Alfred Russel Wallace : Alfred Wallace : A. R. Wallace :
Russel Wallace : Alfred Russell Wallace (sic)

 
 
Should Women Have Votes: A Symposium
(S628b: 1906)

 
Editor Charles H. Smith's Note: Wallace's short reply to an opinion survey as to whether women should be given the vote; his comments were printed along with many others' on page 8 of The Daily News (London) issue of 12 November 1906. To link directly to this page, connect with: http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/wallace/S628B.htm


[[The questions sent were:]]

     1.--Is the franchise desired by any considerable body of women?

     2.--Ought it to be granted, and on what grounds?

     3.--Should it be on the terms of adult suffrage or of equality with the existing male franchise?

     4.--What are the best methods of inducing Parliament to concede it?


DR. ALFRED R. WALLACE.

     To the four questions you ask I reply:

     1. I think so.

     2. Yes, on ground of justice, and also of expediency.

     3. As a manhood suffrage at 31 years of age, including both sexes.

     4. Petitions, public meetings, motions in Parliament.


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