Livermore, Mary A.

“The Queen of the Platform”, abolitionist, woman suffrage & education, temperance advocate

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(1820-1905) “The Queen of the Platform”, American woman suffrage, women’s education, temprance advocate. Attended all-female seminary in Charlestown, Mass., graduated 1836, but stayed there as a teacher for two years. Worked as a tutor on a Virginia plantation 1839-42, and after witnessing the cruel institution of slavery, became an abolitionist. In 1857, she and her husband moved to Chicago where she published an 1863 collection of 19 essays entitled “Pen Pictures”. She campaigned for Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 presidential election. During the Civil War, volunteered as an associate member of the US Sanitary Commission and, in 1863, organized the North-western Sanitary Fair in Chicago which raised $86,000. President Lincoln donated his own copy of the Emancipation Proclamation, auctioned off at $10,000. After the War she devoted herself to the promotion of women's suffrage and the temperance movement, founding in Chicago in 1869 The Agitator, which in 1870, after she moved to Boston, merged into the Woman's Journal, of which she was associate editor until 1872. Signed 2 x 3 ½ card, adds November 18 1875 date.

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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