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Henrietta Barnett

Henrietta Barnett

Dates: 1851-1936

Lived at: 1 South Square (from ?1922)

Suffrage organisation(s):

  • London Society for Women’s Suffrage (affiliated to NUWSS)

Key roles:
  • Vice President of the London Society for Women’s Suffrage,
  • National Vice President of the National Union of Women Workers,
  • Chairman of the Hampstead Garden Suburb branch of National Council of Women.

1911 Census:
  • Complied

Militant Activities:
  • Disapproved of militant suffragism.

Other achievements:
  • Co-founder of Toynbee Hall, Whitechapel.
  • Extensive work with disadvantaged women and children in the East End of London.
  • Active in foundation of Whitechapel Public Library and Whitechapel Art Gallery.
  • Founder of Hampstead Garden Suburb and various institutions in HGS.
  • Supporter of social reform, housing improvement and the advancement of women.

  • Memorial in Central Square,
  • Plaque at 1 South Square.
  • She and her husband are memorialised on a Blue Plaque at Spaniards Road and in Westminster Abbey.
  • CBE in 1917,
  • DBE in 1924.

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