A. M. McCracken

?1865-1944 [pseud. ‘L. A. M. Priestly’]; sis. of Henry Joy McCracken [q.v.], the executed United Irishman whom she survived by 68 years; feminist, life-long abolitionist, prison reformer, and champion of the Belfast poor; established Poor House Ladies Committee; President of the Ladies Industrial School; campaigned to abolish the use of climbing boys in chimney sweeping; lived at summer cottage beside the Sands Hotel, Bangor; wrote Feminine in Fiction (1918), for which Mrs. C[harlotte] Despard supplied a foreword; there is a biography by Mary McNeill, a Belfast feminist and social activist.


The Feminine in Fiction, with a foreword by Mrs. C[harlotte] Despard (London: G. Allen & Unwin: 1918), pp. 127pp., 8o.


Mary McNeill, The Life and Times of Mary Ann McCracken, 1770-1866: A Belfast Panorama (Irish Academic Press 2019), 340pp.

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