Victoria Woodhull file

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Victoria Woodhull file


Basic Information

Creator: Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927
Title: Papers
Quantity: 1 folder
Identification: (none given)
Location: 0000.187.4 (Letters and Memorabilia)

Biographical History

Victoria Woodhull Martin, first woman to run for President. She and her sister, Tennessee Claflin, campaigned for Women's Rights in an era when women were not allowed to be doctors, lawyers, hold public office, or vote. In 1870, they founded a weekly in New York City, attacking abuse in all walks of life. Newspapers joined in a chorus of abuse, and sometimes hotels refused to admit them. They were often insulted in the streets. VIctoria Woodhull and her sister founded a brokerage office in New York. They campaigned against venereal disease and for birth control.


Papers concerning Equal Rights for Women, 1891 and 1892 (6 sheets); these are mostly resolutions of the various states conventions to vote for Victoria Woodhull (Martin) for President.

Cartoon depicting Victoria Woodhull and her sister Tennessee Claflin as brokers, 1870.

About 32 letters, mostly ALS, many about the Humanitarian, a publication of the Woodhull sisters. Also a few receipts.

4 letters to Zula Woodhull, Victoria's daughter.

A half-sheet, headed Introduction, about reform and Victoria Woodhull's persecution for her efforts.


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