ALS : Autograph Letter Signed[Woman Suffrage] Bryan, William Jennings. 1 page Autograph Letter Signed in January 1897 from Dallas, Texas. Famed populist orator and politician Bryan writes to Miss Margaret Simpson, a constituent in Galveston. In response to her letter, he writes in his hand: "I very much appreciate the interest manifested by the people of Texas, both men and women, in the…campaign. Yours Truly, WJ Bryan." An important letter acknowledging women's role in raising politicians' status and shaping the law, 23 years before national suffrage.