Diary of Elinor Rendel, 1907-1909 (inclusive).

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Rendel, Elinor, 1885-1942. Diary of Elinor Rendel, 1907-1909 (inclusive).

Diary of Elinor Rendel, 1907-1909 (inclusive).

Diary begins with a "record of conversations," Christmas 1907, and continues with an account of a tour of southern Scotland, speaking and camping with a caravan, June-July 1908. The bulk of the diary describes Rendel's trip to the United States, noting her meetings with suffragists (Anna Howard Shaw, Rachel Foster Avery, among others) and prominent figures such as William James, Isabella Stewart Gardner, and Theodore Roosevelt. The group traveled to Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Buffalo, Chicago, Kentucky, Washington, D.C, among other places, and were often called upon to speak on women's suffrage. While in Buffalo they attended the annual convention of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, of which Shaw was president. In many cases speaking engagements were at colleges (including Harvard, Bryn Mawr, and Smith), and Rendel gives descriptions of her impressions and an account of how their speeches were received. During part of the trip they were accompanied by Anna Howard Shaw, and Rendel includes a summary of Shaw's "life story." She also describes visiting Hull House in Chicago, and a factory for women workers near Buffalo. Among her frequently astringent descriptions of the individuals she encountered are observations on the relationship between Ray and her mother. Also included are lists of "Americanisms," "American customs," and "American dishes."

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