, 1904, and bylaws; Mr Baume, regarding Bills and the presentation of a petition to parliament alongside a printed extract entitled 'The Juvenile Offenders Act, 1905'; and rules for the National Council of Women Literature Committee, 1905.
Several printed extracts and items of ephemera are also present: including a receipt issued by the NCWNZ to Amey Daldy for the sum of three pounds, dated 7 January 1904; an 'In Memoriam' card of Margaret Home Richardson; and a Letter extract from James Hardie Neil to the Editor of the New Zealand Herald regarding hospital management, dated 12 March 1903.
17 folders (41 items) in 1 Hollinger Box
- Printed ephemera
- Printed material
Daldy, Amey. Letters, 1902 - 1905. Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira. MS-94.
Amey Daldy (nee Hamerton) was born in 1829, at Yarwell, Northamptonshire, England. A noted women's rights and social justice campaigner throughout the late 19th and early 20th century, she was president of the Women's Franchise League, Auckland branch (1893) and National Council of Women of New Zealand (1898). Following a debilitating stroke in 1905, which left her unable to speak or walk, Amey Daldy was forced to retire from public life. She died in Auckland on 17 August 1920, aged 91 years.
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