Elizabeth Garrett Anderson

1836 - 1917

A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on fatherhood and work

When I felt rather overcome with [my father's] opposition, I said as firmly as I could, that I must have this or something else, that I could not live without some real work.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: Letter, 15 Jun 1860, to her Emily Davies

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A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on anxiety, death, duty, home, life, motherhood, pain, and relatives

[My mother] speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother's anxiety.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: Letter, 17 Aug 1860, to her Emily Davies

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A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on fatherhood and women

I asked [my father] what there was to make doctoring more disgusting than nursing, which women were always doing, and which ladies had done publicly in the Crimea. He could not tell me.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: Letter, 15 Jun 1860, to her Emily Davies

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A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on time

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I think he will probably come round in time, I mean to renew the subject pretty often.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: On her father; Letter, 15 Jun 1860, to her Emily Davies

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A Quote by Elizabeth Garrett Anderson on hope and ideas

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At first he was very discouraging, to my astonishment then, but now I fancy he did it as a forlorn hope to check me; he said the whole idea was so disgusting that he could not entertain it for a moment.

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917)

Source: On her father; Letter, 15 Jun 1860, to her Emily Davies

Contributed by: Zaady

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