What's New: July 2023

July 13, 2023

This month’s update adds the lives of eleven women mainly active in science and literature: Sarah Frances Alleyne; Alice Blanche Balfour; Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne; Edith Ellen Humphrey; Nora Lang; Ethel Vaughan-Sawyer; Jane Sinnett; Maria La Touche; Catharine Weed Ward; Josephine Mary Ward; Doreen Wallace.  Read the introduction.

Alleyne, Sarah Frances (1836–1884), promoter of women’s education and translator [see under Lang [née Alleyne], Leonora Blanche [Nora]]

Balfour, Alice Blanche (1850–1936), entomologist, watercolourist, and political hostess

Gibson [married name Cheyne], Elizabeth [known as Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne] (1869–1931), poet and social activist

Humphrey, Edith Ellen (1875–1978), chemist

La Touche [née Price], Maria Catherine (1824–1906), novelist and botanist

Lang [née Alleyne], Leonora Blanche [Nora] (1851–1933), writer and translator

Sawyer [née Vaughan], Ethel May Vaughan- (1868–1949), gynaecological surgeon

Sinnett [née Fry], Jane (1804–1870), translator and author

Wallace [married name Rash], Dora Eileen Agnew [known as Doreen Wallace] (1897–1989), novelist and rural campaigner

Ward [née Barnes; other name Catharine Weed Barnes Ward], Catharine Weed (1851–1913), photographer

Ward [née Hope], Josephine Mary (1864–1932), novelist and Roman Catholic laywoman

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