1751 – 1832 A.D.
Priscilla Wakefield, an English writer. She published numerous works, chiefly educational, including Mental Improvement, Leisure Hours, Reflections on the Present Condition of the Female Sex, with Hints for its Improvement and several volumes of descriptive geography.
In 1798 she established at Tottenham, her native town, a bank for the savings of women and children, the first of its kind in Great Britain.
Reference: Famous Women; An Outline of Feminine Achievement Through the Ages With Life Stories of Five Hundred Noted Women By Joseph Adelman. Copyright, 1926 by Ellis M. Lonow Company.