Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Standard Name: Bright, Jacob
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In an effort to survey legislation that threatened to impinge on personal freedoms, JB , Jacob Bright , Charles McLaren , and others founded the Vigilance Association for the Defence of Personal Rights .
Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists. Oxford University Press, 1992.
The Municipal Franchise Act extended the municipal franchise to women ratepayers.