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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett) (1847-1929), Leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author

Sitter in 13 portraits
Leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement. Millicent Garrett was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk, the sister of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Became involved in her teenage years in Women's emancipation. In 1867 she married the blind Liberal MP Henry Fawcett , whose guide and secretary she became as well as writing her own articles on women's education and suffrage. Co-founded Newnham College, Cambridge (1871). Following her husband's death she wrote reviews, biographies and became involved in the 'purity' movement to curb child abuse. Under her presidency (1897-1919) the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) became the largest of its kind with 50,000 members by 1913.

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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
NPG x28148

Ax8628

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by Henry Joseph Whitlock
albumen carte-de-visite, late 1860s
NPG Ax8628

x9121

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published September 1889
NPG x9121

Ax38301

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published September 1889
NPG Ax38301

x28146

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x28146

x15085

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by (Mary) Olive Edis (Mrs Galsworthy)
matte bromide print, circa 1910
NPG x15085

x15090

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1920
NPG x15090

Ax14745

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by W. & D. Downey, published by Cassell & Company, Ltd
carbon print, published 1890
NPG Ax14745

x28147

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by W. & D. Downey
carbon print, published 1890
NPG x28147

x82215

Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

by Elliott & Fry
half-plate negative, 1910s
NPG x82215

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