Lucretia Mott letter to Martha Coffin Wright

Date created 1858-11-28
Creator Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880

Written from Roadside. Reports recent events and news concerning family and friends. Discusses astronomy, science, and the theft of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's possessions during a recent visit. References her participation in the recent antislavery meetings in Baltimore. Holds negative opinions of "the little Temperance lecturer," saying that she isn't "one of us." Shares her opinions on multiple women's rights issues, including her support of the Bloomer fashion and the right of Lucy Stone to use her maiden name; "It needs that advocates of Womans Rights should be thoroughly grounded, to be able to stand firm against all opposition, and ridicule, and misrepresentation." Antoinette Brown Blackwell spoke to a full house at the Annual Meeting. Discusses J. B. Toulmin's [sp] interest in abolitionism and his support of Fanny Wright's "mission and experiment" for African Americans. Mentions receiving correspondence from Griffith M. Cooper, Elizabeth Pease Nichol, and Harriet Martineau. Mentions her daughters hemming sheets for the "Colored Home," Sydney Howard Gay, and Jessie White Mario. A Mrs. Young is holding an anatomy and physiology lecture in Philadelphia.

Size 6 pages
Type Text
Subjects Interior decoration | Temperance | Women's rights | Women social reformers | Women orators | Antislavery movements | Slavery | Reed, William B. (William Bradford), 1806-1876 | Yarnall, Ellis, 1817-1905 | Stratton, Caroline Chase, -1879 | Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 | Blackwell, Antoinette Louisa Brown, 1825-1921 | McKim, Sarah Allibone Speakman, 1813-1891 | Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Geographical location Cheltenham (Pa.)
Language English
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Local identifier A00181946

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