“How much women have availed themselves of the opening to their sex of Scottish Universities, where their
studies are conducted on exactly the same lines, in the same class-rooms, and under precisely similar
conditions of those applicable to male students, may be gathered from the graduation list of St Andrews
University this week.
Out of 49 who received the degree of M.A. no fewer than 26 were women. The positions they held in the
examinations proved that they were as keen to receive honours as their masculine rivals..”
The Leeds and Yorkshire Mercury, Thursday, March 31, 1904
“Somewhat late in the day our French friends are worrying themselves as to the effects produces upon
womanhood in the future by the athletic tenancies and outdoor sporting proclivities of the girl of the present
day, writes a lady correspondent. Will she marry? Will she make a good mother? Will she become
unsympathetic? These are a few of the questions which answers have been invited by means of a
Supplement to The Manchester Courier, Saturday, October 6, 1900
“Last week the daughter of a nonconformist minister got into trouble for wearing male attire in the street, ...
[whilst] The president of the horticultural society dwelt for a considerable time on the subject in connection
with the dress of some female pupil landscape gardeners.
Three ladies were lately employed at Kew in that capacity. Bloomer costume was suggested and accepted,
but it did not answer, owing to the walls of the institution not being high enough to prevent people from the
tops of omnibuses seeing them at work. Sir Trevor decided that they should wear the dress of ordinary
gardeners...as...at a distance he could not distinguish them from men.”
The evening Post, Tuesday, September 11, 1900
“I have seen a young woman”, he said, “between 14 and 20 years of age, dead drunk, and lying in the gutter,
whilst others were led home by their companions, brawling out a popular-house ditty”.
These girls were not of the coster type, as might be expected, as might perhaps be expected, but girls of
respectable appearance – well dressed.”
The Evening Post, Tuesday, September 11, 1900
“The long and continually increasing list of mysterious tragedies in railway trains in which women travelling
alone figure as the victims suggests the advisability of seriously considering whether the time has not come
when female guards should be provided by the companies for the convenience of their female
passengers....At present a lady passenger who happens to be in doubt or difficulty has only male officials to
whom she can appeal. None but a woman, and a delicately-nurtured woman at that, can appreciate to the full
what this means.”
The Citizen, Saturday, February 17, 1906