Authentication Materials:

  1. Speech Title exactly as it to be printed: “The Relation of Health to the Woman Movement.”
  2. Exact Date and Place of Speech Delivery: 15 May 1915. Address given at the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Association of Employed Officers of the Young Women Christian Association of the United States of America, Asilomar, California.
  3. Complete Name of Speaker, with year of birth and year of death: Clelia Duel Mosher (1863-1940).
  4. Complete name of editor or compiler of electronic text, with indication of role: Lisa Shawn Hogan, compiler and editor.
  5. Date of electronic edition: 2020.
  6. Languages: English (100%).
  7. Indication of editing functions performed: Lisa Shawn Hogan, transcribed electronic version of the speech from typewritten manuscript in Mosher archives. She edited the text, following handwritten corrections, and proofread the electronic text in October of 2020.

Bibliographic List of Sources:

Mosher, Clelia Duel. “The Relation of Health to the Woman Movement,” May 15, 1915.  Box 1, Folder 1, Clelia D. Mosher Papers. Stanford University Special Collections. [=A].

Mosher, Clelia Duel. Health and the Woman Movement, 2nd revised edition. New York: The Womans Press, 1918. [=B].

Mosher, Clelia Duel. Woman’s Physical Freedom, 3rd revised edition. New York: The Womans Press, 1923. [=C].

Statement of Editorial Procedures:

The copy-text is Mosher 1915 [=A]. This selection was made based on the plausible efficacy of this typewritten manuscript as the closest approximation to Mosher’s actual wording of the speech. Other versions of the speech were prepared later, with revisions and additions for publication.

All paragraphing, capitalization, spelling, use of italics, use of quotation marks (or lack thereof), and hyphenation of words (or lack thereof) are consistent with the copy-text.

Paragraph numbers have been added in square brackets.

Footnotes on the typewritten manuscript have been excluded.

The text of this edition has been thoroughly checked and proofread.

All double quotation marks are rendered with “, all single quotation marks with apostrophe ‘.

This copy text is not subject to end-of-line hyphenation.

Special characters and characters with diachronic marks: none.

Departures from the copy-text and general editorial procedures: none.