A strong-minded and independent business woman who makes her own way in the world.
Elizabeth Murray is one of the most fascinating women who lived in the revolutionary Boston. At a time when women’s rights were limited she found a way to secure her personal and financial independence without challenging the expected behavior of women in her time. Her ties both to England and her home in the colonies placed her in the middle of the American Revolution.
For more information on Elizabeth Murray, try:
- The Elizabeth Murray Project- This website devoted to Elizabeth Murray is full of information, primary sources and more.
- Portrait of Mrs. James Smith- This portrait of Elizabeth Murray in 1769 is on view at Boston’s Musuem of Fine Arts.