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Barnes,Frances J. [General Secretary Young Woman's Branch World's W.C.T.U.]

Published by New York Privately published [To be had of Mrs. Frances B. Yarnall, according to the title page.] 1899, 1899
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12mo. [4]5-64p. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos of many of the leaders of the W.C.T.U., including international leaders. Stapled booklet in stiff cream-colored wrappers decorated with green vignette and letters. This Almanac contains two sets of reading for each month of the year: one set chosen from the Christian Scriptures, the other set from various temperance writings. There are also reports from the various international chapters, e.g., Japan, Britain, Iceland, Spain, and the like. Mrs. Frances Julia Barnes [nee Allis] was born in Skaneateles, Onondaga county, New York in 1846. A member of the Society of Friends, Barnes graduated from the Packer Institute, Brooklyn, NY, and, for a time, was involved in Sunday School and mission work there. She moved with her lawyer husband, Willis A. Barnes, to Chicago in 1875, where she met Frances E. Willard, who was conducting gospel temperance meetings in lower Farwell Hall, as well as visiting jails, hospitals, and other places. "It was while the temperance movement was confined to the object of 'rescuing the perishing' [that] the attention of Mrs. Barnes.was drawn to the necessity of implement[ing] principles of total abstinence among young men and women." In a convention in 1878, Barnes was made a member of the committee on young women's work. In 1879 and 1880 twenty-five Young Women's Christian Temperance Unions were formed in Illinois. In 1889 young women's work was made a department of the National W.C.T.U. and Barnes was appointed superintendent. As fraternal delegate to the British W.C.T.U., she presented her interest so well that a British department of young women's work was organized and quickly grew to sixteen branches. In 1891 Barnes was made Superintendent for the World's Young Women's C.T.U. and subsequently edited a manual on young women's temperance work. [F.E. Willard & M.A. Livermore, AMERICAN WOMEN, 1897] Barnes established and edited the "Y" Almanac (Y.W.C.T.U.) for several years. [WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA. 1908-9] She attended several world conferences of the YWCTU and traveled extensively in its cause. Covers soiled, bottom right corner of front cover creased, else very good+/ n/a. Bookseller Inventory # 04106

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Publisher: New York Privately published [To be had of Mrs. Frances B. Yarnall, according to the title page.] 1899

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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