Mathilde Franziska Anneke - Women's Suffrage Correspondence, 1866-1884 (Box 5, Folder 4)

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Correspondence, and manuscripts of Mathilde Anneke, an author and woman's rights advocate, who lived primarily in Milwaukee after 1849. The correspondence, practically all of which is in German script, contains much information on the opinions and activities of German-American intellectuals of the nineteenth century.

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141 West 14. New York March 25: 1869

My dear Madame Anneke,

Mrs. Stanton[?] advised me yesterday to write you & suggest that you should write to me of your European friends, urging them to come & take part in our convention. Will you please do so? And are you really coming to New York? Then you will of course stop at Canastota, a station about mid-way between Utica & Syracuse, & from there take a drive of nine miles to see my Father & Mother? Let them know, in good time, what day you will be there, that they may send to the railroad for you. When we meet we will talk of dear Mary Booth. She is a great loss to us! Truly & affectionately Elizabeth L. Miller

(in pencil---daughter of Gerrit [?] Smith

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(in ink at top of page, Mrs Miller, daughter of Gerrit Smith)

May 21-69

My dear Mrs. Anneke, I must write a line to tell you that in translating your address, or rather, in re-writing Madame Caprile's [?] translation, I have taken great license. I have followed your idea as nearly as I could, and hope it will give you satisfaction nevertheless, it gives me some anxiety & when you have read it if you will please drop me a line telling me just what you think of it, I shall be very much obliged to you. When I last heard from my parents, they were [?]

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Detroit. How delightful it would be could they meet you in travelling! I wish you could have been with me last Saturday eve-ning at the "Womans' Bureau." We had a most enthusiastic meeting! You have probably heard that Ive formed a new society -"Woman Suffrage Society." Mrs Stanton was made President & Mrs. Phelps vice-president. Then the question came up: shall men be admitted to membership? The liveliest discussion followed. It was finally decided that the society should consist of both sexes---terms of membership $1 a year. I am very glad this step had been taken. We can now exclude from our platform everything that does not bear fully

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on that one great evil---injustice to woman. I hope you will have no trouble in procuring the kind of [?] your (maybe steel) your daughter required. I have been too busy to visit the bookstore in Barclay [???]---it is, I hope, a pleasure in store for me. With much love & sincere wishes for your happiness in all things. Truly & affectionately Elizabeth L. Miller 141 W. 14 (added in ink daughter of Gerrit Smith) May 21, 1869 New York

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{in faint ink "From Mary A Livermore about signatures}

Chicago, July 12./69

Dear Mme. Anneke, I am very glad you have got your petitions started. They are being circulated like wildfire through the West. Every state, county and town acts as it pleases, in reference to getting signatures of men. Getting the signatures of men has this advantage. There are more men, a great many more men willing to sign the petition that there are women. But the women became willing to sign when they see that the men are doing it. Women wait everywhere to know what is the

(the phrase a great many more men is underlined in original)

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