Sunday, September 6, 2009

Stanton's Grave at Woodlawn Cemetery


A newsletter from the good folks at the
Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B. Anthony Papers Project at Rutgers University reminded me that Elizabeth Cady Stanton is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. If I were to design a 19th century legal history walking tour of New York City, Woodlawn definitely would be on it. Carrie Chapman Catt is buried there, too.

Woodlawn's archives are open by appointment to scholarly researchers (some documentation required; see here).

And speaking of Stanton, I was browsing my local big-chain bookstore and was pleased to see a prominent display of Lori Ginzberg's new book, Elizabeth Cady Stanton: An American Life (published September 1, 2009). I look forward to reading it!

photo credit: Woodlawn Cemetery (here)

1 comment:

John Q. Barrett said...

Woodlawn is amazing. For reading, I recommend Fred Goodman's The Secret City: Woodlawn Cemetery & the Buried History of New York (Broadway Books 2004). But best is a visit, with time to pursue specific interests and, while strolling, to stumble on many others that you already have or will develop. To prepare for any NYC cemetery visit, another book to consult is Patricia Brooks's Permanently New Yorkers: Final Digs of the Notable & Notorious (Morris Book Publishing 2006). And to prepare for any U.S. cemetery visit, or to find good cemetery opportunities any place you are or will be, there's nothing like the excellent resource www.findagrave.com.