Eunice (Newton) Foote

Eunice (Newton) Foote (1819 - 1888)

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Eunice Foote formerly Newton
Born in Goshen, Connecticut, USAmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in East Bloomfield, New Yorkmap
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Died in Lennox, Massachusetts, USAmap
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Profile last modified | Created 9 May 2018
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  • Scientist, inventor and women's rights activist[1]
  • Researched the greenhouse effect[1][2]
  • d/o Isaac Newton Jr. (farmer) & Thirza
  • 12 Aug 1841 m. Elisha Foote (judge, inventor, statistician)[1]
  • In 1848, when Eunice was 29, she not only attended the Seneca Falls Convention, but was appointed as one of five women "to prepare the procedings for publication". She also was bold enough to actually sign the famous Declaration of Sentiments along with 67 other women. Notably, her husband Elisha Foote was one of the 32 men who signed as supporters. [3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Wikipedia: Eunice Newton Foote, accessed 9 May 2018.
  2. "[We’ve Ignored Climate Change For More Than a Century]." Hot Mess (channel). 19 April 2018. Youtube. Web. 9 May 2018.
  3. Wellman, Judith. The Road to Seneca Falls: Elizabeth Cady Stanton and the First Woman's Rights Convention. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2010. Pages 203, 205 and 223.

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Eunice Newton Foote, "Circumstances Affecting the Heat of the Sun's Rays." Scientific paper, 1856.
Eunice Newton Foote,


On 19 May 2018 at 07:41 GMT Kathy (Foote) Durham wrote:

Delighted to add the visual from Eunice Newton Foote's 1856 scientific paper. Thanks to UCSB symposium organizers for bringing this to light!

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