Belva Lockwood Manuscript Collection

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Belva Lockwood Manuscript Collection
The New Woman, a speech draft - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1879 - 1904

Historical Context

Belva Ann Lockwood (1830–1917), a noted lawyer and a National Equal Rights presidential candidate, was a native of the Town of Royalton, Niagara County, New York. She ran for president of the United States in the election of 1884, becoming the first woman to run a full-scale presidential campaign.

Scope of Collection

The Belva Lockwood Manuscript Collection contains original drafts of Lockwood’s speeches. Manuscript pages are accompanied by full-text transcriptions. Lecture titles illuminate the author’s thoughts on topics like: “The New Woman,” “Equal Rights,” “Suffrage,” “On Marriage” and “Women in Professions.”

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