Millicent Garrett Fawcett
Standard Name: Fawcett, Millicent Garrett
Birth Name: Millicent Garrett
Married Name: Millicent Fawcett
Indexed Name: Mrs Henry Fawcett
MGF was a very effective political writer. Early in her career, she was well regarded for her works on political economy, which included three successful books and numerous articles and reviews for periodicals including Macmillan's Magazine, the Fortnightly, and the Athenæum. Her writings and speeches on higher education for women were very influential. She wrote two novels; the first was a success, but second has been lost. Later, she became primarily known for her activism and considerable body of works (books, essays, lectures, and speeches) dealing with issues in the women's movement, particularly with women's suffrage.
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RS published The Cause: A Short History of the Women's Movement in Great Britain, dedicated to Millicent Fawcett , whose life-story was part of its subject.
O’Malley, Ida. “The Women’s Movement”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 1395, p. 768.
Chapman, Wayne K., and Janet M. Manson, editors. Women in the Milieu of Leonard and Virginia Woolf: Peace, Politics, and Education. Pace University Press, 1998.
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Marguerite de Navarre||
Her mother, Louise of Savoy, duchesse d'Angoulême , was about sixteen at her daughter's birth; she died in 1531.
Millicent Garrett Fawcett included lives of both mother and daughter in her Five Famous French Women, 1905.
Fawcett, Millicent Garrett. Five Famous French Women. Cassell, 1905.
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|Family and Intimate relationships||Dorothy Bussy||
Dorothy's immediate family was large and vibrant: she had nine surviving siblings, most of whom distinguished themselves in the public realm. Her sister Philippa (Pippa) Strachey (1872-1968) was a longtime suffragist who organized the first...
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|Friends, Associates||Amy Levy||
She saw a good deal of Olive Schreiner , who called her the most interesting girl she had met in England,
and also took her on two trips outside London at the very end...
Beckman, Linda Hunt. Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters. Ohio University Press, 2000.
|Friends, Associates||Helen Taylor||
HT moved in political and social circles that included Elizabeth Garrett Anderson , Millicent Garrett Fawcett , Louisa Garrett Anderson , Emily Davies , Elizabeth Wolstenholme , Frances Mary Buss , Dorothea Beale , and Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon .
Kent, Susan Kingsley. Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914. Princeton University Press, 1987.
Robson, Ann P., John M. Robson, John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor, and Helen Taylor. “Introduction and Editorial Materials”. Sexual Equality, University of Toronto Press, 1994, p. vii - xxxv; various pages.
|Friends, Associates||Marie Belloc Lowndes||
Edmund Garrett (a cousin of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Millicent Garrett Fawcett ) was the first young Englishman whom Marie Belloc had ever got to know well; as a French girl, she was equally strange...
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KPF met Millicent Garrett Fawcett in 1896.
Her diary mentions meeting briefly many leaders in the suffrage campaign. Her fellow activists and sympathizers included: sisters Alexandra and Gladys Wright ; Sanitary Inspector and fellow...
Frye, Kate Parry. “Introduction”. Campaigning for the Vote: Kate Parry Frye’s Suffrage Diary, edited by Elizabeth Crawford, Francis Boutle Publishers, 2013, pp. 9 - 34.
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Henry Fawcett , Postmaster-General and husband of Millicent Garrett Fawcett , created a new civil service grade of women clerks, opening up government jobs to women previously excluded because of their class.
Two new groups emerged from the National Society for Women's Suffrage after internal dissension about permitting affiliations with other organisations: the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage retained its existing name; the...
3 January 1890
The Woman began weekly publication as a moderate feminist magazine; it then became a fashionable ladies' magazine.
27 June 1907
The Women's Franchise began weekly publication in London; it featured contributions from major societies within the suffrage movement and from individuals.
31 January 1910
Militant suffragettes called a truce, anticipating H. N. Brailsford 's efforts to organise an all-party parliamentary conciliation committee to promote the settlement of the women's suffrage question.
Hume, Leslie Parker. The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, 1897-1914. Garland, 1982.
9 July 1910
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies sponsored a demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, attended by over 10,000 people, in support of the impending second reading of the Conciliation Bill.