Lydia Hoyt Farmer


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  • ''An Illinois woman has invented a portable house which can be carried about in a cart or expressed to the seashore. It has also folding furniture and a complete camping outfit.''
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842-1903), U.S. author. What American Owes to Women, ch. 42 (1893). Enumerating women's accomplishments in "business and trade," Farmer spoke of some of their patents.
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  • ''The largest business in American handled by a woman is the Money Order Department of the Pittsburgh Post-office; Mary Steel has it in charge.''
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842-1903), U.S. author. What American Owes to Women, ch. 42 (1893). Supporting her argument that women had already established an important presence in the business world.
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  • ''Many young girls are ... becoming trained nurses, whose gentle ministrations in the sick-room, skilled touch, patient watchfulness and unwearied vigils, are as great factors in the care of the sick, as are the professional physicians.''
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842-1903), U.S. author. What America Owes to Women, ch. 17 (1893). Written at a time when nursing was becoming an organized, honored profession.
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  • ''... the time will come when no servant will be hired without a diploma from some training school, and a girl will as much expect to fit herself for house-maid or cook, as for dressmaker or any trade.''
    Lydia Hoyt Farmer (1842-1903), U.S. author. What America Owes to Women, ch. 10 (1893). Farmer's editorial showed the influence of the domestic science movement, which attempted to scientize and professionalize housework.
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