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Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893.

Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893.

Originals 2 pages.


Lucy Stone was born near West Brookfield, Mass. At sixteen she began teaching district school. She studied for brief periods at Quaboay Seminary in Warren, Mass. and at Wesleyan Academy, and in 1839 entered Mount Holyoke Female Seminary. In 1843 she enrolled at Oberlin College in Ohio. In 1847 she became the first Massachussetts woman to take a college degree. She was appointed a lecturer by the Garrison dominated American Anti-Slavery Society. May 1, 1855 she married Henry Blackwell. In 1866 she helped to organize and served on the executive committee of the American Equal Rights Association designed to press for both Negro and woman suffrage. She founded the Woman's Journal which was the voice of the woman's movement.

The two letters were purchased from M and S Rare Books June 25, 1971.

Finding Aid no. 11.

Call number: WA21

 

 

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