Woodhull, Victoria C. (Victoria Claflin), 1838-1927

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Birth 1838-09-23
Death 1927-06-09

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Victoria C. Woodhull was a woman's rights pioneer who achieved notoriety on many fronts in Gilded Age America. She founded (with her sister Tennessee Claflin) a Wall Street brokerage, with the support and advice of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Woodhull used profits to publish Woodhull & Claflin Weekly, advocating female suffrage, free love, and other progressive causes. Later she addressed House committee on suffrage, and exposed the Beecher-Tilton scandal, implicating celebrated minister Henry Ward Beecher in adultery. Woodhall was nominated for president in 1872 by the Equal Rights Party and went on to lecture widely on convtroversial subjects.

From the description of Victoria Woodhull-Martin papers, 1870-1962 (bulk 1870-1900). (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 318984186

Woodhull was a reformer and candidate for president of the United States.

From the description of Letter, 1873. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007356

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Subjects:

  • Occultism
  • Astrology
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Women--History

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  • Suffragists--United States (as recorded)
  • Feminists--United States (as recorded)