What's New: September 2021

September 9, 2021

This month’s update features the lives of twelve women active in the arts, philanthropy, and public life from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-twentieth century, introduced by Zoe Thomas.

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New and updated subjects - September 2021

Billington, Dora May (1890–1968), potter

Bowers, Georgina Harriett (1835–1912), cartoonist and illustrator

Brunskill, Muriel Lucy (1899–1980), singer

Cohen [née Throp], Leonora (1873–1978), suffragette and trade unionist

Crewe, Emma (b. 1741, d. in or after 1795), artist

Ferguson [née Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], Helen Hermione Munro, Viscountess Novar (1865–1941), vicereine, nursing and community advocate, and Red Cross leader

Gordon [née Brandreth; other married name Butcher], Alice Mary, Lady Danesfort (1854–1929), author and promoter of domestic electricity

Lewis [née Davis; later married name Lewis-Hill], Ada Hannah (1844–1906), philanthropist and promoter of housing for working women

Newman [née Gibbs], Charlotte Isabella (1836–1920), goldsmith and metal worker

Plunket [née Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood; other married name Braithwaite], Victoria Alexandrina Muriel May, Lady Plunket (1873–1968), nursing association founder and vicereine of New Zealand

Pragnell, Kate (1853–1905), portrait photographer and business owner

Upton [née Boughton], Elizabeth, Lady Templetown (1745–1823), artist

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