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Dawson, Agnes (1873–1953), feminist and headteacher, was born on 7 March 1873 at 121 East Surrey Grove, Peckham, London, the daughter of Isaac Dawson, a journeyman carpenter and later master builder, and his wife, Sarah, formerly Burford. On leaving elementary school in Peckham...


Phipps, Emily Frost (1865–1943), feminist and headmistress, was born on 7 November 1865 at 9 South Hill Buildings, Stoke Damerel, Devonport, Devon, the daughter of Henry John Phipps, coppersmith at Devonport Dockyard, and his wife, Mary Ann, formerly Frost. She had a brother and a sister. On leaving elementary school she became a pupil teacher in an elementary infants' school and studied in the evenings to gain entrance to ...


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Lucy Mary Silcox (1862–1947) by Sir Stanley Spencer, 1925 © The Estate of Stanley Spencer 2010. All rights reserved DACS; private collection


Silcox, Lucy Mary (1862–1947), headmistress and feminist, was born on 11 July 1862 at Warminster, Wiltshire, the eldest of four daughters of the Revd John Wesley Silcox, Methodist minister, and his wife, Betsy, née Parkinson. She was educated at Chelsea High School for Girls...