Holloway (1892) The Mothers of Great Men and Women (Suffragette)


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Holloway, Laura C. The Mothers of Great Men and Women and Some Wives of Great Men. (Baltimore: R. H. Woodward & Co., 1892)

Quarto. [12], xxiv, 25-647 pages, illustrated. Hardcover. Bound in teal cloth-covered boards stamped on the front cover and spine in black and gilt. All edges gilt.

Condition: VG. binding shaken but remains solid. Gilding good on front cover, faded on spine.  Clean text-block, hinges solid. Nice copy.

Mary Washington.–Mother of Mendelsohn.–Mother of Napoleon.–Monica, mother of St. Augustine.–Abraham Lincoln’s mother.–Charles Dicken’s mother.–Mother of Wesley.–Charles Lamb’s mother.–Thackeray’s mother.–Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi.–Lord Byron’s mother.–Mother of Rev. John Newton.–Mother of Martin Luther.–Mother of Stonewall Jackson.–Mother of Cowper.–Mother of Goethe.–Mother of the Napiers.–Jean Paul Richter’s mother.–Madame Necker, the mother of Madame de Staël.–Mother and wife of Shakspeare.–Mother of Beethoven.–Mother of Sheridan.–Frances Trollope.–Lady Beaconsfield.–Mother of Garfield.–Mother of Alexander von Humboldt.–Wife of Lord William Russell.–Mother of Lamartine.–Milton’s Wives.–Mother of Carlyle.–Johnson’s mother and wife.–Mothers of antiquity.–Marie Antoinette as wife and mother.–Mother of Burns.–Short sketches of some wives and mothers.–Abigail Adams. – Worldcat


Laura Carter Holloway-Langford was an American journalist and clairvoyant who became a chela of the Mahatmas.

Mrs. Holloway was also a social activist and lecturer:

“She gave readings of literature and poetry and lectured on such topics as coeducation and women journalists. Her most famous lecture, “The Perils of the Hour” (1870), concerned “the obstacles that check the advancement of woman.” A suffragist who knew Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Anna Dickinson, Laura nonetheless criticized “strong-minded women” and their masculine habits. She supported temperance, urging the New York City Board of Education to adopt anti-alcohol textbooks.”