Memorial of the Executive Committee of the Ladies' Educational Association
16 April 1874
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To the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and Senate of the
University of London
The respectful Memorial of the Undersigned
Members of the Executive Committee of the Ladies'
Educational Association, London
Sheweth as follows
1. The above mentioned Association was formed in January One thousand
eight hundred and sixty nine for the purpose of placing within the reach of young women
after leaving School opportunities for the systematic pursuit of higher studies. With this view
Ladies' classes have been opened at now University College, London, under the care of the
Professors of that Institution, and during the present session the Classes have been attended
by three hundred and fifteen regular students.
2. There is reason to believe that many of these Students would greatly value access to
the ordinary examinations for matriculation and for degrees in Arts at the University of
London: and that to some of them who are or who are likely to be engaged in teaching
the possession of Certificates and of degrees shewing that they had passed these
Examinations would be of material value in their professions.
3. The language of the Supplementary Charter of 1867 greatly restricts the
liberty of the Senate in extending the advantages of the University to women; and
it is very desirable to obtain from the Crown a new Charter which may enable the Senate
to admit women to any of the ordinary examinations for degrees which may from
time to time be found likely to prove useful to such candidates
4. The Memorialists respectfully request the Senate to use its influence
to obtain such an extended Charter, and so to enable the University of London to
take a still more important share in promoting the improved education of
Annie Harrison Macdonell, 149 Finborough Road, West Brompton
Mary Gurney, Tyndale Lodge, Wimbledon
Elizabeth Malleson, Camp Cottage, Wimbledon
Fanny Hertz, 145 Harley Street
Jane Dalzell Hill, 3 Morpeth Terrace, S.W.
Frances Martin, 22 Regent's Park Terrace
Frances Hensleigh Wedgewood, 31 Queen Anne Street
Caroline Crompton, 15 Phillimore Gardens
Mentia Taylor, Ashley Place, S.W.
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Millicent Garrett Fawcett, 42 Bessborough Gardens, London
Joshua Girling Fitch, 5 Lancaster Terrace, Regents' Park
E.A. Gerald Potter, 2 Grimsmore Gardens, Prince's Gate, S.W.
Reginald Stuart Poole, British Museum
Rachel S. Cook, 2 Connaught Square, Hyde Park
Louisa Innes Lumsden, Girton College Cambridge
A. Spottiswoode, 50 Grosvenor Place, S.W.
J.E. Mylne, 27 Oxford Square W.
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Dated 16th April 1874
Memorial of the Executive
Committee of the Ladies'
London, to the Chancellor
Vice Chancellor and Senate
of the University of London