ON LUCRETIA MOTT
Typed letter siged ("Mary E. Woolley"), to Professor Henry L. Bourne, about Lucretia Mott's nomintaion for the Hall of Fame for Great Americans.
Wesport, NY: March 20, 1945.
1 page. 4to. ON LUCRETIA MOTT. Fine, old folds Item #310024
Woolley writes a letter seconding the nomination of Lucretia Mott for inclusion in the Hall of Fame for Great Americans. In part: "Lucretia and James Mott were two of the noblest of those Quakers who worked for the freedom of the Negro .... The Motts were active also in working for the freedom of women from legal discrimination. Both were present at the Seneca Falls Convention where ... the famouse Declaration of Sentiments ... was read aloud ... It is my hope that you will ... plac[e] Lucretia Mott in the Hall of Fame as an inspiring evidence of what can be accomplished when men and women become 'co-workers in all that concerns the destiny of human beings.'"
A peace activist and educator, Woolley was the first woman to attend Brown University. She taught at Wellesley College before becoming, at age 38, President of Mount Holyoke College, a position she held from 1901 to 1937. The Hall of Fame for Great Americans was founded in 1900 by New York University chancellor Henry Mitchell MacCracken, and is now situated in the Bronx.
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