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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton Autograph Letter Signed to Feminist Eliza [Wright] Osborne. Three pages written on the recto and verso, 9" x 5.5", New York, April 19, [1898], to Eliza [Wright] Osborne, daughter of early women's rights leader, Martha Coffin Wright, with the original transmittal envelope. In this intimate letter Stanton, a veteran of the women's rights movement, writes Osborne regarding a photograph of the women who organized the historic Seneca Falls convention in 1848.

    The letter reads, in part: "Dear Eliza, Would you like to have a photograph of the six women who...conducted the Seneca Falls convention. As your mother & your aunt Lucretia [Mott] were important patrons such a group should interest you. Would you share the experience of such a group & take an interest in seeing the work done...I want Susan [Susan B. Anthony] to have it as a frontispiece in her forthcoming book...I intend to have the group enlarged and framed for myself. Write me what you think of this pursuit...Did you save any of my leaflets scattered at the Washington convention? I have never seen one yet. With kind regards, Yours sincerely, Elizabeth Cady Stanton".

    This fantastic letter, either by name or association, mentions the most important and influential individuals in the women's movement of the 19th century. A remarkably legible letter written in a bold, large hand, with only some trivial toning but in otherwise fine condition. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.


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