QUEEN VICTORIA TO THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON ~~ “The Queen quite forgets.”
VICTORIA, QUEEN (ALEXANDRINA VICTORIA). (1819 –1901) Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Scarce, early Autograph Letter Signed, twice, in the third person, “The Queen”.
GEORGE ELIOT [MARY ANNE EVANS] — WRITES TO ALEXANDER MAIN REGARDING THE PRONUNCIATION OF HER FOURTH NOVEL, ROMOLA, — AND HER LIFE WITH GEORGE LEWES
EVANS, MARY ANNE. (1819-1880) Writing under the pen name ‘George Eliot’; Mary Anne Evans was one of the leading writers of the Victorian era; Her novels, largely set in provincial England, are well known for their realism and psychological insight; she wrote seven novels: Adam Bede (1859), The Mill on the Floss (1860), Silas Marner (1861), Romola (1862–63), Felix Holt, the Radical (1866), Middlemarch (1871–72) and Daniel Deronda (1876). Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “M.A. Lewes,” on The Priory, 21 North Bank, Regents Park letterhead. January 2, 1875. Four full pages, octavo. Very fine condition.
FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE: “WITH REGARD TO THE FEMALE NURSING SERVICE FOR MILITARY HOSPITALS…WE DO NOT LOOK OUT FOR SITUATIONS FOR LADIES; WE TRAIN THEM FOR SITUATIONS.” — “WE DESIRE TO FIND LADIES TO BE TRAINED AS HOSPITAL SUPERINTENDENTS FOR WHOM THERE IS AN EVER INCREASING DEMAND, WITH GOOD SALARIES, FOR HOSPITALS BOTH AT HOME, IN THE COLONIES, AND IN INDIA. THE DEMAND IS, IN FACT, FAR BEYOND OUR POWER OF SUPPLY.”
NIGHTINGALE, FLORENCE. (1820-1910). British nurse, hospital reformer, humanitarian and founder of modern nursing. Outstanding Autograph Letter Signed “Florence Nightingale” on imprinted 35 South Street, Park Lane, W. stationary. Four full pages, octavo. London, Feb. 16, 1867.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY — “YOURS FOR EQUALITY OF RIGHTS” — “THE GROWTH OF PUBLIC SENTIMENT ON THE QUESTION OF WOMAN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT…MAY BE REGARDED AS ONE OF THE PROMINENT ISSUES OF THE DAY.” — THE NATIONAL AMERICAN WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION SEEKS FUNDS TO OPEN THEIR OWN PRESS OFFICE
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Good Typed Letter [mimeographed body text] Signed “Susan B. Anthony” on National American Woman Suffrage Association letterhead, as President of the Association. One full page, quarto. Rochester, N.Y., December 25, 1897.
RARER THAN POE OR MELVILLE — AN EXCEEDINGLY RARE SIGNATURE OF MARGARET FULLER
FULLER, SARAH MARGARET. (1810-1850) Journalist, women’s rights activist; considered the most important woman in the Transcendentalist movement; Her book ‘Woman in the Nineteenth Century‘ is considered the first major feminist work in the United States; died at sea, off Fire Island, NY in a ship wreck. Her exceedingly-rare Signature, “S. M. Fuller”, affixed to a letter written by her brother, the Rev. Arthur Buckminster Fuller.
SUSAN B. ANTHONY — “I AM SORRY THAT OUR WORK FOR EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN COMES IN COLLISION WITH THE BIG RECEPTION – BUT THOSE EARNEST TO HELP IN THE CAUSE WILL GO TO OUR MEETING FIRST & TO THE RECEPTION LATER & SO TAKE IN BOTH…”
ANTHONY, SUSAN B. (1820-1906). American woman-suffrage advocate. Autograph Letter Signed, “Susan B. Anthony”, on imprinted Woman Suffrage New York State Constitutional Convention letterhead. Four very full pages, octavo. Rochester, N.Y., Feb 3, 1894.
ELLEN GLASGOW — COMMENTING ON THE VIRGINIA EQUAL SUFFRAGE LEAGUE’S ACTIONS
GLASGOW, ELLEN (1873-1845) Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist; her novels mostly depicted Southern American life, including her Pulitzer-winning final novel, “In This Our Life.” Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Ellen Glasgow,” on One West Main Street, Richmond, Virginia letterhead. Two separate pages, octavo. Richmond, Virginia. “December 8, 1909”.