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USA: NY: Harcourt Brace & Co, 1926. Autograph Typed Letter Ink Signed Carrie Chapman Catt to: Mrs. Edgerton Parsons November 8, 1926 This letter was pasted into very rare book: The Delicatessen Husband and Other Essays by Seabury, Florence Guy, Illustrated by Clarence Day, Jr. NY: Harcourt Brace & Co. 1926. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. Light orange cloth. Very light wear. Abebooks offers a single copy of such a book for more than $700. CARRIE CHAPMAN CATT Activist Carrie Chapman Catt (1859-1947) was born on January 9, 1859, in Ripon, Wis., the second of three children of Lucius and Maria (Clinton) Lane. In 1866, at the close of the Civil War, the family moved to a farm near Charles City, Iowa. Catt entered Iowa Agricultural College (now Iowa State University) in Ames, Iowa, in 1877 and completed a bachelor's degree in general science in 1880, the only woman in her graduating class. At the time, the college's academic year ran from the spring through the fall, so Catt completed her degree in four years, not three years as is sometimes reported. Also, some biographies mistakenly state that Catt was valedictorian of her class. The college did not recognize valedictorians at that time and while Catt was a good student, there is no information on her rank in the class. While at Iowa State, Catt established military drills for women and became the first female student to give an oration before a debating society. She worked her way through school by washing dishes, teaching and serving as a librarian's assistant. She also was a member of Pi Beta Phi fraternity. After grad … [Click Below for Full Description]
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