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Uncommon woman suffrage paper from Syracuse...

Item # 693889

February 01, 1879

THE NATIONAL CITIZEN & BALLOT BOX, Syracuse, New York, February, 1879  A quite rare women's suffrage newspaper that 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."
The dateline notes: "Corresponding Editors: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony".
Articles include: "The History of Woman Suffrage from 1848 to 1877 With Its Preceding Causes" "Woman Suffrage History" "Mrs. Stranton's Opening Speech" at the Convention of the National Woman's Suffrage Assoc.; "A Woman Suffrage Victory" and more.
Page 7 has a Mormon-related article: "Anti-Polygamy Law" which is prefaced with: "The Speaker laid before the House the memorial of Emmeline B. Wells & Zina Young Williams of Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, asking for the repeal of the anti-polygamy law of 1862 & for legislation to protect the women & Children of Utah Territory".
Eight pages, tabloid-size, great condition.

Item from Catalog 340 (released for March, 2024)

Category: Post-Civil War