Anthony Ashley Cooper, seventh Earl of Shaftesbury

Standard Name: Shaftesbury, Anthony Ashley Cooper,,, seventh Earl of
Used Form: Lord Shaftesbury

Connections

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Dedications Anna Maria Hall
Boons and Blessings was dedicated to the Earl of Shaftesbury and contained several previously published stories, including The Worn Thimble; a Story of Woman's Duty and Woman's Influence(1853) and The Drunkard's Bible (1854).
Keane, Maureen. Mrs. S.C. Hall: A Literary Biography. Colin Smythe, 1997.
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Dedications Caroline Norton
She wrote this poem without any direct experience of factory conditions, but at a time when she was sensitized to social injustice by learning the extent of her estranged husband's power over her, and to...
Dedications Isa Craig
The volume was dedicated to the memory of the Earl of Shaftesbury . The editor of a later, undated edition, Charles Bullock , noted in his introduction that the story had gained universal commendation and...
Education Florence Nightingale
After returning home from Rome, FN remained dissatisfied with her domestic situation (which, she believed, denied her calling to serve God), and therefore immersed herself in her studies. She read statistics and government documents obtained...
Friends, Associates Elizabeth Rigby
In London, she met theCarlyles and John Gibson Lockhart 's daughter Charlotte . She was also introduced to her future husband, Charles Eastlake . She called on Agnes Strickland and Maria Edgeworth . Lord Shaftesbury
Friends, Associates Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna
During her time at Bristol, she met the elderly Hannah More , who encouraged her in her teaching project. Her interest in factory reform later brought her into contact with Lord Shaftesbury .
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.
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
Health Elizabeth Rigby
This debilitating condition (which ran in her family) had been troubling her since 1876. She was accompanied abroad by her longtime housekeeper, Mrs Anderson, who died soon after their return. ER remained very ill and...
Occupation Caroline Chisholm
While the Chisholms themselves were responsible for most of the actual details of the FCLS, the society also had a Central Committee in London which included Lord Ashley and Sidney Herbert among other MPs and...
Occupation Frances Power Cobbe
FPC became, with George Hoggan , Honorary Secretary of the new society, which they co-founded. Prominent supporters included the Earl of Shaftesbury , who became the first president, the Archbishop of York , politicians James Stansfeld
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 Hesba Stretton
This society later became the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children or NSPCC. The meeting of twenty people included Angela Burdett-Coutts and the Earl of Shaftesbury . HS wrote the report for...
politics Charlotte Elizabeth Tonna
CET presented a petition on behalf of oppressed Russian Jews to Tsar Nicholas I . Signatories included many who shared her domestic reform agenda, including Lord Shaftesbury
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray, Brian Harrison, and Lawrence Goldman, editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
politics Emily Faithfull
The central concern of this society was educational and industrial reform; papers presented and discussed at the VDS meetings dealt not only with every aspect of women's work but also with sundry political, social and...

Timeline

February 1809
The Quarterly Review was founded.
1838
Lord Shaftesbury first brought up for discussion in the House of Lords the protection of young females from vice.
15 March 1844
Lord Shaftesbury introduced the Ten Hours Bill with a speech noting that in 1839 more than half of the factory operators in the British Empire were female, and almost half of these female workers were...
May 1844
The Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes began to work towards housing reform; the society was a revitalized and revamped version of the Labourer's Friend Society of the previous decade.
6 June 1844
A new Factory Act was implemented, limiting female factory workers of eighteen years and over to the same hours as young persons aged thirteen to seventeen.
2 September 1852
The Manchester Free Library , the first major British public lending library, opened in Manchester.
April 1853
Stage performer Elizabeth Taylor Greenfield , an ex-slave from Mississippi and the first Black concert singer to win fame in both the US and Britian, arrived in Liverpool.
1854
The Pure Literature Society was founded under Lord Shaftesbury 's leadership with the aim of stemming the increasingly sensational tide in evangelical literature.
14 August 1855
The Religious Worship Act was passed, under the direction of Lord Shaftesbury .
Probably October 1858
1859
The Association for Sanitary Reform was founded; Lord Shaftesbury was Chairman.
October 1859