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42 The Fenway 2/5/00

If the position has not already left your hands,
will you kindly write the names of J. W. Champany
& Eliz. W. C.? They gave A. authority to do it,
but the signatures had better be in your
handwriting "by G.S." rather than in A's.
I see the hearing is for Thursday. Mr. Parsons answered
my letter. Thinks Dfd. St. ought not to be spoiled.
Would it not be well for you to suggest to Mr.
Jones that several will give land. Mrs. Jenks
does it gladly - also Mrs. E. H. Wells. [ ] bank
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E. L. C.

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This postcard from E.L.C. [Emma Lewis Coleman] to George Sheldon is about the planned trolley route and follows up on her letter and petition (L99.120 and L99.133). She asks that Sheldon add names and information before the hearing on "Thursday." Miss Coleman and Miss Baker, as well as Mr. Sheldon, were strongly against the idea of tracks and an electric railway running through the center of their town. The 2 women wrote letters, sent around petitions, and spoke out about their views, although women in this country had not yet gotten the vote and they knew that their opinions were taken less seriously than that of men.


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Postcard to George Sheldon regarding trolley debate

author   Emma Lewis Coleman (1853-1942)
date   Feb 5, 1900
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   3.25"
width   5.5"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Letter
accession #   #L99.123

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Letter to George Sheldon regarding the trolley debate

Petition to Selectmen of Deerfield regarding trolley

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