Tuesday, March 15, 2011

A leaflet of local (Islington) women

Mary Wollstonecraft is included in a new leaflet entitled "Islington Women". She is in good company, appearing in the education section alongside philanthropist Alice Owen (1547–1613). Other sections are:
  • Votes for Women --great graphics for jujitsu instructor Edith Margaret Garrud (1872-1971) and the suffragettes in Holloway Prison
  • health  -- Florence Keen (1868-1942), founder in 1913 of the North Islington Infant Welfare Centre and School for Mothers, and Marie Stopes (1880–1958), pioneer of birth control and sex education -- and a eugenist, not that that is mentioned in the brief text
  • arts -- children's illustrator Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) and theatre manager Lilian Baylis (1874–1937)
  • "international influence" -- Caroline Chisholm (1808-1877), who helped emigrants to Australia, and Mary Kingsley (1862-1900), an explorer who died as young as Mary.
The leaflet, available as pdf or as a webpage, was produced by the heritage department of Islington Council, the same team behind the green plaque unveiled last week, which I wrote about here

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