Ida Husted Harper Collection of Letters and Autographs

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Ida Husted Harper collection of letters and autographs
Creator: Harper, Ida Husted, 1851-1931
Call Number: D.550
Dates: 1854-1906, undated
Physical Description: .5 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Related Materials
Content List
Box 1 Letters and autographs
Collection Overview
Title: Ida Husted Harper collection of letters and autographs
Creator: Harper, Ida Husted, 1851-1931
Call Number: D.550
Dates: 1854-1906, undated
Physical Description: .5 Linear Feet
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Ida Husted Harper (1851 - 1931) was an American author, journalist, columnist, and women's rights activist. In 1897 she moved into Susan B. Anthony's home in Rochester to work on a three-volume biography of Anthony. She also co-edited (with Anthony) volume four of the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage and completed volumes five and six after Anthony's death. She served as secretary of the Indiana chapter of the National Woman Suffrage Association, headed the National American Woman Suffrage Association's national press bureau in New York City, and wrote and lectured across the entire country.

Scope and Content
This two-volume extra-illustrated version of The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony contains 38 tipped-in letters and autographs inserted into the book by its author, Ida Husted Harper. She placed them into the book at the appropriate point in the narrative. The material covers the bulk of Anthony's working life. 19 of the letters are addressed to Anthony, and another 3 to Elizabeth Cady Stanton. The letters were evidently in the possession of Harper, who had access to Anthony's correspondence while writing the biography.

The book is inscribed "Mr. and Mrs. Frank P. Sargent, with the highest regards of the author, Ida Husted Harper, May 23, 1906." Frank Sargent was the head of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and was appointed by President Theodore Roosevelt as Commissioner General of Immigration. He was an advocate of women's suffrage. Harper's husband, Thomas Harper, was the chief legal counsel for the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and may have known Sargent through that organization.

Arrangement
The records have been arranged in one series, Letters and Autographs. The series is arranged in the order the letters and autographs have been placed in the book.

Subject(s):
Women--Legal status, laws, etc.
Reconstruction (United States : 1865-1877)
Abolitionists
Women--Suffrage
Correspondence
Autographs (manuscripts)
Poetry
Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906
Social reformers
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Acquired through the generosity of multiple endowments, 2017.Access
The Ida Husted Harper collection of letters and autographs is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Ida Husted Harper collection of letters and autographs, D.550, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of RochesterRelated Materials
Susan Brownell Anthony papers

Anthony-Avery Papers

Frederick Douglass papers

Isabella Beecher Hooker and John Hooker Papers

The life and work of Susan B. Anthony


Administrative Information
Author: Autumn Haag
Publisher: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
Address:
Rush Rhees Library
Second Floor, Room 225
Rochester, NY 14627-0055
rarebks@library.rochester.edu
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Finding aid publication date: May, 2019
Content List
Box 1Letters and autographs
Susan B. Anthony autograph, undated
Subject(s):
Autographs (manuscripts)

Oliver Wendell Holmes autograph note, February 19, 1860
Subject(s):
Autographs (manuscripts)

Lucy Stone autograph note, September 1, 1888
Subject(s):
Autographs (manuscripts)

Letter from Gerrit Smith to Susan B. Anthony, November 9, 1856
Letter from Amelia Bloomer to Susan B. Anthony, February 1, 1893
William Lloyd Garrison autograph, undated
Subject(s):
Autographs (manuscripts)

Letter from Lucretia Mott to Susan B. Anthony, September 27, 1869
Letter from Wendell Phillips to Susan B. Anthony, June 20, 1878
Letter fragment from Elizabeth Fries Ellet to Lydia Mott, January 22, 1861
Letter from Frederick Douglass to Susan B. Anthony, November 28, 1862
Letter from Anna E. Dickinson to Susan B. Anthony, November 29, no year
Letter from Robert Purvis to Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, November 17, 1866
Letter from Henry Ward Beecher to Susan B. Anthony, October 2, 1872
Letter from George Francis Train to Susan B. Anthony, November 8, 1867
Letter from Laura Keene to "the Ladies of the Convention", circa 1860s
Letter from Robert Green Ingersoll to Miss Hope, November 22, 1882
Letter from Abby Sage Richardson to Mrs. Stedman, February 24, 1885
Letter from Victoria Woodhull to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, February 20, 1871
Letter to Lydia Mott from Lydia P. Mott, November 19, 1854
Letter from Benjamin Butler to Susan B. Anthony, December 12, 1872
Letter from Wade Hampton "To the President", September 4, 1893
Harriet Beecher Stowe autograph, May 28, no year
Subject(s):
Autographs (manuscripts)

Postcard from Ellen Terry to Frederick Barnard, December 10, 1879
Subject(s):
Postcards
Correspondence

Letter from Octavius Brooks Frothingham to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, December 28, 1874
Letter from George W. Childs to E. W. Halford, February 12, 1892
Letter from Maria Mitchell to Mrs. Barlot, September 21, no year
John Greenleaf Whittier autograph sentiment, undated
Subject(s):
Autographs (manuscripts)

Lilian Whiting manuscript poem, "Isabelle", undated
Subject(s):
American poetry
Poetry
Manuscripts

Letter from George W. Curtis to Susan B. Anthony, December 26, 1859
Letter from Bertha Palmer to Susan B. Anthony, August 11, 1891
Letter from Lady Isabel Somerset to Susan B. Anthony, February 27, no year
Letter from Frances Willard to Susan B. Anthony, October 25, 1875
Letter from Jane Lathrop Stanford to Susan B. Anthony, August 25, 1896
Letter from Varina Howell Davis to "My dear old friend", January 3, 1889
Letter from Annie Besant to Susan B. Anthony, October 26, 1883
Letter from Helen Miller Gould to Susan B. Anthony, July 24, 1902
Letter from Lady Constance Battersea to Susan B. Anthony, October 16, circa 1902-1905
Letter from Sallie Joy White to Susan B. Anthony, July 5, 1881


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