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Anthony, Susan B., 1820-1906; to Mrs. Saney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09755 Author/Creator: Anthony, Susan B., 1820-1906; Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 May 1882 Pagination: 2 p. ; 27.9 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: One letter addressed to Mrs. Saney from Susan B. Anthony dated New York, May 10, 1882. Requests that she notify her when she has arrived home. Asks that she report to Rachel G. Foster who will be travelling with May Wright Sewall from North Pennsylvania to Indianapolis. Language used by Anthony alludes to fighting a battle whereby she refers to an "enemy," "ammunition," "war." Also mentions the need to raise $10,000 for a women's suffrage campaign.

Background Information: The letter refers to an attempt to pass an amendment to Nebraska's state constitution, allowing women the right to vote. A convention was held in Omaha in 1882, but despite efforts ...to pass, it was defeated. Nebraska passed the legislature in 1917 for women to vote in municipal and presidential elections. The 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution passed on August 26, 1920.See More

People: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Sewall, Mary Wright, 1844-1920
Avery, Rachel G. Foster, 1858-1919

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Worker's rightsState ConstitutionStates' RightsElectionVoting RightsWomen's HistorySuffrageWomen's suffrage

Sub Era: The Politics of Reform

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