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Anthony, Susan B.
Autograph letter signed to suffragist Sarah Stoddard Eddy making arrangements for the National Executive Sessions the International Council of Women
Riggs House, Washington DC, 1888. Two page autograph letter signed from Susan B. Anthony to fellow activist Sarah Stoddard Eddy. One sheet measuring 6 x 9 inches on official stationery for the event, announcing on the header: "Fortieth Anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement, International Council of Women Assembled by the National Woman Suffrage Association of the United States, to be held at Washington DC, March 25-April 1, 1888 inclusive." A business letter making practical arrangements for the Council's National Executive Session on April 2-4, following the convention, it is accompanied by the transmittal envelope and two enclosed flyers for special railroad rates available to eastern and to southern and central delegates respectively, each annotated in orange pencil.On the fortieth anniversary of the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention that marked the beginning of the American woman suffrage movement, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony carried the movement across borders by founding the International Council of Women in 1888. An umbrella organization under which national suffrage organizations could convene, its first meeting was a major opportunity for U.S. activists to forge alliances and coordinate strategies with women across Europe. Across both continents, women were loudly demanding their rights. To Stanton and Anthony, four decades into the fight, it was time to harness this energy at home and abroad.Sarah Stoddard Eddy, to whom Anthony writes, was a chaplain in addition to leading the New England Women's Club, the Women's Educational & Industrial Union, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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