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Anthony, Susan B. (1820-1906)
Autograph Letter Signed, New York, August 28, 1868 to C. D. and P. T. M. Campbell

quarto, two pages, written in ink on the letterhead of The Revolution, a radical and defiant periodical of which Anthony was proprietor. Old folds and creases, short tears into edges, some minor soiling, else very good.

Anthony writes concerning a proposed visit by Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, her colleague and collaborator in the struggle for Woman Suffrage and Women’s Rights, and the co-editor of The Revolution, to Vineland, New Jersey to speak for the cause. The letter also mentions Parker Pillsbury, the Revolution’s other co-editor, and former abolitionist who spent the latter part of his career as an advocate for woman suffrage and women’s rights.

 

         “Dear Friends,

               Somebody was in office the other day & said to Mr. Pillsbury, Mrs. Stanton & Miss Anthony ought to go to Vineland and speak in their nice Hall some Sunday – When Mr. P told me I said certainly – to whom shall I write – he said Mr. & Mrs. Campbell – send to them I now write to say if the “way is clear” – the two said personages will be happy to be present at your Sunday exercises Sept. 6th the said Anthony and Stanton will go to Vineland Saturday the 5th – and shall hope to see the “strong minded” of both sexes assembled  together to discourse & discuss the whole question – You see the Sturgis, Mich, women are alive – going to vote at school meetings – Vineland must take the lead – Tell me, early please – if it will be agreeable to you good people for us to visit you at that time – If it is you will of course give thorough notice – Sincerely yours

                                                                                                          Susan B. Anthony”

 

American National Biography, volume 1, pp., 547-550; Dictionary of American Biography, volume 1, pages 318-321; Notable American Women, volume 1 pp., 51-57