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Frontispiece and Title Page of journal from Japan by Marie Stopes

Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958)1910

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Frontispiece and title-page to the book A journal from Japan: a daily record of life as seen by a scientist by Marie C. Stopes (London, Blackie & Son, 1910). The frontispiece contains a head and shoulders portrait of Marie Stopes, facing directly to the viewer, and printed with a facsimile signature. Marie Stopes, best known as an advocate of birth control, was originally a palaeobotanist. In her introduction to this account of travels in Japan she acknowledges grant support from the Royal Society: “A purely scientific interest in coal mines and the fossils they often contain led me to desire to go to Japan, for purely scientific purposes. My naturally roving instincts warmly supported the scheme…The generous interest and help of the Royal Society in my scientific projects made this long and expensive journey possible. The influence of this learned body with our Government and with that of Japan secured me every help…”

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  • Title: Frontispiece and Title Page of journal from Japan by Marie Stopes
  • Creator: Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958)
  • Date Created: 1910
  • Location Created: London, United Kingdom
  • Publisher: Blackie & Son
  • Rights: Copyright The Royal Society, 2018
  • External Link: To license this image please visit the Royal Society Picture Library
  • Medium: Paper, Ink
  • Scientist: Marie Charlotte Carmichael Stopes (1880-1958)
  • Field: Palaeobotany
  • Catalogue Reference: RCN R82459

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