Marion Reid

Standard Name: Reid, Marion
Birth Name: Marion Kirkland
Married Name: Marion Reid
Indexed Name: Mrs Hugo Reid
MR published her only known work, a tract entitled A Plea for Woman, in 1843. She is credited as one of the founders of the feminist movement, although unfortunately little is known about her life or about any other writings.


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Literary responses Sarah Lewis
Reviews were mostly favourable; the humour magazine Punch paid Woman's Mission the compliment of burlesquing it. Sarah Stickney Ellis praised it in her Mothers of England, 1843, the book which completed her series whose...
politics Anna Brownell Jameson
ABJ went to the LondonWorld Anti-Slavery Convention in the company of Lady Byron , Amelia Opie , and Marion Reid .
Johnston, Judith. Anna Jameson: Victorian, Feminist, Woman of Letters. Scolar Press.


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Reid, Marion. A Plea for Woman. William Tait, 1843.
Reid, Marion, and Susanne Ferguson. A Plea for Woman. Polygon, 1988.
Ferguson, Susanne, and Marion Reid. “Foreword”. A Plea for Woman, Polygon, 1988, p. v - viii.
Reid, Marion, and Caroline Matilda Kirkland. Woman, Her Education and Influence. Fowler and Wells, 1848.