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Anthony, Susan B.

Autograph Album.

Manuscript

THE "IT" PARADE
Anthony, Susan B., Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Belva Lockwood, Clara Barton, Frances E. Willard, and
others. Autograph Album. 1880-1892.
Oblong 12mo.; unlined pages; full red morocco with "Autographs" in decorated border in gilt on front
board; couple of leaves detached; light wear to extremities.
A collection of autographs, many dated and most with additional sentiments, collected between 1880 and
1892. Among the many worthies, mostly known progressives, are the following:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: "In all the great tragedies of life, woman must rely on herself, Not On
Man. Elizabeth Cady Stanton. New York Jan. 15th 1892."
Beneath Stanton's sentiment, the leaf is also signed by "Susan B. Anthony - Rochester, N.Y."
Additionally, signed by the first female attorney to practice before the Supreme Court, and
Presidential candidate: "May 5, 1886. Yours for equal civil and political rights. Belva A.
Lockwood. Wash. D.C."
Facing Lockwood's signature, the temperance reformer and suffragist: "For God & Home &
Native Land, Frances E. Willard. Jan. 3, 1880."
The founder of the American Red Cross: "Who pities my woe, is a friend in need. Who pities my
faults is a friend indeed. Sincerely your friend, Clara Barton. Feby 19, 1892."
Ann Eliza Young, one of Brigham Young's wives, who was later an outspoken lecturer and critic
of polygamy.
Emma Abbott, operatic soprano, and the first woman to organize an opera company.
Clara Louise Kellogg, a South Carolina-born soprano who was the second woman to form an opera
company.
Opera singer Marie Litta.
Fanny Davenport, the English-born but American-raised stage actress.
The burlesque performer Eva Hamilton.
Among the men who have signed the book are several social progressives including Henry Ward Beecher
(along with his wife, the author Eunice White Beecher); the abolitionist and early woman suffrage
advocate Theodore Tilton; the temperance crusader John B. Gough; clergyman and orator Thomas De Witt
Talmadge; civil rights activist and author of A Fool's Errand Albion W. Tourgée, who also founded the
black women's college Bennett College and litigated for the plaintiff Homer Plessy in the famous
segregation case Plessy v. Ferguson; the missionary and orator Dwight L. Moody.
Also signed by the great Shakespearean actor Edwin Booth; by the journalist and adventurer Henry M.
Stanley; by the clergyman and humorist author Robert J. Burdette; by the Civil War General John A.
Logan and his wife the abolitionist Mary Logan; and by western frontiersman Capt. Jack Crawford,
Additionally there are over three dozen others, including authors, Bishops, and other notables.
A complete list of the women confirmed in the album is below. Many others have signed with initials or
some combination of initials and last names. Many of these are likely to be women, but we have not as yet
determined their identities:
"In all the great tragedies of life, woman must rely on herself, Not On Man. Elizabeth Cady
Stanton. New York Jan. 15th 1892."
[Beneath Stanton's sentiment, the leaf is also signed by] "Susan B. Anthony - Rochester, N.Y."
"May 5, 1886. Yours for equal civil and political rights. Belva A. Lockwood. Wash. D.C."
"For God & Home & Native Land, Frances E. Willard. Jan. 3, 1880."
"Who pities my woe, is a friend in need. Who pities my faults is a friend indeed. Sincerely your
friend, Clara Barton. Feby 19, 1892."
"With best wishes, Sincerely yours, Marie Litta. Oct. 7th 1882" [Opera singer]
"Mrs. John A. Logan 1892. Sunday, July 17th" [General's wife and political activist - also signed
by Gen. Logan
"Washington, D.C. Aug. 29 / 91 [Long inscription in shorthand transcribed by her on the facing
page]. May E. Gardner." [Transcription]: "There's always a river to cross, Always an effort to
make, If there's any thing good to win, any rich prize to take; Yonder's the fruit we crave,
Yonder's the charming scene; But deep and wide, with a troubled tide, Is the river that lies
between."
Total abstinence for the individual, Prohibition for the State. J. Ellen Foster. Clinton, Tenn[?]. Jan.
81."
"Time once lost, is lost forever, then improve each hour. Very truly yours, E.C. Dunn."
"Goodbye, forever! Clara Louise Kellogg. Peoria Nov. 8th 1881." [Opera singer and opera
company owner].
"Mrs. Ann Eliza Young, Washington, D.C. Nov. 24th, 1881." [One of Brigham Young's wives,
who was later an outspoken lecturer and critic of polygamy].
"Very truly yours, Fanny Davenport. March 8, 89. Peoria." [English-born but American-raised
stage actress].
[Pasted in, probably in another hand]: "Baltimore March 23 / 92. Received of Miaco and Morris
$120.00 (One Hundred and twenty Dollars) Salary for the Week Ending March 19, 1892 and all
claims on them" [Signed]: "E.A. Hamilton. [Eva Hamilton, performer in the Howard Burlesque
Company].
"Patience is a virtue, that virtue thine, 'To err is human; to forgive divine.' Jos. W. McCann / Mary
A. McCann. Washington, D.C. Oct. 9, 91." [Signed by husband and wife].
"July 18, 1883. Henry Ward Beecher / Eunice White Beecher" [Signed by husband and wife].
May thy path through life be strewn with garlands of flowers of richest perfume. May god guide
thy footsteps by day. May the guardian angels watch over thy slumbering couch by night and keep
thee from all harm is the prayer of your friend. Madame Lovatita J. Valasquez Beard."
"Conquer or die" Emma Abbott." [Operatic soprano, and the first woman to organize an opera
company].
"It is good form a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. Law 3.20. Alexander Paterson / Alice
Paterson. Dec. 18, 1884." [Signed by husband and wife].
Physical manifestation is of[?] the picture, the phenomena of spiritual reality. Agnes Goodrich
Vaille. Washington, D.C. Aug. 8th, 1891."
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