Clementina Black (1779 words)


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Clementina Maria Black (1853-1922), writer, political activist, trade unionist, and social reformer, was born on July 27th, 1853 in Brighton, East Sussex. She was the first daughter of eight children to David Black (1817–1892) and Clara Maria Patten (1825–1875).

While David earned his living as a solicitor, town clerk, and coroner in Brighton, Clara, daughter of George Patten (1801–1865), portrait painter in ordinary for Prince Albert (1819-1861), educated her daughters at their home on Ship Street, in the same house where Clementina was born (Graves and Morales). Black was primarily taught by her mother, but she also had some instruction from her brothers, including mathematician Arthur Black (1851&n…

Citation: Dunleavy, Matthew. "Clementina Black". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 March 2020 [, accessed 12 July 2020.]

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