Blackwell, Antoinette (Louisa) Brown 1825-1921

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BLACKWELL, Antoinette (Louisa) Brown 1825-1921

PERSONAL: Born May 20, 1825, in Henrietta, NY; died November 5, 1921, in Elizabeth, NJ; daughter of Joseph and Abby (Morse) Brown; married Samuel Charles Blackwell (in business), January 24, 1856 (died 1901); children: six (some sources cite seven), including Florence Brown, Mabel, Edith Brown, Grace Brown, Agnes Brown, and Ethel Brown. Education: Oberlin College, graduated, 1847, graduate study in theology, 1847-50, M.A., 1978.

CAREER: Ordained Congregational minister, 1853; pastor of Congregational church in South Butler, NY, c. 1853-54; volunteer among the poor and in prisons, New York, NY, 1855; All Souls Unitarian Church, Elizabeth, NJ, preacher, 1908-21. Lecturer on abolition, temperance, and women's suffrage. World Temperance Convention, delegate, 1853.

AWARDS, HONORS: Oberlin College, 1908, honorary D.D.

WRITINGS:

Shadows of Our Social System, 1856.

Studies in General Science, Putnam (New York, NY), 1869.

A Market Woman, 1870.

The Island Neighbors: A Novel of American Life, Harper (New York, NY), 1871.

The Sexes throughout Nature, Putnam (New York, NY), 1875.

The Physical Basis of Immortality, Putnam (New York, NY), 1876.

The Philosophy of Individuality, Putnam (New York, NY), 1893.

Sea Drift; or, Tribute to the Ocean, J. T. White and Co. (New York, NY), 1902.

The Making of the Universe: Evolution, the Continuous Process Which Derives the Finite from the Infinite, Gorham Press (Boston, MA), 1914.

The Social Side of Mind and Action, Neale Publishing Co. (New York, NY), 1915.

Soul Mates: The Oberlin Correspondence of Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown, 1846-1850, edited by Carol Lasser and Marlene Merrill, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), 1983.

Friends and Sisters: Letters between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-93, edited by Carol Lasser and Marlene Deahl Merrill, University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 1987.

Contributor to periodicals, including Woman's Journal, Oberlin Quarterly Review, and New York Tribune. The Blackwell Family Papers can be found in the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe College.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

BOOKS

Cazden, Elizabeth, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Feminist Press (Old Westbury, NY), 1983.

Encyclopedia of World Biography Supplement, Volume 21, Gale (Detroit, MI), 2001.

Lasser, Carol, and Marlene Deahl Merrill, editors, Soul Mates: The Oberlin Correspondence of Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown, 1846-1850, Oberlin College (Oberlin, OH), 1983.

Lasser, Carol, and Marlene Deahl Merrill, editors, Friends and Sisters: Letters between Lucy Stone and Antoinette Brown Blackwell, 1846-93, University of Illinois Press (Urbana, IL), 1987.

PERIODICALS

Journal of Women's History, spring, 1998, Elizabeth Munson and Greg Dickinson, "Hearing Women Speak: Antoinette Brown Blackwell and the Dilemma of Authority," p. 108.

OBITUARIES:

PERIODICALS

Newark Evening News, November 5, 1921.*