[Racine, WI: Carrie Stebbins? 1917]. First Edition. 8vo, pp. 116. Blue cloth stamped in gilt on the cover. With a frontis portrait of Colby. The title-page reproduces a small map of the country showing which states have accepted woman suffrage. A very nice copy. Krichmar 4588. Item #47629
Brown was born in Kalamazoo, MI. and was a Universalist minister and woman suffragist. She studied at Mt. Holyoke and Antioch. She was the first woman to be ordained by full denominational authority. In 1866, she became a charter member of the American Equal Rights Assoc. and a founder of the N. E. Woman Suffrage Assoc. In 1878 she moved to Wisconsin and became President of the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Assoc. She remained President until 1912. She traveled throughout the state organizing suffrage clubs. Colby served for 13 years as president of the Nebraska Woman Suffrage Association and published the weekly Woman's Tribune, the official organ of the National Woman Suffrage Association. In her later years she worked with the Federal Suffrage Association and its president Olympia Brown.