London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett
1847 - 1929
Erected 1954 by London County Council.
Location. 51° 31.195′ N, 0° 7.778′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. 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, London Borough of Camden, England WC1E 6DP, United Kingdom.
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 London Borough of Camden.
Also see . . .
1. Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (Encyclopedia). "Dame Millicent Garrett (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 (as opposed to a suffragette), she took a moderate line, but was a tireless campaigner. She concentrated much of her energy on the struggle to improve women's opportunities for higher education and in 1875 co-founded Newnham College, Cambridge. She later became president of the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (the NUWSS), a position she held from 1897 until (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.)
Additional keywords. feminist
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Education • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 18, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.