Item #140945450 Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers. Olympia Brown.
Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers
Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers
Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers
Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers
Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers
Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers
Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers

Acquaintances, Old and New, Among Reformers

Milwaukie: Published by the Author, 1911.

First edition. Signed by Olympia Brown with an extensive inscription in her hand on front free endpaper describing the circumstances that lead to the publication of the current work: "In 1911 the legislature of Wis[consin] submitted the Woman's Suffrage Amendment to the voters. I telegraphed Mrs. [Emma] DeVoe to come and conduct the campaign. She came but circumstances prevented her from remaining. While there she suggested the preparation of these sketches as being more valuable for the purpose of sale to aid our treasury than a cookbook. Accordingly the sketches were hastily thrown together & with all their incompleteness ever given to the association as a slight help in paying the bills of the campaign." Additionally signed on following page with author's address.

115, [1] pp. with author portrait frontispiece facing title and seven other full page plates. Bound in publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board. Near Fine, light foxing to edges and prelims. An attractive copy.

A major figure in the women's suffrage movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Olympia Brown (1835-1926) was a Unitarian Universalist minister, the first woman to be ordained as clergy with the consent of her denomination. A very rare signature on her self-published memoir. Item #140945450

Price: $6,500.00

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