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Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (née Garrett)

(1847-1929), Leader of the constitutional women's suffrage movement and author

Sitter in 14 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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Henry Fawcett; Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Ford Madox Brown - NPG 1603

Henry Fawcett; Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Ford Madox Brown
oil on canvas, 1872
On display in Room 25 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1603

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Elliott & Fry - NPG x28148

Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Elliott & Fry
albumen carte-de-visite, 1860s-1870s
On display in the Room 25 wallcase at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG x28148

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Henry Joseph Whitlock - NPG Ax8628

Dame Millicent Fawcett

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

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Unknown photographer - NPG x9199

Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1880s
NPG x9199

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Unknown photographer - NPG x197903

Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Unknown photographer
albumen print, 1880s
NPG x197903

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG x9121

Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Walery, published by Sampson Low & Co
carbon print, published September 1889
On display at Killerton, Exeter
NPG x9121

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Walery, published by  Sampson Low & Co - NPG Ax38301

Dame Millicent Fawcett

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

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG Ax14745

Dame Millicent Fawcett

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

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by W. & D. Downey, published by  Cassell & Company, Ltd - NPG x28146

Dame Millicent Fawcett

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

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Olive Edis - NPG x15085

Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Olive Edis
matte bromide print, circa 1910
NPG x15085

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Lizzie Caswall Smith - NPG x199301

Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Lizzie Caswall Smith
bromide print, circa 1912
NPG x199301

Dame Millicent Fawcett, by Unknown photographer - NPG x15090

Dame Millicent Fawcett

by Unknown photographer
bromide print, circa 1920
NPG x15090

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Dame Millicent Fawcett

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

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Dame Millicent Fawcett

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

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