Lancaster Co. WORKS PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION OF VIRGINIA Historical Records Survey 314 E. Main St., Richmond, Virginia.
Mrs. S. C. Corbett, Morattico, Virginia (Deceased)
My dear Mrs. Curlett:- In 1926 the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia presented to the State of Virginia all of its remaining banners and flags and these are now on display in the Capitol as articles of historic interest.
Now we have the opportunity through the Historical Records Survey, a WPA project, of collecting and classifying for permanent preservation all available materials on woman suffrage in our State so that later a history of the movement can be written. We feel sure that you will contribute any items of interest or any data you may have or can get in connection with the work done for suffrage in Lancaster.
We are particularly anxious to get Minutes, samples of pamphlets or flyers or other printed matter including newspaper clippings, or information that workers may remember, etc. Short stories of certain meetings, or mention of outstanding speakers will not come amiss. In fact we want ANY items of information that will help to make as complete a history of the suffrage movement in Virginia as it is possible to make.
Other names we have in Lancaster are Mrs. W. J. Newbill, Miss Rubinette Lee, Miss James, Miss Oliver and Mrs. Wishon of Irvington, Miss Alice Chilton, Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Jesse of Lancaster, Mrs. R. H. Chilton and Miss Nell Dilin of Kilmarnock, and Misses Helen and Lillian Stoneman of Mollusk. It may be that these names will help you to recall others who may give information regarding the suffrage work in your County. The Lancaster County League was formed May 17, 1915 with 45 members and you as its President.
With the best of good wishes, and trusting you will give us all the aid possible in making our "Archives" full and explicit.
Sincerely yours, Ida M Thompson Miss Ida M. Thompson, Research Worker, Historical Records Survey.
Dr. Lester J. Cappon, State Director.