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Guide to the Carrie F. Young Papers, 1872-1894 and undated

Summary

Carrie F. Young was one of the first advocates of women's suffrage in California, and was an activist for other political causes. Young eventually became a physician, the first woman to receive a medical diploma in California, from the Oakland College of Medicine in 1884. Collection includes miscellaneous written materials; flyers, handbills, and broadsides; and copies of serials.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11705
Title
Carrie F. Young papers
Date
1872-1894 and undated
Creator
Young, Carrie F. , 1828 -1911
Extent
1.6 Linear Feet, 21 items
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection includes miscellaneous written materials; flyers, handbills, and broadsides; and copies of serials. There is a letter regarding political matters and a typescript page of general instructions for an unnamed convention, both written by Young's son, Robert E. Bush; a recommendation for Young's work on national campaigns as a Republican poltical activist and speaker, dated 1889; two advertisements for a Mrs. Dr. Tarbell's treatments of "nervous diseases and female complaints;" two pages of guidelines for a populist club; one of Young's calling cards; and an enclosure for the California Medical Journal. There is also a brochure for "photographic fern-leaf mottoes." In addition, there are 8 flyers, handbills, and broadsides, all advertising political speeches (especially for the People's Party), lectures, or medical work by Young, except for two that advertise speeches by Mrs. M. S. Singer of Chicago, and Dr. J. V. C. Smith. Collection also includes issues of the serials Life Crystals (March 1882, no. 3), edited by Young, and Pacific Journal of Health (January-September 1872, nos. 1-9), published by Young.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Carrie F. Young Papers, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

Miscellaneous written materials, 1889-1894 and undated
Box 1
Flyers, handbills, broadsides, undated
Box 1
Flyers, handbills, broadsides, undated
Oversize-folder 1
Serials, 1872, 1882
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Carrie F. Young was one of the first advocates of women's suffrage in California, and was an activist for other political causes. Young eventually became a physician, the first woman to receive a medical diploma in California, from the Oakland College of Medicine in 1884. She married William J. Young, and the couple had a son, Robert E. Bush.


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Provenance

The Carrie F. Young Papers were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2015.

Processing Information

Processed by Alice Poffinberger, February 2019

Accessions described in this collection guide: 2015-0050-LUBMSS586