Northwestern

Nineteenth Century Women Edit

Summary

Identifier
MS123

Dates

  • 1845-1927 (Creation)

Extents

  • 2.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection is comprised of archival materials generated by British and American women of the nineteenth century. This archive contains the 1890-1895 minutes book of the Women's Franchise League, London, which was founded in 1889. Also included is some correspondence to or from Jacob Bright, related to suffrage issues, 1870-1881, and to Miss Bright, 1926-1927. American materials in the collection are more personal and unrelated to the suffrage movement in Great Britain.

    Included in the American files are ten letters Nellie F. Harvey received from friends and family members between September 1885 and March 1887 while she was away at school; these letters recounted small town events and gossip about the residents of Kenduskeag, Hudson, and Bangor, Maine. Sarah J. Wickes was a principal at the Saranac School in Willsboro, New York. She wrote poetry and local history, keeping a commonplace book of her writing as well as clippings and ephemera, between 1862 and 1902. Materials no longer securely tipped into the book have been placed in folders. Martha R. Tifft, a school teacher in Ovid, Seneca County, New York, writes to each of her parents, Wiatt and Sophronia Tifft in September 1845; she includes notes from other family members as well. Jennie Hamilton Irving (1860-1941) was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. She attended the school which became the Cambridge School for Girls and kept a diary during 1878 which was donated to the McCormick Library by her granddaughter, Jane (Rice) LaRue in 2002.

  • Abstract

    This collection is comprised of archival materials generated by British and American women of the nineteenth century. This archive contains the 1890-1895 minutes book of the Women's Franchise League, London, which was founded in 1889. The Women's Franchise League, also known as the National Society for Women's Suffrage in Great Britain, was active in the early 1890s. Members of this group included Mrs. E. Pankhurst, Harriet Stanton-Blatch, Countess Schack, Alice Cliff-Scatcherd, and Mrs. Jacob Bright. Also included is some correspondence to or from Jacob Bright, related to suffrage issues, 1870-1881, and to Miss Bright, 1926-1927. American materials in the collection are more personal and unrelated to the suffrage movement in Great Britain.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on access of the materials in the department for research.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    All patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The McCormick Library purchased most of these materials from various sources.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    unspecified

  • Separated Materials

    Some of the published materials of the National Society for Women's Suffrage in Great Britain and the Women's Franchise Leagure are held in the McCormick Library's Femina collection and may be found in the on-line catalog.

  • Processing Information

    Sigrid Pohl Perry in November 2000; revised in May 2005.

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