Letters addressed to Irish philanthropist and activist
Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904) covering women's suffrage and rights; antivivisection,
her work in Bristol and her moral and religious writings; comments on her books and
articles. Correspondents include Mary Carpenter, Anthony Ashley Cooper, Charles
Darwin, Earl of Shaftesbury, James Anthony Froude, Keshub Chunder Sen, James
Martineau, Theodore Parker, Felix Pecaut, and others.
Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904), Irish 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 feelings.
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