Hertha Ayrton

Standard Name: Ayrton, Hertha
Used Form: Hertha Ayrton (born Sarah Marks)
Used Form: Phoebe Sarah Marks


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Family and Intimate relationships Celia Moss
This niece of CM 's, who studied with her aunt Marion Hartog, later became Hertha Ayrton , a suffragist and distinguished scientist.
“Hertha Ayrton”. IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Virtual Museum.
Family and Intimate relationships Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
She kept her name, considering it the one she had earned and having discovered there was no legal necessity to change it, but added Bodichon as a nod to social convention. She and her husband...
Friends, Associates Evelyn Sharp
She became a close friend of Dr Louisa Garrett Anderson , of Hertha Ayrton , physicist and suffragist, and of Ayrton's daughter, Barbara Gould . These two women, mother and daughter, embodied a thread linking...
Friends, Associates Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon
BLSB met Phoebe Sarah (Hertha) Marks , a Girton student who became like a daughter to her.
Herstein, Sheila R. A Mid-Victorian Feminist: Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon. Yale University Press.
Occupation Marion Moss
One of her pupils, her niece Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923), became a suffragist and a friend of Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon and George Eliot . She obtained only third-class degree results at the end her studies...
Publishing Beatrice Harraden
BH set her name to the earliest of her several letters to the Times, this one together with Hertha Ayrton and Mary Augusta Ward , as an effort to raise money for a building...
Textual Features Amy Levy
Her contributions include descriptive pieces (on, for instance, the Florence ghetto, which she presents as thronged with ghosts) and analytical essays on, for instance, our national free-masonry of wit; our family joke:
Beckman, Linda Hunt. Amy Levy: Her Life and Letters. Ohio University Press.
Textual Production Evelyn Sharp
ES published a 300-page biography of a woman who had achieved eminence as a physicist: Hertha Ayrton , 1854-1923, A Memoir. It was written at the request of Ayrton's daughter, Barbara Gould .
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012]. http://www.gale.com/c/the-times-literary-supplement-historical-archive.
1202 (5 March 1926): 235
Sharp, Evelyn. Unfinished Adventure. John Lane, Bodley Head.
OCLC WorldCat. http://www.oclc.org/firstsearch/content/worldcat/. Accessed 1999.


23 March 1899: The first paper presented to the Institution...

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23 March 1899

The first paper presented to the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE) by a woman was read by Hertha Ayrton , who was later admitted as the Institution's first female member.

1904: The first scientific paper read by a woman...

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The first scientific paper read by a woman for the Royal Society was delivered by Hertha Ayrton .

11 December 1906: Millicent Garrett Fawcett gave a banquet...

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11 December 1906

Millicent Garrett Fawcett gave a banquet at the Savoy Hotel in London to celebrate the release from Holloway Prison of suffragists arrested on 23 October.

1913: The Institute of Electrical Engineers elected...

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The Institute of Electrical Engineers elected Hertha Ayrton as its first woman member.


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