Suffragist, botanist and astronomer. Leading member of the women's suffrage movement. Published Botany for novices (1864); awarded a Horticultural Society Gold Medal, 1865. Founder and president of the Manchester Ladies' Literary Society, 1867. Secretary to the Manchester Women's Suffrage Committee from 1867, and later to the Manchester National Society for Women's Suffrage. Member of the Manchester School Board, 1870. Editor of and regular contributor to the Women's Suffrage Journal from 1870. Secretary to the London Central Committee for Women's Suffrage from 1880.
Sources: Blackburn, Helen 1902 Desmond, Ray 1994 DNB Macmillan dictionary of women's biography
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