Emily Davies

We considered that the loss of these letters would greatly impoverish the reader's sense of Davies's personal voice, and we made a thorough search for the missing papers. When our attempts to trace these letters were unsuccessful, ...

Author: Emily Davies

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 9780813922324

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 555

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Sarah Emily Davies (1830--1921) lived and crusaded during a time of profound change for education and women's rights in England. At the time of her birth, women's suffrage was scarcely open to discussion, and not one of England's universities (there were four) admitted women. By the time of her death, not only had the number of universities grown to twelve, all of which were open to women; women had also begun to get the vote. Davies's own activism in the women's movement and in the social and educational reform movements of the time culminated in her founding of Girton College, Cambridge University, the first residential college of higher education for women. Much of the social change that Davies witnessed -- and helped to effect -- was discussed, encouraged, and elicited through her personal correspondence. These letters, written to friends, allies, and potential supporters during the years of Davies's greatest political and social activity, reveal the evolution of her skill and sophistication as an activist. They also show the development of women's suffrage, education, and journalism movements from a group of loosely affiliated like-minded friends to an astute and organized political network of reformers. In these letters--most of which have never been published -- we see Davies struggle to understand and theorize about the role of women, cajole and encourage potential supporters, explore complexities of various reform movements, and demonstrate her formidable attention to detail in inventing and constructing an imaginable new institution. Her intensely engaged life placed Davies at the very heart of the events that transformed her era. Ann B. Murphy is Associate Professor of English at Assumption College. Deirdre Raftery, Lecturer in Education at University College Dublin, is the author of Emily Davies:Women and Learning in English Writing, 1600--1900. Victorian Literature and Culture Series

Emily Davies and Girton College

راء 2 PREFACE WISH to thank the members of Miss Emily Davies ' family who have entrusted me with the task of writing her life , and have placed her papers and much helpful information at my disposal . I must also express my thanks to ...

Author: Lady Barbara Nightingale Stephen

Publisher: London Constable 1927.

ISBN: UOM:39015001805277


Page: 387

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Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

Anderson family papers. 2 Elizabeth Garrett to Emily Davies, 6 March 1861. Fawcett Library. 3 Elizabeth Garrett to Emily Davies, 19 March 1861. Fawcett Library. 1 Elizabeth Garrett to Emily Davies, 20 March 1861. Fawcett Library.

Author: Jo Manton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429685620

Category: History

Page: 396

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First published in 1965. In 1865, a woman first obtained a legal qualification in this country as physician and surgeon. Elizabeth Garrett surprised public opinion by the calm obstinacy with which she fought for her own medical education and that of the young women who followed her. This full biography is based largely on unpublished material from the hospitals and medical schools where Elizabeth Garrett Anderson worked, and the private papers of the Garrett and Anderson families. This title will be of great interest to history of science students.

Frances Power Cobbe

FPC to Kate Amberley , [ June 1866 ] , Amberley Papers ; FPC , " Thoughts about Thinking " ( 1875 ) ... Mentia Taylor to Helen Taylor , 4 March 1867 , in Rosen , " Emily Davies , " 118 ; Boucherett to Helen Taylor , 9 April 1867 ...

Author: Sally Mitchell

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813922712

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 463

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Frances Power Cobbe (1822–1904) is the most important nineteenth-century British writer and activist not heretofore treated in a full-length biography. An independent professional woman, she worked to improve conditions for delinquent girls and for the sick poor, promoted university degrees for women, roused support for the Union during the American Civil War, advocated for victims of marital violence, campaigned for women’s suffrage, and engaged in a long-running battle with leading physicians decrying the use of animals in medical experiments. She was centrally located among the circle of London intellectuals who engaged the era’s significant debates and was a respected religious and moral thinker as well. Bridging the gap between "high" and "low" journalism, she published in prestigious journals as well as in popular monthly magazines. At long last, Sally Mitchell gives this remarkable woman her due. The only source of information about Cobbe’s life has been her 1894 autobiography—and even that is considered by many scholars to be less than forthcoming. Over the past several years, Mitchell has unearthed extensive material by or related to Cobbe, dramatically increasing and updating the information now available about this major figure in social and literary history. She has transcribed hundreds of Cobbe’s unpublished letters, drawn on archival papers and records for information about Cobbe’s family and places where she lived and worked, and supplemented all the newly available material with instructive selections from Cobbe’s anonymous journalism as well as other publications. Further, through the cooperation of Cobbe’s heirs, Mitchell has been able to use significant materials that remain in private hands, including family letters and account books, a diary Cobbe’s father kept during her first thirty-four years, a manuscript account of her 1858 journey to Egypt and Palestine, and a number of Cobbe’s sketchbooks and photograph albums. An accessible narrative biography, Frances Power Cobbe traces the details of Cobbe’s life and work, analyzes her writing, and sets both in the context of the social and intellectual debates of her time.

Women and Learning in English Writing 1600 1900

121 Emily Davies to Barbara Bodichon , 92 Ibid . , p.1 . ALS 3 June , 1867 , Bodichon Papers , 93 Ibid . , p.2 . Girton College . 122 George Eliot to Emily Davies , ALS 95 Ibid . , p.3 . 16 November 1867 , Davies Papers , 96 Ibid .

Author: Deirdre Raftery

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: UOM:39015039922938

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book documents and analyzes an aspect of social change in England -- the opening of higher education to women. Because college education for women developed in the second half of the nineteenth century, the opening of higher education to women has been viewed as an 'unexpected revolution'. This book challenges such all assumption, by indicating that the education of women had been the subject of debate and serious discussion at least since the Renaissance, and it illustrates how print culture brought the debate into the public domain and contributed to the eventual opening of higher education to women. The publications examined in this study indicate that formal higher education for women had been anticipated by a significant number of seventeenth-, eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writers whose works are here contextualised for the first time. While the focus of this study has been on printed sources, attention has also been paid to the personal papers of individuaLs who directly influenced the eventual opening of university education to women, and who illustrated that the success of the struggle for women's education was due to the ability of a few individuals to realise ambitions which had been held for generations.

Science Reform and Politics in Victorian Britain

28 The Englishwoman's journal encouraged its readers to give papers in person.27 Yet many were reluctant and felt ... wrote to Emily Davies, the founder ofGirton College, Cambridge, seeking guidance on whether to read a paper at the ...

Author: Lawrence Goldman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139433013

Category: Political Science

Page: 430

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This book is a study of the relationships between social thought, social policy and politics in Victorian Britain. Goldman focuses on the activity of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science, known as the Social Science Association. For three decades this served as a forum for the discussion of Victorian social questions and as an influential adviser to governments, and its history discloses how social policy was made in these years. The Association, which attracted many powerful contributors, including politicians, civil servants, intellectuals and reformers, had influence over policy and legislation on matters as diverse as public health and women's legal and social emancipation. The SSA reveals the complex roots of social science and sociology buried in the non-academic milieu of nineteenth-century reform. And its influence in the United States and Europe allows for a comparative approach to political and intellectual development in this period.

The Women s Suffrage Movement

join the CENTRAL CoMMITTEE of THE NATIONAL SocIETY FOR WomEN's SUFFRAGE, Emily Davies rejoined the London National Society, ... Archival source: Emily Davies Papers, Girton College; Mill–Taylor Papers, London School of Economics.

Author: Elizabeth Crawford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135434021

Category: History

Page: 800

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This widely acclaimed book has been described by History Today as a 'landmark in the study of the women's movement'. It is the only comprehensive reference work to bring together in one volume the wealth of information available on the women's movement. Drawing on national and local archival sources, the book contains over 400 biographical entries and more than 800 entries on societies in England, Scotland and Wales. Easily accessible and rigorously cross-referenced, this invaluable resource covers not only the political developments of the campaign but provides insight into its cultural context, listing novels, plays and films.

Exchanges and Correspondence

The women of the Committee had also spent the summer trying to publish papers advocating female suffrage, reprinting the Petition in different national newspapers. Emily Davies to Helen Taylor, 18 July 1866, Mill-Taylor Collection ...

Author: Claudette Fillard

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443824422

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

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Through the eighteen essays of this book, the reader becomes the beholder of a challenging survey of “feminism-in-the-making,” from its early stages in the 18th century to the present, in Anglo-Saxon countries and elsewhere, including Eastern Europe and some places under the influence of communism or Islam. The development of exchanges and correspondence enabled feminism to pre-exist the word itself, which leads several contributors to ponder over its meaning as well as over the notion of influence, a pivotal component of their reflection. Through the complex interplay of harmony and disharmony, openly acknowledged or carefully hidden similarities or differences, and the delineation of the converging or conflicting forces which the authors of this volume attempt to disentangle, a fascinating chorus of voices eventually emerges from this volume, a preview of the budding “sisterhood.” It throws light on the major factors in women’s growing consciousness of their plight and of the main stakes in the struggle for the defense of their rights. Scholars of different national origins and methodological approaches here join forces until the book itself amounts to an innovative web of exchanges and correspondences, its medium as well as its avowed message.

The National Union of Women s Suffrage Societies 1897 1914 Routledge Revivals

The Papers of Andrew Bonar Law and Earl Lloyd George of Dwyfor have been moved from the Beaverbrook Library to the House ... Arthur, 1st Earl of Balfour Papers (British Museum, London). ... Emily Davies Papers (Fawcett Library, London).

Author: Leslie Hume

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317213260

Category: History

Page: 260

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First published in 1981, this book traces the history of the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897-1914. Whereas most historians have focused on the more militant aspect of the struggle for female enfranchisement, embodied by the Women’s Political and Social Union (WPSU), this work provides an essential overview of the often dismissed non-violent and constitutional NUWSS — by 1914 the largest single women’s suffrage organisation. The author argues that, although a less dramatic organisation than the WPSU, the NUWSS was far more responsible for laying the pre-war groundwork for the enfranchisement of women in 1918.