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"An Episode in Virginia," Boston Herald, Jul 25, 1897

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An account of an "exciting" incident during her time in Brandy and Culpepper, Virginia, written by Lillian A. Lewis. Credit Boston Public Library

"Bridgeport Gleanings," The Boston Advocate, Aug 28, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Aug 28 1886-4,5,8,9- Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. Bridgeport Gleanings.Episodes of Travel.pdf
An example of the column "Bridgeport Gleanings" in The Boston Advocate where the readers are informed about social and political affairs, religious events, and news about prominent members in the community. In this particular instance, the column…

"Is It Anybody's Business?" The Boston Advocate, Aug 21, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Aug 21 1886-9+10 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. Gossip Poem. Bride Diary.pdf
A sociocritical poem written by an anonymous author about gossip. Credit My Heritage (via Boston Public Library)

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Sep 25, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Sep 25 1886-7 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That James G. Blaine Jr., youngest son of Hon. James G. Blaine was married to the daughter of Col. Nevins, of Ohio, two weeks ago." "That a certain young man entered a…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Sep 18, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Sep 18 1886-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That Mme. Selika and Mr. Williams were guests at the Aquidneck, Newport, last week." "That Mme. Selika's stage costumes are made by Worth." "That the lady and…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Sep 4, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Sep 4 1886-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say p. 1+2.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That among the fashionable Boston people there have been more receptions within the last week than there have been for a long time." "That Madame Selika made a great…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Oct 30, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Oct 30 1886-7 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That Robt Ingersoll cannot recover from the throat trouble with which he is ill." "That if there were no Boston ADVOCATE, society would go mad with ennui." "That the…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Oct 23, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Oct 23 1886-8 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That a well known young lady was looking for an earthquake last week." "That Miss Cleveland has been a failure as an editor. That she will sever her connection with the…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Oct 16, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Oct 16 1886-8 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say + Prairie Gossip.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That Robert Smalls, the negro statesman, has been elected to Congress, five times. That he will no doubt secure his sixth election in November." "That Fred Douglass and…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Oct 9, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Oct 9 1886-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That Edward Solomon, the composer and husband, of Lillian Russell, was arrested in London last week, charged with bigamy." "That Matthews, a colored democrat, is…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Nov 27, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Nov 27 1886-5 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That the dresses of all the lady artists were handsome. That white cashmere and white satin were the prevailing costumes." "That Theodore Roosevelt is a brave man. That…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Nov 13, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Nov 13 1886-7 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That it is well to remember that what you don't know may be of more interest to the world than what you do know." "That Bert Islew has 'caught on' Augustie." "That the…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Nov 6, 1886

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Nov 6 1886-7 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That when a woman wants to repair damages she uses a pin. That when a man wants to repair damages he spends two hours and a half trying to thread a needle." "That in…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 22, 1887

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Jan 22 1887-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say p. 7.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That the great tower which is to be erected at the entrance to the grounds of the Paris Exposition this year will be 984 feet high -- more than three times the height of…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 15, 1887

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Jan 15 1887-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say p. 6.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That it is undeniable fact that white kid slippers and very light hose give the foot of any lady very large appearance." "That a certain gentleman who attends the…

"Personal and Pertinent" and "Wants Woman's Department," New York Age, 23 Feb. 1889

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This page from The New York Age contains a letter to the editor by a female reader who would like to see Getrude Mossell's column "Woman's Department" made a permanent feature of the newspaper. Under "Personal and Pertinent," readers find short…

"Sonner Hurt Than Healed," The National Anti-Slavery Standard, Feb 25, 1854

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In this anonymous account, the narrator warns her readers about asking for and relying on gossip when moving to a new neighborhood. She herself makes the mistake of inquiring about people she has met during her walks, when she dines with an old…

"Adress on Woman's Rights," The National Anti-Slavery Standard, Sep 16, 1852

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"Address on Woman's Rights," adopted by The Woman's Rights convention assembled a week earlier and printed here in The National Anti-Slavery Standard, includes an argument against restricting women to the private sphere and limiting them to such…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 8, 1887

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Jan 8 1887-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say p. 5+7.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That two pretty light complexioned girls were asked by a lady in one of the large dry goods stores of what nationality they were. That she has conceded to the idea that…

"They Say," The Boston Advocate, Jan 1, 1887

BPL_The Boston Advocate_Jan 1 1887-1 - Massachusetts Newspapers, 1704-1974 - MyHeritage. They Say p. 7.pdf
In this edition of "They Say," Bert Islew informs her readers, among others, "That a choice programme for the ADVOCATE Concert next Tuesday night is in preparation." "That one of the young Boston boys is filling the position of stenographer and…