Elizabeth Cary Agassiz; A Biography Volume 285,

Elizabeth Cary Agassiz; A Biography Volume 285,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...and for these intervening years, highly important for the collegiate instruction of women in Cambridge, we have scarcely a word from her outside of her published addresses and reports. The following letter written in 1882 shows Mrs. Agassiz's excellent practical judgment in matters affecting the policy of the Annex, and her steady adherence to the original plan of the committee of providing Harvard instruction for women, not of establishing a new college for women. TO MR. ARTHUR GILMAN Cambridge, March 24, 1882 MY DEAR MR. GILMAN: Will you kindly allow me to see you again before you take further steps about raising money? Of course, if we are to live, we must have the material means of living. But with reference it is important to state clearly and to be agreed among ourselves upon some definite plan with reference to the college. It has been partly my own suggestion, I believe, that for the present we should raise a small sum and take care of our own affairs for another term of years, supplementing the college instruction, if necessary, with officers of our own. But the more I think of this, the more I fear that we shall drift into the building up of another female college, distinct from the University. I believe that this would be a great mistake; it would be repeating the error already made about men's colleges, --namely, multiplying them and so weakening all, instead of strengthening those which already exist. We must be careful to avoid this rock. to the final form which our scheme is to take I think The next important entries in Mr. Gilman's Notes are the following: 1882, April 25. Meeting of the Managers and Advisory Board. The Secretary stated that he had received a note asking how money could be left to the cause...
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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236786971
  • 9781236786975