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.”
Collection Image from the National Portrait Gallery: http://collections.si.edu/search/detail/edanmdm:npg_NPG.80.298.