A Woman of the Century: Fourteen Hundred-seventy Biographical Sketches Accompanied by Portraits of Leading American Women in All Walks of Life

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Frances Elizabeth Willard, Mary Ashton Livermore
Moulton, 1893 - Biography & Autobiography - 812 pages

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Page 245 - I proceed, gentlemen, briefly to call your attention to the present state of insane persons confined within this Commonwealth, in cages, closets, cellars, stalls, pens! Chained, naked, beaten with rods, and lashed into obedience.
Page 257 - Traveller, "New Hampshire Statesman," the Dover "Enquirer," and some 'southern papers. Five years after the death of her first husband she became the wife of Dr. Henry Dow, of Dover. They spent some time in England. Returning to Dover, Mrs. Dow began to attract attention as a financier. In January, 1888, she was elected president of the Dover Horse Railway, an event that caused much commotion in railway circles. She was perfectly familiar with the affairs of the road and had secured a majority of...
Page 478 - She was present at the organization of the New York Committee for the Prevention of State Regulation of Vice, in 1876, and was appointed one of the vice-presidents, which office she still holds.
Page 229 - ... thus developing an enlightened public opinion, and affording to young and old such advantages as shall develop in them the largest capacity for performing the duties of American citizens; to cherish, maintain, and extend the institutions of American freedom; to foster true patriotism and love of country; and to aid in securing for mankind all the blessings of liberty.
Page 420 - Country By-Ways (1881); The Mate of the Daylight (1883) ; A Country Doctor (1884) ; A Marsh Island (1885) ; A White Heron...
Page 151 - She was thus the pioneer in establishing girls' clubs, which become such an important factor in the lives of the working-girls of New York and Brooklyn. For six years Mrs. Carhart held the position of corresponding secretary of the Woman's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church, in the New York East Conference, and she has been a great factor in its success. For six years she was sent as a representative to the national conventions, and in 1889 represented that society on the platform...
Page 241 - was lost, not through ignorance and incompetence, but through the treason of the commanding general (McClellan)." After dismissal she made a profession of lecturing, adding political subjects to her former ones. William Lloyd Garrison, who heard one of her addresses in Kennett. PA. named her "The Girl Orator," and invited her to speak in the Fraternity Course in Music Hall, Boston, MA, in 1862.
Page 481 - There is nothing in the universe that I fear, but that I shall not know all my duty, or shall fail to do it.
Page 375 - Women and Children, in Portland, which position she held for four years, until she was obliged to resign in order to attend properly to her other duties. She is a member of the American Medical Association, the State and County Medical Societies and also of the Practitioner's Club, of which she was elected president for 1892. She is an active member of the Woman's Suffrage Association. She became a woman suffragist through her experience as a student and physician. One of her children died in infancy,...
Page 226 - In 1844 she became the wife of Rev. Charles Henry Appleton Dall. She kept up her studies and literary work uninterruptedly. Her earlier literary productions were principally on reform subjects and the opening of new spheres of occupation to women. Her later productions have been purely literary and critical. In 1877 she received the degree of LL. D. from the Alfred University, Alfred, N. Y Much of her activity has been in the cause of woman's rights. Her books are numerous and important. They include:...