Matilda Joslyn Gage Speaks on Woman's Rights at Sage College
February 26, 1881
On Saturday, February 26, 1881—shortly before the publication of Volume I of The History of Woman Suffrage (nineteenth-century practice was to use the singular, woman, when referring to women as a class; using the plural, women, became preferred only in the twentieth century), which she co-edited with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton—Matilda Joslyn Gage lectured on the topic "Woman Suffrage" in the Botanical Lecture Room of Sage College. The lecture was sponsored by the university's Social Science Club. The Cornell Daily Sun reported that “A large audience greeted Mrs. Gage on Saturday evening. Her discourse was well received.”
Thanks to Elaine Engst and Carol Kammen for research assistance.