National Historical Publications & Records Commission

The Selected Letters of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony

Rutgers University

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A selective edition of the papers of two key figures in the suffragist movement. Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 –1902) was an American social activist, abolitionist, and leading figure of the early women's rights movement. Her Declaration of Sentiments, presented at the first women's rights convention held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, New York, is often credited with initiating the first organized women's rights and women's suffrage movements in the United States. Susan Brownell Anthony (1820 –1906) was a prominent American civil rights leader who played a pivotal role in the 19th century women's rights movement. She was co-founder of the first Women's Temperance Movement with Elizabeth Cady Stanton as President.  She also co-founded the women's rights journal, The Revolution. She traveled the United States and Europe, and averaged 75 to 100 speeches per year. She was one of the important advocates in leading the way for women's rights to be acknowledged and instituted in the American. The NHPRC also supported a comprehensive microfilm edition, with approximately 10,000 documents on 45 reels with a 203-page guide.

Complete in six volumes


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Elizabeth Cady Stanton, seated, and Susan B. Anthony, standing between 1880 and 1902, Courtesy Library of Congress


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