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Uncommon woman suffrage paper from Syracuse...

Item # 683765

May 01, 1878

THE NATIONAL CITIZEN & BALLOT BOX, Syracuse, New York, May, 1878 

* Rare publication
* Women's suffrage

A quite rare women's suffrage newspaper which lasted less than 3 1/2 years under this title.
Mott notes in his "History Of American Magazines" that this publication was financed in part by Susan B. Anthony, and that having failed with The Woman's Campaign she: "...had better luck with the Ballot Box, of which she and Mrs. Stanton were associate editors. This journal was founded in Toledo, Ohio, by S. L. Williams...After two years, Mrs. Williams turned the paper over to Matilda Joslyn Gage, a leading suffragist, who moved it to Syracuse, New York, and called it the National Citizen and Ballot Box."
This is the first issue published in Syracuse. The dateline notes: "Corresponding Editors: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony". The front page begins with the "Prospectus" noting that it: "...will advocate the principle that Suffrage is the Citizen's right & should be protected by national law...Its especial object will be to secure national protection to women citizens in the exercise of their rights to vote..." with much more.
Four pages, tabloid-size, small library stamp in an upper corner, great condition.

Category: Post-Civil War