Standard Name: Herschel, Caroline
Used Form: Carolina Lucretia Herschel
During the later eighteenth century CH perhaps surprised herself by adding to the role of a domestic family woman those of performer and then scientist. Her writings fall into two related groups: singularly self-effacing diaries, letters, and memoirs or family history, and astronomical writings. She continued to write in these genres until decades into the nineteenth century.
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|Friends, Associates||Mary Somerville||
In London the Somervilles enjoyed participating in a rich scientific community: Mary's time there was much happier than during her first marriage. She attended many lectures at the Royal Institution , and took lessons in...
|Friends, Associates||Anna Atkins|
|Friends, Associates||Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire||
Georgiana later met the scientist Sir Charles Blagden . She is said to have acquired from him her lasting interest in chemistry and mineralogy, though she had already indicated some interest in science by visiting...
|Friends, Associates||Emily Shirreff|
After conducting a series of trials which involved focussing sunlight on a steel needle, MS concluded (incorrectly) that the violet rays of the solar spectrum appeared to produce a magnetising effect. The paper was timely...
|Reception||Agnes Mary Clerke||
She was admitted at the same time as Lady Huggins , who wrote a tribute to her following her death.
The three women who had been previously admitted into the Society were Caroline Herschel
Commire, Anne, and Deborah Klezmer, editors. Women in World History: A Biographical Encyclopedia. Yorkin Publications, 2002.
|Textual Features||Elizabeth Ogilvy Benger|
|Textual Features||Millicent Garrett Fawcett|
|Textual Production||Geraldine Jewsbury|
|Textual Production||Emma Marshall|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Clara Balfour||
She devotes a chapter to each woman of sterling qualities . . . . in the hope that studious habits, intellectual pursuits, domestic industry, and sound religious principles, may be promoted and conformed by such...
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Matilda Betham-Edwards|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Agnes Mary Clerke|
|Theme or Topic Treated in Text||Adrienne Rich||
The title of this volume is excerpted from American poet Charles Olson 's The Kingfishes.
Some of Rich's poems articulate the political meaning in personal experience, like The Burning of Paper Instead of...
Rich, Adrienne. The Will to Change. Norton, 1971.