Anna Morrison Reed was a poet, lecturer, journalist, and publisher from Ukiah -- and she became a leading advocate for women's suffrage in Sonoma County and statewide. Anna's story is a fascinating one, because in her early years as a lecturer, she held anti-suffrage views, but as she got older, her position shifted to pro-suffrage.
Produced by: Isabel Fischer
Special Thanks to: Sherri Ortegren, John Sheehy, Paula Freund, Alyssa Ballard, Solange Russek, Simone Kremkau, Mendocino County Historical Society, Petaluma Historical Library & Museum, Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library
- Sheehy, John. Petaluma’s “California Girl.” Petaluma Historian. August 7, 2020.
- Pauline C. Thompson (1993). A ‘California Girl’: The Life and Times of Anna Morrison Reed, 1849-1921 (Unpublished master’s thesis). California State University, Hayward.
- A Northern California “Pioneer” in Her Own Right, submitted by Joanna Kolosov on March 28, 2018. From the Sonoma County Library,
Petaluma History Room History & Genealogy Newsletter, Local History and Genealogy Notes.
- Imagery from the collection of the Historical Society of Mendocino County in Ukiah, Ca.
- Image of Anna Morrison Reed in Greco-Roman tunic ©Petaluma Historical Library & Museum
- The Later Poems of Anna Morrison Reed, by Anna Morrison Reed. J. Stuart & Company, Publishers, 1891.
- “Mother – A Reverie”; “Her King”; “Retrospect”; “Sunset” by Anna Morrison Reed, from The Later Poems of Anna Morrison Reed. J. Stuart & Company, Publishers, 1891.
- Portrait of Anna Morrison Reed by A. O Carpenter, from The Later Poems of Anna Morrison Reed. J. Stuart & Company, Publishers, 1891.
- Portrait titled “Mrs. Anna Morrison Reed.” from Peterson's magazine, July 1893 (vol. 1, no. 58), "California women in the World's Fair," p. 671.
- Sketch of Anna Morrison Reed sourced from the Sonoma County Library, Petaluma History Room History & Genealogy Newsletter, Local History and Genealogy Notes: A Northern California “Pioneer” in Her Own Right submitted by Joanna Kolosov on March 28, 2018. Sketch courtesy of The Petaluma Courier, 2 September 1891.
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- “Temperance” Created/Published: St. Louis : [publisher not transcribed], 1886, 1887. Enlow, (Mrs.) Caddie, copyright claimant. Great Western Pr.Eng. + Lith. Co., publishers. (Library of Congress)
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- Cover image from “Votes for women : song” Contributor Names: Wunderlich, Edward, composer. Wheeldon, R. A., lyricist. Created / Published Washington, D.C. : Marks-Goldsmith Company, Inc.,  ©1914 (Library of Congress)
- “The express train” Currier & Ives. Created/published: New York : Published by Currier & Ives, c1870. Currier & Ives : a catalogue raisonne / complied by Gale Research. Detroit, MI : Gale Research, c1983, no. 1944. (Library of Congress)
- “San Francisco, California” Hess, Frederick. Created / Published: Frederick Hess Publisher, c1874. E13861 U.S. Copyright Office. Entered according to act of congress in the year 1874 by Frederick Hess in the office of the librarian of Congress Washington D.C.
- “California views. No. 8. Redwood trees, Santa Cruz mtns.” Created / Published c1874. D10534 U.S. Copyright Office. Associated name on shelflist card: Prang - C. (Library of Congress)
- “Mt. Shasta, California” Detroit Publishing Co., publisher. Created / Published c1899. Copyright deposit. State Historical Society of Colorado; 1949. Detroit Publishing Company photograph collection (Library of Congress).