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Letter Re Gretchen – September 1914

Sir, A rose when called by any other name would smell as sweet (so said the poet); but why should the lady who writes for the Household Page” in The Scottish Farmer sign herself by the very German name of … Continue reading

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Football for Girls – September 1920

We read that football teams for girls are being formed in various parts of the country and the illustrated pages of the dailies is enlivened by pictures of young women clad in short wide trousers and striped jerseys enjoying themselves … Continue reading

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Photograph of Five Cars – September 1916

To-day, a photograph is published of the five cars gifted by the readers of this paper to the British Branch of the British Red Cross Society. Caption (page 779)—Fleet of five ambulance cars subscribed for by the readers of The … Continue reading

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Miner to Take Pleasure – September 1916

There are large bodies of men who are profiting by the war. It is my lot to know something of the miners who are making very big wages — which nobody grudges to them. But it is extremely difficult to … Continue reading

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Returning to “Dream People” – July 1918

I do not know whether it is the greater trial to have no one to know, no one to tell and no one to help when the hour of perplexity and difficulty arises, or to have too many to know … Continue reading

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Little Hope of Food Control – June 1917

Lord Devonport has retired from his thankless office. The reason given is ill health, and it is well known that his lordship’s health has not been good during the whole period of his office. He made blunders, but no one … Continue reading

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Woman’s War Agricultural Committee – June 1915

We who undertake the canvassing for the Women’s War Agricultural Committee receive many pleasing impressions. One of the pleasantest is the way in which the women who have previously worked on the land mostly as farm servants regard eagerly or … Continue reading

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End of Gretchen – May 1915

(In response to the objections to the name Gretchen. Margaret reverted to her own name) I am not sorry to lose the name of Gretchen, apart from its German birth. It is more than ten years since I suggested to … Continue reading

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Gretchen – May 1915

(By the middle of the war Margaret’s use of Gretchen as name, became increasingly unpopular) Sir, Surely the time has now come when you should issue your royal mandate that “Gretchen” should change her German name. Yours. A Patriot.

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Women and Agricultural Work – April 1915

(Not part of the Shanks column) A scheme which has the support of the Scottish Board of Agriculture, has been devised by the Scottish Committee on Women’s Employment with a view to facilitating the recruiting of female labour for farm … Continue reading

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