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Frances Jennings Casement Papers
Description: Cabinet card photograph of Dr. Orpha Baldwin of Cleveland, Ohio, a medical doctor who lectured in support of temperance and other progressive movements. Baldwin (1851-1910) was born in Ohio and worked as a teacher before attending and graduating from Boston University with her M.D. in 1885. She practiced medicine first in Cleveland, and later in Oregon and Florida. 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_B01F77_Baldwin
Subjects: Ohio Women; Civil Liberties; Suffrage; Ohio League of Women Voters; Social movements; Temperance; Women in medicine;
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio);