Woodring, Carl Ray. Victorian Samplers: William and Mary Howitt. University of Kansas Press, 1952.
, along with Eliza Meteyard
, sat on the council for the Whittington Club
, an organization dedicated to self-improvement, and cultural and educational opportunities for women.
Gleadle, Kathryn. The Early Feminists. Macmillan, 1995.
This reprint of three stories from the late 1840s contains a biographical introduction. The Nine Hours' Movement, brainchild of George Dawson
(who often lectured at the Whittington Club
) campaigned for early closing and improved...
17 February 1847
The Whittington Club
(named after the poor boy who became Lord Mayor of London) held its first meeting. Unlike traditional gentlemen's clubs, it welcomed women and lower-middle-class men.