Comprises correspondence, organizational records, legal documents, bound volumes, newspaper clippings, and ephemera documenting
the personal life and official activities of San Francisco suffragist and civic leader Louise Sorbier. The bulk of the collection
consists of correspondence, most of which is addressed to Louise Sorbier. Also contains scattered records of women's and civic
improvement organizations in which Sorbier participated, including the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Woman's Congress
Association of the Pacific Coast, California Suffrage Amendment Campaign Association, Arguello Boulevard Improvement Club,
and Cemetery Beautifying and Anti-Removal Association; correspondence addressed to Cecile Sorbier in her role as president
of the San Francisco Club; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the women's suffrage movement in San Francisco in the
1890s; and newspaper clippings, mainly documenting the women's suffrage and cemetery anti-removal campaigns in San Francisco.
Louise Sorbier, née Bacon, was born in 1847 in Paris. She immigrated to San Francisco with her parents as a child. She had
three daughters with her husband, Jules Sorbier: Josephine Sorbier (1873-1899), Cecile Sorbier (1875-1952), and Marie Sorbier
(1877-1947). She and Jules Sorbier divorced in 1877.
7 boxes, 1 flat box
(4.5 Linear feet)
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Collection is open for research.