Autograph Letter Collection: Biographical notes by Mrs Billington Greig c.1950
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wife of G W H Shaw Epithet: suffragist and preacher British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001296.0x0002b2 ...
Hannah More, one of five sisters, taught at her family's school in Bristol, England. She became prominent in London's Bluestocking circle from 1774 onward, and was also a friend of Samuel Johnson. Her work soon moved from poetry and drama to the production of numerous popular religious books and tracts. In 1789, she moved to Mendip, Somerset, where she and her sister Patty founded several schools. In 1801, she and her sisters moved to the Barley Wood estate in nearby Wrington. From t...
Vera Brittain was a British author, journalist, and lecturer. Her memoir, Testament of youth, has been hailed as a touchstone of the WWI generation. Brittain was a dedicated feminist and pacifist, active in Britain and the United States before World War II. From the description of Vera Brittain letter to Amy Loveman, 1937 Nov. 3. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 52605430 ...
Born Nancy Witcher Langhorne, of Richmond, Va., and "Mirador," Albemarle co., Va. Married Robert Gould Shaw, 1897; divorced, 1903; one son, Robert Gould. Married Waldorf Astor (1879-1952) of Cliveden, Buckinghamshire, Eng., 1906; five children: William Waldorf (b. 1907), Nancy Phyllis Louise (b. 1909), Frances David Langhorne (b. 1912), Michael (b. 1916), and John Jacob (b. 1918). Elected first woman to Parliament, 1919, serving twenty-five years. From the description of Pa...
Epithet: journalist and author British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000613.0x000004 ...
Epithet: MP; of Add MS 45991 British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000629.0x000127 Epithet: MP British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000349.0x000013 Bright, an English Quaker, was a member of Parliament. From the description of Letters, 1885-1894. (Haverford College Library). WorldCat record id: 184904588 ...
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England, in 1821 to a politically outspoken father committed to fairness among his male and female children. In 1832, Samuel Blackwell moved his family to the United States in part for financial reasons but also to participate in the abolitionist movement. Two of his daughters would grow up to continue this fight against slavery and to work towards women's rights, specifically in the area of women in medicine. After years of struggling to be taken ...
French. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Horsham Road, Sussex, to Mrs. T.J. Cobden Sanderson, 1910 Jun. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270520399 ...
1827-1829 worked as a governess; 1835 founded the Working and Visiting Society in Bristol; 1846 opened first ragged school in Bristol; 1850s work on juvenile delinquency, including conference, parliamentary evidence, publications; 1860s work on female education in India; 1870 founded National Indian Association; also worked on prison reform and the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts Epithet: social reformer, philanthropist and educationalist British Libra...
Feminist and social activist. Founder, NSW Social Hygiene Association (1915), concerned with informing women about birth control and sex education. Co-founder (1928) and President of the United Associations of Women which lobbied governments on equal pay and other women's issues. Accompanied H.V. Evatt to the United Nations founding conference in San Franscisco (1945) where she successfully lobbied for a charter of women's rights. Unsuccessful candidate for the House of Representatives seat of W...
Mary Kingsley was a celebrated Victorian explorer, author, lecturer, and paradox. Her visits to Africa provided her with scientific accomplishments, lecture topics, and anecdotes to fill several popular travel books. She espoused a realistic view of Western Africa and its inhabitants, employing a distinctive, witty, independent style that changed British attitudes about Africa. From the description of Mary Kingsley letters, 1895-1896. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldC...
Epithet: afterwards Thornhill DBE British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000750.0x00023f Rachel Crowdy was born March 3, 1884, the daughter of James and Mary Crowdy. She attended Hyde Park New College and completed nurse's training at Guy's Hospital in London in 1908. In 1911 she joined the Voluntary Aid Detachments, a volunteer nursing unit attached to the Territorial Army. With her friend Katherine Furs...
Virginia Woolf (b. January 25, 1882, London, England–d. March 28, 1941, Ouse, River, Englnad) was a noted novelist and is now viewed as a pioneer of feminist literature. She was a member of the Bloomsbury Group, comprised of English artists, philosophers, and writers in the early twentieth century. She was also a co-founder and operator (along with husband Leonard Woolf) of Hogarth Press. Though she received little formal education, her father, a writer and editor with strong ...
Epithet: Miss British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000265.0x0002c6 ...
Josephine Elizabeth Grey Butler (1828-1906) was a social reformer who supported the early stages of the movement for women's higher education. For fuller details of her life and work, see the Dictionary of National Biography From the guide to the Correspondence of Josephine Butler, ca. 1860-1885?, (GB 206 Leeds University Library) ...