Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904

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English journalist and reformer.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : London, to W.A. Knight, [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270899208

Frances Power Cobbe, English philanthropist, social worker, and religious author, advocate of women's rights, education for poor and neglected children, and anti-vivisectionist.

From the description of Correspondence to France Power Cobbe, 1855-1904. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 228718374

Frances Power Cobbe was a Dublin-born philanthropist, humanitarian and leading anti-vivisection and anti-cruelty campaigner. She founded the Victoria Street Society as an abolitionist movement in 1874. When in 1898 more moderate forces within the society succeeded in having it renamed the national Anti-Vivisection Society and relaxed its policy on campaigning for the complete abolition of animal experimentation, Cobbe resigned and formed the British Union for Abolition of Vivisection.

From the description of Autograph letter signed by Francis Power Cobbe accompanying a parcel of anti-vivisection books and leaflets : London, 1884 Jan. 21. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 77980248

Biography

Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904), English philanthropist and religious writer, commenced her social work at Bristol with Mary Carpenter at Red Lodge reformatory and the ragged schools. Her social work and work house philanthropy led to the writing of numerous books and articles on subjects in those fields. Through travel abroad and a widening circle of friends, she became acquainted with many of the prominent persons of her time. She lectured on the duties of women, promoted the Matrimonial Causes Act of 1878, and worked hard on the anti-vivisection movement. A number of her books were devoted to expressions of her religious feelings.

In 1884 Miss Cobbe retired from the busy life of London to live at Hengwrt, Wales. In 1894 she wrote here Life, published in two volumes, in which some of the letters in the present collection were printed.

From the guide to the Frances Power Cobbe Papers, 1855-1902, (The Huntington Library)

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creatorOf Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904,. Correspondence to France Power Cobbe, 1855-1904. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Scrapbook 'given by Miss Frances Power Cobbe to Annie Leigh Browne' with later additions from the collection of Eunice Murray, 1893-1914 The Women' s Library
referencedIn May family. Papers of the May and Goddard families, 1766-1912 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902. Elizabeth Cady Stanton papers, 1814-1946 (bulk 1840-1902). Library of Congress
referencedIn Smith, E. H.,. Collection, 1888-1934 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Autograph Letter Collection: General Women's Movement, 1825-1896 The Women' s Library
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904. Autograph letter signed by Francis Power Cobbe accompanying a parcel of anti-vivisection books and leaflets : London, 1884 Jan. 21. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Aïdé, Hamilton, 1826-1906. Hamilton Aïdé papers, 1824-1906. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Story family papers, 1843-1907. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Frances Power Cobbe Papers, 1855-1902 The Huntington Library
referencedIn Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, 1814-1946, (bulk 1840-1902) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893,. Autograph letters signed from Fanny Kemble to various recipients [manuscript], 1832-1892. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. John Stuart Mill letters, 1819-1847. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Autograph collection, 1816-1917, 1816-1917 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Leigh, Frances Butler, 1838-1910,. Autograph letter signed from Frances Butler Leigh, The Deanery, Hereford, to Mrs. Johnson [manuscript], ca. 1900 December 9. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
referencedIn James Thomas Fields collection of autographs and portraits of distinguished women, 1814-1907. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Autograph Letter Collection: Female Education, c.1850-1951 The Women' s Library
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Autograph letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby signed from various correspondents [manuscript], 1864-1880. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893,. Letters to and from Fanny Kemble [manuscript], 1829-1890. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Emerson family correspondence, ca. 1725-1900. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Davis, Paulina W. (Paulina Wright), 1813-1876. Paulina Wright Davis papers, 1843-1890. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. Autographs collected and letters received by Lydia Avery Coonley Ward, 1705, 1785, 1848, 1861-1922 (bulk 1861-1922). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Autograph Letter Collection: Becker Collection, c.1815-1922 The Women' s Library
referencedIn Beecher-Stowe family papers, 1798-1956 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Records of the British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection (Buav), 1898-1990 Hull University, Brynmor Jones Library
creatorOf Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904. Autograph letter signed : London, to W.A. Knight, [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898. Correspondence, 1842-1897 (inclusive). Harvard University, Divinity School Library
referencedIn May family. Papers of the May and Goddard families, 1766-1912 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Susan Groag Bell's, An Annotated bibliography of British Women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 :, research and reference materials, 1986-1998 Stanford University. Libraries. Dept. of Special Collections and University Archives.
creatorOf Murray, John, 1851-1928,. Autograph letter signed from Sir John Murray, London, to Frances Power Cobbe [manuscript], 1893 March 8. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Album materials, 1777-1925 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886,. Letters to Clement Mansfield Ingleby from various correspondents [manuscript], 1877-1884 Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn William Tallack Correspondence, 1830-1907 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Thomas Bailey Aldrich papers, 1837-1926. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Papers of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 1870-1929 The Women' s Library
referencedIn Autograph Letter Collection: General and Personal, 1800-1972 The Women' s Library
referencedIn Autograph Letter Collection: Women in Medicine, 1865-1972 The Women' s Library
referencedIn Letters and family papers, 1783-1957. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. John Stuart Mill letters, 1819-1847. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Animal Rights and Animal Welfare Pamphlets, 1874-1952 Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Davis, Paulina W. (Paulina Wright), 1813-1876. Papers, 1843-1890. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Bell, Susan G. An annotated bibliography of British women's autobiographies, 1790-1950 : research and reference materials, 1986-1998. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893,. Autograph letters signed from Fanny Kemble to various recipients [manuscript], 1831-1890. Folger Shakespeare Library
referencedIn Aïdé, Hamilton, 1826-1906. Hamilton Aïdé papers, 1824-1906. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893,. Autograph letters signed from Fanny Kemble, United States, England and Switzerland, to Harriet St. Leger [manuscript], [1856?-1868?]. Folger Shakespeare Library
creatorOf Cobbe, Frances Power, 1822-1904. Letter to [E. F. Strickland?]. [London, Eng.] 1886 Mar. 23. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Hamilton Aïdé papers, 1824-1906 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Papers, 1766-1912 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935. Papers. Colby College, Miller Library
referencedIn Autograph Letter Collection: Letters Related to William Thomas Stead, 1885-1924 The Women' s Library
referencedIn Letters from various persons, 1860-1893. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Kenyon, John, 1784-1856. John Kenyon Autograph Album 1806-1903. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
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associatedWith Allen, Joseph Henry, 1820-1898. person
correspondedWith Beecher family family
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associatedWith Bell, Susan Groag person
associatedWith British Union for the Abolition of Vivisection corporateBody
associatedWith Browne | Annie Leigh | 1851-1936 person
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associatedWith Davis, Paulina W. (Paulina Wright), 1813-1876. person
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
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correspondedWith Fields, James Thomas, 1817-1881 person
associatedWith Froude, James Anthony, 1818-1894. person
associatedWith Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911 person
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correspondedWith Ingleby, C. M. (Clement Mansfield), 1823-1886, person
associatedWith Kemble, Fanny, 1809-1893, person
associatedWith Kenyon, John, 1784-1856 person
associatedWith Knight, William Angus, 1836-1916, person
associatedWith Lee, Vernon, 1856-1935. person
associatedWith Leigh, Frances Butler, 1838-1910, person
associatedWith Martineau, James, 1805-1900. person
associatedWith May family. family
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associatedWith MAY-GODDARD FAMILY family
associatedWith Mill, John Stuart, 1806-1873. person
associatedWith Moore, E. M., collector. person
correspondedWith Murray, John, 1851-1928, person
associatedWith Parker, Theodore, 1810-1860. person
correspondedWith Peabody, Marian Lawrence, 1875- person
associatedWith Pécaut, Félix, 1828-1898. person
associatedWith Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917 person
associatedWith Sen, Keshub Chunder, 1838-1884. person
associatedWith Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Earl of, 1801-1885. person
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correspondedWith Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902. person
associatedWith Story family. family
associatedWith Strickland, Edward F., person
associatedWith Tallack, William, 1831-1908 person
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery Coonley, 1845-1924. person
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Great Britain
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Women social workers, English--19th century--Correspondence
Women authors, English--19th century--Correspondence
Feminists--19th century--Correspondence
Social work with children--19th century
Animal welfare--19th century
Vivisection--Letter
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Birth 1822-12-04

Death 1904-04-05

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