In 1891 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the America woman’s right campaigner was in England and in April of that year together with her British granddaughter Nora Blatch took a short vacation at Bournemouth. This is her own description of that event.
On Friday October 30, 1908 the RMS Lusitania arrived in New York on her regular trip from England. On this occasion however she was decorated with the colors of English Suffragettes with the words “Votes for Women” along her side. This is how the story was reported in the following days New York Times.
The following report of the Chinese Government offering Nora Stanton Blatch a position in the Engineering Corps was first published in the New York Times on April 25, 1906.
Young Woman Who Recently Swam Across Seneca Lake Has Accomplished the More Difficult Feat of Crossing Cayuga Lake.
Miss Nora Stanton Blatch, a Granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Crosses Seneca Lake, a Distance of Two Miles, in Two Hours.
Harriot Eaton Stanton was born on January 20, 1856 in Seneca Falls, New York, to social activists Henry Brewster Stanton and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the sixth of seven children. She attended Vassar College, where she graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1878. She attended the Boston School for Oratory for a year, and then spent most of 1880-1881 in Germany as a tutor for young girls.