11-13-2011 11-13-2011
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2571B Boston
November 13, 2011 11:00 AMCalender

(Women's Movement), (Stone, Lucy (1818-1893))

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2571B Location: Boston Date / Time: November 13, 2011 11:00AM


(Women's Movement), (Stone, Lucy (1818-1893)), Set of six Bigelow, Bros. & Kennard silver forks, engraved to back of stem "Lucy Stone," lg. 7 1/4 in., approx. 10 troy oz., sold with a copy of Blackwell, Alice Stone (1857-1950), Lucy Stone: Pioneer of Woman's Rights, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1930, cloth, with original dust jacket, 8vo.

Note: Lucy Stone, born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts, was a highly important pioneer of the women's rights movement, and is considered part of the trifecta of feminism's first powerhouses, along with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In 1847, Stone graduated from Oberlin College, becoming the first woman from Massachusetts to earn a college degree. She was married to Henry Browne Blackwell, brother of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, America's first female physician; Stone is the first recorded woman known to have retained her own name after marriage. At their wedding in 1855, prior to the service the two distributed and read aloud a prepared statement they called "Marriage Protest," in which both renounced the laws allowing a husband's control over the wife's person and children. The author of this book, Alice Stone Blackwell, is the couple's daughter.
Estimate $300-500


Lucy Stone, Alice Stone, Women's Movement, Henry Browne Blackwell, Kennard Silver Forks, Bigelow Bros., Six Bigelow Bros., Massachusetts, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, West Brookfield, Oberlin College, first physician, physician, Elizabeth Blackwell, Alice Stone Blackwell