Lady Frances Campbell Balfour


Born London, UK, 1858; died London, 1921; active Presbyterian; biographer; leader in suffrage, education, and social purity campaigns; executive officer for the Travellers’ Aid Society (1885), National Union for Women’s Suffrage Society (1897), Scottish Churches’ League for Woman’s Suffrage (1912).

Further Reading:

Joan B. Huffman, “Balfour, Lady Frances (1858-1931)”, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online ed. May 2010, [, accessed 24 Oct 2011].

Frances Balfour, Ne Obliviscaris: Dinna Forget (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1930), 2 v.

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag

Veronica Strong-Boag, Ph.D, FRSC, is a Canadian historian specializing in the modern history of women and children in Canada. She is Professor Emerita of Women's History at the University of British Columbia. In 1988 she won the John A. Macdonald Prize (awarded to the best book in Canadian history) for her study of the lives of women in Canada between the wars, entitled The New Day Recalled. In 1993–94 she served as president of the Canadian Historical Association. She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. In July 2012 the Royal Society of Canada announced that Strong-Boag would be awarded the J. B. Tyrrell Historical Medal "for outstanding work in the history of Canada."