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Austin, (Ethel) Winifred (1873–1918), pioneer of library services for blind people

K. A. Manley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1112 words.

Austin, (Ethel) Winifred (1873–1918), pioneer of library services for blind people, was born on 7 October 1873 (not 1875, as her obituaries state) at 3 Lansdowne Place, Blackheath Hill,...

Baker, Charles (1803–1874), teacher of deaf people

C. W. Sutton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 649 words.

Baker, Charles (1803–1874), teacher of deaf people, was born on 31 July 1803, the second son of Thomas Baker, headmaster of the Lancasterian School, Severn Street, Birmingham, and his wife,...

Baker, Henry (1698–1774), natural philosopher and teacher of deaf people

G. L'E. Turner.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1431 words.

Baker, Henry (1698–1774), natural philosopher and teacher of deaf people, was born on 8 May 1698 in Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London, to William Baker, a clerk in chancery, and his...

Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922), teacher of deaf people and inventor of the telephone

R. W. Burns.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Engineering and Technology; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1327 words.

Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922), teacher of deaf people and inventor of the telephone, was born on 3 March 1847 at 16 South Charlotte Street, Edinburgh, the second of three sons of...

Bishop, Caroline Garrison (1846–1929), promoter of kindergarten education

Jane Read.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1323 words.

Bishop, Caroline Garrison (1846–1929), promoter of kindergarten education, was born on 18 October 1846 at St Leonards, Heavitree, Devon, daughter of the Revd Francis Bishop, minister in the...

Braidwood, Thomas (1715–1806), teacher of deaf people

Alexander Gordon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 646 words.

Braidwood, Thomas (1715–1806), teacher of deaf people, was born in Scotland and educated at Edinburgh University. He was for some time assistant in the grammar school at Hamilton, and...

Bulwer, John (bap. 1606, d. 1656), medical practitioner and writer on deafness and on gesture

Graham Richards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Medicine and Health; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1661 words.

Bulwer, John (bap. 1606, d. 1656), medical practitioner and writer on deafness and on gesture, was the second and only surviving son of Thomas Bulwer (d. 1649), a London apothecary, and...

Byers [née Morrow], Margaret (1832–1912), educationist and temperance activist

Maria Luddy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 856 words.

Byers [née Morrow], Margaret (1832–1912), educationist and temperance activist, was born in April 1832 at Windsor Hill, Rathfriland, co. Down, the fourth child and only daughter of Andrew...

Caplin, Roxey Ann [formerly Emily Roxey Caplin] (1793–1888), corset maker, writer, and lecturer on health

Sarah Levitt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Medicine and Health; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Education. 1061 words.

Caplin, Roxey Ann [formerly Emily Roxey Caplin] (1793–1888), corset maker, writer, and lecturer on health, was born in Canada, the daughter of English settlers; Canadian Indians taught her...

Dendy, Mary (1855–1933), promoter of residential schools for mentally handicapped people

Mark Jackson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1170 words.

Dendy, Mary (1855–1933), promoter of residential schools for mentally handicapped people, was born on 28 January 1855 at Bryncelyn, Mold, Flintshire, the second child of John Dendy...

Dennett, Mary Coffin Ware

Robyn L. Rosen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Politics and Law; Education. 1378 words.

Dennett, Mary Coffin Ware (04 April 1872–25 July 1947), birth control and sex education reformer and pacifist, was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the daughter of George Whitefield, a...

Dummett, Sir Michael Anthony Eardley (1925–2011), philosopher and campaigner against racial injustice

Daniel Isaacson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 3227 words.

Dummett, Sir Michael Anthony Eardley (1925–2011), philosopher and campaigner against racial injustice, was born Michael Eardley Dummett at 56 York Terrace, Marylebone, London on 27 June...

Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru

Hazel Walford Davies.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Education; Ethnic Politics. 1448 words.

Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, was born on 25 July 1895 at Tremaran, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, the second of the three children (the...

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society

Anita McConnell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Religion and Education; Ethical Issues and Debates. 748 words.

Fox, William (1736–1826), founder of the Sunday School Society, was born at Clapton, Gloucestershire, on 14 February 1736, the youngest of the eight children of James Fox (d. 1738/9),...

Funk, Isaac Kauffman

Lloyd J. Graybar.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Linguistics; Journalism; Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates. 1576 words.

Funk, Isaac Kauffman (10 September 1839–04 April 1912), publisher and reformer, was born near Clifton, Ohio, the son of John Funk and Martha Kauffman, farmers. Funk graduated from...

Gage, Frances Dana Barker

Harriet Sigerman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; Slavery and Abolition of Slavery; Education. 1083 words.

Gage, Frances Dana Barker (12 October 1808–10 November 1884), reformer, lecturer, and author, was born on a farm in Union Township, Washington County, Ohio, the daughter of Joseph Barker...

Gougar, Helen Mar Jackson

Carol Lasser.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Education; Politics; Gender and Politics. 1063 words.

Gougar, Helen Mar Jackson (18 July 1843–06 June 1907), suffragist, temperance reformer, and lecturer, was born near Litchfield in Hillsdale County, Michigan, the daughter of William Jackson...

Gough, John Bartholomew (1817–1886), temperance lecturer

Mark Clement.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Education. 657 words.

Gough, John Bartholomew (1817–1886), temperance lecturer, was born at Sandgate, Kent, on 22 August 1817. His father was a foot soldier of the 40th and 52nd regiments, pensioned in 1823...

Hunt, Mary Hannah Hanchett

Jonathan Zimmerman.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Education. 1109 words.

Hunt, Mary Hannah Hanchett (04 June 1830–24 April 1906), temperance educator, was born in South Canaan, Connecticut, the daughter of Ephraim Hanchett, an ironworker, and Nancy Swift. She...

Hutton, James Scott (1833–1891), teacher of deaf people and author

Laurie C. C. Stanley-Blackwell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Ethical Issues and Debates; Social Justice and Human Rights. 1430 words.

Hutton, James Scott (1833–1891), teacher of deaf people and author, was born on 10 May 1833 in Perth, Scotland, son of George Hutton (1801–1870) and Ann Scott (b. 1803/4), both natives of...