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Adams, Elizabeth 'Eliza', 1827-1919 (née Bruce)



Elizabeth 'Eliza' Bruce was born in Dublin in 1827, daughter of Halliday Bruce. She married John Couch Adams (1819-1892) astronomer on 2 May 1863 and settled in Cambridge. They had no children. Eliza served on the Committee of the Cambridge Association for the Care of Girls (CACG) along with other wives of Cambridge University dons. The Association was founded in 1883 to offer support to abused women and those drawn into sex work and to help them with training and getting back to other employment.

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ADAMS, Elizabeth (née Bruce), 6-8 Oct. 1910

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.10286/1/2
Scope and Contents Two letters from Eliza Adams to Ida Darwin dated 6 and 8 October 1910. The first offers sympathy to Ida in her convalescence following an accident in [August] 1910 in which she injured a hand, and gives news of residents at a hostel, an account of a recent meeting about the "Feeble-Minded" at which Ellen Pinsent (1866-1949) gave an address, and news of mutual acquaintances in Cambridge. The second notes Ida's decision to resign from the chairmanship of the Cambridge Association for the...
Dates: 6-8 Oct. 1910
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