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New York Woman
Forms of Material:
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Collections, Cornell University Library
Includes flyers and broadsides regardinf
Woman Suffrage movement.
Collection material in
Collection is likely the archive of Mrs. Henry White Cannon (Jennie O.
Curtis), who chaired the Delaware County Committee of the New York Woman
Suffrage Association, Sixth District. The Committee, based in Delhi, N.Y. (the
county seat of Delaware County) formed in 1913. It includes materials
distributed as part of its organizing efforts together with reports on its
success. The Sixth District was headed by Harriet B. Owens, who received a
Ph.D. in mathematics in 1910.
Includes (1) flyers and broadsides: "Attention!...Cakes for Sale" [ca.
1914]; "Votes for Women 46th Annual Convention of the New York State Woman
Suffrage Association and General Conference of New York State Suffragists" [ca.
1914]; "Equal Suffrage One Section of the State Wide Pilgrmiage" [ca. 1914];
"TONIGHT Votes for Women Hancock is highly honored to have Beatrice Forbes
Robertson Hale..." [ca. 1914-1915]; "To-Morrow Night Tues, Oct. 5th at Opera
House A Mass Meeting in the Cause of Equal Suffrage" [ca. 1915]: "Important
Meeting Tonight!..." [ca. 1914-1915]; "Constitution Explained" [ca. 1914-1915];
and, "To the Delegates of the National Woman Suffrage Association;" (2) a
suffrage enrollment mailing with a flyer ("Explanatory"), "All Year Round
Resolutions for Suffragists" by Alice Duer Miller; and an enrollment card with
a blank return envelope; (3) a fair copy of "The Widow's Thirds" by Aunt Patty,
a verse monologue dramatizing unfair probate laws which deny equity to widows
and the typescript of cheerful doggerel promoting "The Equal Suffrage
Headquarters" available to all-comers in Delhi; (4) three suffrage plays:
typescript of Mrs. Frederic C. Howe's THE PERFECT LADY; typescript of Florence
Kiper's CINDERELLINE OR THE LITTLE RED SLIPPERS; and a copy of Jessie Trimble's
THE END OF THE BATTLE; (5) typescripts of drafts for speeches and reports on
grassroots initiatives in Deleware County, principally during 1914; and (6) two
broadsides related to the work of the Consumers' League on child labor and
minimum wage standards.
Cannon, Henry White,
Hale, Beatrice Forbes Robertson.
Howe, Frederic C.,
Miller, Alice Duer.
Owens, Harriet B.
New York State Woman Suffrage
New York Woman Suffrage
Association.Sixth District (Delaware County)
Delhi (N.Y.)--Politics and
Delaware County (N.Y.)--Politics