Scope and Content
Title: Elizabeth Boynton Harbert papers (addenda)
Inclusive Dates: 1858-1971
Bulk Dates: 1860-1925
Collection Number: mssHarbert1
Harbert, Elizabeth Boynton, 1845-
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Abstract: This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of feminist, suffragist, author and lecturer Elizabeth Boynton
Harbert and her family.
Language of Material: The material is in English.
Collection is open to qualified researchers by prior application through the
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[Identification of Item], Elizabeth Boynton Harbert papers (addenda), The Huntington
Library, San Marino, California.
Purchased from Elizabeth B. Frederick, December 1993.
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.
Scope and Content
The addenda consists of correspondence between Elizabeth Boynton Harbert, William S. Harbert, and others. It also includes
some manuscripts and drafts, materials related to the Harbert family (including letters to and from Arthur B. Harbert and
Corinne B. Harbert), and miscellaneous newspaper clippings, ephemera, and a scrapbook. Of note is the Civil War era letters
and telegrams between Elizabeth Boynton Harbert and William S. Harbert (1861-1865).
Subjects include: Harbert family, American Civil War, suffrage, women's rights, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Correspondents
also include: Carrie Chapman Catt and Susan B. Anthony.
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Harbert, Arthur B.
Harbert, Corinne B.
Harbert, Elizabeth Boynton, 1845- -- Archives
Harbert, William S.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Feminists -- United States -- Archives
Suffragists -- United States -- Archives
Women -- Societies and clubs
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources
Women -- Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
Women's rights -- United States
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Letters (correspondence) -- United States
Manuscripts -- United States
Personal papers -- United States
Scrapbooks -- United States