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Emily Faithfull

Emily Faithfull

Emily Faithfull was born in Surrey, England, in 1835. The youngest girl of fourteen children, she was educated in Kensington. She became a strong advocate of a woman's right to work. In 1860, she founded a printing business in London, where she hired only women. In May 1863, she launched the Victoria Magazine. A writer and speaker, she often appeared on the lecture circuit. In 1872, she went to America for the first time to speak. She stayed for a year, finding much of interest in the American dialogue on women's rights. She made two other visits to America, and her "Three Visits to America" was published in Edinburgh and New York in 1884. She died in London, June 3, 1895.