Letter : Ralph O. Brewster, Men's Equal Suffrage League, to Mr. E.N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. March 26, 1917

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Title

Letter : Ralph O. Brewster, Men's Equal Suffrage League, to Mr. E.N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. March 26, 1917

Description

Invitation from Ralph Brewster to Edward Newton Merrill, State Senator from Maine and a member of the League's executive committee, to attend a meeting of the Men's Equal Suffrage League in the Maine House of Representatives to organize for the upcoming suffrage referendum campaign. The meeting was open to the public.

In 1917, the Maine Suffrage Amendment was defeated by a vote of 40,000 to 20,000. In 1919, Maine became the third New England state to ratify the federal amendment and when a referendum vote was held, Maine women won the right to vote in presidential elections.

Date

1917-03-26

Subject

Brewster, Owen, 1888-1961
Johnson, Charles Fletcher, 1859-1930
Maine. Legislature. House of Representatives
Men's Equal Suffrage League of Maine
Merrill, Edward Newton
Milliken, Carl E. (Carl Elias), 1877-1961
Pattangall, William R. (William Robinson), 1865-1942
Referendum
Whitehouse, Robert Treat, 1870-
Women--Suffrage--Maine

Creator

Brewster, Owen, 1888-1961

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1917.13

Coverage

Maine

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Dimensions

21.5 x 28 cm.

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