• Creator
  • Lovering, L.E.
  • Created Date
  • ca. 1912
  • Description
  • Lovering wrote her letter in response to a summons by the Mountaineers Board of Directors to come before them to face charges of insurrection on the 1909 summer outing. Along with her fellow Mountaineer, Winona Bailey, Lovering wrote a protest because they felt that women were being unfairly discriminated against and held back from making climbs that men were allowed to make during the trip. Lovering denies the charges of insurrection but writ... more
    Lovering wrote her letter in response to a summons by the Mountaineers Board of Directors to come before them to face charges of insurrection on the 1909 summer outing. Along with her fellow Mountaineer, Winona Bailey, Lovering wrote a protest because they felt that women were being unfairly discriminated against and held back from making climbs that men were allowed to make during the trip. Lovering denies the charges of insurrection but writes, "In making the protest we had been actuated by the feeling that we would blame ourselves in the future, as well as be blamed by other women not present if we allowed so arbitrary a decision to pass unnoticed. Had the danger been as great as was represented a ruling which would have prohibited all inexperienced members of the party from attempting the ascent would have been fair, but in a club where fifty-one and four-tenths percent of the members are women, sex discrimination should not be made, and if made, should not go unprotested."... less
  • Format
  • text
    Letter (correspondence)
    Scanned from original text or image at 200 dpi saved in TIFF format, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm software's JPEG2000 Extension. 2012