Henrietta Müller

Standard Name: Müller, Henrietta
Birth Name: Frances Henrietta Müller
Indexed Name: F. Henrietta Muller
Indexed Name: Henrietta B. Muller
Indexed Name: Henrietta Miller
Indexed Name: Frances H. Müller
Pseudonym: Helena B. Temple
Henrietta Müller was a prominent activist for women's rights in the late-nineteenth century, who used her talents in the service of public reform. Best known for her radical opposition to taxation without representation, she became a popular speaker during her term as one of the first female members of the London School Board . She subsequently took up the pen to further women's cause through her journalism, which led her to found the first women's newspaper in England. As both a writer and a speaker, HM delivered a pointed critique of masculine domination alongside a typically Victorian sexual essentialism. She also connected her feminist politics with spiritual ideals, and edited or possibly ventriloquized books about Eastern religion.


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Literary responses Anna Kingsford
The Perfect Way was virtually ignored by the mainstream press, though it received a one-line notice in W. T. Stead 's Review of Reviews: Mystical, and very suggestive from the standpoint of the Christian...
politics Jane Hume Clapperton
Others who attended the club included Annie Besant , Olive Schreiner , Elizabeth Blackwell , Henrietta Müller , and Eleanor Marx .
Matthew, Henry Colin Gray et al., editors. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/.
Bland, Lucy. Banishing the Beast: Feminism, Sex and Morality. Tauris Parke.
Textual Production Laura Ormiston Chant
Chant was well-regarded as a lecturer, and often spoke on political matters. Henrietta Müller described her as the most popular of our lady speakers in 1888.
’The Truest Form of Patriotism’: Pacifist Feminism in Britain, 1870-1902. Manchester University Press.


February 1876: Emma Paterson, in association with Emily...

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February 1876

Emma Paterson , in association with Emily Faithfull and with the help of Henrietta Müller , founded the Women's Co-operative Printing Society in London. The Society lasted until the 1950s.

27 December 1890: The Women's Penny Paper ended publication...

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27 December 1890

The Women's Penny Paper ended publication in London under this title.

3 January 1891: Helena B. Temple (Henrietta Müller) edited...

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3 January 1891

Helena B. Temple (Henrietta Müller) edited the first weekly issue of the Woman's Herald in London.

28 December 1893: The Woman's Herald ceased publication in...

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28 December 1893

The Woman's Herald ceased publication in London, before resuming in January 1894 as the Woman's Signal.

4 January 1894: The Woman's Signal: a Weekly Record and Review...

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4 January 1894

The Woman's Signal: a Weekly Record and Review devoted to the interests of women in the home and in the wider world (successor to Henrietta Müller 's Women's Penny Paper) issued its first number...


Müller, Henrietta. “Common Sense About Women”. Westminster Review, Vol.
, pp. 155-6.
Vivekananda, Swami. From Colombo to Almora: Seventeen Lectures. Editor Müller, Henrietta, The Vyjayanti Press, 1897.
Müller, Henrietta. “Schools in Florence”. Macmillan’s Magazine, Vol.
, pp. 480-8.
Müller, Henrietta. “The Future of Single Women”. Westminster Review, Vol.
, No. 121, pp. 151-62.
A. K. G.,. The Yoga of Christ; or, the Science of the Soul. Editor Müller, Henrietta, Theosophical Publishing Society, 1894.
Müller, Henrietta. “What Woman is Fitted For”. Westminster Review, Vol.
, No. 71, pp. 64-75.