Marion Kirkland Reid

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Marion Kirkland Reid (born Marion Kirkland c. 1817) was an influential Scottish feminist writer, notable for her A Plea for Woman (1843)[1] which was published in the United States in 1847, 1848, 1851, and 1852 as Woman, her Education and Influence.[2] She was a member of the Ladies National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts.

Her father was a merchant in Glasgow.[2] Kirkland married Hugo Reid in 1839.[2] After Hugo died in 1872, she lived with her daughter in Hammersmith.


  1. ^ Reid, Marion Kirkland. A plea for woman: being a vindication of the importance and extent of her natural sphere of action. Edinburgh. 1843. (Polygon, Edinburgh 1988 ISBN 0-948275-56-1)
  2. ^ a b c "Marion Kirkland Reid". Sunshine for Women. February 2003. Archived from the original on 2012-02-24. Retrieved 2009-10-17.