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Ada Kepley

25 July 2014
First American Woman to Graduate from Law School Ada Kepley was the first woman in the United States to graduate from law school (1870). When she applied for a license, she was told that Illinois law... read more »
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to bring the nation one step closer to a Harriet Tubman national park. Now the bill is before the U.S. House of Representatives. Will the House pass the bill bef... read more »
I have been working my way through the fascinating collection of digitised receipt books at the Wellcome Library. As keeper, feeder and walker of two children, a shift-working husband and a dog, archi... read more »

Secret Weapons

24 July 2014
Today I have another Victorian fad: sword canes or “sword sticks”: harmless-looking walking sticks with blades concealed inside, one of several variations of “novelty canes” pr... read more »

Amara Thornton

24 July 2014
Let’s all raise a bowl of Murray Curry in honour of Amara Thornton, for her services to TrowelBlazer awareness! Amara has given us insight into the truly inspirational  Agnes Conway Horsfield... read more »
Snapshots: Happy birthday Amelia Earhart! This aviatrix was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, a stunt which earned her a United States Distinguished Flying Cross. She disappeared over t... read more »
By Mary Elene Wood A highway patrol officer straddles a woman who lies on her back by the side of a highway. His arm lifts high into the air, then, with what looks like substantial force, he strikes... read more »

Annie Pirie Quibell

24 July 2014
The daughter of an Aberdeen academic, Annie Pirie (1862-1927) had extensive training and experience as an artist before her involvement in archaeology. Working in pastels and oil paints, she exhibited... read more »
Though the following letter is dated somewhat earlier than 1765, I found it interesting because it concerns the subject of indentured servants. A young woman, without monetary means, wishing to reloca... read more »
By Essie Fox This post was originally published here Recently the VV was invited to take part in a spectacular event when, as one of 32 Londoners, she gave a talk on the London Eye. Her event was bas... read more »
In 1158, Thomas Becket, chancellor to King Henry II set out on a diplomatic mission to France aimed at promoting a marriage alliance between the two royal firms, and also one suspects  playing a... read more »
By Lara Freidenfelds The dentist peered in my child’s mouth, then turned to me. “Hey, Mom, you did a good job, no cavities!” I brought my kids for a check-up recently, and our wonderful pedia... read more »

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