Brown, Olympia, 1835-1926. Papers of Olympia Brown, ca.1849-1963: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
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Call No.: A-69; M-133
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe
Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Olympia Brown, 1835-1926
Title: Papers of Olympia Brown, ca.1849-1963
Quantity: 2.09 linear feet (5 boxes) plus 1 oversize folder, 1 supersize folder, 1 folio+ folder, 1 folio folder,
9 reels of microfilm)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, writings, sermons, etc., of Olympia Brown, suffragist, author, and
first woman ordained by full denominational authority.
Accession numbers: 58-50, 59-65, 175
The papers of Olympia Brown, the first woman to be ordained by full denominational
authority, were given to the Schlesinger Library by her daughter, Gwendolen B. Willis, in 1958, 1959 and 1960.
Reprocessed: May 1980
By: Bert Hartry
Access. Originals are closed; use microfilm M-133.
Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Olympia Brown as well as copyright in
other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.
1. Dates and/or other information have been written on some items by a number of people,
including Brown and Gwendolen B. Willis. In organizing the material the processor
accepted dates written by others. Dates and other information added by the processor
are in square brackets.
2. In most cases newspapers and magazines were not microfilmed in their entirety,
but only the page(s) by or about Brown, and the title page where necessary to establish
name and date of publication.
3. The pages of "notebooks" containing Brown essays, sermons, etc. were microfilmed
consecutively. The reader is cautioned, however, that the text is not always consecutive.
Brown sometimes wrote on the right-hand page before the left-hand one, sewed in extra
pages, or inserted loose pages; and some pages have been lost.
4. Brown clipped, pinned, pasted or sewed clippings in the "notebooks." They were
microfilmed with the pages with which they were found.
5. Letters of one or more pages with either the salutation or signature missing, as
well as smaller portions of letters, have been counted as fragments in the inventory.
6. The photographs in #4 have been microfilmed with the Library's photograph collection;
the film is available at the Schlesinger Library.
7. Supersize items are larger than 20"x24." Supersize items listed in the inventory
were all microfilmed together at the end of their respective series.
8. Only title pages of the five issues of Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly, 147, were
microfilmed with the supersize items at the end of Series IV. A complete run of the
weekly is available on microfilm (S 1025) at Harvard College Library, Harvard University.
9. Some of the material in the supersize folders will be given to other libraries
after being microfilmed. A Separation Record listing these items can be found after
the Index to the Inventory.
Olympia Brown Papers, ca.1849-1963; item description, dates. A-69, folder #. Schlesinger
Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
Olympia Brown's parents, Lephia Olympia (Brown) and Asa B. Brown, moved from Vermont
to Michigan the year before she was born. Brown received her early education at local
schools and spent the 1854-1855 academic year at Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in
Massachusetts. She graduated from Antioch College (1860) and the St. Lawrence University
Theological School (Canton, New York) in 1863. That same year she was ordained by
the St. Lawrence Association of Universalists in Malone, New York. During the summer
of 1863 she preached in Vermont and on July 8, 1864, she was installed as pastor of
the First Universalist Society in Weymouth, Massachusetts. Subsequently she served
in pastorates at Bridgeport, Connecticut (1870-1876), and Racine, Wisconsin (1878-1887),
and as a non-resident preacher in several other Wisconsin parishes. Brown's religious
views were tolerant and liberal. She was opposed to the stern, orthodox teachings
she first encountered at Mount Holyoke Seminary and believed "there was no such thing
as everlasting punishment..." (An Autobiography, #2). An advocate of elocution lessons,
she studied under T.F. Leonard and James J. Vance (see Index) and in time became an
extremely effective extemporaneous speaker.
It was in Weymouth that Brown met John Henry Willis, a trustee of the church. They
were married in 1873 and had two children. Brown never used her husband's name and
was known as Reverend Olympia Brown throughout her life.
Brown's interest in woman's rights began early. In her autobiography (#2) she writes
that she chose Antioch College (Yellow Springs, Ohio) over Oberlin College because
the latter discriminated "...against the women." She was disappointed that no women
lecturers were invited to speak at Antioch and persuaded her fellow women students
to raise money and invite Antoinette Brown Blackwell. She found her reception and
treatment at St. Lawrence University to be less than wholehearted but she was determined
to achieve ordination and hoped by her example to persuade other women to enter the
In 1866, at the invitation of Susan B. Anthony, Brown attended the convening meeting
of the American Equal Rights Association. This was her first encounter with Anthony
and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the beginning of a lifelong dedication to the woman's
rights movement. In 1867 Brown campaigned in Kansas, speaking two and sometimes three
times a day, for a woman's suffrage amendment to the state constitution. In 1868,
under Brown's guidance, the New England Woman's Suffrage Association was formed, the
first suffrage organization in the United States. After Brown's success as a stump
speaker in the Kansas campaign, Susan B. Anthony tried to persuade her to resign her
pastorate and give all her time to the woman's rights struggle, but Brown continued
to put her ministerial duties first and give her spare time to suffrage work. She
maintained good relations with both the National Woman Suffrage Association and the
American Woman Suffrage Association, believing that each served a useful function.
In 1882 she helped organize the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association, became its president
in 1884, and was reelected annually until 1912. The passage by the Wisconsin legislature,
and its approval by the people of the state, of the School Suffrage Law (1885) finally
led Brown to resign from her parish. This law gave women the right to vote in any
election pertaining to school matters. Believing that every election fell into this
category, Brown handed in her resignation in 1887 and that November went to the polls
to vote. Her vote was rejected and the case went to court. Brown argued on her own
behalf and won, but in an appeal to the Wisconsin Supreme Court the decision was reversed.
The NWSA and the AWSA merged to form the NAWSA in 1890. Brown was disappointed at
the new organization's emphasis on securing suffrage by amending each state constitution.
In 1892 she called a meeting in Chicago and formed the Federal Suffrage Association.
She remained active with this organization, testifying before Congressional committees
and speaking at public gatherings, until it was disbanded in 1920. She also joined
the Congressional Union (later the National Woman's Party) and distributed suffrage
material in front of President Wilson's White House. She later became a member of
the American Civil Liberties Union and the Women's International League for Peace
and Freedom. Brown published Acquaintances Old and New Among Reformers in 1911, and in 1917 Democratic Ideals, A Life of Clara Bewick Colby. She died in Baltimore, Maryland on October 23, 1926.
More complete biographical material is available in this collection, including An Autobiography, edited and completed by Gwendolen B. Willis, unpublished, 1960. See also the article
in Notable American Women (Cambridge, Mass., 1971), which includes a list of additional sources.
The collection is arranged in four series:
- SERIES I. Personal and Biographical, 1857-1963. #1-13.
- SERIES II. Writings by Brown, 1849-1920, n.d. #14-126.
- SERIES III. Correspondence, 1855-1920. #127-142.
- SERIES IV. Suffrage and Woman's Rights, 1855?-1921. #143-158.
This collection contains over 120 manuscript sermons and notes for sermons, ms. school
and college essays, other writings (ms., ts. and printed), correspondence (mostly
letters to Brown), speeches, church and convention programs, clippings, five issues
of Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly, handbills, photographs and memorabilia. The papers provide information about Brown's
family, her formal education and her outlook on religion, women in the ministry and
woman's rights. There is considerable information about the woman's suffrage movement,
particularly the Kansas campaign of 1867, the Federal Suffrage Association, and the
trials of Brown and Susan B. Anthony. There is little information about Brown's ministerial
career after she resigned from her Racine parish, and there are only nine letters
written by her.
This collection does not represent the total surviving Brown papers. Other collections
are listed in Women's History Sources (New York and London, 1979).
For an explanation of the arrangement within each series, see the inventory.
An index of writers and recipients of letters. Information about individuals is not
indexed; nor are subjects. An * indicates both a writer and a recipient, a + a recipient
only. The numbers refer to the folders.
- *Anthony, Susan Brownell, 127-129, 132-137, 140, 142.
- Baker, George S., 131.
- Ballou, Eli, 127, 142.
- Bate, Amelia W., 134.
- Bates, R.B., 135.
- Bennett, Edgar M., 136.
- Bennett, Sarah Clay, 138.
- Blackwell, Alice Stone, 136.
- Blackwell, Antoinette Brown, 127, 128, 134, 142.
- *Blackwell, Henry B., 128, 130, 141. Blanchard, Inez A., 134.
- Boyd, Mary Sumner, 138.
- Bradberry, J.G., 128.
- Brown, Lephia Olympia, 127.
- *Brown, Olympia, 127-141.
- Bruce, E.M., 133.
- Burleigh, Celia. 131.
- Burns, Lucy, 138.
- Canfield, H.L., 130.
- Catt, Carrie Chapman, 139.
- Cobb, E.H., 127, 130, 131, 142.
- *Colby, Clara Bewick, 136, 142.
- Comstock, Hannah M., 142.
- Cothren, Marion B., 139.
- Couzins, Phoebe W., 135.
- Craig, Austin, 127.
- Dickinson, Anna E., 127, 128.
- Dodge, J. Smith, Jr., 130.
- Eates, Adelia, 129.
- Effinger, Lucretia, 131
- +Emerson, Rev. George H., 142.
- Fairbanks, Asa, 131
- +Fels, Mrs. Joseph, 141.
- *Fish, A.C., 134, 135, 141.
- Fisher, Ebenezer, 127.
- Fisher, R. G., 135.
- Fogg, M., 128.
- Foster, A.K., 129.
- Foster, Charles G., 128.
- Foster, Ellen Burroughs, 138.
- +Fowler, Maria A., 142
- Foye, John O., 127.
- +Fuller, Mrs., 141.
- Gage, Matilda E. Joslyn, 132, 133.
- *Garrison, William Lloyd, 129, 141.
- Garrison, William Lloyd II, 137.
- Gregory, John G., 135.
- *Hanaford, Phebe A., 128, 131, 132, 134, 142.
- Harper, Ida Husted, 138, 139.
- Haskell, William Garrison, 128, 129.
- Hazard, Mrs. W. T., 142.
- Hickox, Mary C., 137.
- Hirst, Cosmelia, 137.
- *Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 131, 132, 134, 136, 137, 142.
- Hooker, John, 130.
- Howe, Julia Ward, 131.
- Johnson, Adelaide, 137.
- Jones, J. E. (Elizabeth), 127.
- Larkin, Samuel, 130, 131.
- Lee, John S., 132.
- Lenroot, I.L., Congressman, 138.
- Leonard, T.F., 128-130.
- Lewis, Dora, 139.
- Livermore, Mary A., 128-130, 142.
- Moody, Joel, 128.
- Moore, Charles C., 138.
- Morgan, John, 127.
- Peck, C.H., 131.
- Perry, Henry, 132.
- Richards, Elias, 128, 130.
- Richards, Sara H., 134.
- Robinson, C., 128, 129.
- Rowlands & Rowland, Attorneys, 135.
- Sabin, Ellen C., 138.
- Severance, George, 129.
- Sewall, May Wright (Wright-Thompson, May), 133.
- Shaw, Anna Howard, 138.
- Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 129, 134-136, 140.
- +Start, Brother, 141.
- +Stearns, Cora M., 141.
- Stearns, Lutie E., 137.
- Stearns, O., 127.
- *Stone, Lucy, 128, 129, 131, 141.
- +Stone, Sarah, 141.
- +Sturgeon, [Mr.], 142.
- Tanner, Clara Follette, 140.
- +Upton, Harriet Taylor, 142.
- Vance, James J., 133.
- Wales, Zippie Brooks, 132.
- Welsh, Henry, 132.
- Weston, J.B., 132.
- Wheeler, D.H., 129.
- +Wiley, Dr. Harvey, 141.
- Wilkes, Eliza Tupper, 131.
- +Willis, John Henry, 142.
- *Wood, S.N., 128, 142.
- Wright-Thompson, May, 133.
- SERIES II. Writings, 1849-1920, n.d.
Scope and Contents: See also Series IV, #148, #153. The dated writings are arranged chronologically, followed
by the undated items. The latter are divided into three sections: college writings,
writings on woman's rights, and sermons. All items manuscript unless otherwise noted.
Supersize items in Series II were filmed together in chronological order at the end
of the series.
- 14. Eight issues of "The Family Museum," newspaper by Brown, her sisters, brother, and
cousins, ca. 1849-1850.
- 15. "The Sapling," volume 3, number 4, newspaper "edited and published" by Brown, 1853.
- 16. Essay, "Aristocracy," Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, 1854.
- 17. Antioch College, 1855-1860. "Notes on Lectures," 1855-1856.
- 18. Antioch College, 1855-1860. Essays, examination paper, 1856.
- 19. Antioch College, 1855-1860. Essays, 1857-1858.
- 20. Antioch College, 1855-1860. Essays, 1859-1860.
- 21. Essay, "The Female Character," December 1860.
- 22. Essay, "The Responsibilities of the Scholar," St. Lawrence University, November 1861.
- 23. Letter addressed "To the graduating members of the Crescent Society" at Antioch College,
June 1862. Sermon, "If ye have faith...," Vermont, July 1862. Sermon, incomplete,
- 24. Address to the alumni of Antioch College, "Diversities of Gifts," June 1867 (drafts
- 25. Address, "Woman's place in the church," delivered before the Ministerial Union, May,
1869 (manuscript and printed).
- 26. Sermon notes, "Female Education - the admission of women to the University of Michigan,"
ca. 1870. Letter to the editor, The Evening News, Danbury Connecticut, December 2, 1871. "A Doctrinal Sermon for Universalists," preached
in the First Universalist Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut, February 1, 1872, published
in The Gospel Banner, Augusta, Maine, September 28, 1872.
Re: "A Doctrinal Sermon for Universalists," see supersize at end of Series II.
- 27. Sermon, "The Men of Seventy-Six," Manford's Magazine, May 1876. Article, "Accepting the Test," The Woman's Journal, Boston, May 26, 1877. Articles published in Star in the West, Cincinnati, Ohio: "The Pastoral Relation," July, 5, 1877; "Have We a Right to Live?"
August 23, 1877; "Have We a Right to Die?" August 30, 1877; "We Have No Right to Die,"
September 6, 1877; "The Dozing Captains," September 13, 1877; "The Forty Ministers,"
September 20, 1877; "Do We Need More Parishes?" October 11, 1877; "Do We Need More
Parishes?" (2), October 18, 1877; "Ecclesiastical Trials," January 24, 1878."Ecclesiastical
Trials" (2), March 14, 1878; "Ex-Pastors," March 27, 1878;
Re: articles published in Star in the West, see supersize at end of Series II.
- 28. "The Substance of Remarks made at the Funeral of Mrs. S.A. Fish," printed, September
15, 1880. Three clippings about sermon, "Woman and Skepticism," The Washington Chronicle, Washington, D.C., February 1, 8, 15, 1885. Sermon, "Woman and Skepticism," The Alpha, Washington, D.C., March 1, 1885.
- 29. Printed: "Woman's Suffrage," address, Rockford Fair, August 29, 1888; "A Statement
of Facts," a protest circulated "to members of the National Woman Suffrage Association,
only," ca. 1888-1889; "Woman's Suffrage a Political Necessity," abstract of address
before the Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives, January 28,
1889 "Two or Three Planks," article, The Wisconsin Citizen, March 1889; "Where is the Mistake?" address...before the National American Convention,
February 21, 1890, published in The Woman's Tribune, March 8, 1890; "The New Amendment," abstract of address for Suffrage Convention,
Washington, February 1891; "United States Citizenship," address before the Government
Congress, World's Exposition, Chicago, August 9, 1893; "Crime and the Remedy," address
before the Parliament of Religions, Art Institute, Chicago, September 22, 1893.
Re: "Two or Three Planks," and "Where is the Mistake?" see supersize at end of Series
- 30. Sermon, "Therefore we labor...," Mukwonago, Wisconsin, September 23, 1894.
- 31. Sermons, "But to us there is one God..." and "Preserve me oh God..." Mukwonago, Wisconsin,
January 13, ca. 1895.
- 32. Article, "Equality of Rights Is All the Negro Asks," The Public, April 9, 1904. Address, printed, before the Woman's Suffrage Committee, United States
Senate, February 1, 1906. Corrected typed letter, Editor, The Post, Washington D.C., August 29, 1906. Corrected typed letter (carbon copy), Editor,
The New York Evening Post, (carbon copy, typed letter fragment attached), November 19, 1912. Address, typescript
carbon copy, annual convention, Wisconsin Woman's Suffrage Association, 1912. Address,
corrected typescript, "Woman's Suffrage a National Question," Wisconsin, 1913.
- 33. Three lectures, two corrected typescripts one manuscript, part of a series, delivered
at the Suffrage School, Madison, Wisconsin, June 18-24, 1914.
- 34. "Present Status of Woman's Suffrage," typescript, ca. 1914. Typed letter, signed,
Editor, Chicago Tribune, ca. 1914-1917.
- 35. Re: Clara Bewick Colby: Article by Enfina C. Tompkins, The Star, December 1916; Brown, typed letter to members of Federal Suffrage Association, 1916;
"Clara B. Colby - A Sketch," typescript by Brown, 1916; Tribute by United States Representative
Burton L. French (Idaho), typescript, ca. 1916; Clipping, Brown letter to the editor,
- 36. Letter, signed, "To the Readers of 'The Citizen'," January 19, 1916. Typed letter,
"Dear Editor," March 12, 1917. Typed letter, signed, "President Wilson's Appeal,"
Editor, The Nation, April 16, 1917. Speech re: "...the problem of securing equal rights...," quoted
in New York Evening Post, February 1919. "Permanent Peace," corrected typescript, ca. 1919. Sermon, "The Opening
Doors," printed, September 12, 1920. "Reminiscences of a Pioneer," The Suffragist, September 1920.
Re: the speech re: "...the problem of securing equal rights...," see supersize at
end of Series II.
- 37. Writings, n.d. College writings. "The First Flower of Spring," "A Glimpse of Antioch,
As it is."
- 38. Writings, n.d. College writings. "Female Education," Yellow Springs, Ohio.
- 39. Writings, n.d. College writings. "Our German Population."
- 40. Writings, n.d. College writings. "Politics v. Piety."
- 41. Writings, n.d. College writings. "Review of Evangeline."
- 42. Writings, n.d. College writings. "The Scholar of Today."
- 43. Writings, n.d. College writings. "Faith or the old reformers and the new," two versions.
- 44. Writings, n.d. College writings. "Is Virtue always rewarded in this life," "Popular
Fallacies," "The Question for the Scholar," "Resolved that the Kansas Bill is a curse
to this country."
- 45. Writings, n.d. College writings. "Report of the Botanical Committee..."
- 46. Writings, n.d. Woman's rights. Reminiscences about the Kansas campaign of 1867, 2
manuscript versions and 5 manuscript pages written at a later date.
- 47. Writings, n.d. Woman's rights. "Formation of the New England Woman Suffrage Association,"
- 48. Writings, n.d. Woman's rights. Articles, corrected typescripts, "History of Woman's
Suffrage in Wisconsin" and untitled.
- 49. Writings, n.d. Woman's rights. "Address on Woman Suffrage," corrected typescript "Why
the Church Should Demand the Ballot for Women," printed.
- 50. Writings, n.d. Woman's rights. Speech, "Margaret Fuller."
- 51. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Seek and ye shall find...."
- 52. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "And all thy children shall be taught of the Lord...."
- 53. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "And Moses went up from the plains of Moab...."
- 54. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Are ye able to drink of the cup..."
- 55. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "As a man thirsteth, so is he...."
- 56. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Behold I bring you tidings of great joy...." Re: Universalism
and the New Testament.
- 57. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "A bruised reed will he not break...."
- 58. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "By their fruits shall ye know them...."
- 59. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Follow that which is good...."
- 60. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "For as we have many members in our body...."
- 61. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge...."
- 62. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "For we are laborers together...."
- 63. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Let no man judge you in meat or in drink...."
- 64. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Let your light so shine...."
- 65. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Man doth not live by bread only."
- 66. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Set your affections on things above...."
- 67. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "She hath done what she could." Re: George Elliott (sic).
- 68. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "So then faith cometh by hearing...."
- 69. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Starting in life."
- 70. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Therefore we labor...."
- 71. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."
- 72. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Truly the light is sweet...."
- 73. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Who shall render to every man according to his deeds...."
- 74. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."
Re: John Wycliffe.
- 75. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine," and "To everything
there is a Season...." Both re: amusement.
- 76. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: baptism.
- 77. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: capital punishment.
- 78. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: Christian heroism.
- 79. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: Cross of Christ.
- 80. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: death of Edward Everett.
- 81. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: history of Weymouth Church.
- 82. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: laws of health.
- 83. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: position of women, female education, etc.
- 84. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: responsibility of men in high places.
- 85. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: Thanksgiving.
- 86. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Re: Universalist church and impartial suffrage.
- 87. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "God is with the truth seeker"; "Beloved if God so loved us...."
- 88. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "For the son of man is come...."; "He that overcometh shall
inherit all things...."
- 89. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Lead us not into temptation," two sermons.
- 90. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Therefore my brethren...."; "For whosoever shall keep the
- 91. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "But to do good and communicate...."; "When it goeth well
with the righteous...."
- 92. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "And daily in the temple...."; "And a little child shall lead
- 93. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Cast your burden upon the Lord...."; "No man having put his
hand to the plough...."
- 94. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Watchman what of the night?"; "I will call upon the Lord...."
- 95. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "My mother and my brethren...."; "Christ also loved the church...."
- 96. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "And he turned to his disciples...."; "But if any provide
not for his own...."
- 97. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Because he hath oppressed and forsaken the poor"; "But God
commendeth his love...."
- 98. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "What think ye of Christ?"; "I have fought a good fight...."
- 99. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "But thanks be to God...."; "Am I my brother's keeper?"
- 100. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "And that from a child thou hast known...."; "But I say unto
you swear not at all...."
- 101. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Folly is set in great dignity...."; "If ye then be risen
- 102. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Oh wretched man that I am...."; "The Lord is a great God...."
- 103. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Neither shall they say...."; "Come see the works of the Lord."
- 104. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "The rich and the poor meet together...."; "It is good neither
to eat flesh nor to drink wine....," "He that getteth wisdom...." (in the same booklet).
- 105. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "The law of the Lord is perfect...."; "And ye shall know the
- 106. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Study to show thyself approved...."; "When I remember these
- 107. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "If it had not been the Lord...."; "The Lord God, merciful
- 108. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Wisdom is better than weapons of war...."; "When a man's
ways please the Lord...."
- 109. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "For as I passed by and beheld your devotions....," two versions.
- 110. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Come now and let us reason together"; "He saith unto him
- 111. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Bring me up Samuel"; "Brethren ye have been called unto liberty."
- 112. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Stand still and consider...."; "For I am not ashamed of the
- 113. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners"; "Seek
him that maketh the seven stars...."
- 114. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "But let us who are of the day...."; "I will greatly rejoice
in the Lord...."
- 115. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "And every man that hath his hope...."; "Ye call me master
- 116. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Therefore if meat make my brother...."; "For Godly sorrow
- 117. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Take eat this is my body"; "And Jesus went into the temple...."
- 118. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "The curse of the Lord...."; "For as many as are led...."
- 119. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Rejoice O young man...."; "He hath made everything beautiful...."
- 120. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Whether ye eat or drink...."; "My days are swifter...."
- 121. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "The Press and the Sunday School"; "For since by man came
- 122. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Without the Shedding of blood....."; "How precious also are
- 123. Writings, n.d. Sermons. "Let us hold fast the profession...."; "My righteousness I
will hold fast...."
- 124. Writings, n.d. Sermons. Untitled.
- 125. Writings, n.d. Portions of sermons.
- 126. Writings, n.d. Notes for sermons.
- SERIES IV. Suffrage and woman's rights, 1855?-1921.
Scope and Contents: See also Series I, #6, 9, 10, 12 and 13; Series II, especially #25, 28-29, 32-36,
46-50; and Series III. Series IV is arranged by organization, event, or type of record
and then chronologically. (The inventory indicates when supersize items fall into
one these areas.) All supersize items were arranged in the same way and filmed together
at the end of the series.
- 143. Kansas Suffrage Campaign, 1867. Statements of support, handbills.
See also supersize, oversize, folio,+ and folio folders.
- 144. Kansas Suffrage Campaign, 1867. Clippings.
See also supersize at end of Series IV.
- 145. National Woman Suffrage Association. Includes constitution, calls to conventions,
press releases, "Declaration of Rights..." (1876), and "A Statement of Facts," private
letter to members of NWSA from Brown, etc., 1869-1889.
See also supersize at end of Series IV.
- 146. American Woman Suffrage Association. Call to organizing convention, constitution,
history, etc., 1869-1881.
- 147. Victoria Woodhull. Includes woman's suffrage petition to United States Congress, lectures,
"Biography of Victoria Woodhull" by Theodore Tilton, Woodhull and Claflin's Weekly (1872-1875, scattered), etc., 1871-1875.
See also supersize at end of Series IV.
- 148. Susan B. Anthony's trial. Copy of indictment and transcript of trial, clippings, article
by Brown (part typescript, part manuscript), 1873-1874.
See also Supersize at end of Series IV.
- 149. Ordination of women, the case of Reverend Anna Oliver. Includes a statement by Rev.
Oliver, etc., ca. 1879-1881.
- 150. Wisconsin. Includes handbills, clippings, Woman's Suffrage Association programs and
minutes (1912), etc., 1883-1912 (scattered).
See also supersize at end of Series IV, and folio folder.
- 151. National American Woman Suffrage Association. Includes "Negotiations between the American
and National Woman Suffrage Associations in Regard to Union," first joint convention
call and program, constitutions, program of the First International Woman-Suffrage
Conference, etc., 1888-1902.
- 152. Federal Suffrage Association, 1892-1920 (called Federal Woman's Equality Association,
1902-1914). Records, 1892-1921. Printed material, including constitution, programs,
testimony, membership information, and cards signed by Belva A. Lockwood and Clara
Bewick Colby, 1889-1918 (scattered).
- 153. Federal Suffrage Association, 1892-1920 (called Federal Woman's Equality Association,
1902-1914). Records, 1892-1921. Brown (president 1903-1920). Typescript testimony,
articles, address, letters to editors and members, history of the organization, ca.
- 154. Suffrage songs, 1867-1888.
- 155. Miscellaneous tracts, leaflets, pamphlets, 1867-1913 (scattered).
- 156. Miscellaneous programs, 1883 and 1890.
- 157. Miscellaneous, 1855?-1907. Manuscript copy of "A Marriage Under Protest," statement
signed by Lucy Stone and Henry B. Blackwell at their marriage ceremony, May 1855.
Reprint, "The Coeducation of the Sexes, as Pursued in Oberlin College," by Reverend
James H. Fairchild, American Journal of Education, January 1868. Reprint, "The Susan," a tribute to Susan B. Anthony on her 50th birthday,
original article in Rochester Chronicle, February 18, 1870. Tribute to Susan B. Anthony on her 80th birthday, by Elizabeth
Cady Stanton, February 15, 1900. Clippings concerning Theodore Tilton, including obituary,
- 158. Miscellaneous clippings, 1861-1889, 1916.
See also supersize at end of Series IV.
Connecticut -- Politics and government.
Trials (Political crimes and offenses)
Women--Suffrage -- Kansas
Women--Suffrage--Songs and music
American Woman Suffrage Association
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Blackwell, Alice Stone, 1857-1950
Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921
Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909
Burns, Lucy, 1879-1966
Cobb, Eunice Hale Wait
Colby, Clara Dorothy Bewick, 1846-1916
Couzins, Phoebe Wilson, 1839-1913
Dickinson, Anna E. (Anna Elizabeth), 1842-1932
Federal Suffrage Association
Fuller, Margaret, 1810-1850
Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1805-1879
Garrison, William Lloyd, 1838-1909
Hanaford, Phebe A. (Phebe Ann), 1829-1921
Harper, Ida Husted, 1851-1931
Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907
Hooker, John, 1816-1901
Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910
Johnson, Adelaide, 1859-1955
Lenroot, Irvine Luther, 1869-1949
Livermore, Mary Ashton Rice, 1820-1905
Mann, Horace, 1796-1859
Mount Holyoke Female Seminary
National American Woman Suffrage Association
National Woman Suffrage Association (U.S.)
New England Woman Suffrage Association
Sabin, Ellen Clara, 1850-1949
Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919
St. Lawrence University. Theological School
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Stearns, Lutie Eugenia, 1866-1943
Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893
Tilton, Theodore, 1835-1907
Upton, Harriet Taylor
Willis, Gwendolen Brown, 1876-1969
Willis, John Henry, -1893
Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927