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Southern Ladies and SuffragistsJulia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair$
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Miki Pfeffer

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781628461343

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2017

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781628461343.001.0001

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February Festivities

February Festivities

(p.112) Ten February Festivities
Southern Ladies and Suffragists

Miki Pfeffer

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter details events in February 1885. In the Woman's Department, when the weather was cold and stormy, visitors gathered in the “bright and sunny home-like library” that Julia Howe's daughter Maud had created. As an author herself, Maud had great love and respect for the books that filled the shelves. Publishers and writers were responding generously to her requests for donations, especially when she proposed that the books be given to a New Orleans library at the end of the Exposition. Some writers even added their famous signatures. By the end of the Exposition, the collection was up to almost fourteen hundred volumes. Increased numbers of visitors browsed these shelves and eyed exhibits everywhere at the Exposition, especially as Carnival season got underway.

Keywords:   Woman's Department, World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition, New Orleans, books, Maud Howe, Carnival season

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