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Helen Blackburn wrote during the second half of the nineteenth century. She is seen today as a significant figure in the fight for women's suffrage, although during her own lifetime she was sometimes criticized as too moderate. Her writings include articles in periodicals, political pamphlets, and essays. Her scholarly history of the suffrage movement is still recognized by scholars today as a reliable and useful historical resource.
25 May 1842 HB was born in Knightstown on Valencia Island, off the coast of Kerry in Ireland. Bibliographic Citation link.  scholarly note link.
1878 HB's first publication, a fifteen-page pamphlet entitled Some of the Facts of the Women's Suffrage Question, was published by the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage. Bibliographic Citation link.
11 January 1903 HB died at her home in Greycoat Gardens in Westminster.  Bibliographic Citation link.
By mid March 1903 The year of HB's death saw the publication of her final collaborative work, Women Under the Factory Act, which she co-wrote with Nora Vynne. Bibliographic Citation link.
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