Comstock, Anthony, 1844-1915

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Reformer, and secretary of the Society for the Suppression of Vice from 1873 until his death in 1915.

From the description of Letter to A. W. Parker [manuscript], 1892. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647996468

Head of Society for the Suppression of Vice.

From the description of Postcard, 1882 June 29. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 31421823

Inspector, Secretary and Chief special agent for The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice; born, March 7, 1844; served in the Union Army; married Margaret Hamilton, January 25, 1871, and had two children; died, 1915.

From the description of Papers of Anthony Comstock, 1912-1915. (Wheaton College). WorldCat record id: 31743420

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referencedIn New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Records of the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice, 1871-1953. Library of Congress
creatorOf Leeds, Josiah W. (Josiah Woodward). Scrapbooks, 1872-1907. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series II, 1894-1948 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Comstock, Anthony, 1844-1915. Letter to A. W. Parker [manuscript], 1892. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Pach Brothers Portrait Photograph Collection, 1867-1947, undated (bulk 1880-1940) © 2011 New-York Historical Society
referencedIn Obscenity trials collection, 1872-1877 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Comstock, Anthony, 1844-1915. Papers of Anthony Comstock, 1912-1915. Billy Graham Center Archives, BGC Archives
referencedIn Ginzburg, Ralph. Papers, 1848-1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Comstock, Anthony, 1844-1915. Postcard, 1882 June 29. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Restell, Madame, 1812-1878. Court records, 1839-1878 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers of Francis Ellingwood Abbot, 1841-1904. Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916. Papers, 1818-1956. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Newton, Richard Heber, 1840-1914. R. Heber Newton collection, 1848-1914. New-York Historical Society Library
referencedIn New York Society for the Suppression of Vice Records, 1871-1953 Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Immigration Restriction League (U.S.) records, 1893-1921. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Speer, William McMurtrie, 1865-1923. William McMurtrie papers, 1880-1936. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Johnson, R. Christian. Interviews, 1969. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Papers, 1874-1945 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Sumner, John Saxton, 1876-ca. 1962. Papers, 1904-1961. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, 1836-1903 person
associatedWith Baily, Joshua L. (Joshua Longstreth), 1826-1916. person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. person
associatedWith Ginzburg, Ralph. person
correspondedWith Immigration Restriction League (U.S.). corporateBody
associatedWith Johnson, R. Christian. person
associatedWith Leeds, Josiah W. (Josiah Woodward) person
associatedWith MARY (WARE) DENNETT person
associatedWith Newton, Richard Heber, 1840-1914. person
associatedWith New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. corporateBody
associatedWith Parker, A. W., fl. 1892, person
associatedWith Restell, Madame, 1812-1878. person
associatedWith Society for the Suppression of Vice. corporateBody
associatedWith Speer, William McMurtrie, 1865-1923. person
associatedWith Sumner, John Saxton, 1876-ca. 1962. person
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Birth 1844-03-07

Death 1915-09-21

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