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NY college purchases suffragists' correspondence

August 27, 2014
Associated Press

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The University of Rochester has purchased a collection of correspondence between Susan B. Anthony and a fellow women's rights activist.

The Democrat and Chronicle of Rochester reports ( ) that the college bought the items last week from two Michigan auction houses. The collection dates from 1881 through the turn of the century and includes more than 60 autographed and typed letters, photographs and other related material linked to Anthony and Rachel Foster Avery of Pennsylvania.

The documents will be added to a collection of letters between the two women held in the college library's Department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation.

Anthony and Avery were leaders of the women's suffragist movement in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Anthony lived in Rochester for 60 years and is buried there.


Information from: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle,



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