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    Elizabeth Cady Stanton Autograph Letter Signed Correcting a Mistake in The Cosmopolitan Regarding Her Precedence in the Women's Rights Movement: "You made one mistake in giving my place to Miss Anthony". Three pages, 8" x 10.5", New York, August 3, [nd], to Mr. J. B. Pond. Stanton sets the record straight on the Seneca Falls Convention and offers her daughter Harriot Stanton Blatch for speaking engagements in her stead. The letter reads, in part:

    "I read your sketch of women in "The Cosmopolitan". You made one mistake in giving my place to Miss Anthony. I called the first women's conventions ever held in the north at Seneca Falls New York July 1848. Miss Anthony did not appear on our platform until 1852 five years after. Mrs. Howe, Livermore, [illegible] came over twenty years after...I should be glad to make your acquaintance & introduce you to my daughters who are both fine speakers, I dare say...I do not speak except on rare occasions. I can speak to larger audiences with my pen & with far less tax on my nervous energies...Yours Sincerely, Elizabeth Cady Stanton". On the verso of the last sheet, written vertically across the page is a resume for Stanton's daughter Harriot (Mrs. Blatch). J. B. Pond, in addition to being a writer, was a noted promoter of lecturers and musicians. His historical faux pas didn't seem to dampen Ms. Stanton's ardor in promoting her daughters for possible inclusion on his lecture circuit. A fantastic letter written in a large, bold hand with some closed tears along the edges and overall slight toning. It bears the usual old fold creases and a small red ink stamp "Book" in the upper left corner, otherwise it is in very good condition. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.


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    April, 2011
    8th-9th Friday-Saturday
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