Skip to main content
COLLECTION Identifier: A/E14

Papers of Ellen Dwight Eaton, 1857-1868


Letters to Ellen Dwight Eaton from Elizabeth Cady Stanton and others.


  • Creation: 1857-1868

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Originals closed; use digital images.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Ellen Dwight Eaton 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.


1 folder

This collection consists of letters written to Ellen "Nellie" Dwight Eaton, most of which are from Elizabeth Cady Stanton. A few mention the founding of the suffrage periodical, The Revolution, while others concern Stanton's travels and activities for suffrage. This collection also includes a letter from Susan B. Anthony encouraging correspondence with Eaton, and a letter from Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell discussing Eaton's health. Also found in this collection is a letter from suffragist Martha Griffith Browne to Elizabeth Cady Stanton asking Stanton to meet abolitionist Mary Estlin from Bristol, England. Some letters include descriptive notes by Elizabeth Selden Rogers.


Ellen "Nellie" Dwight Eaton was born on March 19, 1832, to Amos Beale Eaton and Elizabeth Selden Eaton in Fort Niagara Beach, New York. Ellen Dwight Eaton was a first cousin once removed of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, suffragist and women's rights activist. Ellen Dwight Eaton died on April 11, 1907, in New Haven, Connecticut.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 87-M37

The Papers of Ellen Dwight Eaton were given to the Schlesinger Library by the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation in 1987. These papers were removed from the Alice Paul papers.

Related Material:

There is related material at the Schlesinger Library; see Papers of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1894-1900 (A/S792).

Processing Information

Processed: February 1990

By: Alison Adams Ernst

Updated and additional description added: November 2020

By: Cat Lea Holbrook

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 Zetlin Sisters Fund and the Jane Rainie Opel '50 Fund.

Repository Details

Part of the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute Repository

The preeminent research library on the history of women in the United States, the Schlesinger Library documents women's lives from the past and present for the future. In addition to its traditional strengths in the history of feminisms, women’s health, and women’s activism, the Schlesinger collections document the intersectional workings of race and ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class in American history.

3 James St.
Cambridge MA 02138 USA