Letter : Deborah K. Livingston, Maine Woman Suffrage Association, to Hon. Edward N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. April 6, 1917

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Title

Letter : Deborah K. Livingston, Maine Woman Suffrage Association, to Hon. Edward N. Merrill, Skowhegan, Maine. April 6, 1917

Description

Solicitation letter from Deborah K. Livingston, Chairman of the Campaign Committee of the Maine Woman Suffrage Association to Edward Merrill, Maine State Senator and a member of the executive committee of the Men's Equal Suffrage League, to fund the suffrage referendum campaign. She references progress toward woman suffrage in Canada, Great Britain, and Russia.

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

1917-04-06

Subject

Livingston, Deborah Knox
Maine. Legislature. Senate
Maine Woman Suffrage Association
Merrill, Edward Newton
Referendum
United States--Maine--Bangor
United States--Maine--Skowhegan
Women--Suffrage--Canada
Women--Suffrage--Great Britain
Women--Suffrage--Russia
Women--Sufffrage--Maine

Creator

Livingston, Deborah Knox

Format

1 p.

Language

English

Identifier

DOCU.1917.14

Coverage

Maine

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

Physical Dimensions

21.5 x 27.5 cm.

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