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Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 4:
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: the New Orleans Exposition 1883-1885; aet. 64-66 (search)
inancial support to the Woman's Department. Things went from bad to worse. Finally she realized that she herself must find the money to pay the debts of her department and to return the exhibits to the various States. She wrote a letter to John M. Forbes, of Boston, urging him to help her and her assistants out of their alarming predicament. Through Mr. Forbes, the Honorable George F. Hoar, Senator from Massachusetts, learned the state of the case. The sum of $15,000 had been named as that Mr. Forbes, the Honorable George F. Hoar, Senator from Massachusetts, learned the state of the case. The sum of $15,000 had been named as that necessary to pay all just claims and wind up the affairs of the Department. At this time a bill was before Congress for an appropriation to aid the Exposition. Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Hoar, a sum of $15,000 was added to this bill with the express clause, For the Relief of the Woman's Department. The bill was passed without discussion. The news was received with great rejoicing in New Orleans, especially in the Woman's Department, where our need was the sorest. The promise brought new
Laura E. Richards, Maud Howe, Florence Howe Hall, Julia Ward Howe, 1819-1910, in two volumes, with portraits and other illustrations: volume 1, Chapter 7: a summer abroad 1892-1893; aet. 73-74 (search)
rom it to better effort beyond, self-reproach is negative: woe is me that I was born! Amendment must have positive ground. I wrote some lines in which a bit of sea-weed shining in the sun seemed as an illustration of the light which I hope to gain. September 30. A performance of Jarley's Waxworks in the evening was much enjoyed. Edward Atkinson as Mrs. Partington in my witch hat recited some merry nonsense of Hood's about European travel. October 2. Boston. In the early morning John M. Forbes's yacht, the Wild Duck, hovered around us, hoping to take off his daughter, Mrs. Russell.... Quite a number of us embraced this opportunity with gratitude.... October 3. All seems like a dream. October 7. Newport. I begin my life here with a prayer that the prolongation of my days on earth may be for good to myself and others, that I may not sink into senile folly or grossness, nor yet wander into aesthetic conceit, but carry the weight of my experience in humility, in all charit
, 227. Field, Kate, II, 48. Fields, Annie, II, 187, 228, 299, 317, 344, 378. Fields, J. T., I, 137, 143, 262. Fisher, Dr., I, 113, 114. Fiske, John, I, 312, 344. Fitch, Mr., II, 376. Fitch, Clyde, II, 354. Fitz, Mr., II, 62. Five of Clubs, I, 74, 110, 128; II, 74. Flibbertigibbet, II, 144, 145, 367. Florence, I, 175. Florida, II, 268. Flower, Constance, II, 168. Flynt, Baker, II, 230. Foley, Margaret, I, 227, 237. Forbes, John, II, 279. Forbes, John M., II, 109, 177. Foresti, Felice, I, 94, 104. Fort Independence, I, 346. Forum, II, 182. Foster, L. S., I, 248. Foulke, Dudley, I, 365; II, 188. Foundling Hospital, II, 8. Fowler, O. S., I, 98, 99. Fox, Charles, II, 265. France, I, 131, 300, 308, 310; II, 9, 20, 26, 34. Francis, Eliza C., I, 18, 25, 26, 27, 31, 42, 103, 150, 230; II, 319. Francis, J. W., I, 18, 19, 26, 27, 36, 42, 57, 114, 150; II, 251. Francis, V. M., II, 362. Franco-Prussian War, I