Mrs Janet Taylor and the Civil List pensiona claim to recognition by her country

Rosalind F. Croucher, John S. Croucher*

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Abstract

Mrs Janet Taylor, authoress and instructress in navigation, received a Civil List pension in 1860, a modest amount of just 50. This was in sharp contrast to that awarded to another scientific writer, Mrs Mary Somerville, who received a pension of 200 in 1835, increased to 300 two years later. This article considers the nature of the accomplishments for which Mrs Taylor was rewarded and reflects upon the differences in the awards. It argues that the contrast between the awards is not so much about gender, but about class.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-280
Number of pages28
JournalWomen's History Review
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012

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