"which Miss Emily Davies a little later was so strikingly to demonstrate, that the middle-class family in the early nineteenth century was possessed only of a single sitting-room between them"
A sitting room not conducive to writing?
Public DomainA sitting room not conducive to writing? - Credit: Almeida JĂșnior (1850-1899)

Emily Davies (1830-1921) was one of the co-founders of Girton College, Cambridge.

The information referred to in the quotation may have come from one of the following works by Emily Davies:

The Higher Education of Women (1866);

Thoughts on some questions relating to women (1910).

Can anyone confirm the source?