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Finding Aid for the Therese Walling Seabrook papers 2012.101.r
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  • Preferred Citation note
  • Immediate Source of Acquisition note
  • Conditions Governing Use note
  • Conditions Governing Access note
  • Biographical/Historical note
  • Arrangement note
  • Related Archival Materials note
  • Scope and Contents note

  • Title: Therese Walling Seabrook papers
    Identifier/Call Number: 2012.101.r
    Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
    Language of Material: English
    Storage Unit: 1
    Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (8 folders)
    Date (bulk): Bulk, 1888-1908
    Date (inclusive): 1877-1936
    Location note: Leatherby Libraries
    Language of Materials note: The materials in this collection are in English.
    Abstract: A small archive of letters, ephemera, speeches, newspaper articles and personal documents from Therese Walling Seabrook. Seabrook was very active in the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the temperance movement, being a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Keyport, New Jersey.

    Preferred Citation note

    [identify item], Therese Walling Seabrook papers (2012.101.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition note

    This collection of papers was purchased from William Hutchison, rare book dealer on 10/6/2012.

    Conditions Governing Use note

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

    Conditions Governing Access note

    This collection is open for research.

    Biographical/Historical note

    Therese Walling Seabrook (1821-1899), a resident of Keyport, New Jersey, was an active member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of New Jersey during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a champion of woman suffrage. She was also active with the U.S. Sanitary Service during the American Civil War.
    "In the early days, Mrs. Therese W. Seabrook stood almost alone in the W.C.T.U. in her advocacy of woman suffrage and it required ten years of effort to secure a franchise department of which she was the first supervisor." - History of Woman Suffrage, 1902, v. 4, p. 827

    Arrangement note

    This collection is organized in series:
    Series 1, Women's suffrage
    Subseries 1, Correspondence, women's suffrage
    Subseries 2, Writing, women's suffrage
    Subseries 3, Ephemera, women's suffrage
    Subseries 4, Print material, women's suffrage
    Series 2, Women's Christian Temperance Union
    Subseries 1, Correspondence, temperance
    Subseries 2, Public speaking, temperance
    Subseries 3, Ephemera, temperance
    Subseries 4, Records, business

    Related Archival Materials note

    The Vera Conover (1896-1977) Collection, 1749-1977 contains material on her maternal grandparents Therese Walling Seabrook and her husband, Henry Hendrickson Seabrook (1813-1872). The collection is held by the Monmouth County Historical Association and the finding aid can be accessed at: http://www.monmouthhistory.org/Sections-read-19.html 

    Scope and Contents note

    A small archive of letters, ephemera, speeches, newspaper articles and personal documents from Therese Walling Seabrook. Seabrook was very active in the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the temperance movement, being a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Keyport, New Jersey.
    A highlight of the collection is a letter from Susan B. Anthony (February 22, 1888) to Seabrook thanking her for a monetary donation and comments on her visit to Washington D.C., note by Florence Howe Hall, co-signed by Emma Blackwell and a letter by Clara Bewick Colby.
    Women Suffrage Related:
    Correspondence:
    8 letters, personal, women's suffrage
    5 speeches, women's suffrage
    Writing:
    1 article, Stout family history
    Ephemera:
    1 postcard to Senator Henry E. Ackerson, Keyport, New Jersey
    1 transcript, published, Hearing before the Committee on Woman Suffrage, U.S. Senate, April 2, 1888
    1 program, Semiannual Convention of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, July, 1904
    1 advertisement, Woman Suffrage Mass Meeting, Carnegie Hall, December 4, 1908
    3 membership cards, National Woman-Suffrage Association, 1887-1889
    1 pamphlet, National American Women's Suffrage Association meeting, January 31, 1895
    Temperance Related:
    Correspondence:
    3 letters, personal, temperance
    Ephemera:
    1 card, delegate, National Women's Christian Temperance Union Convention, October 22-25, 1884
    1 program, W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, portrait bust dedication, October 25, 1931
    1 program, 50th Spring Institute and Golden Anniversary W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, May 14, 1936
    1 handout, "Appeal to the teachers of the people of New Jersey"
    Personal Records:
    1 receipt, Keyport Temperance Alliance, May 7, 1877
    1 bill of sale, building sale to W.C.T.U from Seabrook, December 27, 1879

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Seabrook, Therese W., (Walling), 1821-1899?
    Temperance -- United States -- History
    Women -- Suffrage