ANNA E. DICKINSON SIGNATURE OF FAMOUS ORATOR, ABOLITIONIST AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS ADVOCATE, "Truly Yours, Anna E. Dickinson", 4 x 1.5, cut from document and mounted on larger piece of paper 5.5 x 2.25, minor foxing spot, otherwise in fine condition.
Anna Elizabeth Dickinson (October 28, 1842 – October 22, 1932) was an American orator and lecturer. An advocate for the abolition of slavery and for women’s rights, She was a devout Quaker. Dickinson was the first woman to give a political address before the United States Congress, which was attended by President Abraham Lincoln. A gifted speaker at a very young age, she aided the Republican Party in the hard-fought 1863 elections and significantly influenced the distribution of political power in the Union just prior to the Civil War. Dickinson also was probably the second white woman on record to climb Colorado’s Longs Peak, in 1873.