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Marie Stopes collection.
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Biographical and Correspondence

Series consists of materials accumulated by Marie Stopes including correspondence as well as materials related to her life and work collected after death. Includes correspondence to and from Stopes, a wedding invitation, a biographical entry and more.

Stopes, Marie

Birth Control

Series consists of materials regarding birth control and other related maters. Includes newspaper clippings, articles, and ephemera.

Stopes, Marie


File consists of correspondence to and from Marie Stopes as well as to others and from others. Correspondents include:

  • Bruce, Charles;
  • Everson, Howell;
  • Fox, Canon Adam;
  • Gotto, S.; Johns,
  • Joyce; Martin,
  • Maxwell; Mollie;
  • Mure, Cecily;
  • Stokes, Sewell;
  • Swingler, Joan;
  • Wells, P.G.;
  • Wheatley, D.

Stopes, Marie

Marie Stopes and the History of Birth Control Book Collection.

This collection, funded by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Kaufman Footwear of Kitchener, Ont., consists of about 400 items published between 1906 and the 1980's related to the British birth control pioneer, Dr. Marie Stopes. A collection of archival material, the Marie Stopes archive, complements the book collection.

Included are first and scarce editions of Marie Stopes' writings on contraception, her early works in the fields of botany and geology, as well as much of her literary output. First and variant editions of her best-known books, Married Love, and Wise Parenthood, both published in 1918, are also present. The collection includes first editions of Stopes' first two published works, The Study of Plant Life for Young People (London, 1906, call number F9984), and Ancient Plants (London, 1910, call number G7956).

The collection contains an extensive selection of supporting materials about contraception and family planning by other authors. Highlights include Annie Besant's pamphlet, Law of Population (London: n.d., call number F11010), early issues of the journal, Birth Control News (call number HQ763.B46x), L. Darwin's What is Eugenics (1932, call number F9966), and W. J. Robinson's Fewer and Better Babies (New York: 1934, call number F10053).

Stopes, Marie

Marie Stopes collection.

  • SCA111-GA84
  • Collection
  • 1911-1985

Collection consists of materials relating to the personal and professional life of Marie Stopes as well as to the history of birth control. Includes biographical materials, articles and ephemera related to birth control, correspondence, and ms. drafts of a biography of Stopes by Ruth Hall.

Stopes, Marie

Passionate crusader: the life of Marie Stopes : index cards.

File consists of index cards created by Ruth Hall in her research for her book "Passionate crusader: the life of Marie Stopes." The index cards are arranged chronologically from 1923-1958 and include notes by Hall as well as quotations from people she interviewed.

Stopes, Marie

Szondi Test.

File consists of 13 completed Szondi tests. The test takers are unknown.

Stopes, Marie