Letter from suffragette Helen Blackburn to Maikki Friberg

1901

AUTHOR Helen Blackburn CATEGORY Society & Politics PARTNER The National Archives of Finland
Letter from suffragette Helen Blackburn to Maikki Friberg

Letter about the arrangements for Maikki Friberg’s accommodation in London. The sender is the editor in chief of Englishwoman’s Review, known feminist Helen Blackburn. Maikki Friberg made many trips to Europe to acquaint herself with educational issues, e.g. further education of girls and new ways in teaching geography.

Maikki Friberg (1861–1927) was a Finnish suffragette, activist, geography teacher and journalist. She is best known for her work as chair of the Finnish Feminist Association Unioni and the editor in chief of the Women’s Voice – a magazine she founded. She also worked actively with education, the peace movement and the temperance movement in Finland. She used her extensive international networks to convey European trends to Finland, but she also made Finland more known abroad.

 

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