This 100-Year-Old Diary Shows the Life of an Irish Suffragette

This 100-Year-Old Diary Shows the Life of an Irish Suffragette

Fancy a peek into the history of women’s rights? Rosamund Jacob, a Quaker woman who campaigned for women’s right to vote in Ireland in the early 1900s, left behind 171 diaries in which she tracked, in minute detail, her daily comings and goings around the time that Irish women over the age of thirty were granted suffrage.    One of the diaries details the days leading up to the first time women over the age of thirty were allowed to vote. Jacob’s papers and diaries are now in the care of the National Library of Ireland, and are being examined …