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.

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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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Lockwood's grandson DeForest L. Ormes presented this collection of manuscripts to Mrs. Julia Hull Winner of Gasport, N.Y. while she was writing a biography of Lockwood. "Belva A. Lockwood" was published by the Niagara County Historical Association in 1969, and in 1971, Mrs. Winner donated the collection to the Fenimore Art Museum Research Library (previously known as New York State Historical Association)"

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