Skip to content
From the anti-slavery movement to advocating for women suffrage, the women of Essex County were active in politics. Take a look at some of these sources to learn more about the role of women in Essex County.
Online Resources page for some external links for more information and sources about Women’s History in the Essex County area.
Diary of Margaret Smith, 1678 Gravestone of Sarah Wood (d. 1775), Harmony Cemetery, Boxford Voice Indenture, Gloucester 1818 Poem, “Hannah, Binding Shoes” by Lucy Larcom, Mid-1800s Ladies’ Miscellany, Salem 1829 (1) Ladies’ Miscellany, Salem 1829 (2) Account Book for Hannah Rowell, 1828-1831 Female Anti-Slavery Society Membership Certificate, Lynn 1834 Records of the Female Anti-Slavery Society, Lynn 1836-1837 Sarah Trask’s Diary, 1849 Nickerson Indenture, Gloucester 1852 Ann Letter, Lawrence 1854 Charlotte Forten Valedictory Poem, Salem 1856 Diary of Fanny Farnum Fuller, North Andover (Jan 1859) Diary of Fanny Farnum Fuller, North Andover (July 1859) Diary of Fanny Farnum Fuller, North Andover (Nov 1859) Photograph of Fuller House, North Andover The Ladies Charitable Society of West Boxford, 1862 Woman Suffrage Convention, Andover Flier for Suffrage Referendum, Andover 1915 Massachusetts Population, 1920 Census “This is How I Keep the House: I am a Young Minister’s Wife”, Newburyport 1951 Oral History of Prof. Mildred Berman, Salem State 1999