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Martyn, Herbert George ( ? - ? )
British lecturer in science. Married Edith How (1899). Trained as physicist, Martyn was a researcher. During the war worked for the Aeronautical Inspection Department of the Ministry of Munitions. A social activist and member of the Independent Labour Party, Martyn was also an advocate of family limitation. He and his wife, suffragist Edith How-Martyn
, joined the Malthusian League
in 1910. The Martyns moved to Australia in 1939.
References: Rosanna Ledbetter, The Malthusian League, 1877-1927 (1976); Richard Allen Soloway, Birth Control and the Population Question in England, 1877-1930 (1982).
The Margaret Sanger Papers Electronic Edition: Margaret Sanger and The Woman Rebel, 1914-1916, eds. Esther Katz, Cathy Moran Hajo and Peter Engelman
(Columbia, S.C.: Model Editions Partnership, 1999). On the Web at http://mep.blackmesatech.com/mep/ [Accessed 25 October 2017]