Mrs. J. H. Ammon letter to Frances Casement, December 24, 1884   Save
Mrs. J. H. Ammon letter to Frances Casement, December 24, 1884
Description: Letter from Josephine M. (Mrs. J. H.) Ammon of Cleveland to Frances Casement, December 24, 1884. Ammon expresses her thanks to Casement and her fellow suffrage supporters in Painesville, Ohio, for recently hosting Ammon and other women from Cleveland. She discusses an upcoming lecture to take place titled "Should Women Vote?" and explores options to combine efforts in the region with regard to public lectures. 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_B01F06_Ammon_18841224_01
Subjects: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Ohio League of Women Voters; Social movements;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)