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Auction 193, Lot 747

Women’s Suffrage Memorial - A Decade Before the 19th Amendment

"[Women's Suffrage] Memorial of Mr. Vere Goldthwaite ... Memorial of Mr. Vere Goldthwaite, a Natural-Born Citizen of the United States, and a Resident of the City of Boston...",

Subject: Document - Women's Suffrage

Period: 1909 (published)

Publication: Sen. Doc. 630, 60th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

5.8 x 8.9 inches
14.7 x 22.6 cm
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This 19-page congressional report is a memorial from Mr. Vere Goldthwaite, a Boston-based lawyer. Goldthwaite makes a compelling case for women's suffrage, noting that "Progress is one of the laws of nature, and political rights and privileges, such as the citizen is capable of enjoying, are quite as essential to progress as sunshine is to life." His memorial is noted in Margaret Ladd Franklin’s The Case for Woman Suffrage: A Bibliography, where se describes it as “an ably constructed argument, somewhat stiffly expressed. It deals entirely with the legal aspect of the question…It is much better than most arguments of the kind.” Goldthwaite died in 1912 and did not live to see the 19th amendment.


Condition: A

Disbound text is clean and bright.

Estimate: $110 - $140


Closed on 6/21/2023