1916 – February Footnotes

[1] Mildred Aldrich’s memoir began as a series of letters to a friend and was published in installments under the title “The Little House on the Marne” beginning in the July 1915 issue of Atlantic Monthly.

[2] Northumberland House, Finsbury Park opened in 1829 as a private lunatic asylum for the care of ladies and gentlemen of the upper and middle classes.

[3] Pieter Rodeck was a nephew of artist, Lawrence Alma-Tadema. An architect by trade, but an artist by choice. After the war, he became an Anglican priest.

[4] The Rose of Persia; or, The Story-Teller and the Slave, is a two-act comic opera, with music by Arthur Sullivan and a libretto by Basil Hood.

[5] Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett GBE (1847 – 1929) was a prominent English politician, writer and feminist icon. Known for campaigning for women’s suffrage through legislative change, she led Britain’s largest women’s rights association, the National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies (NUWSS) from 1897 to 1919.

[6] Florence M. Sterling (1871 – 1940) was an American businesswoman, journalist and early feminist. Sterling served as treasurer and secretary of her family’s business venture, Humble Oil, and also for various community services in Houston. She was the founder of the Woman’s Viewpoint.

[7] Ray Strachey (born Rachel Pearsall Conn Costelloe; 1887 – 1940) was a British feminist politician, mathematician, engineer, artist and writer.

[8] Helen’s Babies is a humorous novel by American journalist and author John Habberton, first published in 1876. The book’s full title is: Helen’s Babies: With Some Account of Their Ways Innocent, Crafty, Angelic, Impish, Witching, and Repulsive, Also, a Partial Record of Their Actions During Ten Days of Their Existence. In its early editions the author was noted anonymously as “By Their Latest Victim”.

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