This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of feminist, suffragist, author and lecturer Elizabeth Boynton
Harbert and her family.
Elizabeth Morrison Boynton Harbert, a feminist, suffragist, author and lecturer, was active from an early age in support of
the rights of women to vote and to obtain a higher education. She served for twelve years as president of the Illinois Woman
Suffrage Association, corresponded extensively with other prominent feminist leaders, wrote pamphlets and books, and was active
in numerous women's, political, religious and philanthropic organizations. In 1870 she married lawyer William Soesbe Harbert.
They had three children: Arthur Boynton (d.1900), Corinne Boynton, and Elizabeth Harbert Rowe. The Harberts relocated to Pasadena,
California later in their lives and Elizabeth died there in 1925.
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