a source of trial to teacher and committee; but the perseverance of Miss Barr has not been thereby foiled of its reward.
Miss Ellen M. Barr, the youngest of Dr. Barr's children.
came to Medford a young girl, attended our high school under Mr. Cummings, and later gave to its teaching force a part of her active and earnest life.
In answer to my inquiry, her sister, Miss Fanny Barr, writes:—
There was nothing unusual in my sister's character in her early life.
She, like many New England t is rather monotonous, being at the head all the time.
Miss Barr quickly responded, Then I'll break that monotony for you.
This she did, and retained the place till the close of the year.
Miss Barr was called to the high school to be Mr. Charles Cummings' assistant March 1, 1866, which place she held until the summer of 1875, when she left to devote a year to study in Europe.
At this time her salary amounted to thirteen hundred dollars, the largest sum she received in Medford.
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