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Clara Rackham

18 Hobson Street

History of 18 Hobson Street

18 Hobson Street undated (MoC)

1913: Kelly’s

Harris Rackham, senior fellow Christ’s College

Mrs Clara D Rackham, Guardian of Poor for Castle Ward

The Rackhams had previously lived at 4 Grange Terrace from 1901 until 1911.

Maroula Joannou, The Life and Turbulent Times of Clara Dorothea Rackham, Rackham: Socialist, Suffragist, Social Reformer (Routledge, 2023)

Clara Rackham’s biographer, historian, Mary (Maroula) Joannou has written the introduction to Clara Rackham for Capturing Cambridge. Mary has also provided the account of Clara and Harris Rackham’s family life, the biographical note on Harris Rackham, and compiled the chronology.

Introduction for Capturing Cambridge

At Home with Clara and Harris Rackham

A Brief Note on Harris Rackham

Clara Chronology

Harris Rackham, Senior Tutor, Christ’s College, courtesy of the Masters and Fellows, Christ’s College, Cambridge.

Committee of the Women’s Co-operative Guild, Hobson Street with Clara Rackham centre of front row. Courtesy of Helen Bloxsome and Lucy Tabor

Clara Rackham with necktie, courtesy of Helen Bloxsome and Lucy Tabor

Example of Clara Rackham’s handwriting, 1922, courtesy of the Principal and Fellows of Newnham College, Cambridge

Maroula Joannou, The Life and Turbulent Times of Clara Dorothea Rackham pub Routledge


In 1924 the Rackhams moved to 9 Park Terrace


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