30 November 2018

Charlotte when old

Emily Blathwayt, the mother of WSPU member Mary Blathwayt,wrote in her diary in 1911 after Charlotte visited them (quoted on Spartacus¬†here): ‘Miss Marsh planted her tree. She greatly dislikes her first name Charlotte and all her friends call her Charlie. Her label will be C. A. L. Marsh. (She also goes by the name of Calm). We liked very much what we saw of her. She is very fair with light hair and a pretty face. She is very tall … She has a wonderful constitution and seems very well after all she has gone through. She has begun the late custom of not taking meat or chicken. She seems a very nice quiet girl.’ Charlotte, or Charlie, died in 1961, here she is not long before her death: she never lost any of her spirit.’