[Portland, OR: James, Kerns & Abbott Co., 1914.]. Second edition, with added material. Both editions are copyright 1914. Seventeen photo plates, including frontisportrait, illustrating equal suffrage leaders. List of illustrations erroneously calls for fifteen plates. Contemporary ink inscription to front flyleaf gifting the book from a Sister Agnes to Alma Hall Lindville in Yachats, Oregon. A near-fine copy. Publisher’s yellow cloth titled in black. Twelvemo. xvi, , 297 pp. Item #17492
Abigail Scott Duniway (1834 - 1915) published almost two dozen novels, including Captain Gray’s Company (1859), which was the first novel commercially published in Oregon. Several of her novels, including From the West to the West (1905), were inspired by her experience of traveling from Illinois to Lafayette, Oregon along the Oregon Trail as a teenager. The present work recounts Duniway’s journey along the Oregon Trail and her eventual settlement on a farm in the Apcific Northwest. Duniway was also an important women’s suffrage activist and worked with the Governor of Oregon to write and sign the proclamation when Oregon became the seventh state to pass a women’s suffrage amendment in 1912.