“WOMAN WANTS BREAD; NOT THE BALLOT”
SUSAN B. ANTHONY OFFERS TO GIVE HER LECTURE AND PROPOSES A SPLIT FOR THE GATE RECEIPTS
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Good Autograph Letter Signed, “Susan B. Anthony”, on National-American Woman Suffrage Association stationery, with the names of the various Suffrage leaders imprinted on it, along with their titles/positions. 2 1/2 full pages, large octavo. Chicago, Illinois, March 25th, 1876. Laid down on a larger leaf, else very fine condition. To “Dear Sir”. Anthony writes:
“I would like to give my lecture – “Woman Wants Bread; Not The Ballot” – in your place, during the first week of May – or the very last of April – my terms may be $50 – or if you prefer they may be 2/3 of the gross receipts, with an admission fee of 50 cents at the door – If you or any reliable party, wish the lecture – please name the day you prefer & I will accommodate you if possible – Addresses to care of Mr. Ira Howe, Ottawa, Ill. And oblige. Yours respectfully, Susan B. Anthony”.
A rather uncommon letter with the mention of one of her lectures, boldly penned on a very displayable letterhead! A choice letter for the collector in the areas of woman’s right’s and universal suffrage.