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Emily Davies's literary work arose from her deep-seated belief in equal treatment for women. Most of her articles and essays were pragmatic contributions to the late nineteenth-century campaign, of which she was a leader, to improve female education. She positioned herself not as a radical seeking to overthrow the structures of society, but as a member of the establishment seeking reasonable reform.
22 April 1830 ED was born at Southampton, where her father was filling in for another clergyman who was away. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 11 August 1866 ED published her most sustained work, The Higher Education of Women. Bibliographic Citation link.
By early June 1910 A collection of essays and letters by ED was published under the title Thoughts on Some Questions Relating to Women, 1860-1908. Bibliographic Citation link.
13 July 1921 ED died at her home in Hampstead (17 Glenmore Road), aged ninety-one. Bibliographic Citation link.
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