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Visit from Jane Addams

Miss [Jane] Addams walked over with me and saw our head quarters and registered in my book. She was bare headed and very natural in every way. Annie [Wells Cannon] came up about 6.50 to help me dress for the dinner I wore my new grey crepe de chene dress. When I went in the dining room. The president of the Club showed me great honor and seated me next to Miss Addams and him self. (1 April 1918)



The diaries of Emmeline B. Wells provide a window into the life of one of the most influential Latter-day Saint women in the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In the diaries she is both historymaker, as she meets with presidents and works with national suffrage leaders, and historian, as she documents noteworthy events, daily interactions with her family and members of her community, and her adversities and faith. The diaries are a record of her perceptions and philosophies, and they are valuable not only to historians but also to those simply curious about this remarkable woman and the time in which she lived.

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