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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Susan B. Anthony (1820–1906) to Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902), June 5, 1856. Holograph letter. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (022.00.00)

A Partnership for the Ages

Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton formed one of the most successful political partnerships in American history by overcoming their personality differences and recognizing their complementary strengths. Anthony considered Stanton the superior writer and implores her in this letter to draft an address on equal education even if Stanton has to juggle “one baby on [her] knee and another at [her] feet” while her other four boys run around her.