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BARROWS, Georgiana
Autograph Album of Suffragette and Abolitionist Georgiana Barrows
[Fryeburg, Maine], 1901. Hardcover. Near Fine. Small quarto. Measuring 7½" x 9½" (24 x 18.5 cm.). Approximately 52 leaves have been used for autographs or illustrations, and including approximately 80 signers. Black leather with gilt and blind-stamped decorations, all edges gilt. Lightly edgeworn, with short splits at the joint ends, tiny holes at the front joint, overall very good and internally about fine.The autograph album of Georgiana Souther Barrows (1828-1913), a graduate of the Ladies Department of Fryeburg Academy, was the mother of Maine writer Anne Barrows, and was also the wife of influential state Republican politician George Bradley Barrows. Although little information is readily available about Georgiana herself, her autograph album suggests she was deeply interested in Women's Suffrage and the Abolitionist movements, and interacted with many of the major figures in these areas when they visited Fryeburg. One of the more interesting pages is Signed by suffragists Lucy Stone, Alice Stone Blackwell and Henry Blackwell -- respectively, "Equal rights for all." "Ditto." "Amen!" -- followed by a note from Susie C. Vogl, "Women's rights are Men's rights / only this & nothing more."Other notable who have Signed include: Julia Ward Howe (with a flyer laid in for her Starkey Seminary Sunshine Lodge), Julia R. Anagnos (the daughter of Julia Ward Howe, and the wife of Michael Anagnos, (who was the Director of the Perkins School for the Blind, who sent Annie Sullivan to teach Helen Keller), author Laura E. Richards, Edward Everett Hale (with his picture tipped-in), Willi … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA [United States]
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