the officiating clergyman.
He described the event in the following letter to his mother:
May 1, 1855
We went yesterday afternoon at four by cars to West Brookfield, where we found rather a short, stout, pleasant-looking person, with very black hair and whiskers, blue eyes, and a good forehead, who turned out at last to be the Blackwell.
There also got from the cars a rather peculiar-looking personage, but of beautiful soul — Charles Burleigh the lecturer; we were all the company, Antoinette Brown and Elizabeth Blackwell (Medicine and Divinity in female forms) not having appeared, though expected.
We rode three miles over a road among rocky hills till we reached a high little farmhouse, round which the misty sky shut closely down, revealing only rocks and barns and cattle, small children at the back door, and little Lucy beaming at the front door.
She ushered us in; the children turned out to belong to the married brother, and his wife appeared also.
While I was uncloaking M
ntzon, Madame, Th. (Mme. Blanc), writes A Typical American, 386, 387.
Bernhardt, Sarah, Higginson first sees, 342, 343.
Besant, Mrs., Annie, trial of, 329, 330.
Bigelow, Mrs. Ella H., edits sonnets with Higginson, 319.
Blanc, Louis, 340.
Book and Heart, 386, 421.
Boston Authors' Club, 315, 391, 399.
Boston Radical Club, 267, 268.
Bradlaugh, Charles, Higginson hears, 324; and Besant trial, 330.
Bridgman, Laura, account of, 97.
Brook Farm, described, 49.
Brown, Rev., Antoinette, 134, 135.
Brown, John, 204: Higginson first meets, 190; plans postponed, 191-93; imprisonment, 193; attempt to secure counsel for, 193, 194; John Brown Collection of Letters, 194; proposed rescue of, 194; A Visit to John Brown's Household, 194, 195, 408; revenge for, 195, 196; farewell and death, 196; Higginson on affair of, 199, 200.
Brown, Theophilus, and T. W. Higginson, 118.
Browning, Miss (sister of poet), account of, 355, 356.
Browning, Robert (the poet), 80; Higgin
tter on Mary Booth's death, 242; advocates woman's suffrage, 378.
Beethoven, symphonies of, in Boston, 14; appreciation of his work taught, 16; selections from, given at the Wards', 49.
Belgioiosa, Princess, her origin and marriage, 422.
Benzon, Mr., Schlesinger, his house a musical centre, 435.
Berlin, Dr. Howe imprisoned at, 118.
Black, William, the novelist, 412.
Blackwell, Henry B., his efforts in the cause of woman suffrage, 380-382.
Blackwell, Rev. Mrs. S. C. (Antoinette Brown), first woman minister in the United States, 166; preaches, 392.
Blair's Rhetoric, 57.
Bloomingdale, country-seat of Mrs. Howe's father at, to.
Boker, George H., at the Bryant celebration, 279.
Bonaparte, Charles, 202.
Bonaparte, Joseph, ex-king of Spain, 5, 202.
Bonaparte, Joseph, Prince of Musignano, 202.
Boocock, Mr., a music teacher, 16.
Booth, Edwin, at the Boston Theatre, requests Mrs. Howe to write him a play, 237; his marriage, 241; his wife's death, 242.