Anthony Avery Papers

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Collection Overview
Title: Anthony-Avery Papers
Creator: Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Call Number: D.16
Dates: 1882-circa 1915
Physical Description: 4 boxes
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation

Access
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Scope and Content
The Anthony - Avery collection consists mainly of the correspondence between Susan Brownell Anthony and Rachel Foster Avery. The correspondence dates between the years 1882 to 1908, with the greatest number of letters having been written in 1887, 1897 and 1898. Most of the letters were written by Susan B. Anthony to Rachel F. Avery (161): there are also 36 retained carbons of Mrs. Avery's letters to Miss Anthony. Other women active in the suffrage movement who are represented in the collection by correspondence to either Miss Anthony or Mrs. Avery are: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Carrie Chapman Catt, May Eliza Wright Sewall, Harriet Taylor Upton, Isabel Howland, Lillie Devereux Blake, Anna Howard Shaw, Lucretia Longshore Blankenburg, Elizabeth Blackwell, and Mary Garrett Hay. A chronological list of all the correspondence is included in this register.

As corresponding secretary of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, Mrs. Avery played an integral part in all the plans and problems of that organization. The correspondence to and from her, therefore, reflects many facets of the suffrage movement including the plans for the 40th (1888) and 50th (1898) anniversary celebrations of the beginning of the women's suffrage movement: the strategies for adding women's suffrage amendments to the constitution of various states: the problems of winning converts to the cause and raising money: the writing of Miss Anthony's biography and the personal relationship between Susan B. Anthony and Rachel Foster Avery.



Subject(s):
Women--Suffrage
Correspondence
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Avery, Rachel Foster, 1858-1919
Stanton, Elizabeth Cady, 1815-1902
Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947
Sewall, May Wright, 1844-1920
Upton, Harriet Taylor
Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919
Howland, Isabel, 1859-1942
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection of Avery family papers was purchased at Charles B. Hamilton auction of February 3, 1972, sale no.55, item 41, with funds provided by an anonymous donor.Accruals added in 2014 acquired from members of the Cleborne Family (descendants of Rachel Foster Avery) through a combined gift / purchase agreement, and separately also by purchase from the American Eagle Auction and Appraisal Company and the Super Auction in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Scanning services donated by Kodak Alaris.

Citation
(Name of item, if applicable), Anthony-Avery Papers, (1882-ca. 1915). Rare Books Special Collections & Preservation Department, University of Rochester.

Related Material
A synopsis of each letter was created by University of Rochester undergraduate Lagusta Yearwood (class of 2000) as part of an internship in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections during the academic year of 1999/2000.

Material from this collection and other Anthony collections are included in the online exhibition, Susan B. Anthony Celebrating "A Heroic Life" .




Administrative Information
Author: Finding aid prepared by Rare Books and Special Collections staff
Publisher: Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation
Address:
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Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
URL: http://www.library.rochester.edu/rbscp


Content List
CONTENTS:
Box 1: 1882 - July 1897
Folder 1: 1882 - February 1887
Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized postcard: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 2: March 1887
Digitized envelope:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3
Folder 3: April-May 1887
Digitized envelope:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 , Page 11 , Page 12 , Page 13 , Page 14 Digitized leter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized leter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized leter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized leter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized leter: Page 1, Page 2
Folder 4: June - August 1887
Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 Digitized envelope: Page 1 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5
Folder 5: September - December 1887
Digitized letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 6: 1888 - 1894
Digitized appended note:
Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 , Page 11 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized envelope: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 7: 1895 - 1896
Digitized letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4
Folder 8: January - February 1897
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized appended note: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 9: March - April 1897
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 Digitzed Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 10: May - July 1897
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 , Page 11 , Page 12 , Page 13 , Page 14 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized appended note: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 June 17, 1897: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4
Box 2: August 1897 - 1908
Folder 1: August - September 1897
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 4 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4
Folder 2: October 1897
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 3: November 1897
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 November 19, 1897: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8
Folder 4: December 1897
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized appended note: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 December 31, 1897: Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony[1897]: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery[1897]: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery[1897]: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery [1897]: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery
Folder 5: January 1-16 1898
Digitized Envelope:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 January 15, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 January 15, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery January 15, 1898: Mrs. Lucretia (Longshore) Blankenburg to Mrs. Caroline Hartley. January 16, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery
Folder 6: January 17-31 1898
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 January 20, 1898: Alice Stuart R. Mitchell to Susan B. Anthony Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 January 27, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery (incomplete) Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Appended note: Page 1
Folder 7: February 1898
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Appended note: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7
Folder 8: March 1898
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 9: April - May 1898
April 8, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery April 9, 1898: Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony April 11, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery April 11, 1898: Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony April 14, 1898: Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony April 17, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery April 22, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery April 26, 1898: Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony May 11, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Member of the Business Committee May 12, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery May 18, 1898: Rachel Foster Avery to Susan B. Anthony May 27, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery (post card) May 27, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery (letter) May, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to Member of the Business Committee
Folder 10: June - September 1898
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 11: October - December 1898
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 12: 1899 - 1908
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2 July 15, 1899: Anna Howard Shaw to Rachel Foster Avery Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 Digitized Letter: Page 1 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 , Page 7 , Page 8 , Page 9 , Page 10 , Page 11 , Page 12 , Page 13 , Page 14 Digitized Letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3
Folder 13: undated correspondence, printed matter, envelopes
February 7, n.y.: S. F. Carter to Susan B. Anthony, note appended, Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery. Also a note written by Rachel Foster Avery n.d.: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery (incomplete) n.d.: Mary Garrett Hay to Susan B. Anthony (incomplete), with appended note, Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery *November 9, 1900: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery n.d.: Susan B. Anthony to _ n.d.: Susan B. Anthony to _ n.d.: Susan B. Anthony to _ n.d., c. 1897: Susan B. Anthony to _ n.d., c. 1897: Susan B. Anthony to _ August 20, 1898: Susan B. Anthony to _ August 10, 1887: List of ass'ns to be invited to the International Council of Women, to Mrs. Shoffard February 22, 1887: Print Article, "Gone Before.," "Under the Snow." August-September 1887: 3 envelopes February 15, 1870: Print Article, "The Susan." 2014 Acquisition
Box 3: Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery Correspondence, December 1880-1900
General Note: Transcriptions of selected letters in Box 3 can be found below and were completed by University of Rochester students in the fall of 2014, as part of a Women's Studies class: Women, Activism and Social Change, taught by Angela Clark-Taylor. The transcription were then edited and completed by former Rare Books, Special Collections and Preservation Department staff member, Mary Huth.
Folder:
Folder 1. December 24, 1880-1881
Anthony describes her work on the History of Woman Suffrage and competing obligations. Stanton writes to Avery about the Pennsylvania chapter and about garnering supporters for the chapter and the broader woman's suffrage movement. Transcription:
located here . Anthony asks Avery to make arrangement for the western dates of her lecture tour. This unsigned letter is on the verso of a letter a addressed to Anthony from Augt. Mills, the Corresponding Secretary on G.W. Lawrence Co. letterhead of North Manchester, Indiana. Anthony describes the planning of an upcoming meeting and states "I do hope Mrs Lockwood will not go ahead without consulting us." Belva Ann Lockwood had recently won the right to argue before the Supreme Court; she would appear on the ballot for United States President in 1884. Anthony share that she'll be writing to E.M.D. and ask him for a description of the Burning of Pennsylvania hall in 1837. Anthony apologizes for unintentionally giving Avery additional work to do. She continues and describes her work on the History of Woman Suffrage as being in "History's Prison - for it really makes me a prisoner." She thanks Avery, and her sister, Julia for clippings on the burning of Pennsylvania Hall. Anthony share her recent frustrations about an upcoming lecture circuit and the rainy weather. Anthony shares her strategy for pivoting the question of women's education into a discussion of how the right to vote would have an incredible effect on broader range of issues. Anthony describes the research she's doing regarding recent meetings of religious women's rights advocates and her upcoming lectures. Anthony comments on the activities of other women in the suffrage movement. Anthony shares her thoughts about the recent death of President Garfield and then addresses issues of the women's suffrage movement. Anthony describes planning efforts for an upcoming convention and hopes to hear a response from Belva Lockwood.
Folder 2. 1889
Anthony asks about whether Avery and Clara Barton will send a letter on behalf of the International Woman's Council in response to internal politicking of suffrage organizations. Anthony shares her reasons with Avery for postponing an upcoming convention. Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Susan B. Anthony to Rachel Foster Avery, 2. autograph letter signed, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 11, 1889. 6 pages, 3 leaves. Missing first leaf, present in photocopy only. Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here . Transcription: located here .
Folder 3. 1890
Anthony writes to Avery about deciding on the speakers and arrangements for the program of the upcoming convention, and her efforts to have Senators and Congressmen participate. The convention Anthony describes refers to the first convention after the merging of the National Woman Suffrage Association and American Woman Suffrage Association in February 1890. Anthony describes to Avery which delegations are coming to an upcoming convention. Anthony writes to Julia Avery, Rachel Foster Avery's sister, and asks her to come and join her to help manage the large body of correspondence she has received. Anthony continues and encourages Avery to hear Elizabeth Cady Stanton talk before the Congressional Committees. Anthonys asks Avery to have Lucy Anthony, her neice, bring any spare paper and envelopes and consider ordering new stationary after the upcoming convention. Anthony encourages Avery to come and visit her. Anthony writes to Rachel Foster Avery and her sister, Julia Foster Avery, and encourages them to come and visit her in Washington D.C. Anthony encourages Avery to consider that "your first dearest nearest feeling must be for the precious little one whose temprement nature enture being you are now stamping-- your every heart- beat of love peace beauty not only - but every one of the reverse, as well, is making its mark on the uknown-" Anthony writes to Avery and encourages her to rest during her pregnancy. Anthony writes to Avery and expresses her loneliness while in Washington, D.C. She states that she hasn't heard about Elizabeth Cady Stanton's arrival in England, representing the suffrage organizations of the United States. Anthony writes of her upcoming travel plans. She also mentions Matilda Joslyn Gage's manuscript, Woman, Church and State that would be published in 1893.
Folder 4. 1891
Anthony describes her arrival back home in Rochester, New York and her sister, Mary's reaction to news about Avery's family.
Folder 5. 1892
Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , Page 5 , Page 6 Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2 Anthony describes her recent activities, and funding raising efforts. Anthony writes about the impor tance of finding donors to support the women's rights movement afte the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Women Suffrage Association merge. Anthony expresses her disappointment that Avery will not be attending the upcoming convention and tells her that both Lucy Stone and Mary Livermore are also unable to attend. Anthony describes Anna Howard Shaw as their one remaining "trump card." Clara Barton to Rachel Foster Avery, autograph letter signed, Washington D.C., October 31, 1892. 4 pages, 1 leaf. Digitized letter: Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 6.1893
Anthony writes on the envelope: "Do the Hillsdale folk want me to thank them? Let me know at once. SBA." Anthony enthusiastically recalls the trip she and Avery took to Europe, ten years ago. Anthony continues to describe the changes in both the women's rights movement and in Avery's life since that trip. Anthony offers Avery financial advice regarding household help based on her experience and the debt she incurred while editing The Revolution. Anthony refers to Anna Howard Shaw and acknowledges that she has not written lately to Avery Rachel. Anthony also mentions a Mrs. Colby, who is financing a new proposition. Anthony expresses how much she misses Avery and offers her advice about household matters. Anthony offers her advice about Avery's interest in starting a newspaper. Anthony notes that the market for magazine articles is less profitable than newspaper articles on the latest women's activities. Anthony describes planning the program for the upcoming International Women's Congress. Anthony writes that she hopes many others will answer their call to duty on behalf of the women's suffrage movement, as Avery has. Anthony describes her travels to Kansas and her upcoming return to Chicago and finally back to Rochester. Anthony also alludes to Avery's plans to have another child.
Folder 7. January-September 1899
Anthony asks Avery to send her letterhead. Anthony writes to Avery about making arrangement for lodging in Washington, D.C. Anthony writes to Avery about the politics surrounding the Hawaiian Bill and how female activists can become involved. Anthony describes the recent evening she spent with Isabel Howland and Mrs. Tennell, along with a group of African American women, one of whom may have been Cornell University graduate, Sarah Winifred Brown, class of 1897. Anthony writes about her thoughts on the upcoming Grand Rapids convention, and how to navigate potential disagreements or ideological differences among women's rights groups. Neither the Carrie Chapman Catt, nor Anthony's response are enclosed with this March 22, 1899 letter. Anthony writes of her changing travel plans in response to a late arriving telegram from Avery, and her desire to see her. Anthony describes Mrs. Gross's interest in creating a commemorative stick-pin with Anthony's profile on its head. Anthony describes her upcoming travel plan for the 1900 convention and a search for blocks or wood cuts of Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucy Stone, Anna Howard Shaw and herself. Anthony writes of her decision not to join Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Harriet Taylor Upton to help prepare speeches for Congressional testimony, and instead will offer what help she can from her own home. Anthony writes about the internal politicking of the National American Women Suffrage Associatio, regarding the candidacy of Carrie Chapman Catt as President. Anthony describes the effects a recent cold has had on her activities. Anthony describes a group of letters that have gotten crossed in the mail. Anthony writes about the selection of a permanent secretary, their Canadian maid, Anna E. Dann. Anthony describes the process of garnering support for female school board members. Anthony explains the importance of speaking with Carrie Chapman Catt before Catt's upcoming trip to determine how she will garner support for the movement. Anthony describes the recent addition and impact of a telephone in the house.
Folder 8. October-December 1899
Anthony describes the arrangements for an upcoming convention and campaign efforts in Iowa. Anthony shares her recent activities with Avery. Anthony describes how to best bring forward an ammendment to the National American Women Suffrage Association and writes that the ammendment should not be written in her hand or Avery's, but rather Lucretia Blankenburg, a leader in the Pennsylvania suffrage campaign. Avery responds to Anthony's letter of October 30, 1899 and shares her opinions about the location for their upcoming reception, the process of offering an ammednment and possible speakers at the meeting. Anthony writes about her opinions on the arrangements for the upcoming reception in Washington, D.C. and strongly suggests the Corcoran Gallery. Anthony writes about her recent letters and gifts to Avery's three daughters and the important place they hold in her own life.
Folder 9. 1900
Anthony alludes to her ill words towards Harriot Stanton Blatch from 1888. Anthony shares her reaction to Caroline Putnam's request that Mrs. Frederick Douglass, Helen Pitts, be invited to her 80th birthday celebration. Anthony describes the effect the ill health of others has had on her work, and comments that her new secretary, Anna E. Dann is doing well. Anthony shares her suggestions for speakers, and her answer to Mr. Vincent, who is willing to distribute women's rights literature.
Folder 10. ca. 1880-1881
Digitized letter:
Page 1 , Pages 2-3 , Page 4
Folder 11. July p.m. 5:20, no year
Digitized Letter:
Page 1 , Page 2
Folder 12. ca. 1881-1882
Anthony writes about the a gold badge to wear in Washington and other arrangements for the convention. The gold badge could be the same one presented to Anthony by the Philadelphia Citizens' Suffrage Association in 1881.
Folder 13. ca. 1895
Anthony asks that Avery type a copy of her written letters and asks for her to write personal appeals to include with each one. Anthony laments that she has not seen Avery, and offers a sarcastic description of the attempt several men made to attract supporters to the women's suffrage movement.
Folder 14. Received February 3, no year
Anthony describes sending signed Life Membership certificates, and the process of organizing parlor meetings. Anthony has a box at the theatre reserved for her and hopes Avery can come. The letter is signed: "Lovngly your adopted aunt, Susan B. Anthony."
Folder 15. Tuesday 10 O'Clock [a.m?]
Anthony shares her feelings related to the upcoming Hawaiian Organic Act of 1900, the United States Federal law that provided for a representative government in the newly organized Territory of Hawaii. Anthony would campaign to provide for woman suffrage in the newly-organized territory.
Folder 16. Undated ("Found 84")
Anthony asks for Avery's opinion about the dress and hat she recently purchased.
Folder 17. Undated (1 item)
Anthony writes regarding representation of state organizations and state auxiliaries based on their fee or dues structures and whether organizations pay on a per head or individual basis for their representation to the national organization, likely after the 1890 merger. Anthony asks for Avery's opinion on this issue. 18. Fragment "Will try" This letter is comprised of two fragments on one leaf. In the first, Anthony writes, "Will try to answer you good long letter later tomorrow. S. B. A." The verso reads "[2?] I ought to have looked first!! So - Mrs. Lydia Avery Coonley-Ward - and Miss Sarah 0. Coonly - Chicago. S. B. A."
Folder 19. Fragment "P.S."
"P.S. About the Calls ..." NE speakers besides Mrs. Hooker, they will carry off all the fees!
Folder 20. Susan B. Anthony photograph
Folder 21. Anthony and Avery photographs, ca. 1891 (2 items)
Folder Avery writes on the back of one cabinet card: "To my beloved revered second mother, Susan B. Anthony. Rachel Foster Avery. Rochester, Aug. 7, 1891."
Folder 23. Rachel Foster Avery photographs, ca. 1904-1909 (8 items)
Folder 24. Anna Howard Shaw photographs and letter to Rachel Foster Avery, 1913 (12 items)
Folder 25. Lucy Anthony photographs (2 items)
Folder 26. Photographs of unidentified persons (6 items, including 1 glass plate negative)
Folder 27. Avery family correspondence, 1913-1915
Jean Kinney was Rachel Foster Avery's granddaughter. Her mother was Avery's oldest child, Miriam Alice Avery. Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, July 1, 1914 Scope and Contents note: Avery describes a busy period in the Ohio campaign for woman's suffrage Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 26, 1915 Enclosed is a letter to Kinney from H.E. Graves regarding a recent land purchase. Rachel Foster Avery to Jean Kinney, December 6, 1915
Folder 28. Avery family correspondence, 1916-1918
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, September 5, 1916 Alice to Rachel Foster Avery, September 21, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Jean Kinney, October 19, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 17, 1917 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, June 26, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 28, 1917 Aunt [Nancie?] to Miriam Alice Avery, November 1, 1918
Folder 29. Avery family correspondence, 1919-1920
Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, July 3, 1919 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, March 17, 1920 Julia Foster Avery to Miriam Foster Avery, April 2, 1920 Julia Foster Avery to Miriam Foster Avery, May 13, 1920
Box 4: Avery Family Correspondence and Envelopes, 1913-1923
Folder:
1. Avery family correspondence, 1923-1956 Julia Foster Avery to Miriam Foster Avery, October 29, 1923 Aunt [Nancie?] to Miriam Alice Avery, December 15, 1920 Julia Foster Avery to Aunt [Nancie?], Monday Genichi Tutui to Arthur Foster Cleborne, March 23, 1956
Folder 2. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, 1913- April 1914
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 30, 1913 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February, 1913 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 4, 1913 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 29, 1913 Letter to Miriam Alice Avery, June 26, 1913 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November 23, 1913 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 10, 1913 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 22, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 26, 1914 This envelop includes a handwritten note on the verso: Your card rec'd So sorry for my grandchil She surely is "getting it in neck--" Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 30, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 30, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, Mapril 14, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, April 30, 1914
Folder 3. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, May 1914-June 1915
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 1, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 21, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, June 4, 1914 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, July 15, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 8, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, September 14, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 28, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November [8?], 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November 17, 1914 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 29, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 25, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, April 1, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, June 1, 1915 Scope and contents note: This envelope includes a handwritten note on the verso: I just decided this A.M. on staying here longer. R.F.A. Avery is referring to the Madison Sanitarium in Madison, Wisconsin.
Folder 4. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, July 1915- August 1915
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, July 5, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, July 11, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, July 15, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, July 15, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 1, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 3, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 10, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 17, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 20, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 31, 1915
Folder 5. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, October 1915- February 1916
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 18, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November 10, 1915 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, December 8, 1915 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 24, 1915 Scope and contents note: This envelope includes a handwritten note on the verso: They [shut?] the letter in my face, as Mamma waits to go home now I'll not insist on oferring [sic] it. The [seas?] is lovely I'll write a letter about it tomorrow. Julia. Happy New Year! Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 5, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 10, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 12, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 4, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 10, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 23, 1916
Folder 6. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, March 1916- 1917
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 14, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 3, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 6, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery,May 18, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, June 7, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, June 8, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 24, 1916 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 4, 1917 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 10, 1917 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 15, 1917 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 18, 1917 Letter to Miriam Alice Avery, November 16, 1917
Folder 7. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, 1918-January 21, 1919
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 9, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 22, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 3, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 14, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, April 4, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, April 10, 1918 Anna M. Groft to Miriam Alice Avery, May 9, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, Mall 11, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 9, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 19, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 25, 1918 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 7, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 21, 1919
Folder 8. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, February 5, 1919-October 9, 1919
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 5, 1919 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, February 25, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 25, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, April 1, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 5, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 14, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 30, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, September 18, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, September 22, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 3, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 6, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 8, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 9, 1919
Folder 9. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, October 13, 1919-January 29, 1920
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 13, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 14, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 17, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 18, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 22, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 26, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November 3, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery,November 11, 1919 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, November 19, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November 21, 1919 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, January 7, 1920 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, January 16, 1920 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, January 19, 1920 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, January 23, 1920 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, January 29, 1920
Folder 10. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, February 5, 1920-October 11, 1920
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 5, 1920 Unknown to Miriam Alice Avery, February 10, 1920 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 10, 1920 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 14, 1920 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, February 27, 1920 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, Febuary 23, 1920 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 23, 1920 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 22, 1920 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, September 4, 1920 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, September 4, 1920 N.S. Fraser to Miriam Alice Avery, September 6, 1920 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 11, 1920
Folder 11. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, December 9, 1920-November 17, 1921
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 9, 1920 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, January 4, 1921 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, January 29, 1921 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, February 2, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 5, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 21, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 25, 1921 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, March 11, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 19, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, May 26, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, June 27, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, September 24, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, October 10, 1921 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, November 5, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November 8, 1921 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, November 8, 1921 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, November 17, 1921
Folder 12. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, March 26, 1922-August 25, 1922, December 27, 192[3?]
Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, March 26, 1922 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, April 10, 1922 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, June 6, 1922 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 9, 1922 Anna M. Groff to Miriam Alice Avery, December 27, 1922 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, February 5, 1923 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, April 3, 1923 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, April 6, 1923 Unknown to Miriam Alice Avery, April 6, 1923 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 2, 1923 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, August 25, 1923 Rachel Foster Avery to Miriam Alice Avery, December 27, 192[3?] This return address of this envelope is the Pennsylvania Woman Suffrage Association. The front of the envelope includes the text "Women Vote on all question and for all offices in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and Idaho. Why not in Pennsylvania?" Dorothy Smith to Mrs. Myles Kinney, May 11, 1956
Folder 13. Envelopes from Avery family correspondence, illegible dates


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