[Deborah McDonald [firstname.lastname@example.org] has kindly shared these materials from her Collet website with the Victorian Web. Her biography of Collet was published by Woburn Press in November 2003]
Who was Clara Collet? She was pivotal in affecting many reforms which greatly improved working conditions and pay for women (and some men) during the early part of the twentieth century. She worked for Charles Booth helping in his great investigative work on the conditions prevailing in late nineteenth century London. To this end she took up residency in the East End during the autumn of 1888 possibly brushing shoulders with Jack the Ripper himself. Collet was probably George Gissing's closest friend during the last ten years of his life.
- A brief chronology of her life and times
- Information about Collet's relationship with Karl Marx and his daughter Eleanor
- Details about Collet's time spent working for Charles Booth collecting statistics in the East End of London for his work Life and Labour.
- the relationship between Collet and Ernest Gimson
- the relationship between Collet and George Gissing
- working with Churchill during his time spent as President of the Board of Trade
- Collet's work promoting the cause of women and work
- Collet working in the East End at the time of Jack the Ripper
Last modified 2003