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Katharine Bruce Glasier was a socialist-feminist writer and activist at the turn of the nineteenth century whose writing advances her ideas for social reform. She wrote newspaper articles, pamphlets, short stories, and novels all in the service of her socialist-feminist ideals. She also wrote poetry. She lectured widely throughout Britain for both the Fabian Society and the Independent Labour Party, and for many years contributed to the Labour Leader, which was (latterly as the New Leader) the primary propaganda vessel of the ILP. A key figure in the Labour movement, Katharine Bruce Glasier was the only woman member of the organizational team that led to the establishment of the Independent Labour Party, and the first woman elected as director of its National Administrative Council. She was also a founding member of the Women's Labour League.
September 25, 1867 Katharine St John Conway, who would later be known as KBG, was born at Ongar in Essex, the second of seven children.  Bibliographic Citation link.
11 July 1891 Katharine Conway's first known publication, a poem entitled "A Contrast", appeared in the Worker's Cry on this date. Bibliographic Citation link.
1896 KBG published her best-known novel, a fascinating blend of socialist and feminist ideas entitled Aimée Furniss, Scholar. She issued it with the Clarion Press under the name 'Katharine St. John Conway'. Bibliographic Citation link.
14 June 1950 After a brief illness at her home, Glen Cottage, on the outskirts of Earby, KBG died peacefully in her sleep. Bibliographic Citation link.
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