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Julia Ward Howe Speaks at the Marble House Suffrage Convention of 1909

Julia was a summer resident of Portsmouth for 50 years and an important member of the Newport County Woman Suffrage League.

Julia Ward Howe Speaks at the Marble House Suffrage Convention of 1909

On August 24, 1909  socialite Alva Belmont opened her Marble House for the benefit of the suffrage movement.  Nine hundred guest held tickets.  Guests came from Newport society, loca…

Source: Portsmouth Historical Society

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