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Isabella J. Clemes was a Mathematics teacher and a graduate of Newnham College, Cambridge. A member of the Men and Women’s Club, Clemes gave a paper to the Club in January 1886 on the meaning of morality, in which she argued that morality concerned “both ‘social duties’ ‘(to others)’ and ‘individual duties’ ‘(to the laws of nature as they concern himself alone)’.” (Bland 2001: 23). Clemes, like Schreiner, left the Club fairly early on. It is possible that some letters were exchanged between Schreiner and Clemes, although none have been traced.
For further information see:
Lucy Bland (2001) Banishing the Beast: Feminism, Sex and Morality London: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
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