Clara Collet, 1860-1948: An Educated Working Woman (Woburn by Deborah Mcdonald

By Deborah Mcdonald

This soaking up account of the lifestyles and paintings of Clara Collet, a number one economist, statistician and champion of women's employment, is the 1st biography of this outstanding lady and divulges via Collet's diaries her attention-grabbing own existence. An early girl college graduate (1880), then instructor, she campaigned for the secondary schooling provision of ladies at a time while it used to be negligible. Her different significant contribution was once in elevating the prestige of working-class ladies, turning into a Commissioner for the Royal fee on Labour (1892). She used to be as regards to the relations of Karl Marx, relatively with Eleanor Marx, and with Beatrice Webb. Her enduring friendship with the cult Victorian writer George Gissing deeply stimulated his writing. Her operating relationships with Charles sales space, Lloyd George, Ramsay MacDonald and Winston Churchill also are celebrated

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Clara was to begin her working life in the conventional way. After an abortive trip to the Marxs’ to bid them goodbye—they were not at home— she left for Leicester. Her teaching post was to commence but she had misgivings. She was not sure whether she would like living away from home and was worried as to whether teaching was the career she wanted to pursue, but she was nonetheless convinced that it would be an improvement on life at home as she had not been happy there. Miss Oswald (her German teacher at the NLCS) and the Marxs were the only people she expected to miss.

Kapp, Eleanor Marx, p. 270. 31. Letter from Eleanor Marx to her sister Laura Lafargue in France, 18 June 1884. Institute of Marxism/Leninism, Moscow. , p. 15. 32. Eleanor Marx to Dollie Radford, 30 June 1884, Radford family papers. Archive of California R126M3. 33. Collet, ‘Socialism’, Wyggeston Girls’ Gazette, April 1887. 34. Ibid. 35. Ibid. 36. MSS diary, 11 November 1883. 37. MSS 29/8/2/1 Warwick University, Modern Records’ Office, typed diary, ‘Diary of a Young Assistant Mistress 1878–85’, 16 July 1882.

Thirteen years later, in 1898, and after a career actively promoting the socialist cause, Eleanor, unable to reconcile herself to Aveling’s consistently difficult behaviour, committed suicide whilst living in Jew’s Walk, Sydenham. This occurred after an argument brought on by the double pressures of Aveling’s announcement of his marriage to another woman and his recent serious illness during which he had not allowed Eleanor to nurse him. The morning Eleanor sent her maid to the chemist to purchase the lethal Prussic Acid, Aveling had intended, against Eleanor’s advice given in view of his continuing poor health, to take a trip to London.

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