The Lucy Stone Letters

[Letter]

History

These letters and postcards were written by suffragette Lucy Stone x1839. One exception: a letter written to Lucy Stone's brother.

The Images

All documents have a portion of the first page scanned, and comments about their contents are included below.

A Partial Letter Written around 1838
envelope The letter is folded and addressed to William B. Stone in Hardwic[k] Mass on an exposed portion of the paper. Postmarked Feb 12 in South Hadley.
page 1 Full contents of letter, though only part of the first remaining page is scanned.

A Letter Written on Jun 8, 1843
envelope The letter is folded and addressed to William B. Stone in Gardner Mass on an exposed portion of the paper. Postmarked Jun 9, [1843] in Warren Mass.
page 1 Full contents of letter, though only part of the first page is scanned.

A Letter Written on Aug 30, 1864
page 1 No envelope survives. Full contents of letter.

A Letter Written on Oct 1, 1877
page 1 No envelope survives. Full contents of letter.

A Letter Written on May 8, 1882
page 1 No envelope survives. Full contents of letter.

A Postal Card Written around Jun 20, 1883
front Postmarked Jun 20 [1883] pm in Oberlin OH. Transit mark Jul 2 [1883] 8am in Dorchester, Mass. Addressed to Miss Alice S. Blackwell, Lucy Stone's daughter.
back Undivided back. Inscription: "Oberlin Sat. June 30. 1883 We are safely here and snugly housed. Old classmates & students meet us at all corners, and there is evidently to be a good time. We have your letters, and were very glad to get them. Old Put! [?] Well Maggie is [...] to him, but he must not get the chickens. We are both well. Glad Tilo [?] will be with you. Sorry Eliot could not come. We shall leave here probably on the evening of the 4th. Neither [?] is well. We have [...] captives at the house of Ct president. Papa is radient & useful."

A Postal Card Written around Jun 14, 1886
front Postmarked Jun 14, 1886 11am at Dorchester Station, Mass.
back "The meeting cannot be held on Tuesday. But it is appointed for next Saturday i.e. the 19th at 10 o'clock. Hope your throat is better.. and that this cold damp day will bring you no ill. Yours truly Lucy Stone"

A Letter Written on Jan 5, 1892
page 1 No envelope survives. Full contents of letter, though only part of the first page is scanned.