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Several versions of this manuscript survive. The first simply titled, “Abigail the Feminist,” includes material about Abigail Adams (1744-1818) and her early feminist arguments with her husband John Adams. It follows developments to the 1930s. It does not include, however, the material about her descendant, Brooks Adams (1848-1927), which is in the second and third versions, titled “Abigail Adams Makes a Suggestion & Brooks Adams Asks a Question.” All three start with an anecdote about the history of the estate of Albert E. Pillsbury (1849-1930). We have all three versions of this manuscript available for download. The primary download is a combined transcription and original text of the third and final manuscript version. The supplementary files are the first and second versions respectively.

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Transcription by Davis Baird. Item description based off writing and context provided by Davis Baird.


Earl Clement Davis, minister, Unitarianism, religion, Abigail Adams, Brooks Adams, feminism

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Abigail Adams Makes a Suggestion & Brooks Adams Asks a Question



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