Lockwood Flyer for 1885 Lecture in Lexington

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Flyer for Belva Ann Lockwood lecture, Pettit, Duncan, Gibson Family Papers, box 97, folder 14, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center, Lexington, Ky.

[transcription] Mrs. Belva Ann Lockwood, Late candidate for the Presidency of the United States, The great Washington Lawyer and Lecurer, "The Queen of the American Bar and Forum," Will deliver her celebrated Lecture "The Woman of To-Day" under the auspices of the Union Literary Society in the State College Chapel, Friday Eve., Feb. 20 at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Lockwood is well-known throughout the country as the great champion of the equal rights, social, political and religious of both sexes. To the popularization and attainment of this end she has devoted her life. Her distinguished talents, her great learning, her remarkable capacity for work and organization, and great success as a lawyer and lecturer, have made her the representative woman among those who advocate and labor for the removal of the civil and political disabilities of women. Wherever Mrs. Lockwood has appeared upon the platform as a Lecturer, she has been greeted by large and enthusiastic audiences. Let the people of Lexington give her a full house, and hear "something new under the sun." The State College Chapel is the handsomest in the State, and has seats for 500 people. Doors open at 7 1/2 o'clock p.m. Lecture at 8 p.m. Admission, 35c. Students and Children, 25 c. Tickets for sale at Barnes & Co.'s and at J.B. Morton & Co.'s Drug Stores; and at the Colleges and various Schools of the city, for students. The Lexington Morning Transcript, Prtr(?).

For more on Belva Ann Lockwood, see Jill Norgren, "Belva Lockwood: Blazing the Trail for Women in Law," Prologue Magazine, National Archives (Spring 2005), Vol. 37, No. 1. https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2005/spring/belva-lockwood-1.html
and "Belva Lockwood: Blazing the Trail for Women in Law, Part Two" https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2005/spring/belva-lockwood-2.html

See newspaper coverage of the lecture in the Lexington Daily Press, February 17-21, 1885.

Related KWSP entries:

Timeline entry: https://networks.h-net.org/node/2289/discussions/1058172/belva-anne-lockwood-gives-public-lecture-state-college

Votes for Women Trail map entry: https://networks.h-net.org/mrs-belva-ann-lockwood-lexington