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The Myra McHenry Papers digital collection contains 15 letters written to Myra McHenry between 1900 and 1907. The correspondents include Carry A. Nation, A. T. Ayres, Lucy Wilhoite, J. C. Rogers, and McHenry’s son, Cornell McHenry. The chief subject of the letters is temperance, but several include personal matters.


An activist in the early temperance movement in Kansas, McHenry (1848-1939) staged street corner lectures, published a newspaper and many pamphlets, and was arrested frequently for her aggressive tactics.

Letter to Myra McHenry from Carry A. Nation, 1906 June 30

 

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