Society of Women Writers and Journalists


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Occupation Nina Bawden
NB sat on various literary committees: PEN International , the Society of Authors , and the Royal Society of Literature . She was president of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists , following in...
Occupation Mary Frances Billington
Having been elected president of the Society of Women Journalists , MFB served in this post through most of the First World War.
Tuson, Penelope. The Queen’s Daughters: An Anthology of Victorian Feminist Writings on India, 1857-1900. Ithaca Press, http://University of Waterloo - Porter.
Other Life Event Charlotte Eliza Humphry
CEH was a member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists , founded in 1894 by J. S. Wood , who was also the editor of a weekly illustrated paper for women called The...
politics Mary Frances Billington
MFB was named the first vice-president of the Society of Women Journalists (SWJ) , an organization founded that year by Joseph Snell Woodwith the objective to unite women journalists for mutual protection and advancement.
Clarke, Meaghan. “New Woman on Grub Street: Art in the City”. Gissing in the City: Cultural Crisis and the Making of Books in Late Victorian England, edited by John Spiers and John Spiers, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 31-40.
Reception Nina Bawden
NB was an Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford (where she was an undergraduate). She was President of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists . She was made CBE in 1995, and was a...
Reception Mary Frances Billington
As evidenced by her position as a delegate to Canada with the Empire Press Union in 1920, MFB was one of the most important journalists working in the early twentieth century. Her writings on India...
Textual Features Mary Frances Billington
MFB credits Queen Mary and her attempts to mobilize women in the workforce for the passing of that sense of utter impotence which possessed [women] in the first days of the war.
Billington, Mary Frances. The Roll-Call of Serving Women: A Record of Woman’s Work for Combatants and Sufferers in the Great War. The Religious Tract Society.
She records...
Textual Production Mary Frances Billington
Owing perhaps to her more adventurous
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
attitude following her early successes as a journalist and as an organizer with the Society of Women Journalists (SWJ) , MFB requested and was awarded a commisson from the...
Travel Mary Frances Billington
MFB visited Ottawa as sole female delegate to the Second Imperial Press Conference (of the Empire Press Union ), for representatives of newspapers from across the British Empire. Officially, she represented the SWJ .
Donald, Robert. The Imperial Press Conference in Canada. Hodder and Stoughton, http://


1894: Newspaper proprietor Joseph Snell Wood founded...

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Newspaper proprietor Joseph Snell Wood founded the Society of Women Writers and Journalists ; launched in London, it has become an international organization.


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