Martin, (Mary Anne) Frances (F)

b. 1829. d. 13 March 1922. Nationality: English.
Poet, biographer, and educationist. Born in Richmond, Surrey. Baptized on 4 November 1829. Educated at Queen’s College, London. Appointed governess of a school to prepare girls for the ladies’ college at Bedford Square, London, in 1853. Advocated for women’s education when the school council closed the school in 1868 and for the education of blind students. Contributed to *Cornhill Magazine* and *The Times*. Author of a biography about Elizabeth Gilbert and religious biographies for *The Sunday Library for Household Reading*. Co-founder and honorary secretary of the College for Working Women in response to the Working Women’s College becoming co-ed. The college was renamed the Frances Martin College in 1922 after her passing. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Sonnets 1876-10 Macmillan’s Magazine Poet 14575