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Faithfull

Faithfull, Emily, the daughter of a clergyman, was born at Headley Vicarage, Surrey, in 1835. She began very early to take an interest in the various questions that are included under the head of "Women's Rights," devoting herself particularly to the fostering of independent industries for women of the working class. With this view she started in 1860 a printing press in which female labour only was employed. The Queen patronised her scheme, and later on conferred a pension upon its originator. Besides many contributions to the press, Miss Faithfull was the author of a novel, Change upon Change, that met with considerable success a quarter of a century ago. She delivered many lectures, too, upon the subject of her life's work, and thrice visited America for the purpose of making known her principles. She died in 1895.

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