Letter to Maikki Friberg: Questions about Finland’s political situation


AUTHOR Rosalind Travers CATEGORY Society & Politics PARTNER The National Archives of Finland
Letter to Maikki Friberg: Questions about Finland’s political situation

Letter to Maikki Friberg. In the letter Rosalind Travers asks for information on Finland’s political situation for the new article she is working on.

“Is it true that six people were arrested in Helsingfors in the summer?”

Maikki Friberg (1861–1927) was a Finnish suffragette, activist, geography teacher and journalist. She is best known for her work as chair of the Finnish Feminist Association Unioni and the editor in chief of the Women’s Voice – a magazine she founded. She also worked actively with education, the peace movement and the temperance movement in Finland. She used her extensive international networks to convey European trends to Finland, but she also made Finland more known abroad.

“Don’t forget to answer all the questions in my last letter or I will certainly ask someone else! (a socialist)”

“I think you will find that it will be much easier to make propaganda for Finland in England than it was six or seven years ago.”

“I rather wish you were safe in England, but I also wish I were out in Finland”

“Here in England we are looking forward to a big constitutional struggle. Our budget is excellent –“

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