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The education campaign 1862–67
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This chapter discusses the education campaign of Elizabeth Wolstenholme Elmy. It also describes the friendship networks that supported her campaign. She was an experienced headmistress at the age of twenty-eight, following a profession she had consciously chosen. Her commentaries on the nature and purpose of women's education reveal an appreciation of how the instruction of middle-class girls and women impacted upon the advancement of humanity as a whole. Her brother's, Joseph Wolstenholme, religious proclivities are only referenced once in his sister's voluminous correspondence. Though her association with Jessie Boucherett would be significant, the two women did not see eye to eye over every aspect of their work. Boucherett realised Elizabeth's potential worth to the women's movement, her clear-sighted intellect and keen knowledge of the law. Elizabeth began the campaign by which she would become defined, the challenge to the ‘slavery’ of the English wife.

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