Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Standard Name: Fawcett, Millicent Garrett
Birth Name: Millicent Garrett
Married Name: Millicent Fawcett
Indexed Name: Mrs Henry Fawcett
MGF was a very effective political writer. Early in her career, she was well regarded for her works on political economy, which included three successful books and numerous articles and reviews for periodicals including Macmillan's Magazine, the Fortnightly, and the Athenæum. Her writings and speeches on higher education for women were very influential. She wrote two novels; the first was a success, but second has been lost. Later, she became primarily known for her activism and considerable body of works (books, essays, lectures, and speeches) dealing with issues in the women's movement, particularly with women's suffrage.
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Anthologization Ann Oakley
The many other texts that AO published during this decade include an Open University course entitled The Division of Labour by Gender, 1981, and her biographical article on Millicent Garrett Fawcett for Dale Spender
Dedications Ray Strachey
RS published The Cause: A Short History of the Women's Movement in Great Britain, dedicated to Millicent Fawcett , whose life-story was part of its subject.
O’Malley, Ida. “The Women’s Movement”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 1395, p. 768.
Chapman, Wayne K., and Janet M. Manson, editors. Women in the Milieu of Leonard and Virginia Woolf: Peace, Politics, and Education. Pace University Press, 1998.
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
Dorothy's immediate family was large and vibrant: she had nine surviving siblings, most of whom distinguished themselves in the public realm. Her sister Philippa (Pippa) Strachey (1872-1968) was a longtime suffragist who organized the first...
Family and Intimate relationships Isabella Ormston Ford
Emily, born five years ahead of Isabella in 1850, attended the Slade School of Art in the late 1870s and became a painter well-known in the Leeds community. Like IOF , she also became a...
Family and Intimate relationships Linda Villari
LV 's father, James White , was a silk merchant during her childhood and adolescence.
His career forced him to move to China in 1841, and his family followed shortly afterwards without the five- or...
Family and Intimate relationships Marguerite de Navarre
Her mother, Louise of Savoy, duchesse d'Angoulême , was about sixteen at her daughter's birth; she died in 1531.
Fawcett, Millicent Garrett. Five Famous French Women. Cassell, 1905.
Millicent Garrett Fawcett included lives of both mother and daughter in her Five Famous French Women, 1905.
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
DB 's mother, Jane Maria (Grant), Lady Strachey , was born on 13 March 1840 aboard an East India Company ship off the Cape of Good Hope. Her parents were Henrietta Chichele (of an...
Friends, Associates Emily Spender
Through her work on the suffrage movement ES came to know Millicent Garrett Fawcett .
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
She apparently did not impress E. M. Forster and his mother. Alice Clara (Lily) Forster wrote of ES : we...
Friends, Associates Josephine Butler
JB maintained a close friendship with Millicent Garrett Fawcett until the end of her life.
Caine, Barbara. Victorian Feminists. Oxford University Press, 1992.
Friends, Associates Sarah Grand
Moving to London brought SG to the centre of the campaign for women's rights; there she met leading activists like Millicent Garrett Fawcett , Eva McClaren , Lady Elizabeth Cust , and Constance Wilde (wife...
Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
Friends, Associates Emily Faithfull
EF suffered in various ways as a result of the trial. The sense that she had prevaricated, at the very least, alienated many of her associates on The English Woman's Journal, including Emily Davies
Friends, Associates Amy Levy
She saw a good deal of Olive Schreiner , who called her the most interesting girl she had met in England,
Beckman, Linda Hunt. Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters. Ohio University Press, 2000.
and also took her on two trips outside London at the very end...
Friends, Associates Helen Taylor
HT moved in political and social circles that included Elizabeth Garrett Anderson , Millicent Garrett Fawcett , Louisa Garrett Anderson , Emily Davies , Elizabeth Wolstenholme , Frances Mary Buss , Dorothea Beale , and Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon .
Kent, Susan Kingsley. Sex and Suffrage in Britain, 1860-1914. Princeton University Press, 1987.
Robson, Ann P., John M. Robson, John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor, and Helen Taylor. “Introduction and Editorial Materials”. Sexual Equality, University of Toronto Press, 1994, p. vii - xxxv; various pages.
Friends, Associates Marie Belloc Lowndes
Edmund Garrett (a cousin of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Millicent Garrett Fawcett ) was the first young Englishman whom Marie Belloc had ever got to know well; as a French girl, she was equally strange...


Autumn 1867
The London National Society for Women's Suffrage was formed under the direction of Frances Power Cobbe , Millicent Garrett Fawcett , and others.
Newnham College for women was founded in Cambridge.
August 1874
The National Union of Working Women was founded in Bristol.
Henry Fawcett , Postmaster-General and husband of Millicent Garrett Fawcett , created a new civil service grade of women clerks, opening up government jobs to women previously excluded because of their class.
Two new groups emerged from the National Society for Women's Suffrage after internal dissension about permitting affiliations with other organisations: the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage retained its existing name; the...
3 January 1890
The Woman began weekly publication as a moderate feminist magazine; it then became a fashionable ladies' magazine.
early June 1890
Philippa Fawcett of Newnham College, Cambridge , was placed above the Senior Wrangler in the university's mathematics results.
September 1890
Rukhmabai , famous for her court case resulting from her marriage as a child and now in London studying to become a medical doctor, weighed in on the subject of Indian Child Marriages: An Appeal...
October 1892
F. A. Atkins edited the first issue of The Young Woman, a magazine for girls interested in religion, published in London.
February 1895
Grant Allen published his best-selling novel entitled The Woman Who Did; it was Keynotes Series no. 8.
14 October 1897
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies was established under the leadership of Millicent Garrett Fawcett .
11 December 1906
Millicent Garrett Fawcett gave a banquet at the Savoy Hotel in London to celebrate the release from Holloway Prison of suffragists arrested on 23 October.
27 June 1907
The Women's Franchise began weekly publication in London; it featured contributions from major societies within the suffrage movement and from individuals.
31 January 1910
Militant suffragettes called a truce, anticipating H. N. Brailsford 's efforts to organise an all-party parliamentary conciliation committee to promote the settlement of the women's suffrage question.
Hume, Leslie Parker. The National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies, 1897-1914. Garland, 1982.
9 July 1910
The National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies sponsored a demonstration in Trafalgar Square, London, attended by over 10,000 people, in support of the impending second reading of the Conciliation Bill.