Notes from Wellcome visit
Written in the Flesh (Edward Shorter)
"grubbling" = tribadism (Lister)
Social circle of "tribades" in Devon (?) in the 1830s, ruled over by Lady Frances Brudenell (widowed Duchess (Countess) of Newburgh (p.77)
Mary Yates presided in the 1780s over a lesbian club in London (Norton, Myth of the Modern Homosexual, p 204
Many more adult gays and lesbians recall "gender nonconforming" behaviour from childhood than do heterosexuals.
Pillard & Bailey "A biologcial perspective on sexual orientation.
34% of gays, 91% of lesbians, greater chance of being lef-handed.
Eden Hall, Hekma, Sexual cultures in Europe
Chapter 7. Emily Hamer, "Keeping their fingers on the pulse, lesbian doctors in Britain 1890–1950"
- Louisa Markdale 1873–1966
- Louisa Aldrich Blake1865–1925
- Fiona Murray 1869–1923
- Octavia Wilberforce 1885–1963
Mother Clap's Molly House
Mollies had little interest in fellatio "Anal intercourse was the preferred route, without refinement" (p 107–8)
Earl of Sunderland sodomitical bawdy house early 18th century. 9 gay men arrested 1709.
Norton sees effeminacy asa form of self-advertisement. No butch-fem role playing in the mollies' world.