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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Women and Men, chapter 56 (search)
useum of American Archaeology, at Cambridge, Massachusetts, an important place is always assigned to the researches of Miss Alice C. Fletcher and Miss Cornelia Studley. At the late triennial meeting of the intercollegiate society of Phi Beta Kappa — the only such society based on scholarship in America, all others existing merely for social purposes --it came out incidentally that at least three out of the twenty chapters now composing the fraternity had already admitted women as members, Cornell having a dozen. All these signs indicate a steady progress in the admission of women to the ranks, not of thought and action alone, but of study and scholarship. When we turn from science to literature, the advance is not quite so marked. It is considerable and substantial; yet in view of the completeness with which literary work is now thrown open to women, and their equality as to pay, there is room for some surprise that it is not greater. Women have engaged largely in journalism,