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Victoria Woodhull Papers

 Collection
Identifier: yhm-arc-0000-372
Collection of papers related to Victoria Woodhull, including the following: papers concerning Equal Rights for Women, 1891 and 1892 (6 sheets), mostly resolutions of the various states conventions to vote for Victoria Woodhull (Martin) for President; cartoon depicting Victoria Woodhull and her sister Tennessee Claflin as brokers, 1870; about 32 letters, mostly ALS, many about the Humanitarian, a publication of the Woodhull sisters, and also a few receipts; 4 letters to Zula Woodhull, Victoria's daughter; a half-sheet, headed Introduction, about reform and Victoria Woodhull's persecution for her efforts.

Victoria Woodhull Martin, first woman to run for President. She and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, campaigned for Women's Rights in an era when women werenot allowed to be doctors, lawyers, hold public office, or vote. In 1870 they founded a weekly in New York City, attacking abuse in all walks of life. Newspapers joined in a chorus of abuse, and sometimes hotels refused to admit them. They were often insulted in the streets. Victoria Woodhull and her sister founded a brokerage office in NYC. They campaigned against venereal disease and for birth control.

Dates

  • 1870 - 1912

Extent

.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)