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Guide to the Lydia Becker Letter and Obituary, 1890 and undated

Summary

Collection comprises an undated letter Becker wrote to Lady [Downing?] regarding the fate of an unnamed bill before the House of Lords. She mentions that "... we have done what we could to bring a strong body of earnest, intelligent, feminine opinion to bear on the Peers." She then requests help finding accommodations for upcoming meetings in Exeter. Pasted to the letter, probably dated 1890, is a copy of Becker's obituary.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11152
Title
Lydia Becker letter and obituary
Date
1890 and undated
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet, 1 item
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection comprises an undated letter Becker wrote to Lady [Downing?] regarding the fate of an unnamed bill before the House of Lords. She mentions that "... we have done what we could to bring a strong body of earnest, intelligent, feminine opinion to bear on the Peers." She then requests help finding accommodations for upcoming meetings in Exeter. Pasted to the letter, probably dated 1890, is a copy of Becker's obituary.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Lydia Becker letter and obituary, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Letter and Obituary
Folder 1
 

Historical Note

Lydia Ernestine Becker was a leader in the early British suffrage movement, as well as an amateur scientist with interests in biology and astronomy.


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Provenance

The Lydia Becker letter and obituary were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, February 2016.

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS118.