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Belva Ann Lockwood Papers: The Ormes-Winner Collection
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Coll. No. 213
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains about 500 manuscript pages of Lockwood's various lectures, including some from the time of her campaign for president; newspaper clippings about her; an 1879 diploma presented to Lockwood when she was allowed to practice law before the United States Supreme Court; and an 1889 passport.
Belva Ann Lockwood (1830-1917), a noted lawyer and a National Equal Rights presidential candidate, was a native of the Town of Royalton, Niagara County, New York. She ran for president of the United States in the election of 1884, becoming the first woman to run a full-scale presidential campaign.
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Custodial History note
Lockwood's grandson, DeForest L. Ormes of Washington, D.C., presented this collection to Mrs. Julia Hull Winner of Gasport, N.Y., Town of Royalton Historian, who was writing a biography of Lockwood. The biography was published by the Niagara County Historical Association in 1969. In 1971, Mrs. Winner donated the collection to the New York State Historical Association.