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Susan B. Anthony letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC34

Scope and Contents

Consists of three letters of Susan B. Anthony to George W. Harper, editor of the Robinson, IL Argus newspaper. Two letters from 1879 relate to a speaking engagement in Robinson wherein Anthony asks about financial arrangements and to borrow the Congressional Record. A 1902 letter recalls the 1879 engagement and promotes her History of Woman Suffrage.


  • Created: 1879-1902


Biographical / Historical

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) was born in New York and spent her life as a social reformer advocating for temperance, abolition of slavery, and women’s suffrage. She was instrumental in organizing reform movements at the national level, including the influential National American Woman Suffrage Association, an organization that propelled the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. In 1872, Anthony was convicted in Rochester, NY for voting during the congressional election and later petitioned Congress to have her fine remitted.


1 folder (1 folder: .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 items: 3 letters, 1 clipped signature

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