Letitia Youmans wrote an Autobiography. I once found reference to it online, (I do not have a copy)
CAMPAIGN ECHOES. THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MRS. LETITIA YOUMANS, THE PIONEER OF THE WHITE RIBBON MOVEMENT IN CANADA.
Toronto: William Briggs, 1893. 3rd ed of 1st ed, 1893. [xvi, 311+ addendum, portraits on 2 plates & frontispiece] (Autobiography of a woman from Cobourg, then Picton, Ontario, who helped establish the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Canada, w/ an emphasis upon her frontier background & travels to conventions & crusades, introduced by Frances Willard.) Green cloth w/ gold lettering on spine, spine ends slightly worn, covers slightly scuffed, end papers browned w/ tape repair to tear on fron...
Letitia Youmans 1827-1896
A school teacher and devoted mother of a large household, Letitia Youmans became publicly active in temperance reform in 1874 when she organized a Women's Christian Temperance Union is Picton. She later served as the first president of the WCTU of Ontario, and of the federal organization. (At Glenwood Cemetery where her grave is located, Grove Street Picton) Regards,
At home, Canadian women faced many constraints. One who managed to turn the stereotype to the advantage of her cause was Letitia Youmans (1827?96), founder of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Under Youmans and her co-workers, temperance became a "motherhood" issue, founded on strong, community-based groups pressing for temperance as a local option and for a family-oriented moral code that politicians found hard to ignore. Using an American model, she formed her first group in her home town of Picton, Ontario, and went on to become president of the Ontario provincial federation formed in 1878, and of a new, national union in 1883.