1841-1931

March 3, 1841, West Derby, Liverpool, England.

March 20, 1931, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England.

Daughter of S. M. Bulley of Liverpool, and granddaughter of Thomas Raffles, Emma was married in 1874 to nonconformist minister Elkanah Armitage, who was (as of 1891), Theological Professor at the Congregational United College at Bradford, England. In October 1871, she was one of the first five students at Newnham College, Cambridge University, and taught history in the Women’s Department at Owens College in Manchester. She was the first woman on the school board at Rotherham, Yorkshire; an honorary fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland; and first president of the Yorkshire Congregational Women’s Guild of Christian Service. Her works include:

  1. Day of Prayer Is Ending, The
  2. Eternal Love, Whose Law Doth Sway
  3. Except the Lord the Temple Build
  4. In Our Dear Lord’s Garden
  5. It Is the Lord Himself Who Tends
  6. March on, March On, Ye Soldiers True
  7. Not Only for the Goodly Fruit-Trees Tall
  8. O Father, in Thy Father’s Heart
  9. O Lord of All, We Bring to Thee Our Sacrifice of Praise
  10. O Lord of Hosts, the Fight Is Long
  11. O Lord of Life, and Love, and Power
  12. Praise Be to God, Who Bids the Earth
  13. Praise for the Garden of God upon Earth
  14. Though Home Be Dear, and Life Be Sweet