Jane Fisher Unwin (nee Cobden)
(Emma) Jane Catherine Cobden (1851 - 1947) was a daughter of Richard Cobden, the Manchester manufacturer and radical politician, and his wife Catherine Anne. From the 1880s Jane Cobden was active in women’s Liberal politics and promoted women’s suffrage within the Women’s Liberal Federation. She was elected to the London County Council in 1889, although women were only granted full rights in local government in 1907. She was also active in other political movements including the campaign for Irish home rule, the South African Conciliation Committee during the South African War, and later the Anti-Slavery and Aborigines’ Protection Society. She married the publisher Thomas Fisher Unwin in 1892, with the T. Fisher Unwin firm being the publisher of many of Schreiner’s writings.
For further information see:
A.C. Howe (2004) ‘Unwin, (Emma) Jane Catherine Cobden (1851-1947)’ Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Oxford University Press http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/38683