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Sept. 10, 2009

Victoria Woodhull Memorial Clock Rededicated

A new statue of Victoria Woodhull decorates the freshly renovated clock at the Robbins Hunter Museum in Granville, Ohio. The clock will be rededicated at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 12, 2009. The Woodhull portion of the clock will operate from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm daily. During those hours, on the hour, the bell will strike and Victoria will appear on the balcony of the clock. For further information about the clock, please visit the Newark Advocate.

Upcoming Victoria Woodhull Play?

According to the LA Weekly, Ed Asner has taken an interest in the play, The Redemption of Mrs. Satan, by Julie Daniels. The play is about the fallout between Victoria Woodhull and Susan B. Anthony. A reading of the play was presented August 30 at the Ruskin Group Theater in Santa Monica. No word yet whether the Lonny Chapman Group Repertory Theatre in North Hollywood has decided to include the play in their upcoming season, but they may be the first to produce the play.

Museum of American Finance Features Victoria

You can see one of the lithographs from Mary L. Shearer's collection at the "Women of Wall Street" exhibit at the Museum of American Finance in New York City. The lithograph shows Victoria Woodhull accepting the nomination for President of the United States. It is from the London newspaper, Here and There, published June 15, 1872. The exhibit features Abigail Adams, Isabel Benham, Hetty Green, and Muriel Siebert and runs through January 16, 2010.

 

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The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt

T.J. Stiles has released a new book about Cornelius Vanderbilt, the boyfriend of Victoria Woodhull's sister, Tennessee. The author's blog says, "Along the way, I try to paint a portrait of Vanderbilt's fascinating private life, including the intrigue among his children and sons-in-law, his complicated relationships with his wives, and the truth about his friendship with Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin." The book mentions Victoria, Tennessee, and Col. Blood, and remarks on them, "Whether they invested any money on the stock market at all was an open question." Since the name of the broker with whom Woodhull & Claflin did trades was known to the Wall Street Journal, it's uncertain how the author could make that statement. The book also mentions Vanderbilt associate, Frank Work, who was a frequent visitor to the Woodhull household. You may not have heard of him, but it's certain you've heard of his great-great-granddaughter. Her name was Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.

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