Letter : Susan B. Anthony to Mrs. Allen. December 8, 1892

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Letter : Susan B. Anthony to Mrs. Allen. December 8, 1892


Written on National American Woman Suffrage Association stationery.

The letter also contains several handwritten notes along the top and in the margin: one relates to another donation that was sent and the other circles the name Jane H. Spofford, Treasurer, and tells the addressee to "direct money to Mrs. Spofford, she is now the treasurer of the bust fund-SBA"




Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Johnson, Adelaide, 1859-1955
Mott, Lucretia, 1793-1880
Spofford, Jane H.
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Woman's Building (World's Columbian Exposition, 1893, Chicago, Ill.)


Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906


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Rochester, N.Y.


My dear sister Lucy handed me your good letter on Sunday a.m. I reached home on Saturday at 10:00 p.m. and I was and am delighted that your good women are rousing to the plea of the young artist Miss Adelaide Johnson-to help her to the money to enable her to carry out her most earnest desire - that of putting into marble the two women = Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton= who called the first woman's rights convention for the dear girl has now resolved to made the trio-Mott, Stanton, Anthony-And I stopped in Philadelphia on my way home to get pictures and an old bust that will show the shape of the head-also a dress and cap of dear Mrs. Mott-so as to give Miss Johnson every possible aid-Of course I am glad the friends feel my work worthy of giving me a place by the side of Mrs. Stanton-but I am more glad that Mrs. Mott can be placed between us- or at the head of us-for she always stood by us-through all the years when we most needed friends-And I am sure you and all the dear friends will feel a renewed determination to help this cause with these object lessons at the Columbian Exposition-and help the brave young woman who unaided and alone started out to do the great work-she deserves our help and good cheer of all our friends. Lovingly yours, Susan B. Anthony"

Original Format

Letters (correspondence)

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28 cm.