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McIlquham [M'Ilquham; née Medley], Harriett (1837–1910), local politician and suffragist, was born on 8 August 1837 at 41 Brick Lane, Old Street, London, the daughter of Edward Medley, master baker, and Harriet Medley, née Sanders. She spent her early life in London, and was reared in a Unitarian family in an atmosphere conducive to freedom of thought. Encouraged to take an interest in public questions, she read advanced literature, attended lectures by eminent Victorian radicals, and, like other young women with a social conscience, turned to parish visiting. Her liberal upbringing and exposure to radical thought thus sowed the seeds of a life devoted to progressive social reform and the political emancipation of women. Upon marriage to ...


(Beatrix) Maud Palmer, countess of Selborne (1858–1950) by Philip A. de Laszlo, 1923 The de László Foundation; Witt Library, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Palmer, (Beatrix) Maud [née Lady (Beatrix) Maud Gascoyne-Cecil], countess of Selborne (1858–1950), suffragist and political wife, was born on 11 April 1858 at 9 Park Crescent, Marylebone, London, the eldest of the five sons and three daughters of Lord Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, later ...