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The Isabella Beecher Hooker Project

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HQ 1413 H65 H65X

The Isabella Beecher Hooker Project. Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822-1907. Millwood, NY: KTO Microform,  1979.

MIC FIC HQ 1413 H65 H65X  145 microfiche, 24x.


            Isabella Beecher Hooker was a daughter of the Rev. Lyman Beecher and a half-sister of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Her husband John Booker, a well-known lawyer in Connecticut, was active in the abolitionist movement and Mrs. Hooker became interested in the issue. After the Civil War, she became committed to the women's suffrage movement and in 1868 helped found the New England Woman Suffrage Association. She spent the rest of her life writing, speaking, and lobbying for women's rights; with her husband she was instrumental in getting Connecticut's married women's property law passed in 1877. Although when she was younger, she opposed the more radical group of the women's suffrage movement, she was impressed by Mrs. Victoria Woodhull, whose spiritualist beliefs Mrs. Hooker adopted. This collection reproduces Mrs. Hooker's correspondence, writings, and miscellaneous material from 1837-1905; the vast majority of the material deals with women's suffrage.


            Fiche 1-24: Series 1: Correspondence written by Isabella Beecher Hooker, arranged chronologically 1837-1860.

            Fiche 25-86: Series 2: Correspondence written by Isabella Beecher Hooker, arranged chronologically, 1861-1906.

            Fiche 87-113: Series 3: Documents, including diaries, scrapbooks, and manuscripts, arranged chronologically.

            Fiche 114-144: Series 4: Suffrage-related letters, arranged alphabetically by sender, and suffrage-related circulars and broadsides.



The Isabella Beecher Hooker Papers.  Hartford, CT:  Stowe-Day Foundation, 1979. Includes an alphabetical list of correspondents  and an index to the letters and documents.


            Hooker, Isabella Beecher, 1822--Manuscripts

            Feminism--United States--History--Sources

                                                Suffrage--United States--History, Sources