Blake, Lillie Devereux (1833 – 1913)

Blake, Lillie Devereux

1833 – 1913

Image Information:

Photographer: F. Girsch
Date: c. 1882
Source: Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

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Pertinent Archives:

California Historical Society (copies of correspondence regarding suffrage in California) (

Cornell University, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives (correspondence with Florence Woolsey Hazzard and Emily Howland) (

Missouri Historical Society (correspondence, journals, speeches, autobiography for 1873-1903, scrapbook on women’s rights movement, brochures, handbills) (

Smith College, Sophia Smith Collection (papers of Lillie and her daughter; correspondence, addresses, articles, scrapbook of women’s status from 1871-1875, clippings on women’s rights, copy of The Fables [1879]) (

University of Rochester Library (letters to Susan Brownell Anthony and Rachel Foster Avery) (

Legacy References:

Chapman, Mary. “Review of Leslie Petty’s Romancing the Vote: Feminist Activism in American Fiction, 1870-1920.” Legacy 25.2 (2008): 343-45. [LION]

Farrell, Grace. “Lillie Devereux Blake.” Legacy 14.2 (1997): 146-53. [GW] [LION]

Farrell, Grace. “Empty Lots/Lost Canons: The Case of Yale’s ‘Lady of the Night.'” Legacy 17.1 (2000): 73-82. [GW] [LION]

Gussman, Deborah. “Review of Grace Farrell’s Lillie Devereux Blake: Retracing a Life Erased.” Legacy 21.1 (2004): 97-98. [LION]

Rodier, Katharine. “Review of Caroline Field Levander’s Voices of the Nation: Women and Public Speech in Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture.” Legacy 16.2 (1999): 205. [GW] [LION]

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