Katharine Bruce Glasier

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Katharine Bruce Glasier was a socialist-feminist writer and activist at the turn of the nineteenth century whose writing advances her ideas for social reform. She wrote newspaper articles, pamphlets, short stories, and novels all in the service of her socialist-feminist ideals. She also wrote poetry. She lectured widely throughout Britain for both the Fabian Society and the Independent Labour Party , and for many years contributed to the Labour Leader, which was (latterly as the New Leader) the primary propaganda vessel of the ILP. A key figure in the Labour movement, KBG was the only woman member of the organizational team that led to the establishment of the Independent Labour Party, and the first woman elected as director of its National Administrative Council . She was also a founding member of the Women's Labour League .
Black and white, oval-framed photo of Katharine Bruce Glasier from the neck up. Her hair is up, with a wave in front going towards the left. The dress she is wearing has a large standing collar lined with lace. Below is written, the first line in capitals: "Katharine St. John Conway / Mrs Bruce Glasier".
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Milestones

September 25, 1867
Katharine St John Conway , who would later be known as KBG , was born at Ongar in Essex, the second of seven children.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
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11 July 1891
Katharine Conway 's first known publication, a poem entitled A Contrast, appeared in the Worker's Cry on this date.
Mutch, Deborah. English Socialist Periodicals, 1880-1900. Ashgate, 2005.
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1896
KBG published her best-known novel, a fascinating blend of socialist and feminist ideas entitled Aimée Furniss, Scholar. She issued it with the Clarion Press under the name Katharine St. John Conway.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
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14 June 1950
After a brief illness at her home, Glen Cottage, on the outskirts of Earby, KBG died peacefully in her sleep.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
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Biography

Birth and Family

September 25, 1867
Katharine St John Conway , who would later be known as KBG , was born at Ongar in Essex, the second of seven children.
Thompson, Laurence. The Enthusiasts. Victor Gollancz Limited, 1971.
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