WOMEN'S JOURNALS OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
Part 1: The Women's Penny Paper and Woman's Herald, 1888-1893
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.