[Katharine Bruce Glasier [née Katharine St John Conway], socialist and suffragist, wife of Scottish politician John Bruce Glasier.] Signed Autograph Inscription (as ‘Katherine o’ the Bruce’) on postcard with photographic of ‘The Waterfall, Earby’.

Katharine Bruce Glasier [née Katharine St John Conway] (1867-1950), socialist and suffragist, wife of Scottish politician John Bruce Glasier (1859-1920) [Clough & Wells, Skipton photographers]
Katharine Bruce Glasier
Publication details: 
Undated [post 1922]. 'Real Photo Post Card | Printed in Great Britain', by 'Clough & Well's / Nile Series / Skipton'.
SKU: 25833

See her entry, and that of her husband, in the Oxford DNB. Black and white print postcard, on shiny paper stock. In good condition, lightly aged. Showing image of waterfall in thick foliage, with caption at foot ‘The Waterfall, Earby.’ Photographers’ details at bottom right. Stamped on reverse: ‘Real Photo Post Card / Printed in Great Britain / Address below.’ Inscription by Katherine Bruce Glasier reads: ‘With loving blessing from / { Katherine o’ the Bruce / Glen Cottage / Earby by Colne / to all in the little house on the hill, on the Kirkly Rd of the good clan “Bristol.”’ Glasier lived at Glen Cottage from 1922 until her death, after which, following a public appeal, it was preserved by the labour movement as ‘a permanent memorial’ in the form of a youth hostel. The Youth Hostel Association have been trying to divest themselves of it since 2006. Of Glasier’s connection with Bristol the ODNB writes: ‘Conway went to Bristol to teach at Redland high school. While senior classics mistress there, she became a socialist after witnessing striking female cottonworkers demonstrating during a service in All Saints, Clifton, in November 1890. She was briefly a member of the Bristol Socialist Society, an offshoot of the Marxist Social Democratic Federation (SDF). After leaving Redland high school, having either resigned or been sacked for attending a socialist meeting, she taught briefly, from autumn 1891, at a board school in the working-class St Phillips area of Bristol. That autumn she went to live with Dan Irving, a leading Bristol socialist, his invalid wife, and their children.Conway joined the Clifton and Bristol branch of the Fabian Society’. See Image.