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The Resource Frances Power Cobbe : Victorian feminist, journalist, reformer, Sally Mitchell

Frances Power Cobbe : Victorian feminist, journalist, reformer, Sally Mitchell

Label
Frances Power Cobbe : Victorian feminist, journalist, reformer
Title
Frances Power Cobbe
Title remainder
Victorian feminist, journalist, reformer
Statement of responsibility
Sally Mitchell
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) is an important nineteenth-century British writer and activist not heretofore treated in a full-length biography. An independent professional woman, she worked to improve conditions for delinquent girls and for the sick poor, promoted university degrees for women, roused support for the Union during the American Civil War, advocated for victims of marital violence, campaigned for women's suffrage, and engaged in a long-running battle with leading physicians decrying the use of animals in medical experiments. She was centrally located among the circle of London intellectuals who engaged the era's significant debates and was a respected religious and moral thinker as well. Bridging the gap between "high" and "low" journalism, she published in prestigious journals as well as in popular monthly magazines." "The only source of information about Cobbe's life has been her 1894 autobiography - and even that is considered by many scholars to be less than forthcoming. Over the past several years, Mitchell has unearthed extensive material by or related to Cobbe, dramatically increasing and updating the information now available about this major figure in social and literary history. She has transcribed hundreds of Cobbe's unpublished letters, drawn on archival papers and records for information about Cobbe's family and places where she lived and worked, and supplemented all the newly available material with instructive selections from Cobbe's anonymous journalism as well as other publications. Further, through the cooperation of Cobbe's heirs, Mitchell has been able to use significant materials that remain in private hands, including family letters and account books, a diary Cobbe's father kept during her first thirty-four years, a manuscript account of her 1858 journey to Egypt and Palestine, and a number of Cobbe's sketchbooks and photograph albums." "--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Sally
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authors, English
  • Great Britain
  • Journalists
  • Feminists
  • Reformers
  • Cobbe, Frances Power
Label
Frances Power Cobbe : Victorian feminist, journalist, reformer, Sally Mitchell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child well born -- Childhood, girlhood, school, 1827-1838 -- Young lady in training, 1839-1845 -- The family heretic, 1845-1857 -- Travel alone, 1857-1858 -- From winter into summer, 1859-1864 -- Mary Lloyd -- At home in London, 1865-1868 -- Working woman scribbler, 1869-1874 -- Parliamentary politics, 1875-1878 -- Battles for the unrepresented, 1879-1884 -- Tilting at windmills, 1884-1892 -- The oldest new woman, 1893-1904
Control code
ocm53215786
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780813922713
Lccn
2003022365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Frances Power Cobbe : Victorian feminist, journalist, reformer, Sally Mitchell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A child well born -- Childhood, girlhood, school, 1827-1838 -- Young lady in training, 1839-1845 -- The family heretic, 1845-1857 -- Travel alone, 1857-1858 -- From winter into summer, 1859-1864 -- Mary Lloyd -- At home in London, 1865-1868 -- Working woman scribbler, 1869-1874 -- Parliamentary politics, 1875-1878 -- Battles for the unrepresented, 1879-1884 -- Tilting at windmills, 1884-1892 -- The oldest new woman, 1893-1904
Control code
ocm53215786
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiii, 463 pages
Isbn
9780813922713
Lccn
2003022365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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