Reverend Samuel J. May suffrage letter   Save
Reverend Samuel J. May suffrage letter
Description: Letter written by Reverend Samuel J. May and published in the November 3, 1855, issue of Type of the Times, a Cincinnati news publication in support of the spelling reform movement. The letter was addressed to attendees at a recent Woman's Rights Convention held October 17-18, 1855, at Cincinnati's Smith & Nixon's Hall. May expresses his regret at being unable to attend, and emphasizes his support for the "equal educational, professional, social, religious and political rights of woman." May (1797-1871) was a progressive social reformer during the 19th century who worked in support of education reform, women's rights and abolition. In 1846, he would publish "The Rights and Condition of Women" which argued in favor of female suffrage and gender equality. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AA421_405_T9_1855_11_03_May
Subjects: Suffrage -- Ohio; Civil Liberties; Suffragists; Social movements; Meetings and conventions
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)