Indianapolis: [vols. I and II:] The Bowden-Merrill Company, 1898-9, [vol. III:] The Hollenbeck Press, 1908. A thorough chronicle of Susan B. Anthony’s life, social circle, and activist career in the women’s suffrage movement, written by her colleague. Frontispieces, plates, portraits. Many portraits throughout of Anthony and her colleagues along with reproductions of handwritten letters. 1916 library bookplates. Some wear on spines, rubbing on corners, and foxing on endpapers. Stains on back of volume one and cover of volume three. Hinges starting to crack but all three volumes are very sound. A good set. Publisher’s green cloth, gilt portrait of Susan B. Anthony stamped on covers, gilt lettering on spines. 3 volumes, octavo. xxiv, 513; xi,  pp. 515, 1116; xvi, , pp. 1111-1633. Item #16655
Ida Husted Harper (1851-1931) was born in Fairfield Township, Indiana and studied at Indiana University. She worked as an educator, a prolific journalist, and a newspaper editor, and advocated for women’s suffrage through her lectures, writings, and as a chair of the International Council of Women. Harper was a colleague of Susan B. Anthony, with whom she wrote the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage.