Jane Jones letter to Frances Casement, November 11, 1887   Save
Jane Jones letter to Frances Casement, November 11, 1887
Description: This brief letter written by Jane Jones of Piqua, Ohio, to Frances Casement indicates that, while Ms. Jones is a temperance supporter, she does not support the suffrage movement and has passed a selection of promotional materials to a colleague at the local chapter of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union who is a suffrage proponent. This item comes from the Frances Jennings Casement Papers, a manuscript collection comprised of letters and association records related to the founding and leadership of the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association. Casement (1840-1928) was born in Painesville, Ohio, and graduated from Painesville Academy and Willoughby Female Seminary. Her father, Charles Casement, supported abolition and women's suffrage and encouraged Frances to be active in social causes. Frances Casement established the Painesville Equal Rights Association in 1883, and shortly after became involved in the Ohio Woman Suffrage Association, serving as its president from 1885 to 1888. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS510_B01F44_Jones_18871110_01
Subjects: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Ohio League of Women Voters; Social movements; Anti-suffragism
Places: Piqua (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio)