Isabella Beecher Hooker and John Hooker Papers

Collection Overview:
Title: ISABELLA BEECHER HOOKER and JOHN HOOKER PAPERS
Creator: Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907 and Hooker, John, 1816-1901
Call Number: D.292
Dates: 1867-1889
Extent: 7 boxes
Repository: University of Rochester, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Biographical Note:
Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822 –1907) was a profound influence on the suffrage movement through her close work with Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA); only recently has her life and contributions to the suffrage movement begun to be examined in depth. Hooker was daughter of the Reverend Lyman Beecher and a half-sister of Henry Ward Beecher, Catharine Beecher, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. She was a leader, lecturer and activist in the American suffragist movement who participated in the founding of the New England Women Suffrage Association and founded the Connecticut Women Association and Society for the Study of Political Science. She was a friend to both Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and helped them found the National Woman Suffrage Association. Her friends and associates also included Olympia Brown, Lucy Stone, Victoria Woodhull and Paulina Wright Davis among many other luminaries in the suffrage movement. Mrs. Hooker, together with her husband, John Hooker, a prominent Connecticut attorney and judge, wrote and presented a bill to the Connecticut General Assembly in 1870 that provided married women with property rights. Although the bill was initially rejected, Hooker reintroduced it every year until it passed in 1877. In 1870, she traveled throughout the mid-west on her first Suffrage speaking tour. This first of many tours was in preparation for the 1871 Washington, D. C. suffrage convention that Mrs. Hooker organized at her own expense, “for the purpose of calling the attention of Congress to the fact that women were already citizens of the United States under the Constitution, interpreted by the Declaration of Independence; [women only] needed recognition from that body to become voters.” Hooker spoke at the 1871 congressional hearing in response to the convention, and the National Woman Suffrage Association presented Hooker’s constitutional argument as a petition in favor of women’s suffrage to Congress at that time. Hooker worked for over thirty years to forward the cause of woman suffrage.

Access:
The ISABELLA BEECHER HOOKER and JOHN HOOKER PAPERS is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact the Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, & Preservation Department prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.

Use:
In consultation with a curator, reproductions may be made upon request. Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from a curator. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:
Box 1 was purchased from Timothy Fagan (10/2/2001, 11/2/2001, 11/15/2002, 10/20/05, 11/5/05, 7/1/2006) on various funds. Boxes 2-4 were purchased from Austin Abbey Rare Books and The Colebrook Book Barn, in 2016.

Citation:
(Name of item, if applicable), ISABELLA BEECHER HOOKER and JOHN HOOKER PAPERS, 1869-1877. Dept. of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester.

Scope and Content:
The collection consists of letters written by and to Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822-1907) and her husband John Hooker (1816-1901). Included are almost daily reports from Isabella Beecher Hooker to her husband written from Washington, DC where, on January 12, 1872, she and Susan B. Anthony testified on behalf of a federal woman suffrage amendment before a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Most of the other letters pertain to the Beecher-Tilton Scandal. The scandal, which was a national sensation, became public in 1872 when Victoria Woodhull accused Isabella's half-brother Henry Ward Beecher of having an adulterous affair with Elizabeth Tilton, one of his parishioners and wife of his friend Theodore Tilton. The letters from Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Olympia Brown and others reveal the impact the scandal had on the women's rights movement and its leaders.

Like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Hooker carefully saved her correspondence and papers related to the suffrage movement, so this archive contains a broad array of opinions and ideas from the early suffragists and provides a look at their interpersonal relationships.

The addition to the collection, which begins in Box 2 includes: over 100 letters written between the years of 1869 and 1880 by suffrage leaders and activists including 27 letters from Susan B. Anthony, 12 letters and notes from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 16 letters from Olympia Brown, 11 letters from Henry Blackwell (many on The Woman’s Journal Letterhead), 9 letters from Paulina Wright Davis, 2 letters from Matilda Joslyn Gage, 4 letters from the Reverend Phoebe Hanaford, 1 letter from Mary Livermore, 2 letters from Caroline Severance, and 2 letters from Lucy Stone. This series also contains 16 letters to Mrs. Hooker from less well known suffrage activists; 95 letters from members of her family; 47 letters from friends and acquaintances and a letter from Edwin M. Stanton, who served as President Lincoln’s Secretary of War that was used as a pass to a restricted area.




Administrative Information:
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: University of Rochester, Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Content List:
Correspondence, 1869-1877
Box 1: Correspondence 1869-1877
Folder 1: Correspondence, 1869-1871
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to Elizabeth Cady Stanton November 21, [1869?]
Folder 2: Correspondence, January 1-19, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 8, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 9, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 10, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 13, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 14, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 15, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 16, 1872
Scope and Content: Enclosed with this letter is a newspaper article: "Forty-Second Congress. Second Session. Yesterday's Proceedings." National Republican January 16, 1872.

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 17, 1872
Folder 3: Correspondence, January 20-31, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 20, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 23, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 24, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 25, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 26, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 27, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 28, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 29, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 30, 1872
Scope and Content: Enclosed with this letter is a broadsheet: "To the Editors of the United States."

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 31, 1872
Folder 4: Correspondence, February 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 1, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 2, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 4, 1872
Scope and Content: Enclosed with this letter is a newspaper article: "Washington...The Strong Minded Women Coalescing with the 'Liberal Republicans.'" New York Herald, January 30, 1872.

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 6, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 10, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 11, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 12, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 13, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 14, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 15, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker February 18, 1872
Folder 5: Correspondence, March-November 9, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to Victoria Woodhull August 5, 1872
Letter from Victoria Woodhull to Isabella Beecher Hooker [August 6, 1872]
Physical Description: This letter is written as a response, on the same page as Hooker's August 5, 1872 letter.

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker November 3, 1872
Letter from Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker November 7, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker November 9, 1872
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Isabella Beecher Hooker November 9, 1872
Folder 6: Correspondence, November 10-December 1872
Letter from Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker November 16, 1872
Physical Description: This letter is a copy.

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker November 17, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker November 22, 1872
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker December 4, 1872
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Isabella Beecher Hooker [1872]
Folder 7: Correspondence, 1873
Letter from Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker January 6, [1873]
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to Elizabeth Tilton January 7, 1873
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 6, 1873
Folder 8: Correspondence, January-September 11, 1874
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Isabella Beecher Hooker March 12, 1874
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker August 20, 1874
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker September 3, 1874
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker September 7, 1874
Letter from John Hooker to Francis Moulton September 7, 1874
Physical Description: This letter is a copy.

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker September 10, 1874
Letter from Olympia Brown to John Hooker September 11, 1874
Folder 9: Correspondence, September 12-December 1874
Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to John Hooker September 23, 1874
Letter from Harriet Beecher Stowe to John Hooker September 27, 1874
Letter from Susan B. Anthony to John Hooker October 2, 1874
Letter from Susan T. Howard to Isabella Beecher Hooker October 24, 1874
Folder 10: Correspondence, January-February 1875
Letter from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to John Hooker January 8, 1875
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to John Hooker January 18, 1875
Letter from Susan B. Anthony to John Hooker January 20, 1875
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to Elizabeth Cady Stanton February 28, 1875
Folder 11: Correspondence, March 1875-1877
Letter from Catherine Beecher to John Hooker March 15, 1875
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to John Hooker March 19, 1875
Letter from Thomas G. Shearman to John Hooker April 16, 1875
Letter from E.B. Fairfield to John Hooker October 10, 1877
Folder 12: "Statement of John Hooker with regard to a conversation at Brooklyn, N.Y. March 21st 1876 with Thomas G. Shearman, Esq. With regard to the Beecher-Tilton matter." March 21, 1876
Extent: 34 pages

Folder 13: Newspaper article: "Woman's Suffrage. The Petition for a Declaratory Act." [1872?]
Folder 14: Photograph of Isabella Beecher Hooker with signed autograph sentiment.
Scope and Content: The sentiment reads: "The World is my Country- To do good is my Religion." Isabella Beecher Hooker.

Correspondence 1868-1880
Scope and Content: This addition to the collection includes: over 100 letters written between the years of 1869 and 1880 by suffrage leaders and activists including 27 letters from Susan B. Anthony, 12 letters and notes from Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 16 letters from Olympia Brown, 11 letters from Henry Blackwell (many on The Woman’s Journal Letterhead), 9 letters from Paulina Wright Davis, 2 letters from Matilda Joslyn Gage, 4 letters from the Reverend Phoebe Hanaford, 1 letter from Mary Livermore, 2 letters from Caroline Severance, and 2 letters from Lucy Stone. This series also contains 16 letters to Hooker from less well known suffrage activists; 95 letters from members of her family; 47 letters from friends and acquaintances and a letter from Edwin M. Stanton, who served as President Lincoln’s Secretary of War that was used as a pass to a restricted area.
Accruals: The material described below was purchased from Austin Abbey Rare Books and The Colebrook Book Barn, in 2016.
Arrangement: Please note that some envelopes have multiple letters in them; these letters have been left as they were found; Hooker seemed to pair letters with similar content, and many letters were circulated by their recipients to additional recipients.

Box 2: Suffrage Correspondence 1869-1879
Susan B. Anthony Correspondence
Folder 1: 1869-May 1871
Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker September 6, 1869
Scope and Content: Anthony asks Hooker to write for The Revolution. She says: "you were going to give me a "spicy"- that the word- article on your views & impressions of me & us & the cause of the Revolutioners, weren't you? ... I have the most sublime faith in every earnest woman's instinctive impulse on our great question-" Anthony also asks her to ask Harriet Beecher Stowe to write a series for The Revolution in 1870 that will be to women’s suffrage as Uncle Tom’s Cabin was to the abolition movement. Anthony equates women (including Mrs. Beecher) as slaves to men, having to give them everything.
Physical Description: This letter is signed and was written on The Revolution letterhead.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker October 11, 1869
Scope and Content: Anthony mentions that Mary Livermore will sell The Agitator to “the Boston people” who have organized a stock company for $10,000, and says that Livermore will come east to live, lecture, and edit the paper. Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote a postscript.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker November 3, 1869
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about feelings of loneliness after Stanton leaves on a trip because all of the suffrage workers she trains go off to work elsewhere, rather than staying to help her. She also describes financial difficulties and writes: "the good words of Hartford are of course cheering- but ah my dear friend they don't pay my printer-" In the letter's postscript she mentions having one of Beecher’s speech printed in full.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed and was written on The Revolution letterhead.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker January 22, 1870
Scope and Content: Anthony writes that “Turnbull promises to report on main question in writing – if he does and a senatorial discussion comes of it, I shall rejoice.” She then goes on to speak of the National Women's Suffrage Association's (NWSA) work with Congress, specifically with Senator Sumner and Logan, and of Senator Logan (who opposed the NWSA bill), Anthony hoped that Hooker “could spike his gun.” Anthony writes about getting ready to go on another speaking tour, but did not have any new clothes. She tells Hooker to send letters to her Rochester address while she is out speaking and that they would be forwarded. Anthony continues on about the platform of the Working Men’s Convention and how she does not think that they “have the elements to make a formidable movement.” Anthony asks to be kept up to date on the progress in Washington and hopes to get her Senate Committee speech written.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker October 31, 1870
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about getting a loan from a man Paulina Wright Davis introduced. He will loan $2000 on condition that Davis and John Hooker sign the note. She also writes of speaking to the Detroit YMCA and says she will “go with the armor of Truth & Justice.”
Physical Description: This letter is initialed and was written on The Revolution letterhead.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 20, 1871
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about her hopes that suffrage publications, including History of the Suffrage movement by Paulina Wright Davis, Mrs. Stanton’s speech, and the Woodhull Memorial will make money. Anthony tells Hooker to have patience with Davis’s gossip.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Susan B. Anthony to Josephine S. Griffing May 21, 1871
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about the California campaign. She also describes a letter she wrote to Paulina Wright Davis in which she "owned up that I had told Hooker of all of her criticisms and objections to her- & begged her to join with me & all of us in an effort to make us rule for any other than each for number one- If we only can come to that principle - we shall hear much less talk about others-"
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker ca. May 22, 1871
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and was in an envelope postmarked May 22, 1871, with the May 21, letter to Griffing.

Folder 2: September 1871-1873
Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker September 23, 1871
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about conditions in Washington Territory where she is engaged to speak. She mentions that women in the Territory already have the right to vote. Anthony mentions that she feels that Stanton is not working her fair share because of her childcare responsibilities. Anthony asks Hooker to write the call to the upcoming convention and have Stanton sign it.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, but signature cut out. The stamp has been torn or cut off, which left holes in the letter's pages.

Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton October 22, 1871
Scope and Content: Anthony writes from Olympia, Washington. She is going to Victoria and Vancouver to canvass. Anthony writes about addressing the Washington Territory legislature in a packed hall, arguing that women need suffrage because of the 15th Amendment.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, but signature is torn or cut off, which left holes in the letter's pages. It is in same envelope as the Anthony letter dated September 23, 1871.

Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton December 17, 1871
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about her reception in San Francisco and addresses to the California legislature, and that her speeches in California were meet with huge ovations. She asks Stanton to complete all resolutions for the convention. Anthony mentions that Laura De Force Gordon was unanimously selected as a delegate to the suffrage convention.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker February 1, 1872
Scope and Content: Anthony asks Hooker's opinion of a draft speech, since she has not written her own remarks in several years. Anthony also mentions the formation of a stock company.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton February 17, 1873
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about her speaking engagements, and her visit to Martha Coffin Wright and that she missed having Stanton's presence there. Anthony also describes the organization of the upcoming May meeting.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed, and was in the same envelope as Anthony's May 27, 1873 letter.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker March 19, 1873
Biographical/Historical Note: The content of this letter refers to Anthony's 1872 trial for illegal voting, and so the letter has been dated by department staff as 1873, and not 1870.
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about canvassing Monroe County so as to get her side of the case out to prospective jurors. She expresses a feeling of being alone, and hopes Hooker can come support her at the trial. Anthony writes: "But must not fail to be there- for we must make the Welkin ring anew with our War cry for freedom- & our constitutional right to protect it by the ballot- I hear nothing from nobody- all I can do is to run & jump to accomplish the half I see waiting before me."
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and is in same envelope as an Anthony letter dated May 27, 1873. Please note the year written on this letter appears as if it is 1870.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 1, 1873
Biographical/Historical Note: Mrs. Hallowell likely refers to Mary Post Hallowell, Isaac Post's eldest child. Isaac and Amy lived in Rochester and were close friends of Anthony, and fellow activists.
Scope and Content: Anthony expresses concern that Hooker will “stay away” from the convention, and how some might interpret that conflict within the suffrage movement. Anthony asks Hooker to write a letter to be read to the convention, and she asks her opinion on recent Supreme Court suffrage decisions. Anthony concludes the letter with a strong statement regarding the lack of freedom in the United States. She writes: "Supreme Court decision- - Two bloody revolutions & one hundred years struggle for freedom- & only one million black male citizens actual possessed of it-" On the verso of the letter, Anthony tells Hooker "My friend Mrs. Hallowell- will be very happy to entertain you at time of my trial should you decide to go to Rochester- I do long for a chat with you-"
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and was in the same envelope as Anthony's May 27, 1873 letter.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 25, 1873
Biographical/Historical Note: The content of this letter refers to Anthony's 1872 trial for illegal voting, and so the letter has been dated by department staff as 1873, and not 1870.
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about postponement of the trial, possible bench warrant, and the newspaper coverage of her trial.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and is in same envelope as an Anthony letter dated May 27, 1873. Please note the year written on this letter appears as if it is 1870.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 27, 1873
Biographical/Historical Note: The content of this letter refers to Anthony's 1872 trial for illegal voting, and so the letter has been dated by department staff as 1873, and not 1870.
Scope and Content: Anthony writes the betrayal of confidences which likely refers to Victoria (presumably Woodhull), who Anthony believes fails to tell the truth, and says she will not address the Beecher-Tilton affair. She disagrees with Woodhull that social equality should come before political equality. Anthony speaks of her own battle with the U.S. Court of Appeals and the manipulative U.S. District Attorney assigned to her case, and how District Attorney moved the case out of Rochester to Canandaigua. Anthony expresses the hope that Hooker will come to her support in Canandaigua; and ends with a lament how she cannot tend to a very sick sister because of the trial. Anthony says: “this trial postponement upsets all my plans for a little quiet with my loved and loving family circle – All the rest of you may know such joy – but I never.”
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and is in same envelope as an Anthony letter dated May 27, 1873. Please note the year written on this letter appears as if it is 1870.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker December 17, 1873
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about a lecture tour and wants to know if Hooker can guarantee full audiences in Connecticut for the whole month since she asks Anthony to lecture there. Anthony says: "it seems to me there can be no doubt about your name & mine together, drawing full houses."
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and is on National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) letterhead.

Folder 3: 1847-1879, undated
Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker April 9, 1874
Scope and Content: Anthony writes that she is unhappy with Stanton because she leaves to go on a speaking tour for pay while asking other volunteers to speak on her behalf at an upcoming May meeting. Anthony says that according to Stanton: "you can get along without me with Phebe [Burgous?]- now isn't that decidely cool? ... But for drill service- for a drag horse - she is not, and cannot be- and it is no use for us to expect it- So I am schooling myself into submission to the inevitable - again- for after all I know the success of our May meeting is not dependent on her presence or absence --" Anthony concludes by reflecting about the possible work women could do for the poor, criminal and insane if they had power through the ballot. She writes: "now wouldn't it be splendid for us to be free & equal citizens- with the power of the ballot to back our hearts, heads & hands- and we could just go into all the movements to better the conditions of the poor, the insane, the criminal- wouldn't we be happy mortals than to work with power too - I can hardly wait- the good fates though are working together to bring us into this freedom & that rapidly-"
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Susan B. Anthony to Olympia Brown April 10, 1874
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about her mother’s failing health, and the changes they are making to the house to be able to make room for "brother McLean"- her sister's husband. Anthony also describes the planning for the upcoming national meeting in New Jersey, to be held in May. She reports: "It seems as if nobody cared a [pip?] for holding up our national plan any more- while it does seem to me we ought to do so religiously- and unless I shall be made to see it of no importance - I must work on to secure a good N.J. meeting-"
Physical Description: This letter is an unsigned fragment.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker September 13, 1878
Scope and Content: Anthony writes about how she wants to visit everyone in the movement to see the progress being made, but knows that is impossible. She continues to describe her mother's worsening condition, and that she must do it as their care-giver got married. Says also that Slayton is going to give her a "New England Route" in November and December (presumably for a speaking tour) and that she hopes that she can visit Hooker. Anthony then refer to the ongoing Tilton-Beecher scandal and writes: "my heart aches for her -- But I can see nothing that I can do to help her- the world is sick to death of the whole affair - and whether she speaks the truth or a lie- it wont [sic] believe her any the more... the part that she told me her story in 1870- as she now tells it to the public... and now, more than ever before- is it wise for all outsiders to keep outside." Anthony goes on to ask that Hooker stay on with the national organization until after the next convention as she fears Hooker’s public withdrawal from the NWSA "would look like a quarrel..."
Extent: 6 pages
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and on National Woman Suffrage Association (NWSA) letterhead. The letter is in the same envelope as the Anthony letter dated September 20, 1878.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker September 20, 1878
Scope and Content: Anthony asks Hooker if she will call the Washington Convention for the second week of December, when Senator Hoar will make the Minority Report. Anthony goes on to imply that Stanton does not want to go to any more national conventions. Anthony describes the reasoning behind removing [Sara Spencer?] from a position within NWSA and writes: "Of course - as usual- Susan is the chief sinner- whereas Susan feels now & has all the time- but too profoundly thankful to have the work done- to complain of the exact manner of doing- Hear greatest fault is charging lack of principle, lack of earnestness, lack of virtue ever- or every one who dissent from her- or criticises her- [brings?] this up"
Related Material: Senator Hoar's report can be found in Box 4, folder 10.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker January 12, 1879
Scope and Content: Anthony writes from Stanton's home in Tenafly, New Jersey that she’s on her way to Hartford and would like to visit, and hopes Hooker will be there. Anthony writes that she hopes Hooker will help her to schedule a hearing before the Connecticut legislature.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Susan B. Anthony to Paulina Wright Davis
Scope and Content: Anthony writes that the new suffrage workers want their expenses paid, but that she, herself works without compensation. Anthony shares her concerns at having to sell the rights of The Revolution to a stock company. She discusses the company and the process of borrowing money in detail. Davis writes about her deteriorating relationship with Lucy Stone, and also comments on the stock company that Anthony mentioned. Davis notes: "poor Susan I know just how she feels it is a heartbreaking thing to yield a pet like this to the cold work Heaven help her for men are hard and women weak & jealous."
Physical Description: This letter is unsigned. Davis writes comments on the verso.

Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Anthony writes while canvassing in California, about her speaking engagements in Petaluma, Healdsburg, Marysville, Stockton, San Jose, and Santa Cruz. Anthony believes her speeches are being successful.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Folder 4: Susan B. Anthony, and related Correspondence, 1870
Susan B. Anthony to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Anthony writes that she would like Hooker to go to the Washington Convention. Anthony lists the Association members that will be there, and says that there will be “a fine lot of women and good clothes too – all but Susan – and no matter for hers – nobody expects her to appear in `store clothes’.“ Anthony writes that she is glad to hear that Hooker wrote a kind letter to Davis. Anthony also suggests plans for a Connecticut meeting and asks for Hooker’s decisions.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed. The envelope also includes two undated notes from Stanton and a note from Esther Jewell to Stanton.

Esther Jewell to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, October 9, [1870?]
Scope and Content: Jewell invites Stanton to stay with her during the upcoming Connecticut women's rights convention.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed. The envelope also includes two undated notes from Stanton and this note from Esther Jewell to Stanton.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Isabella Beecher Hooker, 1870
Scope and Content: Stanton writes that she has forwarded Hooker’s letter about Davis to Davis. Stanton expresses interest in Hooker writing a biographical piece about Davis’s spiritual life. Stanton hopes that Hooker might “overlook the weak points in a character and see what is grand and noble.” Stanton goes on ask if Hooker will be at the upcoming Washington convention because “your presence gives me great strength and as we have alike a keen sense of the ridiculous, I enjoy with you an occasional laugh at the follies we cannot ignore.”
Physical Description: This letter is signed. The envelope also includes two undated notes from Stanton and this note from Esther Jewell to Stanton.

Folder 5: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Correspondence, 1869
Scope and Content: Three letters originally housed in a single envelope relate to each other and the developing crisis with Lucy Stone. This series of letters started with a letter (absent from this archive) from Caroline M. Severance to Hooker asking her to speak for Stanton and others at the Newport Convention. Caroline M. Severance forwards Hooker’s response to Davis, who replies to Hooker, enclosing Stanton’s letter on the subject.

Isabella Beecher Hooker to Caroline M. Severance, ca. August 1869
Scope and Content: Hooker writes that Davis and Anthony should speak for themselves at the upcoming convention. Or Stanton should be the representative, and not her in their place. Hooker goes on to discuss key issues and states: "Whether I can go as far as she [Stanton?] in their support will depend on Miss Stanton's position in the matter of dress & divorce. I care nothing for the 15th Amend[ment] anyway. That whole discussion will either be set aside by its passage or become the order of the day by its failure & then, we shall all have to take it up in earnest as a political issue & then I think it will never pass without the 16th."
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Paulina Wright Davis to "My Dear Sister", ca. August 1869
Scope and Content: Davis writes, presumably to Hooker, about the deteriorating relationships among those in the women's movement, and the abolitionist movement. She says: "I am certain that these miserable quarrels among reformers do more harm than any and all other things combined. Look at Mr. Garrison's position in feud with half his old warm friends. Phillips with his hand against everyman not on some great principle but some miserable permeability. The Mrs. Ball at war with all the women in Boston or they with her... we don't deserve justice until we learn mercy so each others faults... I pity Lucy Stone from my heart I believe she is at times insane or I think she could not do what she does but I could not trust any profession of friendship from her and this is more than I ever said to anyone else about her but I went through such a bitter experience years ago and learned then to stand alone. I pity Elizabeth Stanton too not in the same way she is grieved, hurt pierced to the very heart, a whole avalanche of rude [illegible] beside the hard thrusts of criticism."
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Paulina Wright Davis, August 10, 1869
Scope and Content: Stanton writes to Davis that she feels as though Thomas Wentworth Higginson does not understand her. Stanton goes on to say: "I dread conventions more than I can tell and if you are all willing I will never show my face in one again, the behavior of reformers, the scandalous talk of Lucy Stone..."
Physical Description: This letter is either unfinished or a fragment, and written on The Revolution letterhead.

Folder 6: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and related Correspondence, 1871
Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1871
Scope and Content: Anthony writes that she is starting overland to San Francisco, and expects to arrive December 1. She will then go to convention in Sacramento December 5 and 6, and then to the Nevada state convention with Laura De Force Gordon, then on to Wyoming, Utah, Nebraska and Iowa, and will “take things by storm all along the line”. Anthony encourages Stanton to go to the Washington convention, and says that Washington Territory and Oregon have made Anthony their representative in Washington.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and is in the same envelope dated December 1871.

Mrs. A. H. Walker to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, December 4, 1871
Scope and Content: Walker writes to Stanton on behalf of the St. Johns Suffrage Association in Michigan imploring her to come and speak to the community. Walker laments that they may not be able to raise the speaker, but that Stanton's voice and leadership is needed there. Walker states: "Oh! My Dear Mrs Stanton we need you as a strong tower on which to rest our struggling effort and chain the hearts of our friends." Stanton seems to have forwarded the letter to Hooker, and in a note appended to the end of Mrs. Walker’s letter, asks Hooker and Olympia Brown to come to her home in Tenafly, New Jersey to visit Anthony during Christmas week. Stanton goes on to say that she has so many requests to speak that she could “three times a day, & Sunday too.” Stanton concludes by saying, “Do not for mercy’s sake make me the responsible head. I urged Susan to make you President and not me… I am tired of being a figurehead to be shot at.”
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and is in the same envelope dated December 1871.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton to "Friend", December 10, 1871
Scope and Content: This letter was likely written to Hooker. Stanton writes that she has signed the memorial and returned it, and is glad she (likely Hooker) appreciates Olympia Brown. Says that Brown is “a second Susan in pluck & magnanimity,” and that she understood from the beginning that together with [IJG?], Hooker would “steer the ship” at the upcoming Washington convention.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed, and written on Mt. Carroll Seminary letterhead.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Isabella Beecher Hooker, December 16, 187[1?]
Scope and Content: Stanton writes that she hopes Hooker and Brown are working to make the Washington Convention a success. Stanton comments on Anthony lecture tour out west and says that she “is stirring them all along the line” and Laura De Force Gordon is with her. Stanton writes about the benefit of including suffrage songs at the upcoming convention. Stanton also mentioned the impact Julia Griffing's illness has had on planning for the convention and the overall campaign in Washington, D.C.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed, and written on Mt. Carroll Seminary letterhead.

Folder 7: Elizabeth Cady Stanton Correspondence, 1874, 1880
Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Isabella Beecher Hooker, April 2, 1874
Scope and Content: Stanton writes that her temperance speeches in Rochester and Detroit had immense audiences. Stanton writes that Hooker is wanted as President for the National Convention next year. She then asks about when Hooker will be leaving for Europe. Stanton shares her impressions of Governor George Bayley, of Michigan and his family, whom she stayed with during a recent campaign.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Isabella Beecher Hooker, October 24, 1880
Scope and Content: Stanton asks Hooker for reminiscences for The History of the Woman Suffrage volume that she has begun to work on. Stanton sends regards from Anthony, and asks Hooker about the legislative session. Stanton then writes about not receiving an invitation to a friend's wedding, which might be a reference to Lucy Stone and her family.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on National Woman Suffrage Association letterhead.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Isabella Beecher Hooker, ca. 1880s
Scope and Content: Stanton asks Hooker to speak to Henry Beecher about speaking at one of the suffrage meetings. Stanton also asks Hooker to write about Anthony and her impact on the movement for “`The Golden Age’ In Revolution In Woodhull’s.“ Stanton believes that Hooker can write about Anthony's achievements objectively since Stanton feels that Anthony is “too much a part of myself & my work for me to do it.”
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

[F. J.?] Hallock to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, ca. June 2
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Folder 8: Henry Browne Blackwell Correspondence, 1870-1874
Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, January 15, 1870
Biographical/Historical Note: Henry Browne Blackwell (1825 –1909) was an American advocate for social and economic reform. He was one of the founders of the Republican Party and the American Woman Suffrage Association. He was married to Lucy Stone. Together they founded The Woman's Journal in 1870 in Boston, Massachusetts, as a weekly newspaper. The new paper incorporated Mary A. Livermore's The Agitator, as well as a lesser known periodical called The Woman's Advocate. Contributors included Stone, Blackwell, Mary Livermore, Julia Ward Howe, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson.
Scope and Content: Blackwell writes about orders for Hooker’s tracts on the Bible and woman suffrage. He asks for Harriet Beecher Stowe’s address so he can send her a sample copy of The Woman’s Journal.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on the back of a subscription appeal for The Woman's Journal.

Henry Browne Blackwell to John Hooker, January 24, 1870
Biographical/Historical Note: In this letter Blackwell may be referring to growing divide in the women's suffrage movement, as Anthony and Stanton focus on a national campaign, while Blackwell and Stone focus on state-wide efforts.
Scope and Content: Blackwell suggests that Hooker have his wife's tracts stereotyped so they can be produced whenever an order comes in. Blackwell continues: “My wife Lucy Stone asks me to invite yourself & Mrs. Hooker to come to Boston on the 28th (next Friday) to participate in our meeting to form a Mass[achusetts] W.[oman] S.[uffrage] Assn. I shall be heartily glad to have from you both the same cordial sympathy & cooperation which you have with that in N.Y.”
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, January 21, 1871
Scope and Content: Blackwell encourages Hooker to write a letter for publication in The Woman's Journal describing the suffrage activities of the Connecticut association.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, May 26, 1871
Scope and Content: Blackwell encourages Hooker to speak at the upcoming Massachusetts convention, and encloses a free pass to the meeting.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on the back of a subscription appeal for The Woman's Journal.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, May 23, 1872
Scope and Content: Blackwell acknowledges Hooker's "suggestion for a conference between the 'Nationals' & 'Americans' with a view to concerted action in the Fall Campaign is both timely and important.... I wish that you, Mrs. Stanton & Miss Anthony could meet Mrs. Livermore, Lucy Stone & myself at some central point... and compare views in advance of the Philadelphia Convention." Blackwell goes on to share his strategy for how to develop influence with the Republican Party. He shares with Hooker his opinion that the only way to obtain women's suffrage is to make "women a power in politics," and approach the Republican Party about making suffrage a plank in their platform. He writes: "Now that Horace Greeley, Murat Halsted Horace White & other bitter opponents of Woman Suffrage have drawn off and the Republican party threatened with serious disintegration, I think there is a Providential opportunity."
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, May 31, 1872
Scope and Content: Blackwell continues to advocate for finding allies within the Republican Party. He concludes the letter: "I am not [sanguine?] of success in Phil.[delphia] We have been too deeply compromised by Mrs. Woodhull's extravagances to command sufficient public confidence & respect at present, I fear. But we must do our best. I am glad you see the necessity of obeying 'elective affinities' in regard to organizations..."
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, June 10, 1872
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, July 2, 1872
Scope and Content: Blackwell offers advice to Hooker for appealing to the Democrats at their upcoming convention in Baltimore. Blackwell suggests that the "Kansas & Iowa Democrats more likely to help you than any others."
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, July 11, 1872
Scope and Content: Blackwell responds to news from Hooker and reflects: "I am sorry but not disappointed at the silence of the Democrats on the Woman question- If you had known them as well as I do, you would have realized that, with some honorable exception, they are a century behind the Republicans." Rather than continue with pursuing that strategy, Blackwell advises Hooker: "the only policy that can carry woman suffrage is a policy of conciliation and an uncompromising fidelity to the party that has pledged itself to a respectful consideration of woman's rights."
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Copies of Woman Suffrage Resolution, October 21, 1871
Scope and Content: The resolution was adopted by the Massachusetts State Convention and asks for the right to vote to be extended to "all law-abiding, tax-paying American citizens, and will hail the day when the educated intellect and enlightened woman finds direct expression at the ballot box."
Physical Description: This call was housed in the same envelope as the 1870-1872 letters to Hooker.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, December 8, 1873
Scope and Content: Blackwell writes that he must "decline to publish your letter relative to Miss Anthony, because it is based upon a misapprehension of the facts, and [obliterated] judgment, would do injustice both to Miss A. & to the Congress." Blackwell encourages Hooker to form a Woman Suffrage Political Club, based on the example of the Massachusetts Society.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker, January 2, 1874
Scope and Content: Blackwell writes about turning fifty years old and nearing the end of his life. He mentions hosting Susan [B. Anthony] and the "stirring" lecture she gave over the holidays.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Sarah Ellen Blackwell to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Biographical/Historical Note: Sarah Ellen was one of Henry's sisters.
Scope and Content: Blackwell writes about not having time to distribute the circulars that she is now forwarding to Hooker. She also recommends that Hooker read the newspaper Voice of Angels, which she describes as a spirit newspaper. Blackwell also recommends a recent book by Emmett Densmore.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Henry Browne Blackwell to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, July 11, 1872
Scope and Content: Blackwell encourages Stanton to rally support for Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson running on the Republican ticket, as a next step after the Democrats refused to support a women's suffrage plank in their platform at their convention.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Folder 9: Olympia Brown Correspondence, February 4, 1873-1876
Biographical/Historical Note: Olympia Brown (1835 –1926) was an American suffragist. She is regarded as the first woman to graduate from a theological school, as well as becoming the first ordained woman minister in the United States by full denominational authority (Unitarian). Brown was also one of the few first generation suffragists who were able to vote with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment. She formed the New England Women's Suffrage Association, led the Wisconsin Suffrage Association and became the president of the Federal Suffrage Association from 1903 to 1920.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, February 4, 1873
Scope and Content: Browne thanks Hooker for the salubrious effect her recent visit had. Browne shares the positive impression that area teachers had of Hooker when she attended their recent meetings.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, November 12, 1873
Scope and Content: Browne explains her view that conventions should be open to all who support women's rights, and not just for women.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, November 12, 1873
Scope and Content: Browne shares her displeasure at receiving a letter from Hooker the same day as she sent out the letter described above. Browne chastises Hooker: "as to casting the responsibility of getting up the meeting on me it is absurd, you say you are nearly & are only ^waiting^ till spring to leave the continent & go to Europe well I am weary & I have my household & my parish two sermons every week to be got & meetings three evenings in the week & no sort of hopes of resting in Europe but must stand at my post year after year, now if there is any meeting at New Haven it is evident that you will just have to put your hand to the work." Browne alludes to the Tilton-Beecher scandal as a possible reason why Hooker may not want to plan the upcoming convention. She advises: "just let your brothers affairs rest and attend to this meeting our cause is more important than ten thousand Beechers besides you can do nothing about his affairs he must work out his own salvation or condemnation & we must do likewise & we had better begin it by making this N.[ew] H.[ampshire] meeting a success."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, January 9, 1874
Scope and Content: Browne writes of the travel plans of Stanton and Anthony to go to Washington, D.C. and her hopes for the upcoming convention in Connecticut. Browne encloses a letter written by a Mr. Chapin to her about possibly bringing Anthony to Connecticut to lecture. His letter is dated January 13, 1874.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Unknown writer to "Dear Brownie", January 18, 1874
Scope and Content: This letter is believed to have been written to Olympia Brown. It refers to Susan B. Anthony and Isabella Beecher Hooker. The writer describes the state approach to secure women's suffrage in Connecticut. The writer believes: "an act of the legislature can permit women to vote in town meetings- & in school districts also. He [Mr. Hooker] will make a little tract on this before we go- & next spring we will ask our suffrage legislature to decree that all women who pay taxes on five hundred dollars of real estate or personal property may vote- no one will dare vote against this."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to John Hooker, April 8, 1874
Scope and Content: Browne alludes to a letter that Hooker sent his wife. Isabella and Olympia are together at the time of Browne's response. The exact details of Hooker's letter are not described here. Browne writes: "I am astonished at what Mrs. Hooker has told me of Mr. Burton's course: to me it seems simply impertinent, but if it draws you nearer to Mrs. Hooker or arouses you to a new interest in reform I shall see in it the Providence of God leading you on through dreary deserts of disappointment & sorrow to the promised land of light & liberty and love."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, September 28, 1874
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, February 9, 1876
Scope and Content: Browne writes about her thoughts for how to have the most impact at the upcoming "exposition." This likely refers to the 1876 celebration of the country's centennial, held in Philadelphia.
Physical Description: This letter is signed. Included is a call to support the Citizen's Suffrage Association of Philadelphia.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, February 12, 1876
Scope and Content: Browne writes in response to Hooker's ideas about the upcoming exposition. Browne writes: "it seems to me that in soliciting subscriptions it would be well to present the subject as a great educational work that we are intending to do in Phil. without dwelling especially on the fact that it is to be done by the national association. Few people outside a very narrow circle know the difference between the associations, all interested in suffrage must see the great opportunity which next summer affords to educate the people on this subject, our work in Phil can be nothing more than educational & in this all parties are alike, interested, there is no difference between the associations in ideas or methods while the work is purely educational, it is when we come to legislation &c that the difference comes in."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, February 15, 1876
Scope and Content: Browne writes about recent activities of Connecticut suffragists, and her church.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker, May 5, 1876
Scope and Content: Browne writes about recent activities of Connecticut suffragists, and her church.
Physical Description: This letter is signed. There is a circular rip along the right margin which has obliterated some of the text.

Olympia Brown to Frances Ellen Burr, July 6, 1876
Scope and Content: Browne resigns from executive committee of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association, and from all associations as her tenure at a Bridgeport church has ended.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Folder 10: Olympia Brown Correspondence, undated
Olympia Brown to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Browne writes of a recent sermon share gave with a women's suffrage theme. She expresses interest in having Anthony come to Bridgeport, and possibly her church, to give a lecture.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Unknown writer to "Dear Brownie"
Scope and Content: The writer encourages Brownie not to take Stanton's sense of humor too seriously, referring to an unknown slight or disagreement between the women.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed with an "I".

Unknown writer to "Dear Brownie"
Physical Description: This letter is a one page fragment.

Box 3: Suffrage Correspondence 1869-1880
Folder 1: Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker 1871-1872
Biographical/Historical Note: Hannah Bradley married Lafayette Comstock in 1833. The couple lived in Connecticut, where Lafayette worked as a real estate broker. Hannah served on the executive committee of the state suffrage association, and as secretary of the New Haven association. As described in Ed. Ann Gordon's Selected Letters of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Volume III.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker December 5, 1871
Scope and Content: Comstock writes about a recent suffrage meeting in which Mrs. Brown, likely Olympia Brown, spoke. She also shares her views about Victoria Woodhull, and says: "I want to know her better. I am more & more interested in her. And sometimes wonder why I am so strongly attracted towards her. It is a mystery to me, far from the views I have always entertained on those points she is so radical on I should have supposed I should have been one who would have joined the hue & cry against her Thank God I am not- I somehow seem impressed with the belief that she is right, and that we shall some day see the truth in her as it is."
Physical Description: This letter is signed. Enclosed with the letter is a column titled "Woman Suffrage" that appeared in the Journal and Courier.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker December 14, 1871
Scope and Content: Comstock comments on recent events: "How much I do thank Mrs Stanton for saying such brave words for Mrs Woodhull. I want to know ever so much more about her."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker December 19, 1871
Biographical/Historical Note: Cubebs, which is mentioned in this letter, consist of the dried unripe fruit of the plant Cubeba officinalis, which is cultivated in Java. Cubeb is listed in the Compendium as a Diuretic that is also slightly purgative. It can be used in the treatment of "gonorrhoea, gleets, fluor albus, urinary irritations, and gravel."
Scope and Content: Comstock expresses her remorse at Hooker's ill health. She advises: "I have been a great sufferer myself at different time from the same trouble & know just how bad it make you feel. Let me mention two simple remedies, that are said to be good. I have used them freely for years. Crab apple jelly, & cubebs, use the former freely with your meals, the latter always by you & taken several in the course of the day-" Comstock goes on to report about a recent suffrage meeting held. She explains: "your letter proved a perfect God send to us. I read parts of it, and it would have done your soul good to see the interest manifested, all here ready for work, and said just as soon as they had the petitions they would go to work, men & women talked freely- and for the first time in my life I spoke out loud in meeting. My husband was Chairman & I sat beside him & together we performed wonders. I spoke of the call for the national convention at Washington, and they asked me to read it, which I accordingly did... It was like the Bugle blast to arms of the old Scottish Chiefs in the days of Bruce & Wallace."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker March 30, 1872
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker October 27, 1872
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker November 7, 1872
Scope and Content: Comstock expresses her views on the developments in the Tilton-Beecher scandal: "I feel much for your brother, but if these charges are true & he attempts to escape under Mrs. Woodhull's skirts all the more dreadful will his fall be in the end. Have you anything to say to ^me^ about it, any advise [sic] to give or any light and I would add any work. I am ready for work on this great social question & care but little what is said if I may only see & do my duty. As it was in the day of Adam, the woman who had done the wrong, so now in this last day the woman must bear the blame.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Folder 2: Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker 1871-1877, undated
Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker January 6, 1874
Scope and Content: Comstock shares with Hooker the question that her suffrage organization will be discussing the following week: "Are the existing differences in compensation for male & female labor justifiable?"
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker March 17, 1874
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker October 6, 1875
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker January 31, 1877
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker August 2, 1877
Scope and Content: Comstock shares with Hooker her thoughts about Spiritualism. She writes: I like to obtain true knowledge on the subject of Spiritualism & to a certain extent am a believer in its doctrines, but much in the dark. The modern theory of the Spirit-World is not to me attractive. I prefer the Earth with its earthly work which is real and [illegible] upon me. The mistakes and uncertainties of the Spirit-world are at variance with all my preconceived ideas of its perfect knowledge & stability, if God should grant me more perfect spirit knowledge, I might become fascinated with it, but as yet behind the veil which I know to be thin there rises up a stern awful reality which I draw back from facing. God grant that when my time comes I may boldly enter and find rest."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Unknown May 28, 18[7?]
Scope and Content: Comstock writes from Kobe, Japan about a mission she is participating in. Many of the members of her group have returned to the United States due to illness.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker December 21, 18[7?]
Scope and Content: Comstock writes about the stroke her brother has suffered that has left him without the ability to speak and paralyzed.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Hannah Comstock to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and was in an envelope postmarked January 11.

Folder 3: Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Davis responds to a decision whether to change the name of the suffrage newspaper The Revolution to a name more attractive to more potential supporters. She suggests that the suffrage movement should have focused on an equal rights campaign from the beginning, which would have appealed to more people.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and dated Sunday, January 31st.

Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Davis writes in response to a circular that Hooker wrote and sent her. She offers feedback to strengthen the call, and asks Hooker to clarify decisions she made about which suffrage leaders to include in the call, and how that might impact the audiences' expectations.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and dated April 7th.

Folder 4: Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Davis writes am angrily worded letter related to suggestions Hooker has made about speaking salaries, and office holders. She writes: "My judgment, and feelings are never warped by what I hear. I must see and know for myself to judge. I do not mean to judge you harshly but I cannot feel that you have worked unselfishly and am sorry oh so sorry. You came into the work after it is comparatively popular you have as yet suffered nothing, but you have caused pain to some of us, and I may as well tell you as to carry it longer in my heart."
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Davis writes that she misses Hooker and hopes she can come to the upcoming convention.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and dated October 13th.

Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Scope and Content: Davis alludes to the growing divide between suffrage leaders and Lucy Stone. She concludes her letter: "I wonder Mrs. L is not crazy, attacked and criticized publically (all very right that) but [illegible]ful that she has enemies secretly working against her her private moral character maligned her every utterance watched and misconstrued..."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Paulina Wright Davis to Isabella Beecher Hooker
Physical Description: This letter is initialed.

John Neal to Paulina Wright Davis, October 28, 1869
Scope and Content: Neal writes to Davis about a meeting he recently had with Lucy Stone. He advises Davis to avoid debate about the 15th amendment in favor of remaining focused on the cause of women's suffrage. Davis wrote a note on the bottom of the verso: "I do not think we will promise not to use the 15th amendment if we think it will stir an audience more than anything else. Mrs. S. [Stone?] address has published in full several times of course she does not wish to use that."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Folder 5: Reverend Phoebe Hanaford to Isabella Beecher Hooker June 4, 1870-June 28, 1871
Biographical/Historical Note: Hanaford was a minister at a Universalist Church in New Haven. She served on the executive committee for the American suffrage association in 1870, and later in the National association in the 1880s. As described in Ed. Ann Gordon's Selected Letters of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Volume III.

Reverend Phoebe Hanaford to Isabella Beecher Hooker June 4, 1870
Scope and Content: Hanaford asks Hooker if she can speak before the Connecticut legislature. Hanaford has asked Olympia Brown, but she may be unable to come, and Hanaford writes that she feels "incompetent" and would rather not speak herself.
Physical Description: This letter is signed. A calling card is included.

Reverend Phoebe Hanaford to Isabella Beecher Hooker August 22, 1870
Scope and Content: Hanaford writes that she is sorry Hooker is ill and unable to make the upcoming convention: "women of your noble spirit deserve health. May God restore it to you!"
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Reverend Phoebe Hanaford to Isabella Beecher Hooker June 25, 1871
Biographical/Historical Note: A Pharisee is a member of an ancient Jewish sect, distinguished by strict observance of the traditional and written law, and commonly held to have pretensions to superior sanctity.
Scope and Content: Hanaford writes that she is resigning her position on the executive committee. She explains: "With Miss Brown I do not care to converse at present upon Suffrage matters, as her last remarks ^to me^ in regard to some points did not meet my approbation, and I prefer to be called a Pharisee rather than a free-lover. I did not hear Lucy Stone's 'red-herring' story, to which you refer, but I am a member of the Americans Society- helped to form it at Cleveland- and I presume that my sympathies are with her in reference to 'ride-issues.'"
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Reverend Phoebe Hanaford to Isabella Beecher Hooker June 28, 1871
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Folder 6: Isabella Beecher Hooker: suffrage correspondence 1872-1878
Isabella Beecher Hooker to Ned Hooker March 16, 1872
Scope and Content: Hooker describes two recent speaking engagements, the first in Bridgeport, which was her first political talk.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Isabella Beecher Hooker to William Wallace Eaton May 23, 1873
Biographical/Historical Note: Eaton was a Member of the House of Representatives for Connecticut.
Scope and Content: Hooker asks for Eaton's support in the campaign for women's suffrage. She expresses frustration that women are taxed, but cannot vote. She reports: "I have heard that there is a black woman in N.[ew] Haven worth $20,000 who to her utter astonishment was called upon for her taxes the moment the 15th Amend to the Nat. Const. was ratified by 'the people' although only black men were considered to have been made voters by that act."

Isabella Beecher Hooker to Ellen Clark Sargent March 13, 1878
Biographical/Historical Note: Ellen Clark Sargent lived in Washington, D.C. and frequently hosted Hooker and others as they visited the city to make their appeal to Congress. As described in Ed. Ann Gordon's Selected Letters of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, Volume III.
Physical Description: This letter is signed. Included with it are biographical notes on small cards about an unknown person. The envelope refers to these notes as “Marchale Notes.” A separate card with names and addresses of Washington D. C. contacts.

Fragmentary draft letter about Isabella Beecher Hooker's visit to Niagara Falls
Folder 7: Esther Jewell to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 2, 1874-April 28, 1878
Esther Jewell to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 2, 1874
Scope and Content: Jewell describes the details of her upcoming travels to Europe, where she hopes to meet up with Hooker. Jewell also shares her thoughts about a case in Glastonbury: "I have watched the Glastonbury case very carefully, and although I do not think anything can ever be gained by resisting a law, still they have undoubtedly done something for the cause by calling direct attention to the injustice of the law, and a great deal is accomplished when people can be brought to think seriously upon a subject. I think you & Susan have done nobly: and you certainly deserve a rest after so busy a winter."
Physical Description: This letter is signed. Enclosed is a card for the Congress of Women, October 14, 1873.

Esther Jewell to Isabella Beecher Hooker April 25, 1878
Scope and Content: Jewell describes her feelings about Spiritualism: I am so glad you saw Mrs. R. and could have a sitting with her. She is the best and most reliable clairvoyant I have ever seen or known. She is truly honest, and greatly respected by everyone here and elsewhere that she is known. I always feel drawn to her as you say. I have known her four years and have often had sittings with her and received much comfort through her mediumship, and whatever Whitefeather says is reliable. I act on her advice, and find it always right, she has always told me of the changes we were to make some months before they took place. She gives me such sweet communications from my dear little Lucy as you say I have not been able to keep from tears. I seemed to feel her presence so near as if it were her lips that spoke, and not through another, when I get the opportunity I go to see Mrs. R. and have a little chat as she is the only Spiritualist I know here, and it does my heart good. I am not surprised that Whitefeather should give your name and speak of me. She so often gives such good tests to me and to others. I know it is not mind reading as she speaks of things I never knew before, and of things to come. I consider Mrs. R. a dear friend to have, and one that will have a beautiful crown in the next life for her love and faithfullness to others here. I am glad she thinks your brother a good medium. I do hope he will be brought to see that it is best to show his light here for who? could carry such an influence, such a mighty power with the people as he could. I read his sermons often, and see little by little he is bringing out the Spiritual truth. I hope yet he will come out boldly, and do what no other man in the world at this time can, and what a rich blessing he would get in the next."
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Esther Jewell to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 19, 1874
Physical Description: Postcard

Folder 8: Caroline M. Severance Correspondence August 16, 1869-October 19, 1869
Caroline M. Severance to Paulina Wright Davis August 16, 1869
Scope and Content: Severance apologizes for not being able to go to the upcoming Newport convention, because it conflicts with another convention. She goes on to describe the difficulties and possible negatives of having so many suffrage organizations- state-wide and nationals.
Physical Description: This letter is initialed. Enclosed is a card for the Congress of Women, October 14, 1873.

Caroline M. Severance to Isabella Beecher Hooker October 19, 1869
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Folder 9: Lucy Stone Correspondence August 4, 1869, May 18, 1872
Lucy Stone to Isabella Beecher Hooker August 4, 1869
Scope and Content: Stone shares her opinions about slow progress with gaining supporters for women's right to vote, and argues in favor of working against Horace Greeley, who has long opposed their campaign.
Physical Description: This letter is signed, and written on The Woman's Journal letterhead.

Lucy Stone to Isabella Beecher Hooker May 18, 1872
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Folder 10: Suffrage Correspondence, A-H ca. 1874-1880
Scope and Content: Included in this folder is a letter from J. H. Ailman to Hooker, dated July 23, 1879. There is a letter from [Chas] Atwater October 7, 1878.
There is also a letter from John Barber to Hooker dated, January 7, 1874. Barber wants to verify that Hooker would be present at a suffrage meeting. He also wants to know if Joseph Hawley is in favor of suffrage. Barber knows him “as strong anti-slavery man, but Mrs. Comstock thinks he is opposed to woman suffrage, and if so, he must be defeated at all hazards. There is also one letter from Lucy L. Barber to Hooker, dated December 6, 1880. This is a copy of a letter Barber sent elsewhere (recipient unknown) regarding the right of women to the vote.
There is one letter from Lillie Devereux Blake to Hooker, dated February 14, 1880. The letter was written on the letterhead of the New York City Suffrage Society. Blake hopes Hooker will be at the next meeting, and that she receives at her home on Friday evenings, and would very much like to see her and any friends Hooker wants to bring.
There is a letter from William F. Channing, dated October 10, 1880 in The Revolution envelope with the calling card of Ruth C. Denison. He writes that the “woman suffrage movement in New England is in a decadent condition generally…The Boston (American) Society is without life or influence. All the work of any importance is being done by the National Society."
There is a letter written by Miriam Cole December 27, [18--], in which she says that she must decline Hooker’s invitation to speak at the Washington convention. She also speaks against the union of the two societies (likely the NWSA and the AWSA), and states that Hooker “stands aloof from the contending centers.” There is also a letter from [W.M.C.?] to Hooker, dated January 14, 1874. The writer speaks about the most recent meeting and says Hooker “should include New Haven in her course of lectures”, and believes that Hooker would do very well there. The writer also suggests New Hampshire as a place for the convention since ”so many wanted to hear Miss Anthony…those who heard her liked her so much and would gladly hear her again.”
The final letter in this folder is a statement from Esther Prader Hunt written while at the Sublime Payostral [sic] Lodge of the Plienes dated, October 19, [18--?]. The statement details how suffrage would benefit women and also suggests that certain astrological signs may be more advantageous for their work than others.

Folder 11: Suffrage Correspondence, G 1871-1879
Scope and Content: Included in this folder is a letter from S. Helen Gale to Hooker September 1, 1879, in which she writes that the interview with S. L. Hall was obtained.
There are two letters from Sarah E. Fuller, originally in the same envelope. The first one is signed and written to Alfred Burr and Frank H. Burr, who were editors of the Hartford Times, dated April 2, 1877. In this letter Fuller writes: “Resolved that we tender our hearty congratulations to the married women of Connecticut, on the recent passage of the bill introduced by Hon. George Hubbard, equalizing the property conditions of the sexes, and enabling the women to earn and hold the sacred home.” This letter refers to the Connecticut Married Women’s Act of 1877. The second letter was sent to Honorable George Hubbard, signed and dated April 19, 1877 . The enclosure was typed on Sorosis Society letterhead. She asks for a copy of the bill which recently passed the Connecticut legislature- the Connecticut Married Women’s Act of 1877. Enclosed is a Sorosis Society circular about higher education for women.
There are two letters from Matilda Joslyn Gage written to Hooker. One is dated January 7, 1871 . In this letter Gage expresses anger that she was not invited to the upcoming, 1871 convention in Washington D.C. despite having planning parts of it before Paulina Wright Davis became involved. The second letter is dated January 14, 1871. In this signed letter Gage writes that she will attend the upcoming convention, at Davis's urging, but that she is still hurt by Mr. Hooker's actions regarding a Hartford convention.

Folder 12: Suffrage Correspondence, J-L 1869, 1879, 1880 ,undated
Scope and Content: Included in this folder is a letter from Elizabeth B. Johnston to Hooker, dated October 8, 1880, signed, and on The Aberdeen hotel's letterhead. She includes newspaper clippings regarding President Grant. There are three letters from Sarah H. Leggett, who owned a boarding house where Hooker stayed, called Clinton Plan. One is dated August 21, 1879, there were other two letters were originally all in the same envelope. One is dated September 9, and the other is "Wednesday eve." The final letter in this folder is from Mary A. Livermore, dated October 18, 1869. In this signed letter, Livermore writes from Chicago and is on her way to Boston. From there she will travel to Hartford to attend Hooker's upcoming convention.

Folder 13: Suffrage Correspondence, M-V ca. 1870-1880, undated
Scope and Content: Included in this folder is a letter from Loring Moody to Hooker, dated September 28, 1880. In this signed letter Moody discusses the current status of women.
There is a letter from R. D. Mussey to Hooker, dated December 28, 1870. In this signed letter Mussey offers to speak at the convention to “state my reasons for urging this Reform” of women's enfranchisement. Mussey suggests that he knew Hooker as a young boy.
Originally housed in the same envelope are two letters. One written by Colonel Andrew J. Rogers to Hooker, dated March 26, 1880. In this signed letter, written on Cosmo-American Colonization letterhead, Rogers introduces himself to Hooker and includes a letter of introduction for himself and Augusta Smith, from Mrs. A. D. Smith of New York. He hopes Hooker will assist him in some Christian political work. The note of introduction from Mrs. Anne D. Smith is the second item.
In this folder is also a letter from Ellen Buer to Hooker, dated April 21, 1879. In this signed letter, Buer shares the latest gossip about Julia Smith’s recent marriage at an older age.
There is a letter from Kate Trimble to Hooker, dated June 25, 1878, written in Covington, Kentucky. In this signed letter Trimble asks to receive more suffrage petitions and mentions that petitioning is going well and that she is “having these petitions signed largely by the most influential men & women in the state.”
There is a note presenting Hooker with a gift book, sent by Julia E. Smith.
There is also a letter from Lita Barney Sayles to Hooker, dated October 7, [18--?]. This signed letter was written on the verso of a tri-fold leaflet entitled “Summary of topics treated in papers read at the annual public sessions.” The presidents were listed as: Mrs. Mary A. Livermore, Professor Maria Mitchell, and Mrs. Julia Ward Howe. The letter by Sayles discusses who to place as vice-president of the Connecticut suffragists at the Woman’s Congress. She talks about bringing three women together in a state congress for the advancement of women, since she feels smaller groups may work better. She asks Hooker for a friend’s name to put forward as the vice president of the Connecticut suffragists at the Woman’s Congress.
There is a letter from Alice Underwood to Hooker, dated June 6, 1879. In this signed letter, Underwood expresses her hope that Hooker will visit Washington in the winter as it is the long season of Congress. She wonders if: “the suffrage movement will be agitated as two years ago – Though I fear it is folly to expect any action that requires liberality from the body of men now representing the country.”
There is a letter from J. H. Vail to Hooker, dated February 12, 1880. This signed letter was written on the Winsted Herald, which was published in Connecticut. Vail discusses a submitted suffrage article.
There is also a letter from S. A. Vibbert to Hooker, dated June 14, [18--?]. In this signed letter, Vibbert asks Hooker to speak at a meeting on July 4, 5, and 6 in Princeton, Massachusetts.
There is a signed letter from William A. Williams to Hooker, dated November 27, 1878. Williams introduces himself and asks for a job working for the suffrage cause.
The final letter in this folder is an undated and unsigned letter, presumably to Hooker, which mentions Stanton and Anthony.

Box 4: Suffrage Petitions, Appeals, and Resolutions ca. 1867
Folder 1: Isabella Beecher Hooker Correspondence, and proposals 1871, 1878
Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to Representative Patrick Ford-Miller February 15, 1878
Scope and Content: There are two copies of this letter, in which Hooker proposes a new political party, called the Equal Rights Party of the United States.

Copies of letter related to Victoria Woodhull 1871
Scope and Content: Included are Hooker's longhand copy of six letters she received with regard to Victoria Woodhull in the spring of 1871. The first letter is described as from "a gentleman in N.[ew] York, of great intelligence and until lately a stranger to Mrs. H," dated June, 1871. The second is a copy of letter sent by Edward M. Davis, the son-in-law of Lucretia Mott. The third letter is from Lucretia Mott, dated July 3, 1871. The fourth is from Samuel Bowles, dated June 26, 1871. The fifth is from Richard Mott "of Toledo to a friend." The final letter is from Martha Coffin Wright, dated May 28, 1871. The letters appear to praise Hooker's support of Woodhull's "free love" philosophy, while expressing concern about the public's perception of that issue, and its impact on the women's rights movement.
Physical Description: This item is bi-folium.

Draft letter to New York Press
Scope and Content: In this letter Hooker gratefully acknowledging the press for their accurate reporting and requests that the papers that covered the convention publish resolutions that were offered by the committee as the platform of the convention, which were read and adopted by the convention in an almost unanimous vote. Hooker shares: "The adoption of the last vote was followed by hearty cheers."
Physical Description: Draft manuscript written on National Woman Suffrage and Educational Committee letterhead.

Draft letter to Representative Longridge
Scope and Content: In this letter Hooker thanks him for his support of woman’s suffrage and for authoring the House Judiciary Committee’s Minority Report on the Woodhull Memorial.
Physical Description: Draft manuscript written on National Woman Suffrage and Educational Committee letterhead.
Separated Material: Please refer to the library's catalog for further information about this pamphlet.

Draft letter regarding motherhood
Scope and Content: In this letter Hooker discusses her willingness to work at a convention: “Can I do anything to help the convention on the 22? If so you may command me on that day as no other for on that day fifty-six years ago my precious mother gave me honored birth, consecrated me to God and my kind in a very special way as she had told me many times…”

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to Elizabeth Shenck April 27, 1871
Scope and Content: In this letter Hooker presents credentials and travel arrangements for the National Woman Suffrage Association California chapter’s representative, Laura de Force Gordon to attend the 1871 National Woman Suffrage Convention.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to the National Suffrage and Educational Committee, on behalf of Dr. Laura J. Ross Wolcott, and Mrs. M. J. Cadwallader May 10, 1871
Scope and Content: In this letter Hooker asks for support for the National Suffrage Convention from the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association Board of Directors to the Suffrage Convention,
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Letter from Isabella Beecher Hooker to Women's Franchise Club of Hammonton, New Jersey, May 2, 1871
Scope and Content: In this letter Hooker presents the credentials of Marie Howland for the 1871 National Woman Suffrage Convention.
Physical Description: This letter is signed.

Folder 2: Notes, Suffrage Petitions, Appeals, and Resolutions: written by Isabella Beecher Hooker 1878, undated
Suffrage statement
Scope and Content: The statement reads "We the undersigned also decide to hear Mrs. Hooker in behalf of the women citizens of the United States and if possible will attend the above hearing before the Comm.[ittee] on Privileges and Elections on the 22nd of Feb." The names of those who signed the statement appear on the verso.

Memo regarding information for Mr. [Hadleigh?]
Scope and Content: Included in this memo are four notes. The first begins: “Invite Senators to attend the hearing today, & ask how many wish seats provided for them.” The second begins: “Provide phonographic reporter best quality.” The third reads: “Direct chairs in the comm[ittee] room very early Friday morning if possible. Little taken out-” The fourth reads: “George E. Bullock Clerk of Comm[ittee] on Privileges and Elections – formerly clerk to Mr. Morton. Ask him to take out table and arrange chairs lengthwise early Friday morning. Must begin at 10.30 punctually –." The final note reads: “Phonographic Reporter.”

List of Senators
Scope and Content: This item is a list of senators of interest, a meeting date and place, and the name of the Senate’s Clerk.
Physical Description: These notes were written on United States Senate Chamber letterhead.

Appeal from the Executive Committee
Scope and Content: This is a draft manuscript of a document asking women to send letters to the Executive Committee, and for the Executive Committee to prepare a report for the second Congress summarizing "the thought and feelings of the letters."

Organizing for convention notes
Scope and Content: This item includes notes about an upcoming convention and refers to the Freedman's Relief Association. On the verso of this page are notes regarding protest against railroad certificates and that the question is “more land swaps in 1850."

Transcription of editorial New York Times, ca. February 8, 1871
Scope and Content: This item is a longhand transcription of an February 8, 1871 editorial from the New York Times about Anna Ella Carroll’s contributions to the Union cause during the Civil War by planning the Tennessee campaign. Hooker transcribes: “When a woman thus shows the ability to plan battles and arm them, it is difficult to deny her the trifling privilege of voting.”

Guidance for suffrage committees
Biographical/Historical Note: The reference to Kansas on the third note suggests that Hooker may have written these notes in ca. 1867 , near the time of the Kansas campaign for women's suffrage.
Scope and Content: This item is a series of three notes. The longest note, which covered all of the recto and 1/8 of the version is a draft document that provides guidance for local suffrage committees for contacting and arguing for suffrage before their Congressmen. The second note, is a draft letter to suffrage committee heads asking them to send a prospectus mentioned in the text (the prospectus is not included in this collection) to their Senators and Representatives in Congress as the suffrage supporters lack one vote in the House Judiciary Committee and two in the Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections. The last note states: "Senator Ingalls says he doubts where there is a woman in Kansas who wishes to vote."

Envelope with petition for woman suffrage 1877-1878
Scope and Content: The writing on the envelope reads: “Petitions for the 16tth Amendment Dec. 1877 During the Monday eve meetings of 1877 I secured a few names to petitions as opportunity offered, but made no general canvass. Going to Washington to attend convention Jany 8 1878, I proposed on my return to bring back word to these meetings as would instigate through petition work and throughout the state & so I did not present these petitions to Congress at all because my stay at Wash. was three months instead of ten days. After our meeting before the legislature this winter (Feby. 1879) I intend to forward these sheets to Senator Eaton and such other testimony from Connecticut as may be furnished.”

Petition for woman suffrage to the Senate and House Representative in Congress assembled 1876-1878
Physical Description: There are three copies of this petitions, with signatures.

Folder 3: Suffrage Petitions, Appeals, and Resolutions 1878, undated
Benjamin Butler resolution
Scope and Content: Manuscript of Butler’s second resolution before the House Judiciary Committee inviting the committee to hear Isabella Beecher Hooker speak. Included here are two copies in different hands.

Mrs. M. L. Davison receipt February 19, 1878
Scope and Content: The receipt written on the verso is for "$12.50 on account from Mrs. Hooker. Mrs. M. L. Davison.”
Physical Description: This receipt was written on United States Senate Post Office letterhead.

Appeal for a 16th Amendment November 10, 1876
Physical Description: There are two copies of this petition.

1877 National Woman Suffrage Association petition
Physical Description: There are 25 copies of this petition, including one with Isabella Beecher Hooker's and John Hooker's signatures. Most of the petitions include signatures.

Declaration and pledge of the women of the United State concerning their right to and their use of the elective franchise
Physical Description: There are 18 copies of this declaration, originally housed in an envelope.

Folder 4: Printed Materials, A-C ca. 1870-1888
The 16th amendment- Senator Ingalls in "The Forum" January 1888
Physical Description: 3 copies. Pamphlet.

Appeal to the women citizens of the United States 1879
Scope and Content: On the verso of this sheet is: "Constitution of the National Woman Suffrage Association: Officers of the National Women Suffrage Association for 1879"
Physical Description: 5 copies.

Arguments before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives by a committee of the sixteenth annual Washington convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association in favor of a 16 Amendment to the Constitution 1888
Physical Description: Pamphlet.

The Executive Committee of the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association present the following statement, and earnestly invite the co-operation of all whom this circular may reach January 1870
Physical Description: Folio sheet folded to make 2 pages. Circular.

Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association meeting announcement
Constitution of the Citizen's Suffrage Association
Scope and Content: Text of the Citizen’s Suffrage Association constitution in 7 articles.
Physical Description: 1 leaf printed on one side only. Circular.

The custom and guardianship of children September 1884
Scope and Content: An appeal written by Mrs. Wolstenholme Elmy, of Congleton, for interested parties to submit petitions to the House of Lords in support of the Infants Bill. Marginalia in an unknown hand at top of first page.
Physical Description: Leaflet.

Folder 5: 1876 Centennial Exhibition
"The new century for woman"
Scope and Content: Written by Sarah Catherine Fraley Hallowell, this provides a table of contents for the Exposition Volume of the New Century for Woman.

Radical club of Philadelphia
Scope and Content: The smaller of the two leaflets, describes a resolution adopted by The Radical Club barring the use of demeaning cross-examination of female witnesses during a trial. The larger of the two leaflets conveys two resolution adopted by the Radical Club. The first is one that calls for the women journalists covering the Centennial Exposition to be properly recognized and allowed to practice journalism. The second resolution suggests that women should darken their dwellings for New Year celebrations in opposition to “the general illumination called for by the press” as a symbol of “the oppression and injustice of which they still remain victims”.
Physical Description: A pair of small leaflets. One is a single leaf of 2½” x 4¾” pink paper printed on one side only nested in another single leaf of 2½” x 7¾” pink paper also printed on one side only.

Memorial Hall International Exhibition, badge
United States Centennial Commission International Exhibition, 1876: official catalog
Authorized visitor's guide to the Centennial Exhibition and Philadelphia 1876
Scope and Content: The Women's Pavilion was described on page 21, under "Miscellaneous Buildings."

Paper envelope
Scope and Content: The envelope has the hand written words "Centennial 1876."

Folder 6: Printed materials, D-F ca. 1870-1883
To the editor of the American Traveler
Scope and Content: Written by James A. Throop and Alfred Burnett, the men write regarding the editor’s article about Victoria Woodhull as a candidate for President of the United States.

"Dear Sir"
Scope and Content: Written by the Ladies' Suffrage Committee, represented by Kate Palmer Stearns, President, write a compilation of letters to the “Law department, Office of the Counsel to the Corporation, New York.” The women wrote that they tried to register to vote and were summarily refused. They wrote back and stated reasons why they should be allowed to vote.

Endowment of a woman's professorship in Boston University's College of Liberal Arts
Scope and Content: A pledge form for subscriptions to the professorship.

Elocution: the art of expression through the voice, as a culture study
Scope and Content: Written by Miss Belle Bovee of New York City.

Four hundredth anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther November 10, 1883
Scope and Content: This pamphlet advertises the celebration held at the Hartford Theological Seminary.

"Dear friends: the Connecticut Woman Suffrage Association desire to circulate all over the state four tracts" December 26, 1870
"Dear Victoria" ca. 1879
Scope and Content: This leaflet includes copies of three letters addressed to or pertaining to Victoria Woodhull.

Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776
Physical Description: This is a facsimile.

Folder 7: Printed materials, G-O ca. 1871-1886
General Nature No. 5 1872
Scope and Content: This circular was for an act for the "apportionment of representatives to Congress among the several states according to the ninth census in 1872."
Physical Description: Single leaf circular printed on both sides. 9 copies. Circular.

General Nature No. 10 1871
Scope and Content: This circular was for an act "to enforce the provisions of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution."

H. R. 771 1871
Scope and Content: This was a bill to enforce "equal rights and privileges of citizens of the United States."
Physical Description: Boldly inscribed on top margin: “Please Return to Mrs. Hooker.”

Plan of woman suffrage organizations and forms of petitions
Scope and Content: On verso: Individual petitions to Congress, with example petition by Cornelia W. Browning: Relief from Political Disabilities. Both of these petitions were published by the National Woman Suffrage Association.
Physical Description: 5 copies.

"Interesting correspondence" ca. 1875
Scope and Content: Letter to the editor of The People. This contemporary reproduction of a letter to the editor of the 19th century periodical called The People was from an unnamed gentleman who received two letters from Abby and Julia Smith. These letters are introduced and are reproduced in full. In the first letter the sisters request the gentleman’s advice for the publication of Julia’s translation of the Bible in the hope that such publication would aid their cause by “have it known that a woman could do more than any man has ever done…”. The second letter from the Smith sisters is in response to the gentleman’s reply that they should use their money to further their cause of suffrage rather than publishing Julia’s work. In their response, they stated they were going to publish it anyway because men were put in charge of making laws that were discriminatory to women because men were thought to be superior in intellect; the sister intended to show by publishing Julia’s work that this was not true.
Physical Description: 2 copies.

"Mr. E. Henry Lacombe" October 25, 1886
List of committees of the Senate of the United States for the first session of the forty-fifth Congress October 15, 1877
Scope and Content: This document includes hand-written corrections to the Standing Committee on Privileges and Elections.

Untitled speech [John Stuart Mill?]
Physical Description: 5 copies.

Man, Mammon, Monopoly May 29, [18--?]
Scope and Content: This was a lecture that Lucinda B. Chandler delivered to the Chicago Labor Union.

Resolutions of the Margaret Fuller Society
Scope and Content: Mary Dye, Secretary and Lucinda B. Chandler submitted the resolutions.

Proceedings of the first Margaret Fuller Society 1800-1881
Scope and Content: The purpose of the society was "the education of women in political economy and principles of government."

The national citizen and ballot-box May 1, 1879
Scope and Content: This leaflet includes an article by Susan B. Anthony about “Work done and to be done at the Forty-fifth Congress.” Communication about the initiative was directed to Syracuse, New York.

Annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, convention call 1870
Scope and Content: The convention was held at Irving Hall, New York City.

20th Annual convention of the National Woman Suffrage Association, program
Scope and Content: The convention was held at the Universalist Church in Washington, D.C.

The natural justice, civil equity and constitutional right of woman to the ballot [1874]
Scope and Content: This article was written by J. B. Wolff.
Physical Description: One copy has the inscription (likely by Hooker) “from Mrs. Jewell” in ink on the top margin.

"On to Victory"
Scope and Content: This song was written by C. A. M. to the tune: "Hold the Fort." 4 stanzas with the chorus printed after each stanza.
Physical Description: Printed on one side only. Single leaf. 1 copy. Circular.

Ought women to learn the alphabet?
Physical Description: Abridged from the Atlantic Monthly. 4 pp. Inscribed at the top of the front page: “I. B. Hooker Please Return”. Leaflet.

Folder 8: Printed materials, P-T ca. 1879-1889
The Parliamentary franchise for women May 24, 1884
Scope and Content: Attributed to Elizabeth C. Wolstenholme Elmy.
Physical Description: 2 copies. Leaflet

Plan for work April 30, 1888
Scope and Content: Attributed to the Executive Committee of the National Woman Suffrage Association, Fayetteville, New York.
Physical Description: 2 copies.

Paper folder
Scope and Content: On the envelope reads: "Philadelphia Assoctn. tracts- Gov. Campbell."

Should women vote?
Scope and Content: Included are a compilation of quotes from famous activists such as Frederick Douglass, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Theodore Tilton.
Physical Description: Inscribed at the top of the front page: “I. B. Hooker Please Return”. Leaflet.

Slayton’s Lyceum Bureau circular 1879
Scope and Content: This items includes a list of speakers for the upcoming season that include Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
Physical Description: In original Slayton’s Lyceum Bureau printed envelope. Pamphlet.

S. R. 60 1882
Scope and Content: This is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women.

S. R. 11 1889
Scope and Content: This is a joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution extending the right of suffrage to women.
Physical Description: 4 copies.

Remarks by Mrs. Elizabeth L. Saxon of Louisiana
Third annual report of the Working Girl's Vacation Society 1886
Physical Description: Original printed wraps. 3 copies. Pamphlet. Includes subscription leaflet laid in.

Folder 9: Review of the United States Supreme Court decision concerning suffrage 1874
Scope and Content: Printed by the Citizens Suffrage Association.
Physical Description: 45 copies.

Folder 10: Printed materials, V-W ca. 1879-1889
Victoria Woodhull September 26, 1879
Scope and Content: Newspaper article, originally printed in Le Rappel.

Views of the minority 1888
Scope and Content: Senate report 523 Part 2: Mr. Hoar from the Committee on Privileges and Elections, submitted the following as the views of the minority.
Physical Description: 6 copies with 4 copies annotated at the top in Hooker’s hand: “Please Return to Mrs. Hooker”.

Women's suffrage a political necessity January 28, 1889
Scope and Content: This leaflet is an abstract of an address by Reverend Olympia Brown before the House of Representatives.
Physical Description: 18 copies.

Invitation to the political class of the Women's School of Politics and Law
Scope and Content: Subject of the lectures: New York City’s government.

Women's suffrage in Wyoming
Scope and Content: This item is a letter from N. L. Andrews in response to a letter from the Honorable J. W. Kingman originally published in the Washington Post.
Physical Description: 2 copies.

Why the W.C.T.U (Women’s Christian Temperance Union) seeks the ballot
Scope and Content: This broadside was written by Mary B. Willard.
Physical Description: 3 copies.

Who were the voters in the early history of this country? 1888
Scope and Content: Originally published in the Chicago Law Times, written by Charles B. Waite.

Box 5: Hooker Family Correspondence 1878-1880
Folder 1: Letters from Isabella Porter Beecher 1879-1880
Biographical/Historical Note: Isabella Porter Beecher was Isabella Beecher Hooker's sister-in-law.

April 14, 1879
May 29, 1879
October 16, 1879
Scope and Content: This letter may have been sent on the occasion of Isabella and John Hooker's 50th wedding anniversary.

August 31, 1880
Folder 2: Letters from Susie Beecher
Biographical/Historical Note: Susie Beecher was Isabella Beecher Hooker's niece.
Scope and Content: This folder includes three undated letters. All are fragments.

Folder 3: Letters from Alice Hooker Day, undated
Biographical/Historical Note: Alice Hooker Day was Isabella Beecher Hooker's daughter.

January 3, 1879
April 1, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

May 25, 1879
Scope and Content: In this letter Day writes that she’s “written to the elected officers and requested their answers sent to you as a mere form…”

December 14, 1879
August 24, 1880
Scope and Content: This letter was written to John Hooker.

September 14, 1880
April 24, [188?]
Physical Description: Postcard

May 5, 1880
August 27, 1880
November 13, 1880
Physical Description: Postcard

Folder 4: Letters from Mary Hooker Burton November 11, 1876; January 5, 1879-March 17, 1879, undated
Biographical/Historical Note: Mary Hooker Burton was Isabella Beecher Hooker's daughter.

November 11, 1876
Physical Description: Enclosed with this letter is a ticket for the closing ceremonies for the International Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.

January 5, 1879
January 8, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

January 9, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

January 17, 1879
January 29, 1879
March 5, 1879
Scope and Content: In this letter Burton wishes Hooker good luck on a speech she will be giving.

March 17, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

Folder 5: Letters from Mary Hooker Burton April 10, 1879-July 28, 1879, undated
Biographical/Historical Note: Mary Hooker Burton was Isabella Beecher Hooker's daughter.

April 10, 1879
Physical Description: Enclosed with this letter are paper cut-outs from Mary’s daughter.

April 15, 1879
April 24, 1879
July 16, 1879
July 25, 1879
July 28, 1879
Folder 6: Letters from Mary Hooker Burton September 26, 1879-February 27, 1880, undated
Biographical/Historical Note: Mary Hooker Burton was Isabella Beecher Hooker's daughter.

September 22, 1879
October 29, 1879
December 31, 1879
February 27, 1880
Physical Description: Enclosed with this letter is a cabinet card of a child.

February 14, [1880?]
Physical Description: Postcard

Undated letter
Undated postcard
Folder 7: Letters from Edward and Mattie R. Hooker April 29, 1878; September 6, 1879-November 18, 1879
Biographical/Historical Note: Edward Hooker was Isabella Beecher Hooker's son. His nickname was "Ned." Mattie was his wife.

April 29, 1878
September 24, 1879
Scope and Content: This letter was written to John Hooker.

November 7, 1879
November 11, 1879
November 13, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

November 15, 1879
Physical Description: Envelope only

November 18, 1879
Folder 8: Letters from Edward and Mattie R. Hooker November 19, 1879-December 8, 1879
Biographical/Historical Note: Edward Hooker was Isabella Beecher Hooker's son. His nickname was "Ned." Mattie was his wife.

November 19, 1879
November 22, 1879
Physical Description: Enclosed is Edward Beecher Hooker MD's calling card.

November 25, 1879
November 26, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

November 27, 1879
December 1, 1879
December 4, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

December 8, 1879
Folder 9: Letters from Edward and Mattie R. Hooker December 9, 1879-April 23, 1880
Biographical/Historical Note: Edward Hooker was Isabella Beecher Hooker's son. His nickname was "Ned." Mattie was his wife.

December 9, 1879
December 12, 1879
December 18, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

December 21, 1879
December 26, 1879
February 26, 1880
February 28, 1880
April 23, 1880
December 21, 1880
Physical Description: Enclosed in a manuscript poem written by Edward Hooker.

Folder 10: Letters from the Gillette family 1874-1879
Biographical/Historical Note: Elizabeth Hooker Gillette was John Beecher Hooker's sister. Senator Francis Gillette was Hooker's brother-in-law. The Gillette's had two children, Lilly and Edward Hooker. Edward served in the U. S. House of Representatives from March 4, 1879-March 3, 1881.

Letter from Elizabeth Hooker Gillette November 20, 1874
Physical Description: Enclosed is a letter from Lilly.

Letter from Lilly Gillette December 10, 1874
Letter from Elizabeth Hooker Gillette January 4, 1875
Physical Description: Francis wrote a letter on the second leaf.

Letter from Lilly Gillette January 5, 1875
Letter from Edward Hooker Gillette April 14, 1879
Physical Description: This letter was written on U.S. House of Representatives letterhead.

Box 6: Hooker Family Correspondence 1878-1880
Folder 1: Letters from John Hooker September 22, 1879-November 8, 1879
September 22, 1879
September 25, 1879
September 27, 1879
September 28, 1879
October 28, 1879
Physical Description: An undated postcard was enclosed with this letter.

November 6, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

November 8, 1879
Folder 2: Letters from John Hooker November 13, 1879-December 24, 1879
November 13, 1879
November 16, 1879
Physical Description: Envelope only.

November 19, 1879
November 27, 1879
Physical Description: Envelope only.

December 5, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

December 11, 1879
December 12, 1879
December 15, 1879
Physical Description: Two postcards

December 18, 1879
Physical Description: No envelope

December 20, 1879
December 24, 1879
Folder 3: Letters from John Hooker February 26, 1880-November 25, no year
February 26, 1880
Physical Description: 2 letters: "before breakfast” and later in the day.

April 11, 1880
April 16, 1880
Physical Description: Postcard

April 20, 1880
November 27, no year
Physical Description: Partial undated letter marked “John Nov. 27 Sent to Charles Brace.”

January 28, no year
February 30, no year
November 25, no year
Physical Description: Empty envelope

Folder 4: Letters from Hattie Hawley August 11, 1878-April 30, 1879, undated
Biographical/Historical Note: Hattie Hawley was the Hooker's cousin.

August 11, 1878
April 30, 1879
Physical Description: Includes letter from “Lilly W.”

Undated
Folder 5: Letter from Dora [Beecher?] October 12, 1880
Biographical/Historical Note: Dora was Hooker's niece.

Folder 6: Letters from Commander Edward Hooker March 31, 1878, December 24, 1879
Biographical/Historical Note: Commander Edward Hooker was Hooker's brother-in-law.

Folder 7: Personal Correspondence, B 1879-1886
Tom Beatty April 28, 1879
Tom Beatty May 28, 1879
L. H. Brace ca. December 2, 1880
L. H. Brace ca. December 7, 1880
Physical Description: This letter was written on Children’s Aid Society letterhead.

[C. N. Borce?] December 2, 1886
Physical Description: This letter was written on Armoux Ritch & Woodford letterhead.

Susan Burnett April 24, 1880
Frances Hodges Burnett October 16, 1880
Frances Hodges Burnett ca. October 23, 1880
Folder 8: Personal Correspondence, C 1874-1880
Emily W. Case October 12, 1880
R. H. [Chitterden?] October 20, 1880
Scope and Content: This letter relates to Spiritualism.

R. H. [Chitterden?] October 27, 1880
E. R. Collins August 11, 1874
Biographical/Historical Note: Collins was a friend during the Hookers' time in England.

M. S. Cowles March 16, 1879
Folder 9: Personal Correspondence, D-H 1878-1880
H. P. Duclos January 30, 1880
Physical Description: This letter was written on Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance Company letterhead.

Arnold Hiscant
Physical Description: This letter was torn across the top.

Julia Holmes December 25, 1879
Physical Description: No envelope.

H. P. R. Holt October 2, 1878
H. P. R. Holt December 3, 1878
H. P. R. Holt February 2, 1880
H. P. R. Holt “Mrs. Burnett” July 27, 1880
Scope and Content: This letter includes messages to Hooker.

Joseph Hull October 5, 1878
Scope and Content: This letter includes references to spiritualism.

Folder 10: Personal Correspondence, K-P 1878-1880
A. L. King May 7, 1879
Mary Lippincott January 12, 1880
William A. Lorenz April 24, 1878
Mary Frances Neigley January 14, 1879
Mary Frances Neigley February 14, 1879
Mary Frances Neigley April 19, 1879
L. A. Painter May 2, 1880
Leila E. Patridge January 8, 1880
Physical Description: Advertisements for classes in Shakespeare are included with this letter.

Hugh O. Penticost January 6, 1879
E. P. Perkins September 2, no year
Mrs. Pope January 27, 1880
Physical Description: This letter was written on Pope’s Sanitarium letterhead.

Folder 11: Personal Correspondence, S-W 1878-1880
M. D. Shindler May 21, 1879
Physical Description: Postcard

Mary Stevens July 21, no year
Physical Description: Calling card is enclosed.

S. L. Warner October 29, 1880
C. N. Wayland
Scope and Content: This letter is an invitation to see Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore.

Mrs. Whitmore October 27, no year
James Wing July 17, 1878
Folder 12: Correspondence from Edwin M. Stanton March 9, 1863
Scope and Content: Serving as President Lincoln’s Secretary of War, this letter is a pass “to the Headquarters of the 141st New York. General Cowden’s Command together with carriage & driver and back” for Lt. Col. Beecher and Hooker.

Folder 13: Correspondence from unknown persons
Box 7: Ephemera
Folder 1: Calling cards
Scope and Content: Included in this folder are calling cards from: Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Barrows; Mrs. B. H. Bartol; Mrs. Andrew Bigelow; J. Hartwell Butler (U.S. Army); Mrs. Henry Cohen; Dr. William Fishbough; Julia J. Foster (New Year); Rachel G. H. Foster (New Year); Mrs. Joseph G. Jones; Mrs. C. M. Kahn; Mrs. Leila E. Patridge; Mr. and Mrs. Thaddeus C. Pound; Kate Stanton M. D.; Frederic Whitmore.

Folder 2: Receipts from European trip 1874-1875
Scope and Content: Included in this folder are receipts from: Swears and Wells dated, August 10, 1874 ; Hope Brothers Wollen Drapers, Tailors and Outfitters, dated September 4, 1874 ; Civil Service Supply Association, Limited 7 receipts, dated September 5, 1874 ; S. Mart & Company, frutier, dated September 12, 1874 ; Hotel Saint-Petersbourg, Paris, 2 receipts, dated no month 21, 1874 ; VE. J. Magin, Guedin & Company, watches, dated 1874 ; W. Whiteley Department Store July 29, 1874, 5 receipts pinned together with porter’s receipt; W. Whiteley Department Store July 30, 1875, 1 receipt and 1 porter’s receipt; W. Whiteley Department Store August 6, 1875 ; John Battersby Ladies Boots and Shoes, dated August 7, 1875 ; Tice & Lynch Custom House Brokers (envelope with business cards); John Browning Optician (business card and envelope)..

Folder 3: Ephemera
Scope and Content: This folder includes: a business card from Stephens & Company, Manufacturers of U. S. Standard Boxwood and Ivory Rules. (Riverton, Connecticut). At the top in Hooker’s hand: “Suffrage man on [illegible] to New York. Wife also.” Also included is a pamphlet from the Fairy Stones of Virginia; and a leaflet from Miss Minnie Swayze, who was a lecturer and reader. There are also eleven invitation to the Hooker's daughter's wedding, as well as one invitation from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

Box 8: Newspaper Clippings 1866-1887
Scope and Content: Where possible the author's name has been identified.

Folder 1: 1866-1871
"Watch and Pray," April 1866
Biographical/Historical Note: This article was written from South Norwalk, Connecticut by Reverend H. N. Dunning.

"To Daffadills," The Daily Courant December 11, 1867
"Health: Boiled Rice" 1870
"The Courts: The XIV Amendment and the Civil Rights Bill Construed," Chicago Legal News October 15, 1870
"Women Opposing Suffrage for the Sex" 1871
"Marriage and Divorce" January 1871
Scope and Content: R.M. Hatfield, D.D.

[The year 1870 may safely be considered the grave of the woman sufrage movement…] Advance January 12, 1871
"Woman Suffrage Again & Paulina W. Davis in Reply to Mrs. Ingersoll" January 16, 1871
Scope and Content: A Woman & Paulina W. Davis

[The ladies who have managed the latest female suffrage effort in Washington…?] Courant January 16, 1871
[Woman Suffrage: The woman's suffrage advocates have during the past week had a hearing before the judiciary committee] [Hartford Evening Post?] January 16, 1871
[We have to congratulate Mr. W. W. Eaton upon his progress] Courant January 18, 1871
"Woman Suffrage: Editor of The Evening Post," Hartford Evening Post January 18, 1871
'Woman Suffrage: In another column will be found a communication on the subject of "Woman Suffrage," from a prominent advocate,' Hartford Post January 18, 1871
[Some woman suffragists of the Woodhull and Claflin stamp have been pushing] Advance January 19, 1871
[Bartlett's Letter] The Independent January 19, 1871
"Woman Suffrage in Washington" January 21, 1871
Scope and Content: Isabella Beecher Hooker

[The Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly, which conspicuously advertises as follows: "The Cosmo-Political Party] Courant January 24, 1871
"Special Reforms," Courant January 24, 1871
[The question, how shall social evil be controlled] Courant January 25, 1871
"The Woman Suffrage Convention," [Courant?] January 28, 1871
"Social Problems Based on Physical Grounds," Courant February 2, 1871
[Woman Suffrage: Number V.] Courant February 4, 1871
[No party of reformers ever carried so much weight as those who labor for woman suffrage] Courant February 8, 1871
"Making Infamy Lawful," The Independent February 9, 1871
Scope and Content: Henry C. Bowen

[During the lull in home politics women are waiting an answer from statesmen] Courant February 17, 1871
"The Voice of the Women: Addresses of Mrs. Woodhull and Mrs. Beecher Hooker," The Tribune February 17, 1871
[Female Financing: Woodhull & Claflin in a "Corner"] [New York Herald?] February 22, 1871
[The eminent brokers, Victoria C. Woodhull and Tennie C. Claflin, have been beaten in a law suit] Courant February 23, 1871
"Civil Rights of Women: Lecture Before the University Law School by William R. Martin—Freedom the Only Solution—English vs. American Theory and Practice of Law," Courant March 1, 1871
"Law and Prostitution," [The Advance?] March 2, 1871
Scope and Content: WM. W. Patton, D.D.

"A Funeral March," The Independent March 2, 1871
Scope and Content: H.H.

[That organ of a couple of sharp adventureres] Courant March 4, 1871
"Woman's Rights" [Hartford Evening Post?] March 8, 1871
"Woman Suffrage: Number VI," The Hartford Courant March 14, 1871
Scope and Content: F.G.

"What They Are Doing," Independent [August 17, 1871?]
Scope and Content: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

"Women and Money" [Independent?] August 24, 1871
Scope and Content: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

"Woman's Suffrage Meeting" December 14, 1871
"Anthony's Oration: Views of Susan B. on Dr. Holland's Bill," San Francisco Chronicle December 16, 1871
"The Reception to Susan B. Anthony: Enthusiasm of the Woman-Suffragists—Toasts and Responses," San Francisco Chronicle December 16, 1871
Folder 2: 1872
"The Suffragists: Woodhull, Stanton, Anthony, &c," National Republican January 11, 1872
"The Ballot: Woman's Suffrage Convention: The Battle Renewed Before Congress," The Daily Morning Chronicle January 11, 1872
Physical Description: Three copies

"Wanted---Our Rights: The Woman on the War-Path: Advance of the Hooker-Stanton Woodhull Wing of the Suffrage Army," The Daily Patriot January 11, 1872
"The Suffragists: Second Day's Session," National Republican January 12, 1872
"Woman: Second Day's Battle: Earnest and Eloquent Speeches," The Daily Morning Chronicle January 12, 1872
Physical Description: 2 copies

"Women on the War-Path," The Daily Patriot January 12, 1872
Physical Description: 2 copies

"The Suffragists: Third Day's Session," and "Woman Suffrage Question," National Republican January 13, 1872
Physical Description: 2 copies

"Woman Suffrage: Close of the Convention: Ground Gained---Brilliant Prospects," The Daily Morning Chronicle January 13, 1872
"The Woman's Raid: How They Took the Capitol by Storm," The Daily Patriot January 13, 1872
"The Woman's Suffrage Movement," Sunday Gazette January 14, 1872
Folder 3: 1874-1875
"The Story of the Boon: II," The Independent December 10, 1874
Scope and Content: H.H.

"Temperance: Serivces at the First M.E. Church Last Evening," Democrat and Chronicle March 30, 1874
"The Praying Temperance Women" March 4, 1874
Scope and Content: James G. Clark

"The Banquet," and "Victoria C. Woodull's Lecture," Daily Morning Herald January 29, 1875
"Wellesley College for Women: A Palace of Learning in Eastern Massachusetts," Washington Chronicle November 14, 1875
Scope and Content: Henry H. Tilley, LL. B.

The Sabbath Question, In Its Relation to Mr. Beecher's Preaching at the Twin-Mountain House — September 8, 1875
Physical Description: Two papers folded together

"Catholics and the Schools," The Chrisitan Union September 8, 1875
"The Invisible Church," The Christian Union September 8, 1875
Folder 4: 1876-1879
"The Glastonbury Ladies Again" April 11, 1876
Scope and Content: Julia and Abby Smith

"Two of Us at the Centennial: How the Visitors Are Impressed: A Visit to the Indian Quarters," Hartford Daily Times June 12, 1876
"Boston Correspondence: Miss Dickinson" May 17, 1876
"Reminiscences of the Girlhood of Tennie C. Claflin," Woodhull & Claflin's Weekly May 27, 1876
"Centennial Correspondence: Preparations for the Opening of the Exhibition" [Courant?] May 4, 1876
"They Want to Vote: And Be Like the Sterner Sex—The Men" 1877
"Gossip by Roberts," The Capital 1878
Scope and Content: Roberts
Physical Description: Originally housed in Envelope 4

G"Gossip by Roberts," The Capital January 20, 1878
"The Centenial," and "Dangerous Coachmen" Kentucky Gazette April 5, 1879
"Female Suffrage: The Women Desire to Exercise the Ballot in Louisiana," The Daily Picayune May 8, 1879
American Social Science Association: General Meeting of 1879 — September 1879
Folder 5: 1880-1884
"The Women at St. James's Hall" June 5, 1880
"Woman Suffrage in Great Britain," The Woman's Journal June 12, 1880
"France's National Fete: The Fall of the Bastile Commemorated" July 29, 1880
"Angelina Grimke Weld (Continued from Last Week)," The Woman's Journal July 31, 1880
"What Makes Wade Hampton Squirm" [Tribune?] August 22, 1880
Scope and Content: Charles Beecher

"Women Voters of New York State," The Woman's Journal August 28, 1880
Physical Description: Two papers folded together.

"Thanksgiving Sermon by Dr. Lyman Beecher in 1819," The Winsted Herald November 25, 1881
"Washington's Women: Equal before the Law with their Husbands and Fathers," The Woman's Journal December 12, 1883
"Mrs. Mary L. Griffith: A Sketch of Her Life and Labors" The Alpha June 1, 1884
"The Spiritual Rostrum" ca. November 2, 1884
Scope and Content: This page describes spiritualism meetings and events from across the country, including Rochester, New York.

"Boston Correspondence: Dr. Holmes and Emerson," The Hartford Courant December 20, 1884
"A Baptist Meeting House: No. XVII," The Christian Register December 25, 1884
"Beecher and His Church," Hartford Times December 26, 1884
Folder 6: 1885
"Woman in the Brahmo Somaj," The Christian Register January 22, 1885
Scope and Content: Ednah Dean Cheney

"The Women Discussing: Their Convention at Washington: Religon Versus Women's Rights," The Hartford Daily Times January 29, 1885
Physical Description: Both copies of this page are fragile.

"Theosophy of the Hindoos: Elucidation and Analysis of the Bhagvat Geeta: No. I," The Golden Rule: Boston January 31, 1885
Scope and Content: Prof. Alonzo Phelps

"Theosophy of the Hindoos: Elucidation and Analysis of the Bhagvat Geeta: No. II," The Golden Rule: Boston February 14, 1885
Scope and Content: Prof. Alonzo Phelps

"Theosophy of the Hindoos: Elucidation and Analysis of the Bhagvat Geeta: No. III," The Golden Rule: Boston February 28, 1885
Scope and Content: Prof. Alonzo Phelps

"Evolution and Mr. Beecher," The Index July 30, 1885
"A Fragment of an Ancient Gospel" The Index July 30, 1885
Scope and Content: B. F. Underwood

"The Montanists: Their Beliefs and Practices," The Index July 30, 1885
"Letter from France," The Woman's Journal July 31, 1885
"The Burial of Gen Grant: Final Honors to the Dead Soldier," Springfield Weekly Republican ca. August 8, 1885
"The Drama of the Yachts" August 14, 1885
"Annual Meeting: American Woman Suffrage Association," The Woman's Journal August 22, 1885
"Our English Letter" The Woman's Journal August 29, 1885
Scope and Content: Rebecca Moore

"Literary Notices," The Woman's Journal August 29, 1885
"Amanda Deyo at the Polls" August 29, 1885
Scope and Content: Hamilton Wilcox

"Spirit Messages, Given Through the Mediumship of Miss M. T. Shelhamer," Banner of Light September 5, 1885
"Propriety in Journalism," The Woman's Journal September 5, 1885
Folder 7: 1886-1887
"The English Worcester: Its Cathedral, Choir Festival, Porcelain, Gloves, and Sauce," Hartford Daily Courant 1886
"The Larger Life," [The Occult Word?] January, Februrary 1886
"The Female Franchise: Another Attempt to Secure Equal Rights for Women," The National Republican February 16, 1886
"A Woman's Record," Albany Sunday Press April 25, 1886
"Women and Men: The Decline of the Tea Party," Harper's Bazar May 22, 1886
"The Congress of Churches," The Hartford Courant May 24, 1886
"Christian Beliefs: The Present Necessity for a Restatement," Hartford Daily Courant 1886
"After the Defeat: Scenes in the Commons: Never the Like Before," Hartford Times June 9, 1886
"Letters from the People: St. Paul and Obedience," The Hartford Courant July 29, 1886
"Saratoga Alarmed," Saratoga Eagle August 1886
The New York Herald August 5, 1886
"Two Kings of Egypt: Ta-aken Who Fell in Battle and the Hand-some Seti," September 1886
"New York City: Held by the Enemy," [Connecticut Courant?] September 16, 1886
"Immigration and Emigration," The Springfield Republican October 8, 1886
"Powderly to the Knights: Address to the Big Convention," The Hartford Courant October 6, 1886
"Socialism Defined: By Two of Its Avowed Disciples: The Avelings and Liebknecht at Springfield," Springfield Weekly Republican October 15, 1886
"The Bartholdi Statue: Oration at the Unveiling, October 28, 1886, by Channeey M. Depew," Hartford Daily Courant October 29, 1886
"Equality Before the Law," The Woman's Tribune March 1887
"The Model Policewoman: What We May Expect When Mrs. Hooker's Idea Is Carried Out," The World April 10, 1887
Box 9: Newspaper Clippings
Scope and Content: Where possible the author's name has been identified.

Folder 1: Envelopes of Newspaper Clippings
Arrangement: These clippings were previously housed in envelopes. This original order has been preserved.

"The Political Situation," The Christian Union March 10, 1875
Scope and Content: George S. Merriam

The National Republican December 21, 1882
"Their Excellencies Butler and Waller on Woman Suffrage," Our Herald January 20, 1883
Scope and Content: Emily P. Collins

"A Day In Prison" January 28, 1883
Scope and Content: Sarah M. Perkins

The Woman's Journal March 24, 1883
"Autobiography of Frances D. Cage"
"Medieval Notions about Women"
"The decision of the special committee appointed by the trustees of Columbia college"
"A Superior Being," Hartford Daily Times
"The Press of the Nation! What They Think and Say of the Verdict," Our Herald
"Why Women Should Vote," Springfield Weekly Republican
"Mrs. Mettler's Funeral," The Hartford Daily March 27, 1880
"The Hundred and Fifth Birthday," The Congregationalist July 20, 1881
Scope and Content: Judge Albion W. Tourgee

"Beecher on Spiritualism: Leave it to Scientists to Work Up," May 28, 1883
Miller's Psychometric Circular May 1883
"Experiences with Mary M. Hardy: Chapter I."
Scope and Content: John Wetherbee

Spiritism: The Gifts of Jesse Shepard: No. II.
Scope and Content: Henry Kiddle

"Funeral Services of Mrs. M. J. Roberts"
Physical Description: Two copies

"David P. Smith & Dr. Smith's Funeral"
"Literary Notices"
"A Typical Policeman: A Terror to Evil-Doers: A Praise to Them That Do Well (For the New York Observer)"
"A Sharp Letter From Gladstone: He Corrects Some of John Bright's Statements"
"Unfortunate Ludwig of Bavaria," Springfield Weekly Republican
"Gossip by Roberts," The Capital 1878
"Brave Belva's Bill: Mrs. Lockwood Gloats Over Her Success in the House"
"An Awful Temperance Lecture (Miss Grundy in New York Graphic)"
"Women With Voices (Miss Grundy in the Graphic)"
"The Voice of the Voiceless: Mrs. Dahlgren's Argument Against Woman Suffrage"
Scope and Content: Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren

[Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker said that "the women intended to take possession of the Capitol…"]
[The last number of Woman's Words contains a portrait of Mrs. Sara Andrews]
Physical Description: Two copies

[Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker will, we fear, lose faith in the efficacy of prayer in legislative matters]
Mrs. Hooker's Receptions
[Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker has published a powerful little work entitles, "Womanhood"]
"Another Denial from Mrs. Dahlgren," [Evening Star?]
Scope and Content: Madeleine Vinton Dahlgren

"Mrs. Hooker's Receptions"
[Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker has advanced as far as Capitol Hill]
[Speaking of Henry Ward Beecher recalls his meeting with his sister…?]
[How Mrs. Hooker startled the Ladies] New Britain
Scope and Content: This clipping includes the following description: “At a recent caucus Isabella Beecher Hooker, Beecher-like, made a tremendous impression. She is a tall, slender, refined-looking woman, with pale blue eyes and grayish curls about her face. She dresses handsomely but a little peculiarly. I cannot get it out of my head that a magnificent tragic actress was lost to the world when Isabella Beecher didn’t take the stage.”

"The Woman Suffragists at the Capitol"
"Nibblings—No. 11: The Other Side of the Question (For Forney's Sunday Chronicle)"
"An Error Corrected: Mrs. Spencer to Mrs. Dahlgren," [Evening Star?]
Scope and Content: Sara Andrews Spencer

[The Sixteenth Amendment Convention]
"Mrs. Hooker's Last Idea," The Post
Physical Description: Two copies

"The Praying Women: Their Meeting at the Capitol Yesterday—A Rather Unique Performance," The Post
Physical Description: Two copies

"Mrs Isabella Beecher Hooker"
Physical Description: Two copies

"Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker at the Capitol," [Star?]
"Dear friend... Yung Wing" ca. 1878
Physical Description: Two copies

[To calm apprehensions, we will state that Isabella Beecher Hooker's hearing…] [Union?] ca. February 25, 1878
"Mrs. Hooker and the Chinese"
Scope and Content: Almira Lincoln Phelps
Physical Description: Two copies

"Hon. A. H. Stevens and the Woman Suffragists," [Star?]
"A Woman Suffrage Hearing," [The Hartford Courant?] ca. February 23, 1878
"Chat By the Way: Social, Local, and General Gossip"
[Mrs. Mary Clemmer, in the Independent of March 31] [The Post?]
"Mrs. Lockwood's Victory"
"Mrs. Hooker's Hit: She Tells the Senate Committee About Woman's Suffrage," [The Post]
"A Mild Rebuke: Mrs. Almira Lincoln Phelps to Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker," [The Post?]
Scope and Content: Almira Lincoln Phelps
Physical Description: Two copies

"Scene at a Washington Table d'Hote," The Springfield Republican March 22, 1878
Scope and Content: [Samuel Bowles?]
Physical Description: Three of these

[Grace Greenwood writes from Washington to the New York Times] The New York Times ca. May 18, 1878
Scope and Content: Also included is an announcement for a Greenwood lecture to be held on April 3, 1878.

"Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker's Levees"
"Our Washington Letter: The Woman Suffrage Army at the Capital," The Hartford Times January 12, 1878
Physical Description: Five copies

[Some enterprising chap in Washington telegraphs about the woman's convention]
Physical Description: Five copies

"They Won't Fight," The Post
Scope and Content: Sara Andrews Spencer

[Gossip by Roberts (February 17)?]
"The Woman Suffrage Convention"
Folder 2: Newspaper clippings, unknown date (1 of 2)
"Kentucky and Woman Suffrage"
Physical Description: Three copies

"Kindling Coal Fires," Hall's Journal of Health
"The Guest"
Scope and Content: C. P. Cranch

"An Affecting Scene"
"The Stars (Susan Coolidge in the Congregationalist)"
Scope and Content: Susan Coolidge

"Obituary of Mrs. Emeline Babcock Penfield"
"Ladies in Parliament"
"Whittier's Centennial Hymn," Hartford Daily Courant
"Anna Dickinson on Men's Rights"
"A New System of House-Keeping—Not Co-operative"
Scope and Content: Helen E. Starrett

[The "Life and Letters" of lamented Hartford divine]
Scope and Content: Horace Bushnell

"Hymn to the Stars"
Scope and Content: W.B.O. Peabody

"A Correction: To the Editor of the Courant" [Courant?]
Scope and Content: Catherine E. Beecher writes: "I am informed that my name has appeared in some of the public prints as an advoctae for woman suffrage. This is not true either of myself or of a large majority of my family and personal friends, most of whom would regard such a measure as an act of injustice and oppression, forcing conscientious women to assume the responsibilities of the civil state, when they can so imperfectly meet the many and more important duties of the family state, and the connected ministries of instruction and benevolence."

"Spirit of the New Faith" [Tribune?]
"The Woman Suffrage Movement"
Scope and Content: VAN

"A Canadian Prison"
Scope and Content: Sarah M. Perkins

"The Misery at Naples" From the French of Marc Monnier"
"Worthy of Imitation"
Dore's "Ancient Mariner"
"Susan B. Anthony: A Farewell Reception at the Grand Hotel Last Evening"
"Be Faithful" [The Sunday-School Times?]
Scope and Content: Reverend James F. Holcomb

"Pulpit Readings," Hartford Daily Times
Scope and Content: WM. J. Potter, jr.

"D. M. Bennett Sentenced: A Book May be Publicly Sold but Not Sent Through the United States Mails"
Physical Description: This clipping is fragile.

"Sixty-Two Years Ago: Shipwreck on the French Coast—Reminisces of Paris, Washington Irving, etc.," Hartford Daily Courant
Scope and Content: E.A.G.

"The Religion of the Indian: Address by Co. Meacham"
"Woman Suffrage: The Twenty-fifth Anniversary—Address by Miss Anthony, Mrs. Stanton, and Others—Resolutions Submitted" [Times?] ca. 1871
"The Discovery of Modern Anesthesia —A Critique ," Hartford Daily Courant
Scope and Content: H.P. Stearns, M. D.

"Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Her Mode of Living, Love of Sleep, Etc.," Hartford Daily Courant
"National Woman's Suffrage Convention: The Semi-Annual Session: Opening Proceedings To-Day" [Evening Star?]
Physical Description: Two copies

"Just Once."
"A Touching Incident"
"Woman Suffrage: Semi-Annual Session of the National Convention" [Evening Star?]
Physical Description: Four copies

"Helena Modjeska: Reminiscences of her Girlhood: A Romantic Career"
"The Centennial Loan Exhibition"
"Two Famous Beauties: Maria and Elizabeth Gunning"
"Madam Farrenc: A Paris telegram announces the death of Madam Jeanne Louise Farrenc"
"Beethoven's Nine Symphonies," The Christian Register
Scope and Content: John S. Dwight

"The Silent Warrior of the West (For The Courant)"
Scope and Content: Richard E. Burton

"William Pynchon: And his Heretical Book"
"Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller: The Interesting Controversy Kindled by an Indiscreet Publication"
"Dangers from the South"
"Spirit Messages, Given Through the Mediumship of Miss M. T. Shelhamer," Banner of Light
"Religious Matters: Events and Opinions"
Physical Description: Two copies

Folder 3: Newspaper clippings, unknown date (2 of 2)
"The Old South Church: The Stirring Speech of Wendell Phillips"
"Threnody: Suggested by the Death of an Infant Daughter of Martin F. Tupper" [London Art Journal?]
Scope and Content: R. T.

[An Interesting Case.—The New York Herald gives the following particulars]
"People's Progress Abroad"
"My Rest"
"The Woman's Congress"
"Vigilante!"
Scope and Content: C. L. J.

"French Marriage Laws"
"The Co-operative Movement in England"
Scope and Content: Emily Blackwell, M.D.
Physical Description: Two page article

"Woman Suffrage to be Enforced (To the Editor of the Chronicle)," The Chronicle
Scope and Content: William F. Channing

"An Experiment for Women" [Courant?]
"Teach Plainly," Sunday-School Times
Scope and Content: R. G. Pardee

"Portrait of Bishop Butler"
"Lawyers on Law Reform" [Courant?]
"Boston Symposia: Large Gathering of Collegiate Alumnae"
"Conjugal Unions: When Legal and When Not"
[One of the passengers on the Etruria was Mr. Andrew Carnegie]
"The Hour of Praise"
"The Indian Policy: Sheridan Asked to Substantiate His Charges"
"John Ruskin: His Opinions of Museums" [Tribune?]
Scope and Content: G. W. S.

"One Warning More: Written for distribution on a race-course, 1824"
Scope and Content: James Montgomery

"What M. Bartholdi Says of It. (Paris Special to the World)"
[In the fifth chapter of Genesis in our Bibles, is a chronology of the world]
"Peter and the Angel (From the Univercoelum)," New York Tribune
Scope and Content: Thomas L. Harris

[A Correspondent writes: "Are you not giving too much space to the discussion of Mr. Abbot's metaphysical and theological ideas"]
"Christ Betrayed" [New York Tribune?]
Scope and Content: Anne C. Lynch

"Woman Suffrage in England, and Women in Parliament"
"The Poor Man to the Discontented Rich"
Scope and Content: Fletcher

"Joseph of Arimathea," The Congregationalist
Scope and Content: [P. B. F.?]

"Are You Sure of Salvation?"
Scope and Content: Rev. E. N. Kirk, D. D.

"Death and Heaven"
Scope and Content: John J. Morris

"Religious Matters: Events and Opinions"
Physical Description: Two copies

"The Movement: Three Interesting Incidents," The Boston Herald
"State Personals: George Graham Lake"
"George Eliot's Husband," The London World
"The Centennial Exhibition: Official Programme for the Opening"
Scope and Content: Joseph R. Hawley

"Selections: The Starless Crown"
"The Hawthornes: Romances of a Gifted Family—The Story of Una"
"Samuel Bowles [An Anniversary Poem by Kate Clark of this city, in the Woman's Journal.]" The Woman's Journal
Scope and Content: Kate Clark

"The Dead Prince of Orange"
"The death of Princess Alice" [Post?]
"Acting as a Fine Art"
"John Bright's Address: The Most Damaging Blow Yet to Gladstone and Home Rule"
"One of the Defeated Men Who Will be Missed (Mr. Smalley in the Tribune.)"
"Canny Scotch Ants: How They Conducted Themselves in the Presence of a Great Peril"
"In Memoriam: Julia Seymour," Hartford Daily Courant
"The Woman Suffrage Cause: Annual Session of the National Association," Tribune
"Self-Dependence"
Scope and Content: Matthew Arnold

"Too Much Conscience" [Independent?]
Scope and Content: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

"Mr Hayes's Vindication in the Results," The Republican
"An Excellent Lecture" [The Winstead Herald?]
"Judges and Officers of the Superior Court" [Hartford?]
"Female Suffrage, Etc." [Sunday Capital?]
"Free-Love," Sunday Herald
"The Song of the Shirt"
Scope and Content: Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

"Historical Poetry of the Ancient Hebrews," The Nation
"The Personality Versus the Omnipresence of Deity: For the Religio-Philosophical Journal," Religio-Philosophical Journal
Scope and Content: J.M. Kennedy

"A Study of the Drink Question"
Scope and Content: Axel Gustafson

"ISMS: The Female Suffragists---The Woodhull Branch Reviewed" [Sunday Chronicle?]
Scope and Content: "Olivia"

"Scotch Liberals Awake: Enthusiasm for Home-Rule: Ovations to Gladstone," Hartford Times
"How Would Hancock Suit? Further Answers to Eagle's Query"
Folder 4: Newspaper clippings (1 of 2)
Scope and Content: This folder includes a letter to the editor like article from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Victoria Woodhull.

Folder 5: Newspaper clippings (2 of 2)
Scope and Content: This folder includes "The American Minister at Dulwich College," which is glued to an advertisement for "Henry Ward Beecher: his life and characteristics."