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Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1889 - Public domain portrait painting
Author, lecturer, and chief philosopher of the woman’s rights and suffrage movements, Elizabeth Cady Stanton formulated the agenda for woman’s rights that guided the struggle well into the 20th century.

Born on November 12, 1815 in Johnstown, New York, Stanton was the daughter of Margaret Livingston and Daniel Cady, Johnstown's most prominent citizens. She received her formal education at the Johnstown Academy and at Emma Willard's Troy Female Seminary in New York. Her father was a noted lawyer and state assemblyman and young Elizabeth gained an informal legal education by talking with him and listening in on his conversations with colleagues and guests.

A well-educated woman, Stanton married abolitionist lecturer Henry Stanton in 1840. She, too, became active in the anti-slavery movement and worked alongside leading abolitionists of the day including Sarah and Angelina Grimke and William Lloyd Garrison, all guests at the Stanton home while they lived in Albany, New York and later Boston.

While on her honeymoon in London to attend a World’s Anti-Slavery convention, Stanton met abolitionist Lucretia Mott, who, like her, was also angry about the exclusion of women at the proceedings. Mott and Stanton, now fast friends, vowed to call a woman’s rights convention when they returned home. Eight years later, in 1848, Stanton and Mott held the first Woman’s Rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York. Stanton authored, “The Declaration of Sentiments,” which expanded on the Declaration of Independence by adding the word “woman” or “women” throughout. This pivotal document called for social and legal changes to elevate women’s place in society and listed 18 grievances from the inability to control their wages and property or the difficulty in gaining custody in divorce to the lack of the right to vote. That same year, Stanton circulated petitions throughout New York to urge the New York Congress to pass the New York Married Women’s Property Act.
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Elizabeth Stanton - Black and White Portrait Photograph

Elizabeth Stanton - Black and White Portrait Photograph

Italiano: Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1889 - Public domain portrait painting

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1889 - Public domain portrait painting

Anna Elizabeth Klumpke (1856–1942)/National Portrait Gallery. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1889

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - An old photo of a woman holding a baby

Elizabeth Cady Stanton - An old photo of a woman holding a baby

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Biographical data
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Address by Caroline Severance at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Memorial Service, Los Angeles, Calif., 15 Nov. 1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Memorials and tributes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Address by Caroline Severance at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Memorial Service, Los Angeles, Calif., 15 Nov. 1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Address by Caroline Severance at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Memorial Service, Los Angeles, Calif., 15 Nov. 1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Address by Caroline Severance at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Memorial Service, Los Angeles, Calif., 15 Nov. 1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Address by Caroline Severance at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Memorial Service, Los Angeles, Calif., 15 Nov. 1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 2 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 2 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Speeches and Writings, 1848-1902; Other writings; Account of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's attempt to vote, 1880
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Speeches and Writings, 1848-1902; Other writings; Account of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's attempt to vote, 1880
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Speeches and Writings, 1848-1902; Other writings; Account of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's attempt to vote, 1880
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Speeches and Writings, 1848-1902; Other writings; Account of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's attempt to vote, 1880
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Address by Caroline Severance at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Memorial Service, Los Angeles, Calif., 15 Nov. 1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Speeches and Writings, 1848-1902; Other writings; Account of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's attempt to vote, 1880
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; The Lily, May 1852
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Biographical data
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; The Una, Jan. 1855
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Speeches and Writings, 1848-1902; Books; Reminiscences, handwritten drafts of chapters; Nos. 36
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: General Correspondence, 1814-1928; 1880-1884
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Memorials and tributes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; The Una, Jan. 1855
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Biographical data
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

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Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Biographical data
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Biographical data
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 2 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Memorials and tributes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 4 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Memorials and tributes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Memorials and tributes
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #3, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #2, prepared by Susan B. Anthony
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Scrapbooks; #1, prepared by Susan B. Anthony; 3 of 4
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Address by Caroline Severance at Elizabeth Cady Stanton Memorial Service, Los Angeles, Calif., 15 Nov. 1902
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Papers: Miscellany, 1840-1946; Clippings

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