Elizabeth Clarke Wolstenholme Elmy

Standard Name: Elmy, Elizabeth Clarke Wolstenholme
Used Form: Elizabeth Wolstenholme

Connections

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Friends, Associates Jane Hume Clapperton
Her interest in social reform brought her into friendship with Charles Bray of Coventry, and her involvement with the feminist movement led to personal friendships with many of its leaders. She became, for instance, one...
Friends, Associates Anna Kingsford
AK 's wide-ranging interests brought her into contact with an array of people known to a greater or lesser extent in the intellectual life of the day. Through the women's movement she met Barbara Bodichon
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.
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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.
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Friends, Associates Jessie Boucherett
Partly through her membership of the Kensington Society (a social and political discussion group of about fifty women inaugurated in 1865), JB broadened her acquaintance with significant members of the feminist movement, including Frances Power Cobbe
Material Conditions of Writing Anna Kingsford
As a young married woman, AK became active in the women's movement with the likes of Frances Power Cobbe , Barbara Bodichon , and Elizabeth Wolstenholme ; this soon led to her first distinctly political publication.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Material Conditions of Writing Sylvia Pankhurst
She consulted Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy at some length by letter during the writing of this work. She then spent a solitary Christmas 1910 putting the finishing touches to it, and received on Boxing Day the...
Occupation Josephine Butler
JB threw herself into social work of all kinds, aiming to assist those less fortunate than herself. She began by visiting and examining oakum sheds, in which women, both prison inmates and creatures driven...
politics Josephine Butler
Despite her ill health, JB began in the spring of 1869 to direct her energies towards a new cause, the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts. Perhaps following the advice of Princess Victoria , who...
politics Josephine Butler
An early action of the LNA was to publish their petition, or The Ladies' Appeal and Protest, in the Daily News in December 1869, following Harriet Martineau 's letters written as An Englishwoman which...
politics Emmeline Pankhurst
Its members included Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy , Jane Cobden , William Lloyd Garrison , Josephine Butler , and Mrs P. A. (Clementia) Taylor (convenor of the first Women's Suffrage Committee formed in London), among others.
politics Lydia Becker
In 1874 LB supported a suffrage bill brought in by a Conservative MP, which would have given the vote to unmarried women and widows only (on the basis that a married woman would merely duplicate...
Textual Production Josephine Butler
It was intended to provide information about progress on an international scale about the campaign for women's education. Biographer Jane Jordan notes that Elizabeth Wolstenholme and Jessie Boucherett backed Josephine with articles for the first...
Textual Production Josephine Butler
Among the other women who signed were Harriet Martineau , Elizabeth Wolstenholme , and Florence Nightingale . The petition was compiled by the Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts ;...
Textual Production Josephine Butler
Josephine Butler collaborated with Emily Venturi and Elizabeth Wolstenholme to publish in final form the pamphlet Legislative Restrictions on the Industry of Women, Considered from the Women's Point of View.
British Library Catalogue.
Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists. Oxford University Press, 1992.
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Timeline

23 May 1865
The Kensington Society , a quarterly women's discussion group devoted to social and political issues, held its inaugural meeting in London.
December 1869
The Ladies' National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts was formed as part of the movement to repeal the Contagious Diseases Acts.
31 December 1869
The Daily News published the Ladies' Protest, a document signed by 124 women which outlined their arguments for the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.
January 1881
The Personal Rights Journal began monthly publication in England.
13 May 1886
The National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts held its last meeting. It considered its work completed following the repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.
1888
Feminist activist Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy published The Emancipation of Women.
25 July 1889
The Women's Franchise League , an organisation committed to including married women in future women's suffrage proposals, was formed in London by Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy , Alice Scatcherd , and Harriet M'Ilquham and others.
30 April 1892
The House of Commons debated a women's suffrage bill, introduced by Conservative member Sir Albert Rollit , which would have allowed women with local government franchise to vote in parliamentary elections, but the bill failed...
By October 1892
Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy left the Women's Franchise League , which took an all or nothing stand, to form the Women's Emancipation Union in support of the granting of women's suffrage by stages.
3 November 1892
The first weekly number appeared in London of Shafts: a magazine of progressive thought (founded and edited by Margaret Shurmer Sibthorp ), which aimed at a working-class and female readership, and supported women's suffrage.
April 1900
Shafts, a paper for women and the working classes, then a magazine of progressive thought, ceased publication.
January 1903
The Personal Rights Journal ended publication in London.
13 June 1908
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies organised a co-ordinated procession in London which included 10,000 women from forty-two organizations.