National Association for the Promotion of Social Science

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Occupation Emily Faithfull
This was an important year for the Victoria Press, and consequently for EF . In addition to printing The English Woman's Journal, the Transactions of the Social Science Association, and a number of...
Occupation Frances Power Cobbe
Together Elliot and Cobbe attempted to make the terminally ill patients of workhouse sick wards more comfortable by bringing better furniture, tea, and magazines and books to the wards. FPC also managed to persuade the...
Occupation Anna Brownell Jameson
ABJ made her final public appearance at the Bradford meeting of the Social Science Association , where her comments on papers on women's employment were heard with awe.
Johnston, Judith. Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters. Scolar Press, 1997.
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Jameson, Anna Brownell. Anna Jameson: Letters and Friendships (1812-1860). Erskine, Beatrice CarolineEditor , T. Fisher Unwin, 1915.
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Occupation Isa Craig
IC was appointed assistant secretary to the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science (which was actually launched in October).
Kamm, Josephine, and Mary Stocks. Rapiers and Battleaxes: The Women’s Movement And Its Aftermath. George Allen and Unwin, 1966.
102
McCrone, Kathleen E. “The National Association for the Promotion of Social Science and the Advancement of Victorian Women”. Atlantis, No. 1, pp. 44 -66.
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Goldman, Lawrence. Science, Reform, and Politics in Victorian Britain: The Social Science Association 1857-1886. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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Occupation Isa Craig
IC was chosen for this position by George Hastings , lawyer, reformer, and general secretary of the Social Science Association .
Hirsch, Pam. Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon 1827-1891: Feminist, Artist and Rebel. Chatto and Windus, 1998.
193
Hastings drew criticism in the press for his bold appointment of a woman...
Occupation Florence Nightingale
The following year she devised ways to standardize statistics for hospital use.
Nightingale, Florence. Ever Yours, Florence Nightingale. Vicinus, Martha and Bea NergaardEditors , Harvard University Press, 1990.
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She was also a member of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science .
Webb, Val. Florence Nightingale: The Making of a Radical Theologian. Chalice, 2002.
114
Performance of text Frances Power Cobbe
FPC gave a paper, co-written with Margaret Elliot , at the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science Congress in Glasgow, which then appeared as the 14-page pamphlet, Destitute Incurables in Workhouses.
OCLC WorldCat.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press, 2004.
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Performance of text Frances Power Cobbe
FPC read at the Social Science Congress in Dublin a paper later published by Emily Faithfull as Friendless Girls, and How to Help Them, Being an Account of the Preventive Mission at Bristol.
British Library Catalogue.
Mitchell, Sally. Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer. University of Virginia Press, 2004.
116, 118
Performance of text Isa Craig
IC delivered a paper at Liverpool to the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science , entitled Emigration as a Preventive Agency.
Craig, Isa. “Emigration as a Preventive Agency”. English Woman’s Journal, No. 11, pp. 289 -7.
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politics Maria Grey
During the 1870s, MG and Emily Shirreff attended annual meetings and appeared on programmes of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science .
Ellsworth, Edward W. Liberators of the Female Mind: The Shirreff Sisters, Educational Reform, and the Women’s Movement. Greenwood, 1979.
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politics Lydia Becker
LB attended the Social Science Association meeting in Manchester.
politics Bessie Rayner Parkes
She travelled long distances to speak at Social Science Congress es in October 1859, October 1860, and June 1862, putting herself among the first women to speak (as opposed to writing a paper for someone...
politics Jessie Boucherett
JB and Bessie Rayner Parkes delivered papers at the Congress of the Social Science Association at Bradford, addressing issues relating to women's employment.
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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politics Adelaide Procter
Earlier in the year, the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science had appointed AP as member of a committee to consider ways of providing employment opportunities for women. It was an appointment that...
politics Jessie Boucherett
In 1859, along with Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and Adelaide Procter , JB launched the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (SPEW). They held their first meeting on 19 June 1859.
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
“Obituary: Miss Emilia Jessie Boucherett”. Times, p. 8.
Though all...

Timeline

October 1857
October 1857
October 1859
Late 1859
The offices of The English Woman's Journal moved from Cavendish Square to 19 Langham Place, where a ladies' club was also planned.
25 March 1860
Emily Faithfull established the Victoria Press at 9 Great Coram Street, near Russell Square, London.
September 1860
Emily Faithfull and Bessie Rayner Parkes spoke on the employment of women in printing trades at the fourth annual conference of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science held in Glasgow.
1861
Maria Rye established the Female Middle Class Emigration Society in response to the scarcity of jobs in England for girls and women.
1862
The London meeting of the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science accepted a paper from Emily Davies on Medicine as a Profession for Women.
21 April 1868
A Married Women's Property Bill prepared by the National Association for the Promotion of Social Science was sponsored by George Shaw Lefevre and John Stuart Mill ; it stalled because the vote in the House
By mid-October 1869
The forerunner of the National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts was founded in response to extensionist leanings at the Social Science Association Congress at Bristol.
17 November 1871