Emily Faithfull

Standard Name: Faithfull, Emily
Birth Name: Emily Faithfull
EF , Victorian feminist, was a publisher before she was an author. After years of intermittent journalistic writing and editing, she published a novel and a travel book. She also became well-known as a lecturer.
Albumen carte-de-visite of Emily Faithfull taken some time in the mid to late 1860s. (A carte-de-visite was a photo in the small size of the visiting card.) She is wearing a single-button jacket with white shirt collar and bow tie, looking quite sharp. Her hair is parted in the middle and slicked to the sides.
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Dedications Adelaide Procter
AP edited The Victoria Regia: A Volume of Original Contributions in Poetry and Prose, with a preface by Emily Faithfull , published by Faithfull at the Victoria Press , set by women compositors, and...
Friends, Associates Emilie Barrington
Before her marriage EB was a close friend of Emily Faithfull , one of the few who remained loyal after Faithfull found herself embroiled in scandal.
Westwater, Martha. The Wilson Sisters. Ohio University Press, 1984.
Donoghue, Emma. “Author’s Note”. The Sealed Letter, Picador, 2011, pp. 465 - 74.
468, 470-1
Friends, Associates Matilda Hays
She remained friends with Anna Jameson , Isa Craig , and Emily Faithfull , but the biographer of the last-named surmises that Hays's loyalty to Faithfull (whose reputation was tarnished because of her involvement in...
Friends, Associates Emilie Barrington
Emilie Wilson (later EB ) and Emily Faithfull were inseparable
Westwater, Martha. The Wilson Sisters. Ohio University Press, 1984.
friends until they fell out just before Emilie was married. Westwater suggests that they may have been introduced by Bessie Parkes , whose father,...
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 Anna Kingsford
AK 's wide-ranging interests brought her into contact with an array of people known to a greater or lesser extent in the intellectual life of the day. Through the women's movement she met Barbara Bodichon
Friends, Associates Frances Power Cobbe
Friends, Associates Adelaide Procter
Other intimate feminist friends of AP 's adult years, in addition to Matilda Hays , were Bessie Rayner Parkes and Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon . Procter was also a member of the Portfolio Society ...
Friends, Associates Emily Davies
In London, ED met John Stuart Mill and Harriet Taylor . At Emily Faithfull 's parties, frequented by Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon, Isa Craig , and Bessie Rayner Parkes, she met Anthony Trollope , Louis Blanc
Leisure and Society Jean Ingelow
JI became a member of the Portfolio Society , to which Adelaide Procter , Emily Faithfull , and several other members of the Langham Place Group also belonged.
“Dictionary of Literary Biography online”. Gale Databases: Literature Resource Center-LRC.
Armstrong, Isobel, Joseph Bristow, and Cath Sharrock, editors. Nineteenth-Century Women Poets. Clarendon Press, 1996.
Occupation Matilda Hays
By 1861 MH was a partner in the Victoria Press . Her involvement, however, was short-lived, and she never invested any funds in the press.
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
52, 238n10
By 1860 rumours were apparently circulating about her...
Occupation Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
Jessie Boucherett and Adelaide Procter served as the honorary secretaries, Sarah Lewin and Emily Crow acted as executive secretaries, and BLSB , Bessie Rayner Parkes, and Emily Faithfull served on the advisory committee.
Performance of text Jessie Boucherett
Emily Faithfull read a paper by JB entitled Local Societies for Promoting the Employment of Women at a meeting of the Social Science Association .
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
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
politics Anna Brownell Jameson
ABJ became a mentor to a group of young reformers and educational pioneers, including Adelaide Procter , Emily Faithfull , and Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon . She sometimes provided meeting space for the group, both...


March 1858
The English Woman's Journal, a monthly magazine on the theory and practice of organised feminism, began publication in London, with financial support from Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and others, under the editorship of...
7 July 1859
The first meeting of the Society for Promoting the Employment of Women was held in London; founding members included Anna Jameson , Emily Faithfull , Jessie Boucherett , Adelaide Procter , Bessie Rayner Parkes , Isa Craig , and Sarah Lewin .
October 1859
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.
20 March 1863
The executive of the Ladies' London Emancipation Society first convened at the home of Mentia Taylor ; the Society aimed to enlist British sympathy for the North in the US Civil War.
August 1864
The English Woman's Journal, a practical and theoretical source of organized feminism from London, merged into The Alexandra Magazine and English Woman's Journal.
February 1876
Emma Paterson , in association with Emily Faithfull and with the help of Henrietta Müller , founded the Women's Co-operative Printing Society in London. The Society lasted until the 1950s.
February 1876
Emma Paterson launched, as editor, the first issue of the Women's Union Journal, a monthly publication of the Women's Protective and Provident League , an organization founded by Paterson in London in July 1874...
26 February 1876
Women and Work, a practical guide to employment for middle-class women, ended publication in London.
By 15 July 1876
Emma Paterson , in association with Emily Faithfull , founded the cooperative Women's Printing Society in London.
June 1880
Victoria Magazine, produced by Emily Faithfull at the Victoria Press in London, ended publication.