In Her Own Right

Rebecca Singer Collins Papers

Date created 1824-01-01 – 1886-01-01
Creators Rebecca Singer Collins (1804-1892)
Abstract While not about women's rights per se, Collins's writings show how religion pushed women to be involved in public life. Like her friend Dorothy Dix, Collins felt that she had a right and a duty to enter spaces like almshouses and prisons, ministering to both women and men. Papers also offer a glimpse of how an elite Quaker woman viewed prisoners, the poor, "women of immoral character" (her emphasis) and more.
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