Susan B. Anthony Typed Letter Signed "Susan B. Anthony". One page, 8" x 7.5", on the personal letterhead of her niece and fellow women's rights activist, Rachael Foster Avery, Philadelphia, April 18, 1895 ("dictated March 10th "), to "Mrs. Einstein". Ms. Anthony writes a benefactor to thank her for contributing to an annuity. The letter is slightly toned and has the usual fold creases with some minor splits in the folds, one having been repaired with cellophane tape on the verso. Otherwise the letter bears a bold signature and is in near fine condition. From the Judith Kaplan Women's History Collection.

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    She writes, in part:"My dear Mrs. Einstein: At my seventy-fifth birthday loving and loved first adopted niece, Rachael Foster Avery, surprised and delighted me by the announcement that she had secured an $800 annuity for me, and now, a month later, at her own lovely country home, she has read to me the names of the dear friends who contributed to the generous gift. Among them is yours and I hasten to thank you for thus helping to lift me financially above the need of earning the necessary sum to meet my simple home expenses. For myself and my only surviving sister, Mary S. Anthony, who has ever made it possible for me to go and do and be for our good cause, I am Most gratefully yours, Susan B. Anthony".

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