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Stock Certificate No. 6 for The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation [with] two transfer documents
Boston: The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal, 1870. Near Fine. Stock Certificate No. 6 for The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation. Measuring 10" x 5.25" (including stub). Attached at the margin with a stub to two other documents. The three documents provide an interesting insight into the business of the first and most important woman's suffrage periodical, and includes the signatures of several famous proponents of the movement.As follows:1. Partially Printed Document. Stock Certificate No. 6. March 21, 1870, issuing two shares to Armenia Smith Aldrich (who has filled in her name on both the certificate and the stub) and which is also Signed by officers E.D. Draper and Henry B. Blackwell, and by the Corporation Clerk, Sarah Grimke Weld. Internal Revenue Service transfer stamp in left margin. Fine.2. Mimeographed or typed document Signed by Armenia Smith Aldrich on July 19th, 1910 transferring her shares in the Corporation to Alice Stone Blackwell. Also Signed by Witness N.W. Hobbs. Fine.3. Autograph Document Signed by Alice Stone Blackwell on July 27, 1910. A note appointing her attorney Catherine Wilde to transfer Certificates No. 1-6 to the The Proprietors of The Woman's Journal Corporation and additionally Signed by witness Florence B. Mayhew.Each of the three documents is attached at the left margin to a stub recording both the original sale of shares to Smith, and the transfer of the shares to Blackwell.The Woman's Journal was the first regular woman's rights periodical in America. Its publication was the crowning achievement of Lucy Stone's long and distinguished feminist career. According to one source:"Stone's most active and lasting contribution to the women's movement is The Woman's Journal, which she founded in 1870 and edited until her death in 1893. This extraordinary archive of women's history provided a weekly chronicle of woman's progress-political, vocational, economic, cultural, and legal-both in the United States and abroad...[for] over sixty one years..." (p. 578; see also pp. 77-8, 672).As the political arm of the National American Woman Suffrage Organization, The Woman's Journal printed meeting and convention addresses and notes, reported on national and international news, published columns and editorials on the suffrage struggle, as well as poems, stories, and book reviews. Regular contributors included Julia Ward Howe, William Lloyd Garrison, T.W. Higginson, and, of course, Lucy Stone and her husband Blackwell. After Stone's 1893 death her daughter Alice Stone Blackwell assumed responsibility for producing and editing the journal, which was renamed The Woman Citizen; contributors to this new incarnation of the periodical read like a virtual Who's Who of early modern feminism: Susan B. Anthony, Anna Shaw, and Carrie Chapman Catt were only a few of the names on its ever-expanding masthead.This stock certificate from the founding of The Woman's Journal's production, is a tangible artifact of the first American woman's rights periodical and a glimpse at the relationships and efforts behind its financing.
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