Mary Augusta Ward

If you're a Downton Abbey fan, you may remember mention of Mary Augusta Ward, also known as Mrs. Humphry Ward, as a woman opposed to women getting the vote. She was also a well-known writer in her day. Special Collections houses the Mrs. Humphry Ward Papers. Mary Augusta Ward (1851-1920), born Mary Arnold, was a British writer at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries, a niece of Matthew Arnold and the aunt of Aldous Huxley. Read more in Pictures and Conversations, the Special Collections blog.

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