Camden in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett
1847 - 1929
Erected 1954 by London County Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Education • Women. A significant historical date for this entry is August 5, 1929.
Location. 51° 31.195′ N, 0° 7.778′ W. Marker is in Camden, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Gower Street and Montague Place, on the left when traveling south on Gower Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 Gower Street, Camden, England WC1E 6DP, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Cavendish (a few steps from this marker); Lady Ottoline Morrell (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Harry Ricardo (within shouting distance of this marker); Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (within shouting distance of this marker); James Robinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Aickman (within shouting distance of this marker); Lord Eldon (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
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1. Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (Encyclopedia). "Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, née Garrett (born June 11, 1847, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, Eng. — died Aug. 5, 1929, London), leader for 50 years of the movement for woman suffrage in England. From the beginning of her career she had to struggle against almost unanimous male opposition to political rights for women; from 1905 she also had to overcome public hostility to the militant suffragists led by Emmeline Pankhurst and her daughter Christabel, with whose violent methods Fawcett was not in sympathy. She also was a founder of Newnham College, Cambridge (planned from 1869, established 1871), one of the first English university colleges for women." (Submitted on November 18, 2017.)
2. Millicent Fawcett (Wikipedia). "Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett, GBE (11 June 1847 – 5 August 1929) was an English feminist, intellectual, political and union leader, and writer. She is primarily known for her work as a campaigner for women to have the vote....As a suffragist (Submitted on November 18, 2017.)
3. Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (English Heritage). "Millicent had moved to Gower Street in 1884 – following the death of her husband, Henry Fawcett, who had been a Liberal minister – and died there 45 years later. When she moved in – together with her daughter Philippa (1868–1948), a fellow suffrage campaigner – it was already the residence of her sister Agnes (1845–1935), who was well known as an interior designer, and was responsible for two decorated ceilings at the house. She proved a supportive and strong companion for the widowed Millicent, who, in her own words, ‘always loved the Gower Street house and all its associations’." (Submitted on November 18, 2017.)
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