Letter, to Myra Bradwell from Susan B. Anthony, 1888 February 14


Letter, to Myra Bradwell from Susan B. Anthony, 1888 February 14


Letter from Susan B. Anthony to a Mrs. Bradwell asking her or a "Bessie" to speak on the topic of Women as Lawyers at the upcoming observance of the 40th anniversary of the Woman Suffrage Movement.

Transcription is as follows:
My Dear Mrs. Bradwell,
I wrote you a long time ago - asking you or your brave Bessie to make a 10 minute speech on "Women as Lawyers" - in the session devoted to the Professions - but no reply came - we had to ask Mrs. Bittenbender of Nebraska who is in the City - but there is still room for you - if you will only come - you surely must all be coming to this great Jubilee that marks the close of our first forty years of shrieking to get out of the wilderness of disfranchisement!!! But whether you can come or not you surely will not fail to help us along financially will you.
It is a mammoth undertaking - this of bringing together the women of all lines of work to better themselves & the world. But if each one will give a little lift we shall tug through splendidly -
Hoping to see you soon
Very sincerely yours
Susan B. Anthony

P.S. And then my dear Mrs. Bradwell you are one of our Honorary and Honored Vice Presidents - so you belong to the family of the Host of this feast of fat things and ought to be [able?] to help entertain the guests!!






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