: This form letter from the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union Department of Franchise appeals to politicians and legislators to vote in favor of an amendment to the United States Constitution to prohibit disenfranchisement based on sex. It is signed by various officers of the organization.
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.
: MSS510_B01F51_WCTU Subjects
: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Suffragists; Social movements; Woman's Christian Temperance Union; Places
: National Woman's Christian Temperance Union letter