: Letter written by Anne Denton Cridge and published in the November 17, 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. Cridge reports on the social, economic and political status of women as observed during her travels in Canada.
Anne (or Annie) Denton Cridge (1825–1875) was born in England and emigrated to the United States in 1842. Once married, she settled with her husband in Dayton, Ohio, and worked and wrote in support of spiritualism and progressive social issues including women's suffrage. She published a progressive newspaper titled "The Vanguard," and in 1870, authored the earliest-known feminist utopian novel entitled "Man's Rights; Or, How Would You Like It? Comprising Dreams." View on Ohio Memory.
: AA421_405_T9_1855_11_17_Cridge Subjects
: Suffrage -- Ohio; Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffragists; Social movements; Meetings and conventions Places
: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)