Ethel Williams was Newcastle’s first female doctor, and in 1906 became the first woman to found a general medical practice in the city. In 1917, Williams co-founded the Northern Women’s Hospital.
As a suffragist, she served as secretary of the Newcastle Women’s Liberal Association and became president of the Newcastle and District Women’s Suffrage Society (NUWSS).
As a pacifist, she was a founding member of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, of which she was a secretary of the Newcastle branch in 1934.
This collection includes letters from contemporaries of Ethel Williams, a number of photographs of her throughout her life, objects connected to the suffrage movement, and selected information about Williams collected after her death.
Collection Name and Collection Reference Code:
Collection Name: Williams (Ethel) Archive
Archive Ref Code: GB186/EWL
Date Range of Material
1781 - 1969
Type of Material
Collection of letters and other archive documents relating to Ethel Williams
Size of Collection
2 Linear Metres of shelving
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Material from the collection has been included in an exhibition, The North's Forgotten Female Reformers.
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