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Page 2. 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 [work?] done for suffrage in eastern Virginia. We are particularly desirous of getting Minutes, samples of fliers or pamphlets or other printed material, or historical items of interest that workers may remember, etc., etc. Stories in regard to certain meetings, or mention of any outstanding speakers will not be amiss. in as complete a history of the suffrage movement in Virginia as it is possible to make. We can give you the names in ["the Counties of" inserted] York, Warwick, Elizabeth City, Sussex, Surry, Nansemond, Northumberland, Northampson, and Norfolk, also the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Suffolk and Hampton, and it may be that these names will help you to recall others who can give information regarding work done for suffrage in these respective places. 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,"

You can see from the copy above just what we are asking the whole State to do. Now if you can give us everything you can think of not only in Eastern Virginia but anywhere else in the State where you had any contact whatever, we would be so grateful, and besides you would be making a splendid contribution to "Archives" which would show future generations just what woman suffrage cost---not so much in money as in the unpleasantnesses that real ladies had to undergo for the cause, and their earnest desire to benefit the Nation by adding to it the ideas of the half who had no-articulate voice in how their side of questions should be dealt with or acted on. Hope you haven't expires in reading all of this long long rigmarole but I'll stop now and promise not to do so again---unless you get naughty and make me do it.

With lots of love, As ever sincerely yours,

Ida M. Thompson, Research Worker, Historical Records Survey. Dr. Lester J. Cappon, State Director. (He didn't [illegible]!!!)