Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

Mrs. G. Monroe to Governor John Martin - Page
Text Version
21 votes

Like Kansas Memory?
Help us add more items by donating $$$.
Donate to Kansas Memory

Mrs. G. Monroe, of Topeka, Kansas, writes Governor John Martin, also of Topeka, requesting he veto a bill that would give women equal suffrage in municipal elections. Monroe claims women do not want additional rights and suggests that women should not participate in political affairs. The author claims to speak for thousands of women, and states that [white] women do not want to vote with women of other races. Women in Kansas appear to have overwhelmingly supported the bill and Governor Martin did sign it. Women did not achieve full suffrage in Kansas until 1912. As this letter demonstrates, many people considered women's suffrage in light of issues of race, immigration, and prohibition. See Frances Elizabeth Willard to Governor John Martin, March 13, 1888.

Creator: Monroe, Mrs. G.
Date: February 11, 1887

Bookbag Text Version Share Print

Mrs. G. Monroe to Governor John Martin - 1Mrs. G. Monroe to Governor John Martin - 2

Mrs. G. Monroe to Governor John Martin - 1

Item Number: 207970
Call Number: Governor's Records, Martin, Box 30 Folder 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 207970

Copyright © 2007-2014 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.