Item #16018 Very Rare Stock Certificate Signed by both Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell for the Women's Journal. Lucy Stone.
Very Rare Stock Certificate Signed by both Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell for the Women's Journal
Very Rare Stock Certificate Signed by both Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell for the Women's Journal
Very Rare Stock Certificate Signed by both Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell for the Women's Journal
Very Rare Stock Certificate Signed by both Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell for the Women's Journal
Very Rare Stock Certificate Signed by both Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell for the Women's Journal

Very Rare Stock Certificate Signed by both Lucy Stone and Henry Blackwell for the Women's Journal

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SIGNIFICANT document from the women's suffrage movement SIGNED by SUFFRAGISTS Lucy Stone, Henry B. Blackwell, and Samuel E. Sewall - an original stock certificate issued to Samuel E. Sewall {of Melrose, MA) in ''The Proprietors of-the Woman's-Journal'', the influential periodical of the AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION (AWSA). The stock certificate is dated March - 4th 1884 - representing SEWALL'S personal ownership stake (TWO SHARES) in this important publication. The front of the stock is partly-printed and SIGNED in ink along the left side on the original stock book stub by LUCY STONE, with the words ''Dorchester'' and ''two'' (shares) written in her hand as well. Lucy Stone's signature on this certificate appears to be in the capacity of an intermediary in the transfer of Samuel E. Sewall's original two shares of stock (Certificate No. 50) to a newly issued stock certificate (Certificate No. 93). In addition, the stock has been SIGNED by fellow suffragists Samuel E. Sewall (President) Henry B. Blackwell (Treasurer), and Catherine Wilde (Clerk) as officers of the Woman's Journal. The back or verso of the stock has been SIGNED by Geo. (George) A. Day on January 22nd 1891 as administrator "with will annexed of estate of Samuel E. Sewall" (who had passed away three years earlier) - for the purpose of selling and transferring the TWO shares of stock to ''Louisa S. Cabot, of Brookline Mass". Louisa Storrow Cabot was the daughter of Samuel E. Sewall and his wife, the poet Harriet Winslow Sewall.

The complete stock book for this corporation ("The Proprietors of the Woman's Journal") was sold at auction more than 20 years ago and subsequently broken up with the individual stock certificates sold separately. As a result, all of the IMPORTANT stocks that were either issued to or signed by notable figures in the suffrage cause have long since been absorbed into private collections and acquired by institutions where they are likely to remain long-term. As such, this may be one of the few remaining opportunities left to purchase one of these significant stocks - signed by one of the leading figures in the suffrage movement. ''The Woman's Journal was an important, early voice in the struggle for woman's suffrage. It was originally published in 1870 by the "American Woman Suffrage Association", with journalist Mary Livermore serving as its first editor-in-chief. It featured articles by well-known women. Its moderate tone would prove critically
important because the "Revolution", the periodical of the rival "National Woman Suffrage Association", ceased publication in 1872. Lucy Stone would replace Mary Livermore as the Journal's editor and remain in that position until her death in 1893. In 1917, the "Woman's Journal" was merged with the "Woman Citizen", the official publication of the unified "National American Woman Suffrage Association". LUCY STONE (1818 - 1893) was a leading American activist, abolitionist, and ,pioneer in the WOMEN'S RIGHTS MOVEMENT - and no less important than Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton in that cause. She toured the country lecturing against slavery and advocating equality for women. Lucy Stone joined with Julia Ward Howe and others to form the ''American Woman Suffrage Association'' (AWSA), which chose to focus on state suffrage amendments. She helped found and organize the weekly periodical the "Woman's Journal and was co-editor of the newspaper along with her husband Henry Blackwell.

HENRY BROWN BLACKWELL (1825 -1909) was an American activist and advocate for social and economic reform. Blackwell was a founder of the American Woman Suffrage Association and the husband of fellow reformer Lucy Stone, with whom he helped publish the Woman's Journal . He was also the father of the noted feminist and suffragist Alice Stone Blackwell. SAMUEL EDMUND SEWALL (1799 -1888) was an influential Boston lawyer who worked tirelessly on behalf of woman's rights and the abolition of slavery, defending many fugitive slaves. An 1817 graduate of Harvard College, Sewall served as a Massachusetts State Senator and was a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate (Liberty Party). He and his wife, poet Harriet Winslow Sewall, were founding members of the New England Woman Suffrage Association. Sewall was also one of the fifteen men who met in the African Baptist Church in Boston in 1832 and founded the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. Fittingly, several prominent women served as pall bearers at his funeral such as Lucy Stone, Julia Ward Howe, and Mary A. Livermore. Additional pall bearers included Henry Bowditch, Frederic Tudor, William Lloyd Garrison, and Francis J. Garrison. CONDITION: Document measures about 5 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches in size and is in very good overall condition. With the exception of a couple light folds.

Item #16018

Price: $750.00