ANDERSON (Elizabeth Garrett, 1836-1917, Physician and Suffragist)

Portion of an Autograph Letter Signed ('E. Garrett') to Dr Broadbent with some text reading " I think you wished to know the end of the case ..." continuing on the verso "Hospital. It was nearer the surface than it had appeared to be, but there was Considerable resistance in its antr wall. Fourteen ounces of limpid ..." and finishing with a crosswritten note "Secretary will make the request in one form after the next Committee meeting ...", 2 sides 4½" x 3½", 20 Upper Berkeley Street, Portman Square headed paper, 11th December considerably soiled, particularly on the verso, from former mounting

She was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a physician and surgeon. She was the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school, the first woman in Britain to be elected to a school board and, as mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor in Britain. She was also active in the women's suffrage movement. In 1866 she joined the first British Women's Suffrage Committee. She was not as active as her sister, Millicent Garrett Fawcett, though Garrett Anderson became a member of the Central Committee of the National Society for Women's Suffrage in 1889.

Item Date:  1887

Stock No:  41213      £125

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