Henrietta Müller

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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.

Milestones

1846
Frances Henrietta Müller , who later called herself Henrietta Müller , was born in Valparaiso, Chile, one of a family of at least four.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
January 1884
Henrietta Müller 's article The Future of Single Women, published anonymously in the Westminster Review, challenged the supposed superfluity of the unmarried woman.
Müller, Henrietta. “The Future of Single Women”. Westminster Review, No. 121, pp. 151 -62.
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27 October 1888
Now a practised writer for the Westminster Review, Müller embarked on her own journalistic venture in founding what was initially entitled The Women's Penny Paper, the first women's newspaper in London.
Walkowitz, Judith R. City of Dreadful Delight. University of Chicago Press, 1992.
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Doughan, David, and Denise Sanchez. Feminist Periodicals, 1855-1984. Harvester Press, 1987.
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1897
Swami Vivekananda 's From Colombo to Almora, a book about a missionary journey, was published in London, with Henrietta Müller as the editor.
British Library Catalogue.
4 January 1906
Henrietta Müller died in Washington, DC.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
“The Times Digital Archive 1785-2007”. Thompson Gale: The Times Digital Archive.
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Biography

Birth and Family

1846
Frances Henrietta Müller , who later called herself Henrietta Müller , was born in Valparaiso, Chile, one of a family of at least four.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.