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!UNKNOWN LABEL

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1891 Feb. 12
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1891 Feb. 12
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eng
Summary
Letter, 12 February 1891, from Molly Elliot Seawell (1860-1916) of Washington D. C. to a Mr. Johnson regarding a copyright bill under consideration in the United States Senate. She states that Senator John Strode Barbour (1820-1892) of Virginia supported the original bill and recommended that Johnson contact him
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Molly Elliot Seawell was born 12 October 1860 in Gloucester County, Virginia. While her formal education was sporadic, Seawell read the wide collection of works in her parents' library. After the death of her father, Seawell moved first to Norfolk, Virginia, then to Washington D.C. where she became a writer. Seawell supported her mother and her sister on the income she earned from her articles and books. Her works ranged from juvenile literature to political satire and she wrote 36 books and several articles. Some of her most popular works were naval adventures. Seawell's most successful novels were THE HISTORY OF THE LADY BETTY STAIR, THROCKMORTON, A VIRGINIA CAVALIER, THE HOUSE OF EGREMONT, and THE WHIRL. Seawell was also an active anti-suffragette, writing THE LADIES BATTLE to argue women weren't able to actively participate at the ballot box. Seawell conducted a popular salon for writers and artists in her Washington D.C. home located near Dupont Circle. She died 15 November 1916 in Washington D.C.
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Vi
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Letter
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!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
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1
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Barker, Conway
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001531983
Type of unit
leaf

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