I. Frances Power Cobbe's work and writings
Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904), English philanthropist and religious writer, commenced her social work at Bristol with Mary
Carpenter at Red Lodge reformatory and the ragged schools. Her social work and work house philanthropy led to the writing
of numerous books and articles on subjects in those fields. Through travel abroad and a widening circle of friends, she became
acquainted with many of the prominent persons of her time. She lectured on the duties of women, promoted the Matrimonial Causes
Act of 1878, and worked hard on the anti-vivisection movement. A number of her books were devoted to expressions of her religious
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