Sunday, 29 July 2018

466) Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon (1827 – 1891). English educationalist and artist, and a leading mid-19th-century feminist and women's rights activist.

- "Leigh Smith was beginning each day with a visit to the rose border behind the low wall next door, where she gathered blooms to pin into her red-gold hair."  https://books.google.it/

- "Barbara's friend Jessie Boucherett described her as "beautifully dressed, of radiant beauty, and with masses of golden hair..." http://www.victorianweb.org/gender/wojtczak/bodichon.html

- "The illegitimate child of a radical MP, she was tall, red-haired, vivacious and charismatic." https://www.abebooks.co.uk/…/Barbara-Leigh-Smith-Bodich…/plp

- "He was especially proud of red-haired Barbara, the strongest-willed and the most beautiful of his three daughters." https://www.lrb.co.uk/v20/n19/dinah-birch/one-of-the-cracked




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