Letter to Harriet Taylor Upton   Save
Letter to Harriet Taylor Upton
Description: This letter by an unknown author was written to Harriet Taylor Upton, a prominent suffragist from Ohio. The letter was written on an unknown date during the campaign for women's suffrage, and the author informs Upton that they have signed her petition for women's suffrage. The author also states their view that there is no reason for women not to gain the right to vote. The Franklin County Woman Suffrage Association was formed in 1912, after the Ohio Constitutional Convention elected to bring to a vote the question of removing the words "white male" from the state constitution with regard to voting rights. Headquartered in the Chamber of Commerce building in Columbus, Ohio, the organization put out regular publications, organized public speeches and meetings, distributed literature and held parades in support of the suffrage movement. Women's suffrage in Ohio was defeated in a special election in 1912 and again in 1914 and 1916 before a resolution narrowly passed in 1917 allowing municipal voting by women in Columbus. In 1920, the 19th Amendment passed, extending the vote to women and prohibiting state and federal government from denying suffrage on the basis of sex. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: MSS1025_B01F04_17
Subjects: Women--Suffrage; Social movements; Petitions;
Places: Warren (Ohio); Trumbull County (Ohio);