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History of Woman Suffrage with Susan B. Anthony inscription, 1902

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute

Photo by Kevin Grady/Radcliffe Institute


The Schlesinger Library already held two six-volume sets of History of Woman Suffrage when Mark H. Dall, the grandson of the suffragist Caroline Wells Healey Dall, donated his grandmother’s copy. The moving 1902 inscription discovered in volume four, to Caroline Healy Dall from the series editor Susan B. Anthony, ends “But you & I have done the best we knew—and so must rest content—leaving all to younger hands.”

Harper, Ida Husted, and Susan B. Anthony, eds., History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 4, New York: Fowler & Wells, 1902

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