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Notable Women of Boston
Lists for Adults
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Originally compiled in 2002 by Stephen Kharfen, Readers Services, Boston Public Library,
in honor of the installation of the mural Notable Women of Boston, on loan from Simmons College.

Updated March 2013 by Melissa Theroux in honor of the mural's reinstallation. The mural was returned to Simmons College again later that year.

Click on each name to see a list of items available through our online catalog.


Sister Ann Alexis Shorb - Founder of Carney Hospital

Melnea A. Cass - Community Activist

Mary Baker Eddy - Founder of Christian Science

Anne Hutchinson - Religious Dissident

Mary Morton Kehew - Social Activist for Women Workers' Rights

Ellen Swallow Richards - Scientist

Lucy Stone - Suffragist

Annie Sullivan - Teacher and Miracle Worker

Phillis Wheatley - Early African-American Poet

Other Notable Women of Boston

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