Rosalind Travers telling about Finns in London in her letter

15.5.1913

AUTHOR Rosalind Travers CATEGORY Society & Politics PARTNER The National Archives of Finland
Rosalind Travers telling about Finns in London in her letter

Letter from Rosalind Travers to Maikki Friberg. Rosalind Travers tells of Finnish people she has encountered in London. Maikki Friberg and Rosalind Travers, who had a keen interest in Finland, were in active correspondence.

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.

“I hope to be more really useful to the Finns; but your people are a little difficult to keep up with, you know! I suppose all their energies go into the struggle at home.”

“My dearest Maikki, Of course you must make the “Katzensprung” to London, or I to Amsterdam, whichever suits you best, whenever you like.”

“I hope to be more really useful to the Finns; but your people are a little difficult to keep up with, you know!”

“You will understand that I could not answer your nice long letter at once, I cannot write much now. I am trying to put my life together again – “

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