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NOTABLE WOMEN

Notable Women.

Although it should not be necessary to have a separate category for the Autographs of notable and eminent women it is, perhaps, one of the harsh realities of history that women have faced difficulties and obstacles that are unique to their gender.  Across all fields of endeavour, it has been harder for women to achieve greatness due to artificial constraints, the denial of education, lack of enfranchisement and the imposition of social prejudices. This was something that was its highest in the 18th and 19th centuries and persisted into the 20th.  We feel therefore that notable women deserve a category of their own. Women who achieved greatness and fame in these periods overcame considerable odds to do so and should be celebrated for this, as well as for their work in individual fields. Accordingly, you are likely to find these autographs listed in other categories in addition to this one.

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ELIZABETH BLACKWELL (1821-1910) Autograph Letter Signed
ELIZABETH BLACKWELL (1821-1910) Autograph Letter Signed

ELIZABETH BLACKWELL Autograph Letter Signed. Elizabeth Blackwell was the first woman to receive a medical degree in America and the first to be entered on the British Medical Register. The first formally qualified and recognised female physician in either country.   ALS. 3pp. Liverpool. Sunday, June 10th 1866. To [Edmund] Blyth.   "We reached here yesterday and found your very kind and welcome letter awaiting us. We should have been much pleased to accept the cordial invitation sent by your father and mother to spend the night at their house had we not been obliged to change our plan a.....

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GBP1,750.00
FREDRIKA BREMER (1801-1865) Autograph MSS
FREDRIKA BREMER (1801-1865) Autograph MSS

FREDRIKA BREMER autograph Manuscript. Swedish novelist, writer and feminist.   Autograph Manuscript, 2pp, containing a bibliography of her novels and translations. Fredrika Bremer provides her unnamed correspondent with a bibliography as follows: "The first volume of my Sketches of Everyday Life was published in 1828, the second in 29 and the third containing the H. Family the following year. 1833 appeared the President's Daughters and two years later Nina. 1836 was published the Neighbours and the following year the Home or Family Joys and Sorrows, in thirty nine: Strife and Peace or Scenes in Norway, and the Bondmaid: a [Romance?]. 1845.....

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GBP325.00
MARY CARPENTER (1807-1877) Autograph Letter Signed
MARY CARPENTER (1807-1877) Autograph Letter Signed

MARY CARPENTER Autograph letter Signed. British (English) social, educational and penal reformer, suffragist, campaigner against the slave-trade and philanthropist.   ALS. 4pp. Red Lodge House. February 13th 1865. To "Dear Esther".   We have found the handwriting of Mary Carpenter a little challenging in places (but a little patience would, no doubt, be repaid). The gist is as follows: "Will you kindly send at once and by parcel delivery a copy of the 2nd volume of 'Our Convicts' to the editor of the Illustrated News at their office, 198 Strand. Mr Acton says he has not received a copy. I fear there have.....

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GBP125.00
HELEN KELLER (1880-1968) Autograph Signature
HELEN KELLER (1880-1968) Autograph Signature

HELEN KELLER Autograph Signature. American author and political activist. Deaf and blind from the age of 19 months and without language, she was taught to speak, communicate and read by her teacher, Anne Sullivan, the story of which was told in the film 'The Miracle Worker'. Autograph signature of Helen Keller on a leaf from an autograph album, with an attached note indicating that this was obtained on 29th July 1948.  The verso of the leaf has 8 autographs of members of the New Zealand Olympic team, 1948.   In July 1948 Helen Keller was on a tour to Queensland, Australia,.....

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GBP225.00
MILLICENT FAWCETT (1847-1929) Autograph Letter Signed
MILLICENT FAWCETT (1847-1929) Autograph Letter Signed

MILLICENT FAWCETT Autograph Letter Signed. Millicent Garrett Fawcett. British (English) suffragist, early feminist and campaigner for womens' rights. Founder of Newnham College, Cambridge.   ALS. 1p plus integral blank leaf. 2 Gower Street. February 3rd, 1891. To Mr. Blyth.   "I thank you very sincerely for your kindness in sending me your Life of William Ellis. I look forward to reading it with much interest. Believe me, with renewed thanks" [etc].   8vo. Approx 7 x 4.5 inches. Part of flap of the original envelope adhering to integral blank leaf and with slight mounting traces to verso. All else fine......

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GBP165.00
ELIZABETH FRY (1780-1845) Autograph Letter Signed
ELIZABETH FRY (1780-1845) Autograph Letter Signed

ELIZABETH FRY Autograph Letter Signed. British (English) prison reformer, social reformer and philanthropist.   ALS. 2pp plus integral blank leaf with address panel verso. Upton Lane. December 1826. To Waller Clifton.   "My dear friend. My husband and myself hope to have the pleasure of seeing thee to dinner here at six o'clock next second day week the 4th of next month, and wouldst thou have the kindness to forward the accompanying note to thy brother Frank.  I remain thine, affectionately, Eliz.th Fry.   8vo.  Approx 7.25 x 4.75 inches. Paper mounting residue to verso of integral blank leaf that partially.....

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GBP275.00
THE LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN Autograph Letter
THE LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN Autograph Letter

THE LADIES OF LLANGOLLEN Autograph letter. Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1739-1829) and Sarah Ponsonby (1755-1831). Known as "The Ladies of Llangollen".   AL. 1p. Llangollen Vale. 14th March, 1794. To Mr Eginton.   "Lady Eleanor Butler and Miss Ponsonby are under a necessity of troubling Mr Eginton in regard to a door light of stained glass which Mr Eginton is making for them, according to  a design and directions forwarded to him the 2nd February by Mr Tudor [upholsterer?] of Shrewsbury, and which they shall esteem as a particular favour Mr Eginton completing without loss of time, as a longer delay than.....

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GBP375.00
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820-1910) Autograph Note
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE (1820-1910) Autograph Note

FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE Autograph Note. British pioneer of nursing. Florence Nightingale became a national heroine, known as "the lady with the lamp" following her role as a nurse in the Crimean War.   AN. On small oblong paper piece "With F. Nightingale's thanks 5/3/88"   Approx 2.5 x 1 inch. Laid down on part of album leaf...

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