Talk:Ellen Swallow Richards

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Naming convention used[edit]

I know it is preferred to use last name reference, however, it became confusing with all the different Swallows and Richardses, using Ellen (Nellie) for the youth stage, Miss Swallow for the young adult stage, and Mrs. Richards for the married clears up that confusion. This was the convention employed in the most oft quoted biography by Miss Hunt.76.180.38.195 (talk) 17:18, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

I've always heard that Ernst Haeckel first coined the word, "ecology", as the Wikipedia entry for ecology indicates. Did Ellen Swallow Richards actually coin the first anglicized version of this word?

Hmm - OED mentions Haeckel's 1873 reference to "Oecology", doesn't cite Richards. More research needed. Stan 05:20, 9 Sep 2004 (UTC)
Mrs. Richards "introduced" the anglicized version "oekology" (German: "ökologie". ) to the United States just before the turn of the century, 1892, I believe, always giving full credit to Ernst. This led her to coin the term euthenics, which eventually evolved into what is now "home economics." Many sources do claim she "coined the term." 76.180.38.195 (talk) 13:10, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Revert[edit]

I reverted the page back to an earlier version to remove edits by user 209.244.187.213 that appeared over a 2-minute periond on 11 March 2007. The edits of that user may have been good (I didn't read them), but they resulted in the loss of the page's organization and even one section. Maybe someone can look at this? -- Astrochemist 13:19, 11 March 2007 (UTC)

Photo Caption[edit]

Somehow the caption on the photo implied that Hunt's book was published in 1879. I corrected that to 1912 per the bibliographic citation at the end of the article. Don't know where the 1879 date came from--it's almost certainly not the date of the photo itself, since Richards was just 37 years old at that time and the photo appears to show a much older woman. 206.208.105.129 (talk) 15:08, 28 January 2013 (UTC)

Great article[edit]

This is a great article about a great person who ought to be better known. I found this article because someone just linked this biography from template:Consumerism, and this person does seem like someone who should be a part of the history of the Consumer movement. Blue Rasberry (talk) 02:31, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you! Reading the sadly terse article about euthenics led me this biography, which was poorly treated, as well, and I felt inspired by her life story to help clean up both articles. Just a couple of more highlights to insert, and it will finally be thorough. I hope I have done them objective justice, though I am strongly inspired by the whole subject.76.180.38.195 (talk) 17:18, 12 September 2013 (UTC)