Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898

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Matilda Joslyn Gage (b. Mar. 24, 1826, Cicero, NY–d. Mar. 18, 1898, Chicago, IL) was a prominent suffragist. Her father, Hezekiah Joslyn, was an abolitionist and his home was a station of the Underground Railroad. In 1845 she married Henry H. Gage, and had five children; her son-in-law was writer L. Frank Baum.

Gage became involved in the women's rights movement in 1852 when she decided to speak at the National Women's Rights Convention in Syracuse, NY. She served as president of the National Woman Suffrage Association (1875-1876). She wrote for various newspapers, reporting on the suffrage movement. In 1878, she bought the Ballot Box, a monthly journal of a Toledo(OH) suffrage association from Sarah R. L. Williams. Gage turned it into The National Citizen and Ballot Box.

In 1890, Gage established the Woman's National Liberal Union (WNLU) in reaction to the creation of National American Woman Suffrage Association. She wanted a more liberal and radical suffrage association and felt the merger of the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association became too conservative. She later became the editor of the official journal of the WNLU, The Liberal Thinker.

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referencedIn Laura Gordon papers, [ca. 1852-1882] Bancroft Library
referencedIn Heinzen, Henriette M. Biographical notes in commemoration of Fritz Anneke and Mathilde Franzis Giesler Anneke. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Autograph collection, 1780-1918 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. ALS, 1873 March 28 : Fayetteville, N.Y., to Mrs. Ann L. Quimby. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn National Woman Suffrage Association. National Woman Suffrage Association Centennial autograph book, 1876. New York State Historical Documents
creatorOf Harbert, Elizabeth Boynton, b. 1845. Papers of Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, 1863-1925. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Papers, 1833-1937 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn May, Samuel J. (Samuel Joseph), 1797-1871. Samuel J. May diary, 1869. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Garrison family. Garrison Family Papers, 1694-2003 (bulk 1830-1950). Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Brown, Olympia, 1835-1926. Papers, ca. 1849-1963 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Colby, Clara Bewick, 1846-1916. Papers, 1821-1985. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. Scrapbooks, n.d. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. Scrapbooks, n.d. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn White, Stacey Ann. Matilda Joslyn Gage and the creation of Woman, Church, and State / by Stacey Ann White. University of Houston, Clear Lake, Alfred R. Neumann Library
creatorOf Papers, 1840-1918, 1934-1974 (scattered) Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Papers of Matilda Joslyn Gage, 1840-1974 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Records of the U.S. House of Representatives. 1789 - 2015. Petitions and Memorials. 1813 - 1968. Petition to Congress from Susan B. Anthony, Matilda Joselyn Gage, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton of the National Woman Suffrage Association.
referencedIn Strickland, Edward F.,. Autograph collection, 1780-1918 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Robinson, Harriet Jane Hanson, 1825-1911. Papers of Harriet Jane Hanson Robinson and Harriette Lucy Robinson Shattuck, 1833-1937 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Fayetteville Free Library (Fayetteville, N.Y.). Local history collection, 1830-1984. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Papers, ca. 1849-1963 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Gage, Matilda Joslyn, 1826-1898. Papers, 1840-1974 (inclusive) [microform]. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Gage, Matilda Electa Josyln, 1826-1898. Papers, 1870-1970 [microform]. South Dakota State Archives
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creatorOf "Appeal for a Sixteenth Amendment" from the National Woman Suffrage Association United States. National Archives and Records Administration
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associatedWith Barnum, Henry A., 1833-1892. person
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associatedWith Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891. person
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associatedWith Curtis, George William, 1824-1892. person
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associatedWith Logan, Olive, 1839-1909 person
associatedWith Logan, Olive, 1839-1909. person
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associatedWith Lutz, Alma, 1890-1973 person
correspondedWith Matilda Jewell Gage person
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associatedWith Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874 person
associatedWith Smith, Gerrit, 1797-1874. person
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Chicago IL US
New York (State) NY US
Fayetteville NY US
Cicero NY US
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Health--History--19th century
Phrenology
Suffrage
Death
Theosophy
Fathers and sons
Spiritualism
School children
Astrology
Marriage
Women--Suffrage
Finance, Personal
Women--Legal status, laws, etc
Mothers and daughters
Religion--History--19th century
Mothers and sons
Women's rights
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Suffragists
Activist
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Birth 1826-03-24

Death 1898-03-18

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