Women Servants of the State 1870-1938.
A History of Women in the Civil Service. Foreword by the Right Hon. The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley K.G.London: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd, 1938 Stock Code: 140135
First edition, first impression of this overview of women in the British civil service, written by Hilda Martindale (1875-1952). In 1907, she joined the Home Office as a factory inspector and later moved to the Treasury, where she would remain until retirement. Martindale was a vocal advocate for improving working conditions, particularly for women, as well as for the removal of the marriage bar.
Octavo. Original pale grey boards printed in blue.
Spine lightly toned and creased, boards, edges, prelims and endmatter slightly foxed. A very good copy.
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