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Caplin, Roxey Ann [formerly Emily Roxey Caplin] (1793–1888), corset maker, writer, and lecturer on health, was born in Canada, the daughter of English settlers; Canadian Indians taught her canoeing and swimming as a child. Probably trained as a milliner, she married about 1835, and by 1839 was living in ...

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Carlile, Elizabeth Sharples (1803–1852), freethought lecturer and advocate of women's rights, was one of six children born to Ann and Richard Sharples, a counterpane manufacturer, in Bolton, Lancashire, probably late in 1803. The family was pious and prosperous, the children received a good education, and ...

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Gough, John Bartholomew (1817–1886), temperance lecturer, was born at Sandgate, Kent, on 22 August 1817. His father was a foot soldier of the 40th and 52nd regiments, pensioned in 1823 because of a neck injury. Gough was educated first by his mother, who was the village schoolmistress for twenty years, and later (...