Judith Drake

Standard Name: Drake, Judith
Birth Name: Judith
Married Name: Judith Drake
JD is a shadowy figure, but seems to have been responsible, or partly responsible, for two remarkable works of different kinds: a feminist essay, 1696, and editing her husband's major scientific text, 1707.


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Intertextuality and Influence Mary Astell
Among those directly influenced by this work were Judith Drake , Elizabeth Thomas , Mary, Lady Chudleigh , and Elizabeth Elstob .
Perry, Ruth. The Celebrated Mary Astell: An Early English Feminist. University of Chicago Press.
George Berkeley 's use of long passages from this text, unattributed, in...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Astell
MA influenced a whole generation of writing women: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu , Mary Chudleigh , Elizabeth Thomas , Judith Drake , Damaris Masham (although Masham's opinions were markedly different), Elizabeth Elstob , and Jane Barker
Occupation Jane Barker
Here she practised medicine; a book printed by Benjamin Crayle , her first publisher, advertises Dr Barker's Famous Gout Plaister.
King, Kathryn R., and Jeslyn Medoff. “Jane Barker and Her Life (1652-1732): The Documentary Record”. Eighteenth-Century Life, Vol.
, No. 3, pp. 16-38.
Wilson, Carol Shiner, and Jane Barker. “Introduction”. The Galesia Trilogy and Selected Manuscript Poems of Jane Barker, Oxford University Press, p. xv - xliv.
Actually prescribing medication, as Barker writes that she did, was for a...


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Drake, Judith. A Farther Essay Relating to the Female-Sex. A. Roper and E. Wilkinson, 1696.
Drake, Judith. An Essay in Defence of the Female Sex. A. Roper, E. Wilkinson, and R. Clavel, 1696, http://U of A, Special Collections.
Drake, James. Anthropologia Nova. Editor Drake, Judith, Smith and Walford, 1707.
Drake, Judith. Letter to Sir Hans Sloane, 1 September 1723. http://British Library Manuscripts MS Sloane 4047.f38-9, British Library, London.