Sheffield Female Political Association
The group was founded in February 1851 by several Sheffield women who were also active in the Chartist movement, led by Anne Kent and Anne Knight. It also gained the support of Isaac Ironside's local Central Democratic Association.
The Association passed a resolution written by Abiah Higginbotham in support of the suffrage of adult women, and persuaded George Howard, 7th Earl of Carlisle to submit this as a petition to the House of Lords. This probably inspired Harriet Taylor Mill to write The Enfranchisement of Women.
- "Knight, Anne", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Anne Knight (1786-1862)
- Jane Rendall, Glossary: Women's Politics in Britain 1780-1870: Claiming Citizenship
- A. P. W. Robson, The Founding of the National Society for Women's Suffrage 1866-1867
- Millicent Fawcett, Women's Suffrage: A Short History of a Great Movement
- Harriet Taylor Mill (1807 - 1858)
- Ed. Nancy Hewitt, Internationalizing Feminism in the 19th Century