Maria Grey

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MG wrote during the second half of the nineteenth century. Her early productions were literary: she collaborated with her sister on a narrative and a novel, and then produced a second novel independently. Her later writings were political, arguing the need for improvements to women's education, as well as addressing issues relating to the suffrage movement. Through her writings and through direct action, MG worked to ensure an improvement in opportunities for women's education.
Low-resolution black-and-white photo of Maria Grey sitting in a chair,holding a book. She has a white cap tied round her head and she is wearing glasses.  Her dress is buttoned up the front and topped by a short jacket.
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Milestones

7 March 1816
Maria Shirreff (later Grey) was born the third of four surviving daughters; her two brothers had died during childhood.
Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women’s Movement. Greenwood, 1979.
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1897
MG wrote a memoir of her sister entitled Memorials of E. A. E. Shirreff, with a Sketch of Her Life, which was privately printed.
OCLC WorldCat.
Mitchell, Sally, editor. Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. Garland Press, 1988.
19 September 1906
MG died after living as an invalid for eighteen years.
Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women’s Movement. Greenwood, 1979.
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Biography

Birth and Family

7 March 1816
Maria Shirreff (later Grey) was born the third of four surviving daughters; her two brothers had died during childhood.
Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women’s Movement. Greenwood, 1979.
7, 9