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Maud Sellers

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Maud Sellers
Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England
Died1939(1939-00-00) (aged 77–78)
York, England
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin
EmployerMerchant Adventurers' Hall

Maud Sellers (1861–1939) was a British historian and museum curator.[1][2]


Sellers studied at Newnham College, Cambridge before gaining her PhD from Trinity College, Dublin in 1907. She was one of the 'steamboat ladies' who travelled to Dublin to receive a degree while they were not offered to women by the University of Cambridge.[3]

Sellers was interested in the history of the Merchant Adventurers' Hall in York, which she had first visited in 1895 and became involved in the restoration of the hall and the study of the Company of Merchant Adventurers.[1] In 1913 Sellers was made a Member of that Company and was its first woman member in over 400 years.[1] She became the Company's honorary archivist in 1918 and worked as the curator of the guild hall.[2]



  1. ^ a b c "Hall Highlights: Dr Maud Sellers". Merchant Adventurer's Hall. 8 March 2018. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  2. ^ a b "Maud Sellers, Guild Member". HerStory.York. Retrieved 28 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Steamboat ladies (act. 1904–1907)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/61643. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)