The Margaret Sanger Papers


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).