Anthony, Lucy Elmina, 1861-1944

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Lucy Elmina Anthony (October 24, 1859 – July 4, 1944) was an internationally known leader in the Woman's Suffrage movement. She was the niece of American social reformer and women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony and longtime companion of women's suffrage leader Anna Howard Shaw.

Home where Lucy Anthony lived with her companion, Anna Howard Shaw. Lucy Elmina Anthony was born on October 24, 1859, the oldest child of Jacob Merritt Anthony (1834–1900), of Fort Scott, Kansas, and Mary Almina Luther (1839–1915).

After graduation from the Rochester Free Academy in 1883, she worked for the suffrage movement, acting also as assistant to the committee organizing international meetings. For many years she served as secretary for her aunt, Susan B. Anthony. In the 1890s Lucy Anthony met Anna Howard Shaw, to become her longtime companion. Lucy Anthony served as manager for Susan B. Anthony and Shaw in their world tours.

In 1891 Anthony, together with Shaw and Alice Stone Blackwell compiled The Yellow Ribbon Speaker, a collection of writings on women's suffrage.

In 1903 Anna Howard Shaw built a home at 240 Ridley Creek Rd., Media, during her tenure as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and lived there with her companion, Lucy Anthony, until her death. Anthony and Shaw were together for thirty years, and Anthony was by Shaw's bedside when she died. Lucy Anthony was the executrix of both her aunt and Shaw's estates.

Anthony died on July 4, 1944, at the home of a friend, Julia C. Kent, in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, and in her will, she left the bulk of her estate to the National League of Women Voters and Philadelphia League of Voters.

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1908-1943 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1863-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1869-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dillon, Mary Earhart,. Mary Earhart Dillon collection, 1863-1955 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, 1815-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1910-1959, 1921-1925 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. ALS, 1890 February 7 : Washington, D.C., to Mrs. M.T. Henderson, Jameston, N.Y. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Laidlaw, Harriet Burton, 1873-1949. Papers, 1851-1958 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1869-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Foley, Margaret, 1875-1957. Papers, 1847-1968 (inclusive), 1909-1929 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hazzard, Florence Woolsey, 1903-1992. Papers, 1940-1950 Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Hazzard, Florence Woolsey, 1903-. Papers, 1890-1973 (inclusive), 1940-1973 (bulk). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers, 1877-1983 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Stewart, Ella Jane Seass, 1871-1945. Papers in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1895-1939 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hartshorne, Clementina Rhodes, 1871-1970. Papers, 1910-1959 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers, 1874-1945 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hazzard, Florence W. (Florence Woolsey). Papers, 1940-1950. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Gellhorn, Edna Fischel, 1878-1970. Papers, 1919-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Foley, Margaret, 1875-1957. Papers, 1847-1968 (bulk: 1909-1929) Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Stewart, Ella Jane Seass, 1871-. Series XII of the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1895-1939 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), b. 1874. Papers: Series V-VII, 1906-1947 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964. Papers, 1918-1960 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1908-1943 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf Anthony, Susan B. (Susan Brownell), 1820-1906. Anthony family collection, 1844-1945. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955. Papers in the Woman's Rights Collection, 1870-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945. Papers, 1877-1983 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Gellhorn, Edna Fischel, 1878-1970. Papers, 1919-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947. Papers: Series II, 1894-1948 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Papers of Anna Howard Shaw in the Mary Earhart Dillon Collection, 1863-1961 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
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associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964 person
nieceOrNephewOf Anthony, Susan Brownell, 1820-1906 person
associatedWith Avery, Rachel G. (Foster), 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Avery, Susan Look person
associatedWith Baker, Newton Diehl, 1871-1937 person
associatedWith Bartol, Emma J. person
associatedWith Barton, Clara, 1821-1912 person
associatedWith Blackwell, Henry Browne, 1825-1909 person
associatedWith Bok, Edward William, 1863-1930 person
associatedWith Booth-Tucker, Emmaline, 1860-1903 person
associatedWith Catt, Carrie (Lane) Chapman, 1859-1947 person
associatedWith Coit, Adela person
associatedWith Crane, Caroline Bartlett, 1858-1935 person
associatedWith Crosset, Ella (Hawley), 1853- person
associatedWith Cunningham, Minnie (Fisher), 1882-1964 person
associatedWith Dennett, Mary Ware, 1872-1947 person
associatedWith Dillon, Mary Earhart, person
associatedWith Fawcett, Millicent (Garrett), 1847-1929 person
associatedWith FitzGerald, Susan W., 1871-1943 person
associatedWith Foley, Margaret, 1875-1957. person
associatedWith Fry, Susanna M. D. (Susanna Margaret Davidson), 1841-1920 person
associatedWith Gannett, Mary T. L. person
associatedWith Gardener, Helen Hamilton (Chenoweth), 1853-1925 person
associatedWith Gellhorn, Edna Fischel, 1878-1970 person
associatedWith Gifford, W. S. person
associatedWith Harper, Ida A. (Husted), 1851-1931 person
associatedWith Hartshorne, Clementina Rhodes, 1871-1970. person
associatedWith Hay, Mary Garrett, 1857-1928 person
associatedWith Hazzard, Florence Woolsey, 1903-1992 person
associatedWith Hepburn, Katharine (Houghton) person
associatedWith Holley, Marietta, 1836-1926 person
associatedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Howe, Julia (Ward), 1819-1910 person
associatedWith Howland, Emily, 1827-1929 person
associatedWith Howland, Isobel person
associatedWith International Council of Women corporateBody
associatedWith Ivins, Emma person
associatedWith Jacobs, Aletta H. (Aletta Henrietta), 1854-1929 person
associatedWith Jewett, Mary B., 1858- person
associatedWith Kent, Juliet (Crosset), 1880- person
associatedWith Ketcham, Emily B. person
associatedWith Laidlaw, H. B. (Harriet Burton), 1874- person
associatedWith Lathrop, Julia Clifford, 1858-1932 person
associatedWith League to Enforce Peace corporateBody
associatedWith Lewis, Katherine Bell person
associatedWith Livermore, Mary Ashton (Rice), 1820-1905 person
associatedWith Lynch, Mrs. G. H. person
associatedWith Malone, Maud, 1877- person
associatedWith Manus, Rosa person
associatedWith Mastin, Florence Ripley, 1886- person
associatedWith McCormick, Joseph Medill, 1877-1925 person
associatedWith McCormick, Katharine (Dexter), 1875-1967 person
associatedWith McCulloch, Catharine Waugh, 1862-1945 person
associatedWith Mills, Harriet May, 1857- person
associatedWith National American Woman Suffrage Association corporateBody
associatedWith North Carolina College for Women (Greensboro) corporateBody
associatedWith North Carolina State Normal and Industrial College (Greensboro) corporateBody
associatedWith Osburn, Clara A. person
associatedWith Osburn(?), Eliza W. person
associatedWith Palmer, Bertha Honore, 1849-1918 person
associatedWith Pankhurst, Christabel, 1880-1958 person
associatedWith Park, Maud Wood, 1871-1955 person
associatedWith Patterson, Hannah Jane, 1879- person
associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938 person
associatedWith Purdy, I. Marcia person
associatedWith Reilly, Caroline I. person
associatedWith Rennes, Catarina van, 1858-1940 person
associatedWith Shaw, Anna Howard, 1847-1919 person
associatedWith Short, William Harrison, 1868-1935 person
associatedWith Smith, Ethel M. person
associatedWith Snowden, Ethel person
associatedWith Stevens, Lillian M., 1844- person
associatedWith Stevenson, Katharine Lente person
associatedWith Stewart, Ella Jane Seass, 1871- person
associatedWith Stone, Lucy, 1818-1893 person
associatedWith Taft, William Howard, 1857-1930 person
associatedWith Tarbell, Clara person
associatedWith Tarbell, Ida Minerva, 1857-1944 person
associatedWith Thomas, Martha Carey, 1857-1935 person
associatedWith U.S. Council of National Defense. Woman's Committee corporateBody
associatedWith Villard, Fanny (Garrison), 1844-1928 person
associatedWith Ward, Lydia Avery (Coonley), 1845-1924 person
associatedWith Wetmore, Maude person
associatedWith Willard, Frances Elizabeth, 1839-1898 person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 person
associatedWith Wise, Stephen Samuel, 1874-1949 person
associatedWith Woman's Christian Temperance Union corporateBody
associatedWith Woolley, Mary Emma, 1863-1947 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Rochester NY US
Delaware County PA US
Media PA US
Subject
Suffrage--19th century
Women social reformers
Political rights
Occupation
Suffragists
Secretaries
Social activist
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Person

Birth 1859-10-24

Death 1944-07-04

Female

Americans

English

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