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Harriet Hanson Robinson House

Harriet Hanson Robinson House

This home on 35 Lincoln Street was the former residence of Harriet Hanson Robinson (1825-1911), who worked in a cotton mill as a child, played an important role in the women's suffrage movement and became an author and poet. She lived here with her husband, William Stevens Robinson (1813-1876), who was a crusading journalist and politician and founded the Free Soil party. Harriet was the first woman to speak before the Select Committee on Woman Suffrage in Congress and also spoke before the Massachusetts legislature. She and her daughter, Harriet Lucy Shattuck, organized the National Women's Suffrage Association of Massachusetts.

Address

35 Lincoln Street