Papers of Mary Hutcheson Page in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1892-1943
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In addition to founding a discussion club that became the Brookline Equal Suffrage Association, being president of the Brookline Association, and serving as chairman of the Executive Board of the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association, Page played a major role in founding the Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government. Chair of Boston Equal Suffrage Association for Good Government's Executive Board and later its president, she was known for her fund-raising skills and ability to convince individual women to join the suffrage cause. Page's interest in suffrage extended to the European campaigns; in addition to making several trips there, she corresponded with several English suffragists and entertained Emmeline Pankhurst during her 1909 visit to Massachusetts. In 1912, Page and Gertrude Halladay Leonard helped organize the suffrage campaign in Ohio. Page's daughters were both active suffragists and George Hyde Page wrote suffrage plays, poetry, and a prayer. Page retired from suffrage work in 1918 and the Pages moved to California, where George Hyde Page died in 1923. Mary Hutcheson Page then returned to Massachusetts, where she died in 1940.
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- Page, Mary H. (Mary Hutcheson), 1860-1940. Papers of Mary Hutcheson Page in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1892-1943: A Finding Aid
- Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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