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Mudd, Emily Borie Hartshornelocked

(06 September 1898–02 May 1998)
  • Kristin Celello

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Mudd, Emily Borie Hartshorne (06 September 1898–02 May 1998), pioneer in the field of marriage counseling and birth control advocate, was born Emily Borie Hartshorne in Merion, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Edward Yarnall Hartshorne, a banker and philanthropist in the Philadelphia area, and Clementina Rhodes Hartshorne, a suffragist and member of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters. Emily later cited her mother’s activism, as well as her father’s Quaker heritage, as sources of her own interest in women’s rights. Also influential were the death of a sister, born prematurely, when she was twelve years old and the knowledge that her maternal grandmother had given birth to thirteen children (eight of whom survived infancy)....

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