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COLLECTION Identifier: A/S792

Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1894-1900


Letters and other material written by suffrage activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton.


  • 1894-1900

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Elizabeth Cady Stanton as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


2 folders

Collection includes five letters Stanton wrote to various people, about her appearance at a "Freethinkers Convention," distribution of her book, Eighty Years and More, and other topics; and Stanton's printed birthday poem to Susan B. Anthony on her 80th birthday. Also includes photocopies of inscriptions by Stanton from two volumes of The Woman's Bible. The Woman's Bible volumes are held by the Schlesinger and shelved as 220/W872 and 220/W87v.2.


Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902) was a leading suffragist, abolitionist, and women's rights advocate. With Susan B. Anthony, she founded the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1869, and served as its president until 1890. She was critical of Christianity's views toward women, her The Woman's Bible was an attempt to correct what she saw as sexist readings of Biblical scripture.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession numbers: 420, 979, 1016, 1100, 1132, 1272, 84-M163

These papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton were acquired by the Schlesinger Library from Paul C. Richards in 1962, 1965, and 1966; from University Autographs in 1968; and from and James Howgate, in 1966 or 1967. Some of the items were purchased with the support of the Margaret Earhart Smith Fund. Inscriptions were transferred from the Schlesinger Library Books Department in September 1984.

Processing Information

Processed: November 1987

By: Bert Hartry.

Updated and additional description added: July 2020

By: Jenny Gotwals.

The Schlesinger Library attempts to provide a basic level of preservation and access for all collections, and does more extensive processing of higher priority collections as time and resources permit.  Finding aids may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
Language of description
Processing of this collection was made possible by the Alice Jeanette Ward Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

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