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Collection Reference Number GLC04360.035
From Archive Folder Collection relating to Grant's presidency & family with 3 S.B. Anthony items 
Title An address to President Ulysses S. Grant from the Republican women of Massachusetts on the occasion of inauguration for his second term
Date ca. November 1872-March 1873
Document Type Government document
Content Description Urges him to follow the dictates of the 14th resolution of the 1872 Republican Party Platform, which recognizes the importance of women, and so recommend women's suffrage to Congress in his inaugural address. Also asks him to prevent Congress from abridging the right of women to vote in Wyoming and Utah. The petition includes pasted signatures (as noted) as well as signatures on the document: Julia Ward Howe (pasted), L. Maria Child (pasted), Louisa M. Alcott (pasted), E. P. Peabody (pasted), Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Mary A. Livermore, C. M. Severance (pasted), Abby W. May (pasted), Mary Eastman (pasted), Margaret W. Campbell, Ada C. Bowles, and Lucy Stone. With additional sheet containing contemporary transcription of names.
Subjects Woman Author  Women's History  President  Inauguration  Suffrage  Petition  Government and Civics  Republican Party  Politics  Election  Civil Rights  Congress  American West  
People Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) (1822-1885)  
Place written s.l.
Theme Women in American History; Government & Politics; The Presidency
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Folder Information: This collection, put together by some early twentieth century collectors concentrates on Grant's presidency, funeral and the commemoration of the centenary of his birth in 1922. #1-31 include Grant family correspondence (mostly about USG's death and funeral). Most of the correspondence is written by Frederick Dent Grant. There are also four Susan B. Anthony items: three letters to a member of the 1867 NYS Constitutional Convention (calling for women's suffrage; #32-34) and a printed petition (#35) to President Ulysses S. Grant with pasted-on (and written) signatures of women's' leaders like Anthony, Julia Ward Howe, L. Maria Child, L. M. Alcott, E. P. Peabody, E. S. Phelps, Mary A. Livermore, Mary Eastman, Margaret Campbell, Ada C. Bowles and Lucy Stone. Items #36-37 are an interesting pair of letters of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Indian chief, concerning his Indian name and his military career (10/25 and 11/1 1865). A number of printed invitations, menus and pins round-out this portion of the collection. #49-63 are election campaign materials from 1868 and 1872. These include a dramatic and vituperative letter of W.S. Rosecrans to Horatio Seymour, 7/24/1868 (#49), urging him not to run and divide the party since "[i]f you run[,] Grant[,] that weak, malignant knavish little fellow will be our next president." The "Spirit of the Campaign" leaflets (#61-63) are typical Republican "waving the bloody flag" attacks on the Democrats and Seymour. Items #64-77 are mostly funerary ribbons worn at Grant's New York funeral, while #78-115 are indifferent carte de visite photographs and engravings of Grant and contemporaries. The collection is accompanied by approximately 81 news clipping, mostly 1915-1925, concerning Grant's life, the centennial of his birth (4/1922), the Grant-Dent Memorial Association (most of these are St. Louis imprints, including a few German-language newspapers); plus four articles on the centenary of Susan B. Anthony's birth in 1920. Most of the newspapers are highly brittle.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945