Letter from Unsigned to Euphemia Bakewell
Topic of the letter: Richard Barry and anti- suffrage. (carbon copy). It's possible this letter was written by Ellis Meredith.
Richard Barry wrote an anti-suffrage tract called "What women have actually done where they vote : a personal investigation into the laws, records, and results of the four equal suffrage states: Colorado, Idaho, Utah and Wyoming" Barry, Richard, 1881- / New York : New York State Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage / (History of women ; no. 9305.) [1910?]
Ellis Meredith; gift, 1925.
"April 16, 1912Miss Euphemia Bakewell34 Thorn Street Sewickley Penn. Dear Miss Bakewell: The only sketch of Richard Barry that I can give you is in the last Who's Who in America. He has always been a decent sort of chap, according to people who know him. His mother was (I think she died a few months ago, but am not sure a splendid woman, something of a writer for newspapers, and a stanch suffragist. The father was never very successful at supporting the family, and Richard when a young boy turned in and worked at anything he could get to do, and was a great help to his mother. The mother and a brother, Griffin Barry, are members of suffrage organizations, and both have given public addresses in behalf of votes for women. I have an idea that what made Richard an anti was his connection with the Los Angeles Times, General Otis's paper, which before the California election was bitterly hostile to woman suffrage but has since begged the women \For God's sake come out and justify the confidence the men of California have placed in you by voting for the Good Government ticket and save the city\, etc. Well, Richard was so long on that paper and was compelled to work against suffrage that I suppose he thinks he is one, an anti I mean. I have seen reports in some of our too zealous papers to the effect that Richard Barry was sent through college by his mother who earned the money for that purpose; but this is not true; he never went to college at all."
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Ellis Meredith Collection, MSS.427, History Colorado, Denver, Colorado.