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Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Chapter 18: certain clubs (search)
a and conversation followed, and the party usually broke up after a session of two hours. Colonel Higginson once deigned to say that this club made it possible to be sensible even at Newport and during the summer. The names of a few persons show what we aimed at, and how far we succeeded. We had scientific lectures from Professor Rogers, Professor Alexander Agassiz, Dr. Weir Mitchell, and others. Maria Mitchell, professor of astronomy at Vassar College, gave us a lecture on Saturn. Miss Kate Hillard spoke to us several times. Professor Thomas Davidson unfolded for us the philosophy of Aristotle. Rev. George E. Ellis gave us a lecture on the Indians of Rhode Island, and another on Bishop Berkeley. Professor Bailey of Providence spoke on insectivorous plants, and on one occasion we enjoyed in his company a club picnic at Paradise, after which the wild flowers in that immediate vicinity were gathered and explained. Colonel Higginson ministered to our instruction and entertainment
Jula Ward Howe, Reminiscences: 1819-1899, Index (search)
r, 35. Heron, Matilda, in The World's Own, 230. Higginson, Colonel Thomas Went worth, at the Shadrach meeting, 165; his paper Ought Women to learn the Alphabet, 232; his position on Christianity at the Radical Club, 285; at the woman suffrage meeting, 375; aids that cause, 382; at New port, 402; at a mock Commencement, 4003; becomes treasurer of the Town and Country Club, 406; at the woman's rights congress in Paris, 42 Hillard, George S., his friends and character, 169, 170. Hillard, Kate, speaks at the Town and Country Club, 406. Hippolytus, Mrs. Howe's drama of, proposed by Booth, 237; ultimately declined, 240. Hoar, Hon., George Frisbie, a friend of woman suffrage, 378; secures an appropriation for the New Orleans Exposition, 398. Hoffman, Matilda, engaged to Washington Irving, 28. Holland, Mrs. Henry (Saba Smith), reception at her house, 92. Holland, Dr. J. G., at Newport, 402. Holmes, Dr., Oliver Wendell, at the Bryant celebration, 277-280; as a tra