London School Board

Connections

Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
Cultural formation Anna Wickham
Anna Wickham was English, but spent most of her formative years in Australia.
Wickham, Anna. “Introduction”. Selected Poems, edited by David Garnett, Chatto and Windus, 1971, pp. 7 - 11.
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Her mother came from a poor, working-class background, but her job as a London School Board teacher removed her somewhat...
Family and Intimate relationships Anna Wickham
AW 's mother, Alice (Whelan) Harper , was an eccentric, flamboyant woman of many talents.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Brought up in a poor family in Camden Town, she became a teacher with the London School Board ...
Material Conditions of Writing Henrietta Müller
In an interview printed in The Woman's Herald, Henrietta Müller recalled that she began speaking a great deal on all sorts of subjects in public at the time of her election to the London School Board
Occupation Henrietta Müller
HM 's activities as a member of the London School Board , as member and office-holder of the National Society for Women's Suffrage and other organizations, and as a campaigner for better treatment for prostitutes...
Occupation Edith J. Simcox
As a radicalist member of the London School Board , EJS fought for the provision of high-quality, compulsory, secular education to all children.
Shattock, Joanne. The Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. Oxford University Press, 1993.
McKenzie, Keith Alexander, and Gordon S. Haight. Edith Simcox and George Eliot. Oxford University Press, 1961.
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Occupation Helen Taylor
HT represented the Southwark Radical Association as a member of the London School Board . The Irish vote was crucial to her election.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
Smith, Janet. “Helen Taylor’s Anti-imperial Feminism: Ireland and the Land League question”. Women’s History, No. 4, pp. 19 -24.
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politics Annie Besant
AB was elected to the London School Board (for the poor district of Tower Hamlets) after a campaign for public education. [T]he Common School system is the foundation of true democracy,
Hollis, Patricia. Ladies Elect: Women in English Local Government, 1865-1914. Clarendon, 1987.
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she asserted.
Taylor, Anne. Annie Besant: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 1992.
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politics Augusta Webster
AW served a second term for Chelsea on the London School Board .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
politics Annie Besant
The London School Board implemented a fair wages clause for the award of contracts, as a result of pressure from Labour members led by Annie Besant .
Hollis, Patricia. Ladies Elect: Women in English Local Government, 1865-1914. Clarendon, 1987.
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politics Augusta Webster
Her democratic beliefs gave her a strong concern for the poor. She worked on the School Board to popularize education and advocated technical instruction in elementary schools. She also supported women's education.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
politics Emily Davies
ED was elected to the London School Board as a member for Greenwich.
Stephen, Barbara. Emily Davies and Girton College. Constable, 1927.
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politics Emily Faithfull
EF reluctantly declined to stand for the London School Board , following the resignation of T. H. Huxley , because of her commitments to other activities.
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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politics Maria Grey
MG stood for election to the London School Board as representative for Chelsea, but failed to be elected.
Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women’s Movement. Greenwood, 1979.
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politics Henrietta Müller
HM was elected to the London School Board in a landslide, topping the poll with 19,000 votes. She was the third woman on the board; this was the month after Emily Davies and Elizabeth Garrett
politics Henrietta Müller
In 1878, she took her first official foray into politics when she stood for election to the London School Board in the Lambeth division.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Timeline

October 1870
Elizabeth Garrett was asked to stand for the London School Board elections in the local area of Marylebone.
October 1873
Emily Davies and Elizabeth Garrett , the first women elected to the London School Board , resigned.
October 1881-December 1881
Mrs Surr and Helen Taylor , London School Board members, exposed the terrible conditions at Upton House (industrial school for boys).