Barr to take charge of it. After two or three years in this school Miss Barr decided to open a school of her own. For this purpose she built a house in Marlborough street, and met with eminent success.
The History of New Ipswich, referring to this effort says:—
Miss E. M. Barr's school for girls in Boston for ten years was recognized as one of the best ever conducted in that city.
Few teachers in New England have had the confidence and admiration of so great a circle of friends.
In 1893 she gave up this school and made a journey around the world, returning in May, 1894.
She was taken very ill in India and never fully recovered.
In February, 1895, I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Miss Barr in Boston, and took advantage of the muchlonged — for opportunity to say, If I have the influence over one of my pupils that you have had on my life I shall feel that that life has not been lived in vain.
The smile of heart-felt pleasure she gave me will never be forgotten.