May 04, 2017 - Sale 2446

Sale 2446 - Lot 79

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
"EVERY STUDENT . . . COMES TO . . . WRITING . . . ON . . . WOMAN'S RIGHTS" ANTHONY, SUSAN B. Typed Letter Signed, to E.M. Tomlinson, sending a volume of her History of Woman Suffrage to complete his set [not present], suggesting that he acquire The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony, complaining of the introduction of segregation of students by sex at Chicago University and hoping that his institution [Alfred University?] would not follow suit. 1 page, 4to, "National American Woman Suffrage Association" stationery; some scattered underlining, folds. (MRS) Rochester, 18 October 1903

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". . . Have you a set of my Life and Work; you ought to have it so every student could find it on your shelves when he comes to the inevitable moment of writing a composition on the question of woman's rights.
"Alfred was one of the first places that I visited in 1852 and I have watched your institution with a great deal of interest ever since . . . . I do not suppose the question of segregating the sexes has ever been thought of in your college. It is pitiful to see how Chicago University with Dr. Harper at its head is setting an example of segregation. Did you notice that instead of increasing his number of young men of the city and from the East he is 700 short of as many as he had last year? I should think that would be a lesson to him . . . ."