Lot 79: Pocket diaries of Parker Pillsbury a N.H. abolitionist and suffragist

Pocket diaries of Parker Pillsbury a N.H. abolitionist and suffragist, consecutive run from 1864 through 1896. Parker Pillsbury (Sept. 28, 1809-July 7, 1898), was a minister and advocate for abolition and suffrage for woman locally, nationally, and internationally, even writing his memoirs, "Acts of the Anti-Slavery Apostles" in 1883. Though he was a resident of N.H., he traveled extensively. These journals catalogue Pillsbury's daily life as well as interaction with others involved in the social causes he was involve in, including references to like of Susan B. Anthony various times. Although the Woman's Vote would not be accomplished until June 4, 1919 at the passing of the 19th Amendment (authored by Susan. B. Anthony), the suffragist movement was well underway as early as 1840's but grew in political popularity with the advent of the establishment of the First National Woman's Rights Convention in 1850 and additionally by 1862 the Civil War would be underway.

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