Elizabeth Neall Gay


Elizabeth Neall Gay born Bucks County, PA November 7, 1819 (d. 1907). Quaker; pacifist; abolitionist. Delegate to first World's Anti-Slavery Convention, where women were denied a say, London, 1840.


"I am proud to have been one of that cursed yet thrice blessed little band who 'braved the fury of the seabed' to attend a Christian Anti-Slavery gathering which drunkards and gamblers were welcomed & women and honest truthful Women rejected and insulted." (Letter to Elizabeth Hussey Whittier, Aug. 16, 1841; photo Mass. Hist. Soc.)