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Call No.: M-133, reel D49; WRC 1048
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Judith Winsor Smith, 1821-1921
Title: Papers of Judith Winsor Smith in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1915
Quantity: 1 folders
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Reminiscences by Judith Winsor Smith, suffragist. These papers are part of the Woman's Rights Collection.
The bulk of Judith Winsor Smith's paper are held by the Massachusetts Historical Society (Ms. N-123).
Judith Winsor Smith became a suffragist in the mid nineteenth century because she perceived laws, particularly property laws, regarding women to be unjust; in 1915, at the age of 93, she was still speaking at rallies and was billed as the "world's oldest suffrage orator." In addition, Smith was an honorary vice-president of the New England Women's Club, having joined in 1873; in 1875, persuaded by Julia Ward Howe, she founded the Home Club in East Boston, where Smith lived for many years. She was apparently a friend of both Julia Ward Howe and Lucy Stone.
Collection consists of reminiscences by Judith Winsor Smith and clippings about her.