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Dorothy (Dora) Frances Montefiore (nee Fuller) (1851 - 1933) was a British socialist and feminist activist and internationalist. Montefiore was involved acrss the range of feminist organisations, was a pacifist and later a founder member of the Beritish Communist Party. Schreiner’s letters during the First World War refer to being taken out in Montefiore’s car for drives, and that one such plan had to be cancelled because Montfiore was being prosecuted because she had not observed the strict blackout regulations to prevent zepplin bombing raids. It is likely that some letters were exchanged between Schreiner and Montefiore, although none have been traced.
For further information see:
Karen Hunt (1996) Equivocal Feminists: The Social Democratic Federation and the Woman Question 1884-1911 Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Karen Hunt (2004) ‘Montefiore , Dora Frances Barrow (1851-1933)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/39456
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