Society for Promoting the Employment of Women

Connections

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Family and Intimate relationships Henrietta Müller
Henrietta's mother, Maria Henrietta Müller , was of English descent, though she appears to have been born, like her children, in Valparaiso.
“FamilySearch Internet Genealogy Service”. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
under Maria Miller (sic)
Mrs. Müller was committed, along with both her daughters...
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
Friends, Associates Emily Davies
At Gateshead, ED began life-long friendships with Annie Crow (later Austin) and Jane Crow (from 1848), and Elizabeth Garrett (later Anderson), from 1854. No letters from her to Anderson survive, although a number from Anderson...
Occupation Jane Hume Clapperton
Her philanthropy included teaching sabbath school, superintending the female branch of a ragged school, volunteering at a sick children's hospital, and working for the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (SPEW). She later reflected...
Occupation Matilda Hays
As well as co-founding and co-editing the English Woman's Journal with Bessie Rayner Parkes (between 1857 and 1862),
Rendall, Jane. “’A Moral Engine’? Feminism, Liberalism and the English Woman’s Journal”. Equal or Different: Women’s Politics 1800-1914, edited by Jane Rendall, Basil Blackwell, 1987, pp. 112 - 38.
116, 119-20
MH also worked devotedly for the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women .
Merrill, Lisa. When Romeo Was a Woman. University of Michigan Press, 1999.
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Occupation Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
BLSB helped to found the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women .
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press, 1985.
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Other Life Event Helen Blackburn
In 1905 the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women established a scholarship in HB 's memory.
Stephen, Sir Leslie, and Sidney Lee, editors. The Dictionary of National Biography. Smith, Elder, 1908.
politics Bessie Rayner Parkes
Besides editing the English Woman's Journal, BRP collaborated in 1859 with other group members Emily Faithfull and Adelaide Procter to found the Victoria Press (established on 25 March 1860).
Levine, Philippa. Feminist Lives in Victorian England: Private Roles and Public Commitment. Basil Blackwell, 1990.
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Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research, 2001.
240: 187
She also...
politics Adelaide Procter
The Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (for which AP , with Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and others, had opened an office) met for the first time.
Thomas, Leesther. A Poetry of Deliverance with Tractarian Affinities: A Study of Adelaide A. Procter’s Poetry. Florida State University, 1994.
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politics Emily Davies
ED quickly became involved with the Langham Place circle . In 1859 Jane Crow became the Secretary of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women , and went to live at the Langham Place office.
Stephen, Barbara. Emily Davies and Girton College. Constable, 1927.
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politics Emily Davies
ED established a Northumberland and Durham Branch of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women after her London visit.
Stephen, Barbara. Emily Davies and Girton College. Constable, 1927.
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Forster, Margaret. Significant Sisters. Secker and Warburg, 1984.
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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 Anna Swanwick
The husband drew up his will in 1884, leaving the bulk of his fortune for women's education and clearly explaining why. It is women who have hitherto had the worst of life, and I therefore...
politics Emily Faithfull
EF served as secretary of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (SPEW).
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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politics Emily Faithfull
EF and Bessie Parkes founded the Edinburgh branch of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women (SPEW).
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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Timeline

7 July 1859
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.
1861
Maria Rye established the Female Middle Class Emigration Society in response to the scarcity of jobs in England for girls and women.
1892
May Abraham , Clara Collet , Eliza Orme , and Margaret Irwin were appointed as Assistant Commissioners to the Royal Commission on Labour.