Beatrice, Nebraska: Clara Bewick Colby, 1888. Item #2399
17 1/8” x 12”. Newspaper. Pp. . Very good: fresh, folded twice with a tiny separation at intersection of all leaves not affecting text; leaves unopened. An early issue of The Woman's Tribune which was published until 1909. Its editor and founder, Clara Bewick Colby, was originally from England and came to the United States to attend the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was valedictorian of the school's first group of female graduates. She founded the paper in 1883 in Beatrice, Nebraska where she edited a department of the local newspaper called “Woman's Work. ” For a time, her paper was the official organ of the National Woman Suffrage Association. This issue contains reports from conventions of women in Michigan, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kansas. It's noteworthy for a full column open letter by Susan B. Anthony and May Wright Sewall, asking Republican Presidential nominee, Benjamin Harrison to make clear in his acceptance of the nomination that the Republican party “has pledged itself to protect every citizen in the free exercise . . . To vote. ” That letter is followed by a letter from Anthony to Colby reporting that she stayed at Sewall's home and went to visit Harrison and his wife. She reported that, “while the General didn't declare himself in favor of woman's enfranchisement, he expressed great respect for those who are seeking it. ” Anthony ended with the appeal, “I beg of our women now, not to lose another opportunity of personal presence at every political state, senatorial, representative and congressional district convention, during this summer, to urge the adoption of woman suffrage resolutions and the nomination of men pledged to support them. ” OCLC locates seven institutions with physical holdings. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.