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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 14: men and movements in the sixties (search)
ond visit to Washington, where through the kindness of friends a pleasant place was found in which I repeated these lectures, having among my hearers some of the chief notabilities then present at the capital. In my journal of this time, never published, I find the following account of a day in Washington:— To the White House, to see Carpenter's picture of the President reading the emancipation proclamation to his Cabinet. An interesting subject for a picture. The heads of Lincoln, Stanton, and Seward nearly finished, and good portraits. Dressed for dinner at Mrs. Eames's, where Secretary Chase and Senator Sumner were expected. Mr. Chase is a stately man, very fine looking and rather imposing. I sat by him at dinner; he was very pleasant. After dinner came Mrs. Douglas in her carriage, to take me to my reading. Senator Foster and Mr. Chase announced their intention of going to hear me. Mr. Chase conducted me to Mrs. Douglas's carriage, promising to follow. Proteus, o
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 17: the woman suffrage movement (search)
offered to reward with a gold medal. This prize was secured for her through the intervention of Hon. Edward Everett. She had also been appointed Professor of Astronomy at Vassar College. What was Maria Mitchell? A gifted, noble, lovable woman, devoted to science, but heartloyal to every social and personal duty. I seemed to know this of her when I knew her but slightly. At the time appointed, the congress assembled, and proved to be an occasion of much interest. Mrs. Livermore, Mrs. Stanton, Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker, Lucy Stone, Mrs. Charlotte B. Wilbour were prominent among the speakers heard at its sessions. I viewed its proceedings a little critically at first, its plan appearing to me rather vast and vague. But it had called out the sympathy of many earnest women, and the outline of an association presented was a good one, although the machinery for filling it up was deficient. Mrs. Livermore was elected president, Mrs. Wilbour chairman of executive committee, an
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 19: another European trip (search)
de bonne grace. Before leaving Paris I was invited to take part in a congress of woman's rights (congres du droit des femmes). It was deemed proper to elect two presidents for this occasion, and I had the honor of being chosen as one of them, the other being a gentleman well known in public life. My co-president addressed me throughout the meeting as Madame la Presidente. The proceedings naturally were carried on in the French language. Colonel T. W. Higginson was present, as was Theodore Stanton, son of Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Among the lady speakers was one, of whom I was told that she possessed every advantage of wealth and social position. She was attired like a woman of fashion, and yet she proved to be an ardent suffragist. Somewhat in contrast with these sober doings was a ball given by the artist Healy at his residence. In accepting the invitation to attend this party, I told Mrs. Healy in jest that I should insist upon dancing with her husband, whom I had know
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
2-95; pleasantry about Lord Morpeth, 107. Smith, Mrs., Sydney, Mrs. Howe calls on, 94. Somerville, Mrs. (Mary Fairfax), intimate with Mrs. Jameson, 42. Sonnambula, La, given in New York, 15. Sontag, Mme., at Mrs. Benzon's, 435. Sothern, Edward Askew, in The World's Own, 230. Southworth, Mrs. F. H. (Emma D. E. Nevitt), attends Mrs. Howe's lecture in Washington, 309. Spielberg, the Austrian fortress of, Italian patriots imprisoned in, 319, 120. Spinoza, 212, 309. Stanton, Theodore, 420. Steele, Tom, friend of Daniel O'Connell, 113. Stone, Lucy, 305; speaks for woman suffrage in Boston, 375; her skill and zeal, 377, 378; her work for that cause, 380, 381; prominent at the woman's congress, 385. Stonehenge, Druidical stones at, 140. Story, Chief Justice, 169. Stowe, Mrs., Harriet Beecher, her Uncle Tom's Cabin, 253. Sue, Eugene, his Mysteres de Paris, 204. Sumner, Albert, brother of the senator, 402. Sumner, Charles, first known to the Wards