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    Abdy, Maria Smith (female) 02/25/1797 - 07/19/1867 English

    A niece of the humorists James and Horace Smith; wrote for the annuals and for the New Monthly Magazine and the Metropolitan Magazine. See Boase I: 3, ODNB.

    Acland, Miss (female) unknown

    Acton, Eliza (female) 04/17/1799 - 02/13/1859 English

    Poet and cookery writer; published Poems (1826), Modern Cookery in all its Branches (1845), other works. See Boase I: 12, ODNB.

    Acton, Rose (female) 1824 English

    Her father was a solicitor in Lincolnshire who went insane; coauthor of Poems (1846) by Harriet and Rose Acton; published verse in Irish newspapers. See RLF Application 1170.

    Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower (female) 02/22/1805 - 08/14/1848 English

    Poet, actress, and radical; associated with William Johnson Fox; married William Bridges Adams; wrote Vivia Perpetua, a Dramatic Poem (1841); contributed to Westminster Review; advocate for women and working class; wrote hymns including "Nearer, my God, to Thee." See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Ady, Julia Mary (Cartwright) (female) 11/07/1851 - 04/28/1924 English

    Biographer and art critic; regular contributor to the Monthly Packet; wrote novels for the SPCK; wife of Henry Ady; see ODNB under Cartwright, Julia Mary.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Aguilar, Grace (female) 06/02/1816 - 09/16/1847 English

    Novelist of Jewish origin; wrote religious works and poems; wrote novels Home Influence (1847) and A Mother's Recompense (1850), and other works. See ODNB.

    Alexander, Cecil Frances (Humphreys) (female) 1818 - 10/12/1895 Irish

    Hymn writer and poet on religious subjects; married William Alexander, the rector of Termonamongan in Derry, in 1850; wrote The Baron's Little Daughter and Other Tales (1848). See Boase IV: 72, ODNB.

    Allard, Léonide (female) French

    Novelist and poet; mother of Julia Allard (born 1844) who became the wife of Alphonse Daudet.

    Amos, Sarah McLardie (Bunting) (female) 1840 - 01/21/1908 English

    Superintendent of the Working Women's College in London; wife of Sheldon Amos; political activist. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Arnold, Ethel Margaret (female) 1864 - 1930 English

    Journalist, author, and lecturer on female suffrage; daughter of Thomas Arnold, Jr., miscellaneous writer. See ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Asher, Mrs. (female) unknown

    Contributed to Punch in 1893.

    Ashwell, Frances Elizabeth (female) 1862 - 1930 English

    Of Nottingham. At Girton College 1884-1887; secretary, Women's Trade Union Council 1896-1902. In 1901 married Arthur Cooke. Death year was 1930 or 1931. Thanks to Dr. Kate Perry, Archivist, Girton College, for this information.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Austin, Sarah (Taylor) (female) 04/01/1793 - 08/08/1867 English

    Translator of works from German; worked for several periodicals; translated Ranke's History of the Popes of Rome; wrote Germany from 1760 to 1814 (1854). See Boase I: 190, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Aylmer, Isabella E. (Darling) (female) ? - 12/27/1908 New Zealand

    Married Captain Fenton John Aylmer on June 9, 1857; was widowed on April 9, 1862; wrote Distant Homes: Or the Graham Family in New Zealand (1862). Thanks to Levana Taylor for pointing out that this is the same person who is sometimes signed as "Isabella D. Fenton."

    Baillie, Joanna (female) 09/11/1762 - 02/23/1851 Scottish

    A poet and dramatist who was very well regarded by her contemporaries. See Boase I: 129, ODNB.
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Bairn, Mrs. (female) English

    OAW account book shows an address of Saint-Hope, Bothwell.

    Banks, Elizabeth L. (female) 1870 - 1938 American

    Journalist; Add to Wellesley: Born 1870. See Campaigns of Curiosity. Journalistic Adventures of an American Girl in Late Victorian London, Elizabeth L. Banks, intro. Mary Suzanne Schriber and Abbey Zink (Madison, Wisc.: U. Wisc. P., 2003).
    (Also in the Wellesley Index.)

    Barwell [née Bacon], Louisa Mary (female) 03/04/1800 - 02/02/1885 English

    Writer on education; daughter of Richard Mackenzie Bacon, q.v. Of Norwich. Her sons were educated at Hofwyl. See Boase I: 188-189, ODNB.

    Bateson, Mary (female) 1865 - 1906 unknown

    Medieval historian.

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