Henrietta Müller

Standard Name: Müller, Henrietta
Birth Name: Frances Henrietta Müller
Indexed Name: F. Henrietta Muller
Indexed Name: Henrietta B. Muller
Indexed Name: Henrietta Miller
Indexed Name: Frances H. Müller
Pseudonym: Helena B. Temple
Henrietta Müller was a prominent activist for women's rights in the late-nineteenth century, who used her talents in the service of public reform. Best known for her radical opposition to taxation without representation, she became a popular speaker during her term as one of the first female members of the London School Board . She subsequently took up the pen to further women's cause through her journalism, which led her to found the first women's newspaper in England. As both a writer and a speaker, HM delivered a pointed critique of masculine domination alongside a typically Victorian sexual essentialism. She also connected her feminist politics with spiritual ideals, and edited or possibly ventriloquized books about Eastern religion.


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Literary responses Anna Kingsford
The Perfect Way was virtually ignored by the mainstream press, though it received a one-line notice in W. T. Stead 's Review of Reviews: Mystical, and very suggestive from the standpoint of the Christian...
politics Jane Hume Clapperton
Others who attended the club included Annie Besant , Olive Schreiner , Elizabeth Blackwell , Henrietta Müller , and Eleanor Marx .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Bland, Lucy. Banishing the Beast: Feminism, Sex and Morality. Tauris Parke, 2002.
Textual Production Laura Ormiston Chant
Chant was well-regarded as a lecturer, and often spoke on political matters. Henrietta Müller described her as the most popular of our lady speakers in 1888.
’The Truest Form of Patriotism’: Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870-1902. Manchester University Press, 2003.


February 1876
Emma Paterson , in association with Emily Faithfull and with the help of Henrietta Müller , founded the Women's Co-operative Printing Society in London. The Society lasted until the 1950s.
27 December 1890
The Women's Penny Paper ended publication in London under this title.
3 January 1891
Helena B. Temple (Henrietta Müller) edited the first weekly issue of the Woman's Herald in London.
28 December 1893
The Woman's Herald ceased publication in London, before resuming in January 1894 as the Woman's Signal.
4 January 1894
The Woman's Signal: a Weekly Record and Review devoted to the interests of women in the home and in the wider world (successor to Henrietta Müller 's Women's Penny Paper) issued its first number...