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Astell, Mary (1666–1731), philosopher and promoter of women's education, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 12 November 1666, the first of two surviving children of Peter Astell (1638–1678), coal merchant, and his wife, Mary, daughter of George Errington, also a coal merchant in ...

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Badham, Charles (1813–1884), classical scholar and promoter of education, was born on 18 July 1813 at Ludlow, Shropshire, the fourth son of Charles Badham (1780–1845), regius professor of medicine in the University of Glasgow from 1827 and amateur classicist, and his first wife, ...

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Clarke [née Nicolls], Edith (1844–1926), promoter of household science teaching, was born on 27 October 1844 at Shrewsbury House, Shooters Hill, Kent, daughter of Lieutenant Edward Nicolls RN (d. 1844) and his wife, Mary Ellen Peacock. She was the maternal granddaughter of ...

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Anne Jemima Clough (1820–1892) by Sir William Blake Richmond, 1882 The Principal and Fellows, Newnham College, Cambridge

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Clough, Anne Jemima (1820–1892), college head and promoter of women's education, was born in Liverpool on 20 January 1820, the third child and only daughter of James Butler Clough (1784–1844), cotton merchant, and his wife, Anne (d. 1860), daughter of John Perfect...

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Coleridge, Alice Mary (1846–1907), promoter of girls' schools, was born on 27 March 1846 at the Manor House, Ottery St Mary, Devon, the youngest daughter by thirteen years of Francis George Coleridge (1794–1854), a solicitor and kinsman of S. T. Coleridge, and his wife, ...

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Croudace, Camilla Mary Julia (1844–1926), supporter of education for women, was born on 29 January 1844 at Marsh House, Homerton, Middlesex, the daughter of Thomas Croudace and his wife, Anne Hester Vignoles. She spent part of her early life in Kiev with her mother, her older brother, and her grandfather, the civil engineer ...

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Davies, (Sarah) Emily (1830–1921), suffragist and promoter of higher education for women, was born on 22 April 1830 in Southampton, the fourth child and second daughter of John Davies DD (1795–1861) and his wife, Mary Hopkinson (d. 1886), the daughter of a businessman from ...

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(Sarah) Emily Davies (1830–1921) by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 The Mistress and Fellows, Girton College, Cambridge

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Donnelly, Sir John Fretcheville Dykes (1834–1902), army officer and promoter of scientific education, born in the Bay of Bombay on 2 July 1834, was the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Donnelly (1802–1881), deputy adjutant-general of the Bombay army, and from 1851 staff captain and afterwards staff officer at the ...

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Galloway, Janet Anne (1841–1909), promoter of higher education for women in Scotland, was born at Birdston Cottage, Birdston, parish of Campsie, Stirlingshire, on 10 October 1841, the elder daughter of Alexander Galloway (1802–1883), estate factor, and his wife, Anne, née Bald, of Carsebridge, Alloa...

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Greswell, Richard (1800–1881), college teacher and promoter of church schools, born at Denton, Lancashire, on 22 July 1800, was the fourth son of a family of seven sons and two daughters of the Revd William Parr Greswell (d. 1854) and his wife, Anne Hague (1766–1841)...

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Gurney [née Batten], Emelia Russell (1823–1896), campaigner for women's higher education, was born on 26 July 1823, probably at Harrow, the elder daughter of the Revd Samuel Ellis Batten (1792–1830), assistant master at Harrow School, and his wife, Caroline, née Venn (1798–1870)...

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Holland, Francis James (1828–1907), promoter of Anglican girls' schools, was born in London on 20 January 1828, the second son of Sir Henry Holland, bt (1788–1873), the celebrated royal physician, and his first wife, Margaret Emma (d. 1830), daughter of James Caldwell...

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Hughes, Elizabeth Phillips (1851–1925), college head and promoter of education in Wales, was born in Carmarthen on 22 June 1851, the eldest of three daughters and second of five children of John Hughes (1817–1897), a surgeon, and his wife, Anne (d. 1900)...

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Johnson [née Todd], Bertha Jane (1846–1927), promoter of women's higher education, was born at 3 New Street, Charing Cross, London, on 20 January 1846, the third of four children of the Irish physician Robert Bentley Todd FRS (1809–1860), professor of physiology at ...

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Dame Louisa Innes Lumsden (1840–1935) by Olive Edis, c. 1925 © National Portrait Gallery, London