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In time, we hope to provide short biographies for each of the women listed below. Please do not hesitate to suggest anybody we've neglected, or to volunteer for writing a short bio for one of these New Women in an email to us at unbolt@gmail.com.


Louisa May Alcott (1832 – 1888)
Mildred Aldrich (1853 – 1928)
Clementina Anstruther-Thomson (1857 – 1921)
Ethel Arnold (1866 – 1930)
Gertrude Atherton (1857 – 1948)
Mary Austin (1868 – 1934)
Cecilia Beaux (1855-1942)
Minnie Benson (1842 – 1918)
Annie Besant (1847 – 1933)
Matilda Betham-Edwards (1836 – 1919)
Mathilde Blind (1841-1896)
Margaret Bondfield (1873 – 1953)
Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915)
Emma Brooke (1845 – 1926)
Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920)
Kathleen Caffyn ‘Iota’ (1853 – 1926)
Claude Cahun (Lucy Schwob, 1894 - 1954)
Mona Caird (1855 – 1932)
Kate Chopin (1850 – 1904)
Mary Cholmondeley (1859 - 1925) See www.marycholmondeley.com (website maintained by Dr. Carolyn Oulton, Senior Lecturer Department of English and Language Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University)
Jane Hume Clapperton (1832 – 1914)
Frances Power Cobbe (1822-1904—if her dates seem off, W.T. Stead called her the “oldest New Woman now living on this planet” in 1894)
Clara Collet (1860 – 1948)
Marie Corelli (1855 – 1924)
Margaret Cousins (1878-1954)
Pearl Craigie ("John Oliver Hobbes")
Victoria Cross (1868 – 1952)
Charlotte Cushman (1816 – 1876)
Ella D’Arcy (1851 – 1939)
Voltairine DeCleyre (1866 – 1912)
Charlotte Despard (1844-1939)
Elizabeth Amy Dillwyn (1845-1935)
Gertrude Dix
Lady Florence Douglas Dixie (1855 – 1905)
Ella Hepworth Dixon (1857 – 1932)
Menie Muriel Dowie (1866 – 1945)
Bella Duffy
George Egerton (1859 – 1945)
Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847 – 1929)
“Michael Field,” (Katharine Bradley 1846–1914 and Edith Cooper 1862-1913)
Isabella Ford (1855 – 1924)
May French-Sheldon (1847-1936)
Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860 – 1935)
Eva Gore-Booth (1870-1926)
Sarah Grand (1854 – 1943)
Frances Ralph Gray (1863 – 1935)
Margaret Harkness (1861 – 1921)
Jane Ellen Harrison (1850 – 1928)
Clemence Annie Housman (1861 – 1955)
Constance Howell
Violet Hunt (1862 – 1942)
Alice James (1848 – 1892)
Sarah Orne  Jewett (1848 – 1909)
Geraldine Jewsbury (1812 -1880)
Sophia Jex-Blake (1840 – 1912)
Gwen John (1876 – 1939)
Margaret Jourdain (1876 – 1951)
Vernon Lee (1856 – 1935)
Amy Levy (1861 – 1889)
Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) See http://katherinemansfieldsociety.org
Violet Markham (1872–1959)
Constance Markiewicz (1868-1927)
Florence Marryat (1833 – 1899) See www.florencemarryat.org/ (website maintained by Catherine Pope, UK)
Violet Martin (1862 – 1915)
Eleanor Marx (1855 – 1898)
Constance Maynard (1849 – 1935)
Charlotte Mew (1869 – 1928)
Florence Fenwick Miller (1854-1935)
Constance Naden (1858-1889)
Maud Ogilvy
Margaret Oliphant (1828 – 1897) See http://www.mrsoliphant.org
Ouida (1839 – 1908)
Beatrix Potter (1866 – 1943)
Rachilde (Marguerite Eymery Vallette, 1860-1953)
Ada Radford (1859 – 1934)
Anne Richardson
Elizabeth Robins (1862 – 1952)
Christina Rossetti (1830 – 1894)
Olive Schreiner (1855 – 1920)
Evelyn Sharp (1869-1955)
Cecily Sidgwick (1854 – 1934)
Una Lucy Silberrad (1872-1955)
Ethyl Smyth (1858 – 1944)
Edith Somerville (1858 – 1949)
Netta Syrett (1865 – 1943)
Margot Tennant (1864 – 1945)
Bertha Thomas (1845-1918)
Kathrine Cecil Thurston (1875-1911)
Margaret Todd (1859 – 1918)
Bertha Vyver
Edith Wharton (1862 – 1937)
Constance Fenimore Woolson (1840 – 1894)
Mabel Wotton (1863 – 1927)