Letter from Antoinette Brown (Mrs. Samuel C.) Blackwell to May Wright Sewall.

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{in second hand: "BLACKWELL, A. B Apr 19-93"}

Elizabeth April 19 93

Dear Mrs. Sewell

For a three on [June ?] talk I should prefer to speak about Woman in the [Pulpit?] as one as too good [friends?] could be mad[e?] about the [??] have undoubtedly [?].

For 15 or 20 minutes about Women in Science but I really am in earnest in saying that I go to Chicago less to work than to rest; and if you [???] of speakers, instead of being overwhelmed with applicants, I should still

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gives preference to others. Never [listens?] I should like the five minutes! Of course statistics are gathered up on Science-work, as on all of the work of women; but if I remember rightly, [while] on the great platforms, while special subjects have had place, there never has been a full statement as to the many science departments into which women have entered and are now successful workers. Also the difficulty of getting such statistics is greater than that of any other class and in the nature of the case must be very imperfect. Nor is it generally recognized that beyond all this there is as much repression and [underlined] somewhat hidden [/underlined] disapproval and opposition on the part of scientists as on those of authorities in church or state; and just as misguiding a

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a standard set up to enforce if possible [...] [...] [...] no [...]! As because I see that at first you had not put science and philosophy in your general divisions, I wrote to Mrs. Avery suggestions as I had. Yours sincerely A.B. Blackwell

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