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Therese Walling Seabrook suffragette and temperance papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2012-101-s-r

Scope and Contents

A small archive of letters, ephemera, speeches, newspaper articles and personal documents from Therese Walling Seabrook. Seabrook was very active in the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the temperance movement, being a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Keyport, New Jersey.

A highlight of the collection is a letter from Susan B. Anthony (February 22, 1888) to Seabrook thanking her for a monetary donation and comments on her visit to Washington D.C., note by Florence Howe Hall, co-signed by Emma Blackwell and a letter by Clara Bewick Colby.

Women Suffrage Related:

Correspondence:

8 letters, personal, women's suffrage

5 speeches, women's suffrage

Writing:

1 article, Stout family history

Ephemera:

1 postcard to Senator Henry E. Ackerson, Keyport, New Jersey

1 transcript, published, Hearing before the Committee on Woman Suffrage, U.S. Senate, April 2, 1888

1 program, Semiannual Convention of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, July, 1904

1 advertisement, Woman Suffrage Mass Meeting, Carnegie Hall, December 4, 1908

3 membership cards, National Woman-Suffrage Association, 1887-1889

1 pamphlet, National American Women's Suffrage Association meeting, January 31, 1895

Temperance Related:

Correspondence:

3 letters, personal, temperance

Ephemera:

1 card, delegate, National Women's Christian Temperance Union Convention, October 22-25, 1884

1 program, W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, portrait bust dedication, October 25, 1931

1 program, 50th Spring Institute and Golden Anniversary W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, May 14, 1936

1 handout, "Appeal to the teachers of the people of New Jersey"

Personal Records:

1 receipt, Keyport Temperance Alliance, May 7, 1877

1 bill of sale, building sale to W.C.T.U from Seabrook, December 27, 1879

Dates

  • 1877 - 1936
  • Majority of material found within 1888 - 1908

Language of Materials

The materials in this collection are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Biographical / Historical

Therese Walling Seabrook (1821-1899), a resident of Keyport, New Jersey, was an active member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of New Jersey during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a champion of woman suffrage. She was also active with the U.S. Sanitary Service during the American Civil War.

"In the early days, Mrs. Therese W. Seabrook stood almost alone in the W.C.T.U. in her advocacy of woman suffrage and it required ten years of effort to secure a franchise department of which she was the first supervisor." -History of Woman Suffrage, 1902, v. 4, p. 827

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (8 folders)

Abstract

A small archive of letters, ephemera, speeches, newspaper articles and personal documents from Therese Walling Seabrook. Seabrook was very active in the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the temperance movement, being a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Keyport, New Jersey.

Arrangement

This collection is organized in series:

Series 1, Women's suffrage

Subseries 1, Correspondence, women's suffrage

Subseries 2, Writing, women's suffrage

Subseries 3, Ephemera, women's suffrage

Subseries 4, Print material, women's suffrage

Series 2, Women's Christian Temperance Union

Subseries 1, Correspondence, temperance

Subseries 2, Public speaking, temperance

Subseries 3, Ephemera, temperance

Subseries 4, Records, business

Physical Location

Leatherby Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection of papers was purchased from William Hutchison, rare book dealer on 10/6/2012.

Related Materials

The Vera Conover (1896-1977) Collection, 1749-1977 contains material on her maternal grandparents Therese Walling Seabrook and her husband, Henry Hendrickson Seabrook (1813-1872). The collection is held by the Monmouth County Historical Association and the finding aid can be accessed at: http://www.monmouthhistory.org/Sections-read-19.html
Title
Finding Aid for the Therese Walling Seabrook suffragette and temperance papers
Status
Completed
Author
Rand Boyd
Date
10/10/2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries Repository

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