19th Century Lawyers

Cornelia Sorabji

Cornelia Sorabji

Name: Cornelia Sorabji Date: November 15, 1866 – July 6, 1954 Nationality: Indian [India] Field: Lawyer, Social Reformer, and Writer Note: She is the first woman to practice law in India and Britain. Books: Rappaport, Helen. 2001. Encyclopedia of women social reformers 2 2. Santa Barbara, Calif. [u.a.]: ABC-CLIO. Sorabji, Richard. 2010. Opening Doors: The […]

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Ethel Benjamin

Ethel Benjamin

Name: Ethel Benjamin Full Name: Ethel Rebecca Benjamin Date: January 19, 1875 – October 14, 1943 Nationality: New Zealander Field: Lawyer and Businesswoman Articles: Morris, Caroline. In the Footsteps of Ethel Benjamin by Janet November,” Senior Research Fellow, Center of British Constitutional Law and History, King’s College London, pgs. 85-88. Books: November, Janet. 2009. In […]

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Charlotte E. Ray

Charlotte E. Ray

Books: Campbell, Joan-Yvette. 2012.  In Search of Respect and Equality: Life Incidents of Slave and Free Women in North America and European Colonies. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Ford, Lynne E. 2008. Encyclopedia of Women and American Politics. New York: Facts on File. Majors, Monroe A. 1971. Noted Negro women, their triumphs and activities. Freeport, N.Y.: […]

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Arabella Mansfield

Arabella Mansfield

Books: Ford, Lynne E. 2008. Encyclopedia of women and American politics. New York: Facts On File. Websites: Mansfield, Arabella (1846–1911) – Encyclopedia.com Mansfield, Arabella “Belle” Babb  (May 23, 1846–August 1, 1911) – The Biographical Dictionary of Iowa [University of Iowa Press Digital Edition] Arabella Mansfield – Wikipedia      

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Clara Shortridge Foltz

Clara Shortridge Foltz

Articles: Babcock, Barbara. “Clara Shortridge Foltz: “First Woman”” Valparaiso University Law Review, Vol. 28, No.4, pgs.1231-1285 Books: Babcock, Barbara Allen. 2011. Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz. Stanford, Calif: Stanford University Press. Websites: Clara Shortridge Foltz: American lawyer and reformer – Encyclopædia Britannica Clara Foltz Entry: American National Biography –Volume 8 Wallace, Kelly. “Who […]

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