Women / Persons ~ P10641

Eleanor Fisher

Alternate Names:
  • Mrs. Fisher
Gender: Female
Life Dates: not yet determined
  • Model of faith, piety
  • Social worker
Note: Says she was clergyman's daughter in Rutlandshire. Forty-fifty years old in 1880 (Darton a221); worked with warehouse girls. Set up a mailing list, convened dinner hour Bible study 1-2pm at 165 Aldersgate Street, London, where she had been attending prayer service since 1867. Historic map https://london1868.com/weller43b.htm indicates Young Men's Christian Association headquarters in Aldersgate Street. Didn't find Christian Herald entry on Fisher. I think YMCA is likely site that she used for her young women. Darton seems to get his info from the Christian Herald, which asks why Mrs. Fisher's idea can't be reproduced in other cities. See Geoff Spurr, 2014 article https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=19&ved=2ahUKEwiQ5oiZ1YDoAhVLTcAKHUkyBXkQFjASegQIBhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fhssh.journals.yorku.ca%2Findex.php%2Fhssh%2Farticle%2Fdownload%2F40357%2F36540%2F0&usg=AOvVaw2o_VE_e8fXsMLuuSQflOJn Lower Middle Class Masculinity and the Young Men's Christian Association
persons with degrees of separation from Eleanor Fisher