Maria Rye

Standard Name: Rye, Maria


Connections Sort descending Author name Excerpt
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 Bessie Rayner Parkes
In later years she became friendly with hymn-writer Elizabeth Rundle Charles .
Lowndes, Marie Belloc. I, Too, Have Lived in Arcadia. Macmillan, 1941.
One of her closest non-literary friends was Mary Merryweather , a Quaker nurse who shared BRP 's interest in promoting standards of...
politics Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
At the meeting the female members of the first Married Women's Property Committee confirmed the text of BLSB 's parliamentary petition and planned for a signature crusade and then for the presentation of the petition...
politics Emma Frances Brooke
Her position was held jointly with Jane E. Lewin , while the secretary was Miss Strongitharm .
Brooke, Emma Frances, and Jane Lewin. “Female Middle Class Emigration Society”. The Brisbane Courier, No. 7761, p. 6.
(25 Nov 1882): 6
Brooke, Emma Frances, and Jane Lewin. “Correspondence: Female Middle Class Emigration Society”. The Nelson Evening Mail, No. 264.
vol. XVII iss. 264 (21 Nov 1882): 2
Lewin, along with Maria Rye ...
politics Isa Craig
The association with Parkes led to IC 's lengthy involvement with the mid-Victorian feminist movement, which coalesced through the activities and publications of the Langham Place Group. She is often referred to by historians...
Textual Features Emily Faithfull
EF supported the suffrage cause by lecturing on women's suffrage and by reporting on the activities of the National Society for Women's Suffrage in her periodicals.
Stone, James S. Emily Faithfull: Victorian Champion of Women’s Rights. P. D. Meany, 1994.
152, 157
She also publicised the Society for the Promotion of the Employment of Women
Theme or Topic Treated in Text Frances Power Cobbe
In treating the need for other pursuits for spinsters and widows she touches on the topical subjects of religious sisterhoods, female doctors, higher education for women, female philanthropists such as Maria Rye , and feminist...


December 1855
Barbara Leigh Smith , later Bodichon, founded the Married Women's Property Committee (sometimes called the Women's Committee) to draw up a petition for a married women's property bill.
February 1858
Bessie Rayner Parkes described to George Eliot , in a letter, the limited company established by the Langham Place group to support The English Woman's Journal.
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...
Late 1859
The offices of The English Woman's Journal moved from Cavendish Square to 19 Langham Place, where a ladies' club was also planned.
Maria Rye and Isa Craig established the Telegraph School for Women , to train women for work in telegraph offices where messages handed in and sent.
Maria Rye established the Female Middle Class Emigration Society in response to the scarcity of jobs in England for girls and women.
Maria Rye opened at 12 Portugal Street, London, a law-copying office to provide employment opportunities for women.
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.
October 1869
Emigration proponent Maria Rye took seventy-five orphaned British girls between the ages of four and twelve to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.
18 August 1882
The Married Women's Property Act gave women the right to all the property they earned or acquired before or during marriage.