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    Archive of Three Letters Signed by Susan B. Anthony to Social Reformer Eliza Wright Osborne. All examples 8.5" x 11" on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, Rochester, New York, to Eliza Wright Osborne, Auburn, New York.

    This exceptional lot includes: 1) A one page autograph letter signed "Susan B. Anthony", dated July 15, 1902, in which Ms Anthony encourages her friend Ms Osborne to visit her: "won't you come over here...on Friday and see how clean and nice we look - and then, too, you will see me keep the castle - all alone, without sister Mary!" The letter bears the usual old fold creases but is bright, with a bold signature and in fine condition. 2) A two page autograph letter signed "Susan B. Anthony", dated May 22, 1903, in which Anthony discusses the success of her multi-volume work History of Woman Suffrage: "Nothing shows the advance in public sentiment on our question like the demand for this book and the lack of it twenty years ago. The librarians seem to know there is a cause of woman. The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh sent for two sets of the book." The letter has the usual old fold creases but is bright, bold and in fine condition. 3) A one page typed letter signed "Susan B. Anthony", dated July 18, 1903, a friendly letter in which she advises Ms Osborne to tell "...Anna [Shaw] that I will keep dinner waiting for her tomorrow until she comes." Ms Anthony also compliments Osborne's home in Auburn: "Harriet May Mills told me how beautiful it was, with the fresh berries, beans and peas and everything so nice." Anthony then encourages Osborne to consider attending a suffrage meeting in Dresden, Germany while abroad in Europe: "I think you would enjoy being at Dresden; at any rate it would not do any harm; most of those women can talk English and understand English." With the usual fold creases, otherwise in fine condition. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.


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    September, 2011
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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