Finding Aid for the Therese Walling Seabrook papers 2012.101.r

Finding aid prepared by Rand Boyd
Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
One University Drive
Orange, CA, 92866
(714) 532 - 7711
rboyd@chapman.edu
10/10/2012


Title: Therese Walling Seabrook papers
Identifier/Call Number: 2012.101.r
Contributing Institution: Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Leatherby Libraries
Language of Material: English
Storage Unit: 1
Physical Description: 0.25 Linear feet (8 folders)
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1888-1908
Date (inclusive): 1877-1936
Location note: Leatherby Libraries
Language of Materials note: The materials in this collection are in English.
Abstract: A small archive of letters, ephemera, speeches, newspaper articles and personal documents from Therese Walling Seabrook. Seabrook was very active in the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the temperance movement, being a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Keyport, New Jersey.

Preferred Citation note

[identify item], Therese Walling Seabrook papers (2012.101.r), Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives, Chapman University, CA.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

This collection of papers was purchased from William Hutchison, rare book dealer on 10/6/2012.

Conditions Governing Use note

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.

Conditions Governing Access note

This collection is open for research.

Biographical/Historical note

Therese Walling Seabrook (1821-1899), a resident of Keyport, New Jersey, was an active member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of New Jersey during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and a champion of woman suffrage. She was also active with the U.S. Sanitary Service during the American Civil War.
"In the early days, Mrs. Therese W. Seabrook stood almost alone in the W.C.T.U. in her advocacy of woman suffrage and it required ten years of effort to secure a franchise department of which she was the first supervisor." - History of Woman Suffrage, 1902, v. 4, p. 827

Arrangement note

This collection is organized in series:
Series 1, Women's suffrage
Subseries 1, Correspondence, women's suffrage
Subseries 2, Writing, women's suffrage
Subseries 3, Ephemera, women's suffrage
Subseries 4, Print material, women's suffrage
Series 2, Women's Christian Temperance Union
Subseries 1, Correspondence, temperance
Subseries 2, Public speaking, temperance
Subseries 3, Ephemera, temperance
Subseries 4, Records, business

Related Archival Materials note

The Vera Conover (1896-1977) Collection, 1749-1977 contains material on her maternal grandparents Therese Walling Seabrook and her husband, Henry Hendrickson Seabrook (1813-1872). The collection is held by the Monmouth County Historical Association and the finding aid can be accessed at: http://www.monmouthhistory.org/Sections-read-19.html 

Scope and Contents note

A small archive of letters, ephemera, speeches, newspaper articles and personal documents from Therese Walling Seabrook. Seabrook was very active in the women's suffrage movement in the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the temperance movement, being a member of the Women's Christian Temperance Union of Keyport, New Jersey.
A highlight of the collection is a letter from Susan B. Anthony (February 22, 1888) to Seabrook thanking her for a monetary donation and comments on her visit to Washington D.C., note by Florence Howe Hall, co-signed by Emma Blackwell and a letter by Clara Bewick Colby.
Women Suffrage Related:
Correspondence:
8 letters, personal, women's suffrage
5 speeches, women's suffrage
Writing:
1 article, Stout family history
Ephemera:
1 postcard to Senator Henry E. Ackerson, Keyport, New Jersey
1 transcript, published, Hearing before the Committee on Woman Suffrage, U.S. Senate, April 2, 1888
1 program, Semiannual Convention of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, July, 1904
1 advertisement, Woman Suffrage Mass Meeting, Carnegie Hall, December 4, 1908
3 membership cards, National Woman-Suffrage Association, 1887-1889
1 pamphlet, National American Women's Suffrage Association meeting, January 31, 1895
Temperance Related:
Correspondence:
3 letters, personal, temperance
Ephemera:
1 card, delegate, National Women's Christian Temperance Union Convention, October 22-25, 1884
1 program, W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, portrait bust dedication, October 25, 1931
1 program, 50th Spring Institute and Golden Anniversary W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, May 14, 1936
1 handout, "Appeal to the teachers of the people of New Jersey"
Personal Records:
1 receipt, Keyport Temperance Alliance, May 7, 1877
1 bill of sale, building sale to W.C.T.U from Seabrook, December 27, 1879

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Seabrook, Therese W., (Walling), 1821-1899?
Temperance -- United States -- History
Women -- Suffrage

 

Series 1, Women's suffrage

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Women -- Suffrage
 

Correspondence, women's suffrage 1877-1895

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)
creator: Anthony, Susan B., (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906

Scope and Contents note

This series contains eight pieces of correspondence to Seabrook dealing with the Women's Suffrage movement.
 

Writing, women's suffrage early 20th century

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains two manuscripts of speeches given by Seabrook on woman suffrage, neither are dated. In addition, there is a short note on her family history as well as a printed page of a historical sketch she wrote on the Stout family of New Jersey.
 

Ephemera, women's suffrage Bulk, 1887-1889 1887-1916

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains a number of pieces relating to the woman suffrage movement:
3 Cards, membership, National Woman-Suffrage Association, 1887-1889
1 Program, Semiannual Convention of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, July, 1904
1 postcard to Senator Henry E. Ackerson, Keyport, New Jersey urging him for woman suffrage in New Jersey, March 3, 1916
1 Pamphlet, published transcript of the "Hearing before the Committee on Woman Suffrage, U.S. Senate, April 2, 1888"
1 Advertisement, National American Women's Suffrage Association meeting, January 31, 1895
1 Advertisement, Woman Suffrage Mass Meeting, Carnegie Hall, December 4, 1908
 

Print material, women's suffrage 1887-1917

Language of Material: English

Scope and Contents note

This series contains three woman suffrage tracts, an issue of The Woman's Journal, v. 27, no. 34, August 22, 1896, an issue of the State Headquarters Bulletin of the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association, v. 1, no. 2, May 1917, and a clipping from The Woman's Journal referencing the Monmouth County Woman Suffrage Society, Honorary President Mrs. Therese W. Seabrook.
 

Series 2, Women's Christian Temperance Union of New Jersey

Language of Material: English

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Temperance -- United States -- History
Woman’s Christian Temperance Union
 

Correspondence, temperance 1883-1897

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains three letters to Seabrook. Notable is a letter from Mary B. Willard the first editor of the temperance newspaper The Union Signal.
 

Public speaking, temperance

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains two manuscripts of speeches that Seabrook gave on temperance. No location or date is given.
 

Ephemera, temperance 1884-1936

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains two programs from temperance meetings, one temperance tract and a delegate identification card for the National W.C.T.U. Convention.
1 card, delegate, National Women's Christian Temperance Union Convention, October 22-25, 1884
1 program, W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, portrait bust dedication, October 25, 1931
1 program, 50th Spring Institute and Golden Anniversary W.C.T.U. of New Jersey, May 14, 1936
1 tract, "Appeal to the teachers of the people of New Jersey"
 

Records, business 1877, 1879

Language of Material: English
Physical Description: (1 folder)

Scope and Contents note

This series contains:
1 receipt, "To John Neafie Const for serving 24 subpoenas", May 7, 1877
1 bill of sale, building sale to W.C.T.U from Seabrook's estate, December 27, 1879