Kansas MemoryKansas Memory

Kansas Historical SocietyKansas Historical Society

E. W. Hoch to Lilla Day Monroe - Page

To order images and/or obtain permission to use them commercially, please contact the KSHS Reference Desk at reference@kshs.org or 785-272-8681, ext. 117.

For more information see the Copyright and Permission FAQ.

This eloquent letter, which serves as the frontspiece of the July 1908 issue, outlines E. W. Hoch's reasons for supporting women's suffrage. Hoch wrote that "the right to participate in government rests primarily, I think, upon the ability to contribute virtue and intelligence to government and that women possess this fundamental qualification." Above the letter is a formal portrait of Hoch. Lilla Day Monroe, the recipient of the original letter, was editor of The Club Member and an active supporter of women's rights.

Creator: The Club Member
Date: July 1908

Bookbag Share Print

This letter serves as an excellent example of how some men did believe that women should have the right to participate in government. It could be grouped with other sources taken from The Club Member to demonstrate how club women and their male allies promoted suffrage.

KS:7th:4.1:Women's suffrage (2005)

Item Number: 211578
Call Number: K396.05 C62 v.4-6
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 211578

Copyright © 2007-2018 - Kansas Historical Society - Contact Us
This website was developed in part with funding provided by the Information Network of Kansas.