Sara Winthrop Smith letter to Frances Casement, August 14, 1887   Save
Sara Winthrop Smith letter to Frances Casement, August 14, 1887
Description: Letter written to Frances Casement from Sara Winthrop Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, August 14, 1887. Winthrop expresses the challenges of generating support for the suffrage movement among the conservative residents of her city, and encourages the creation of clear materials that make the argument for women's suffrage to be more widely distributed. 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_B01F05_Smith_18870814_01
Subjects: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Ohio League of Women Voters; Social movements;
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)