Langham Place Group

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Friends, Associates Jessie Boucherett
Helen Blackburn recounts that JB met Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and Adelaide Procter after casually picking up a copy of the English Woman's Journal at a railway station. She was so impressed with the contents...
Friends, Associates Emily Davies
When, late in life, she forbade the writing of an intimate biography but expressed her willingness that a sketch should be written, she thought such a sketch might advantageously cover both herself and Madame Bodichon...
Friends, Associates Emily Faithfull
As a member of the Langham Place GroupEF counted most of the women activists of the day among her friends. Her far-flung circle of associates included Adelaide Procter and Frances Power Cobbe .
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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Friends, Associates Emily Faithfull
EF suffered in various ways as a result of the trial. The sense that she had prevaricated, at the very least, alienated many of her associates on The English Woman's Journal, including Emily Davies
Friends, Associates Matilda Hays
Working on the English Woman's Journal strengthened MH 's connection to members of the Langham Place Group . The tie that she formed with with Theodosia, Lady Monson , lasted into her obscure later years...
Leisure and Society Jean Ingelow
JI became a member of the Portfolio Society , to which Adelaide Procter , Emily Faithfull , and several other members of the Langham Place Group also belonged.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
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Armstrong, Isobel, Joseph Bristow, and Cath Sharrock, editors. Nineteenth-Century Women Poets. Clarendon Press, 1996.
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Literary responses Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
BLSB 's importance in the history of bourgeois feminism and her witty and incisive style have led to considerable attention from second-wave feminist scholars. A number of her works, including A Brief Summary and Women...
Occupation Constance Smedley
Since the Langham Place Group had provided a social space for women in 1860, several organizations had already challenged the flourishing institution of men's clubs. The Lyceum Club came on the scene at a time...
Occupation Matilda Hays
By 1861 MH was a partner in the Victoria Press . Her involvement, however, was short-lived, and she never invested any funds in the press.
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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By 1860 rumours were apparently circulating about her...
Performance of text Isa Craig
This was part of her work as assistant secretary of the Association ; she edited the Transactions until 1866. (It ran until 1886). Many of the speeches were delivered by IC 's Langham Place colleagues...
politics Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
BLSB and the Langham Place feminists strongly supported John Stuart Mill 's campaign for office.
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press, 1985.
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politics Bessie Rayner Parkes
BRP was left in primary charge of the journal in 1859, when Barbara Leigh Smith (who had married three months after Parkes became editor) began to live outside England for half of the year.
Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1993.
Because...
politics Isa Craig
The association with Parkes led to IC 's lengthy involvement with the mid-Victorian feminist movement, which coalesced through the activities and publications of the Langham Place Group. She is often referred to by historians...
politics Christina Rossetti
CR , despite her poor health and her disavowal of the role of political poet, was keenly interested in political events and connected herself with contemporary political movements in a range of ways. Her father's...
politics Emily Davies
ED quickly became involved with the Langham Place circle . In 1859 Jane Crow became the Secretary of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women , and went to live at the Langham Place office.
Stephen, Barbara. Emily Davies and Girton College. Constable, 1927.
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Timeline

February 1856
The Waverley Journal: For the Cultivation of the Honourable, the Progressive and the Beautiful, began fortnightly publication, advertising itself as Edited and published by Ladies.
Harrison, Royden, Gillian B. Woolven, and Robert Duncan. The Warwick Guide to British Labour Periodicals, 1790-1970: A Check List. Harvester Press, 1977.
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15 April 1858
The Waverley: A Journal of Literature, Science and General Information, formerly The Waverley Journal, ceased publication in London and Glasgow.
Late 1859
The offices of The English Woman's Journal moved from Cavendish Square to 19 Langham Place, where a ladies' club was also planned.
1860
The Langham Place Group established a club for women, a Ladies' Institute that gave subscribers access to a Reading Room, a Luncheon Room, and a place to deposit parcels from shopping.
1861
Maria Rye established the Female Middle Class Emigration Society in response to the scarcity of jobs in England for girls and women.
September 1864
Susanna Meredith edited the first issue of The Alexandra Magazine and English Woman's Journal, a feminist monthly published in London.
Autumn 1864
The Female Medical College was opened in London by the Female Medical Society to train midwives.