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Finding Aid to the Louise Sorbier Papers, 1854-1956, MS 2031
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Description
Comprises correspondence, organizational records, legal documents, bound volumes, newspaper clippings, and ephemera documenting the personal life and official activities of San Francisco suffragist and civic leader Louise Sorbier. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence, most of which is addressed to Louise Sorbier. Also contains scattered records of women's and civic improvement organizations in which Sorbier participated, including the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, Woman's Congress Association of the Pacific Coast, California Suffrage Amendment Campaign Association, Arguello Boulevard Improvement Club, and Cemetery Beautifying and Anti-Removal Association; correspondence addressed to Cecile Sorbier in her role as president of the San Francisco Club; a scrapbook of newspaper clippings about the women's suffrage movement in San Francisco in the 1890s; and newspaper clippings, mainly documenting the women's suffrage and cemetery anti-removal campaigns in San Francisco.
Background
Louise Sorbier, née Bacon, was born in 1847 in Paris. She immigrated to San Francisco with her parents as a child. She had three daughters with her husband, Jules Sorbier: Josephine Sorbier (1873-1899), Cecile Sorbier (1875-1952), and Marie Sorbier (1877-1947). She and Jules Sorbier divorced in 1877.
Extent
7 boxes, 1 flat box (4.5 Linear feet)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the California Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the California Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
Collection is open for research.