In Her Own Right

Carrie Chapman Catt letter to Anna M. Jackson

Date created 1902-04-24
Creators Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Description Carrie Chapman Catt was a notable women's suffrage leader. Says she has enclosed a plan of work adopted by the New York Equal Suffrage League. Asks Jackson to accept the Chairmanship of the Committee on Press Work, calling her "the best woman in the whole list for this work." Hopes Jackson will promote suffrage through the New York press.
Description National American Woman Suffrage Association Member National Council of Women Honorary Presidents Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 250 West 94th Street, New York Susan B. Anthony, 17 Madison Street, Rochester, N. Y. President, Carrie Chapman Catt 2008 American Tract Society Building, New York Vice-President-at-Large, Rev. Anna H. Shaw Philadelphia, Pa. Corresponding Secretary, Kate M. Gordon 2008 American Tract Society Building, New York Recording Secretary, Alice Stone Blackwell 3 Park Street, Boston, Mass. Treasurer, Harriet Taylor Upton Warren, Ohio Auditors Laura Clay, Lexington, Ky. Dr. Cora Smith Eaton 717 Masonic Temple, Minneapolis, Minn. NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, 2008 AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY BUILDING, N. Y. Apr. 24, 1902. Mrs. Anna M. Jackson, 215 East 15th Street, City. My dear Mrs. Jackson:- Enclosed find Plan of Work adopted by the New York Equal Suffrage League on April 3rd. I think you were present and heard the discussion. Will you kindly accept the Chairmanship of the Committee on Press Work, with power to select your own Committee ? I understand that the vote restricted the number of the Committee to five. I regard this Committee as one of great importance, and after carefully thinking over the whole membership, I have concluded that you are the best woman in the whole list for this work. I hope you will at least try to gain a Hearing for suffrage through the columns of the New York press. Yours truly, Carrie Chapman Catt [g.?] Dictated. (Enclosure)
Size 1 page
Type text
Subjects Women--Societies and clubs | Women social reformers | Women--Suffrage | Jackson, Anna M. (Anna Margaret), 1848-1920
Geographical location New York (N.Y.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library: Swarthmore College
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