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Julia Nelson

Photograph of Julia Nelson
Title: Photograph of Julia Nelson
Type: Photograph
Date: 1903
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Nelson was a Red Wing resident and activist for women's suffrage. She worked in the South as a teacher of freed slaves after the Civil War, and delivered speeches about suffrage, education, and other issues. She had this photograph taken with a copy of the Minnesota White Ribbon in 1903.
Handbill Promoting a Speech by Nelson
Title: Handbill Promoting a Speech by Nelson
Type: Object
Date: no date
Source: Goodhue County Historical Society

Description: Nelson was a popular local speaker on equal rights issues. This handbill was posted to advertise her speech that evening.
Points on Municipal Suffrage
Title: Points on Municipal Suffrage
Type: Document
Date: no date
Source: Goodhue County Historical Society

Description: Nelson wrote and distributed this document describing her arguments for municipal suffrage for women.
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Minnesota White Ribbon Newspaper
Title: Minnesota White Ribbon Newspaper
Type: Newspaper
Date: December 1902
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Nelson edited this temperance newspaper from Red Wing.
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Article About Julia Nelson
Title: Article About Julia Nelson
Type: Newspaper
Date: 1873
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: This short note about Nelson appeared in the newspaper to describe her temporary return to Red Wing.
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Biography of William H. Richards
Title: Biography of William H. Richards
Type: Book
Date: 1894
Source: Minnesota Historical Society

Description: Nelson wrote this short biography of her good friend, William H. Richards in 1894.
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