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Part 1: The Women's Penny Paper and Woman's Herald, 1888-1893

"Our readers know that the aim of the paper is to further the emancipation of women in every direction and in every land."

Henrietta Muller, Editor

"Lively and uncompromising feminism."
David Doughan, Former Fawcett Librarian

The Women’s Penny Paper is a wonderful storehouse of information on all sorts of topics relating to women and politics in the 1880s and 1890s.  It offers:

  • Regular feature interviews with prominent women from Annie Abbott, the "Little Magnet" and Annie Besant, to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, President of the American Women’s Suffrage Association, and Mrs Humphry Ward.
  • Accounts of the activities of bodies such as the Leeds Weavers, the Women's Liberal Federation; the Central National Society for Women's Suffrage; the London School of Medicine for Women; the London School Board; the National Women’s Christian Temperance Union; and Newnham College.
  • Articles on women's work such as Frances Power Cobbe writing on Journalism as a Profession for Women and Lady Dufferin and the Lahore Ladies.
  • Book and theatre reviews including an early feminist reaction to The Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen.
  • International topics ranging from Women Lawyers in France and Belgium to Women Voters in America.
  • Contributions from Sophia Beal, Effie Johnson and Olive Schreiner.

The Women's Penny Paper

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