In Her Own Right

Henry C. Ash letters to Mary Ash Jenkins and Sarah J. Ash

Image A00183147 1 lg
Date created 1892-11-20
Creators Ash, Henry Caleb, 1863-1920
Description Mary Ash Jenkins was Henry Ash's sister, and Sarah Ash was their mother. Henry Ash was superintendent of the Schofield School run by his aunt Martha Schofield. He writes to his sister about his troubles registering to vote in Aiken and the recent presidential election. He says if he had been able to register he would not have voted for the temperance party. He talks about his life in Aiken and wants to know how Mary is getting along with her studies. He tells his mother that he is still grieving the death of his brother, Samuel Earl Ash. He asks her to deposit money into his bank account. He adds that he is glad Schofield is getting much needed rest while she is away, but everyone at the school is looking forward to her return.
Size 9 pages
Type text
Subjects Voting | Voter registration | Presidents--Election | Temperance | Schofield, Lydia A. (Lydia Ann), 1835-1909 | Schofield, Martha
Geographical location Aiken (S.C.); Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Contributing institution Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College
Rights Please cite appropriately, crediting Martha Schofield Papers, SFHL-RG5-134, Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College as the source and indicating the identifier of the item, A00183147. This work is believed to be in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States. For more information, see