Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree

Standard Name: Rowntree, Benjamin Seebohm
Used Form: Seebohm Rowntree

Connections

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Friends, Associates May Kendall
MK began publishing in 1885. During this decade she became friends with classical scholar and poet Andrew Lang , who advanced her career as a writer.
Birch, Catherine Elizabeth. Evolutionary Feminism in Late-Victorian Women’s Poetry: Mathilde Blind, Constance Naden and May Kendall. University of Birmingham.
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Although she was never part of a literary...
Literary responses May Kendall
The mixed reviews that greeted Songs can be attributed to a lack of backing from Lang in advertising the book.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research, 2001.
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Percy Addleshaw in The Academy found it in some measure a disappointment.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research, 2001.
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Her...
Literary responses May Kendall
Rowntree's biographer Asa Briggs credits Kendall's affective writing with bringing Seebohm Rowntree 's The Human Needs of Labourto life; he describes her as someone who always gave loyal and devoted service.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research, 2001.
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Briggs, Asa. Seebohm Rowntree. Longmans, 1961.
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politics May Kendall
During the second half of her life, from 1898, MK gave up writing fiction to focus on social reform, a shift that culminated in the appearance of How the Labourer Lives in 1913.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research, 2001.
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In...
Author summary May Kendall
May Kendall is most notable for late-nineteenth-century poems characterized by sharp humour and sarcastic wit on topics related to evolutionary science and the new woman. Her novels employ sarcasm and irony to examine British...
Textual Production May Kendall
In the twentieth century, MK re-focused her talents on non-fiction [and] sociological investigations with members of the Rowntree family. She first worked with John Wilhelm Rowntree on a series of powerful essays in his York...
Textual Production May Kendall
For her first work of non-fiction, How the Labourer Lives, MK helped author and reformist Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree interview working-class familes about their nutrition and finances in Yorkshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, and Berkshire.
Birch, Catherine Elizabeth. Evolutionary Feminism in Late-Victorian Women’s Poetry: Mathilde Blind, Constance Naden and May Kendall. University of Birmingham.
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Textual Production May Kendall
Although not attributed to her, The Human Needs of Labour, a trenchant analysis of worker-employer relations published as by Benjamin Seebohm Rowntree alone, was MK 's last full-length work.
Thesing, William B., editor. Dictionary of Literary Biography 240. Gale Research, 2001.
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Timeline

1899
Two-thirds of 12,000 British men examined for military service were rejected for failing to meet requirements for height (5 feet 3 inches), weight (115 pounds, or over eight stone), or chest measurement.
1901
Surveys of the poor conducted in London and York by Charles Booth (in a volume of Life and Labour of the People in London) and Seebohm Rowntree (in Poverty: a Study of Town Life...