aesthetic conceit, but carry the weight of my experience in humility, in all charity, and in a loving and serviceable spirit.”
The last entry in the Journal for 1892 strikes the keynote of what was to prove the most absorbing interest of the coming year.
. Farewell, dear 1892.
You were the real quattro
centenary of Columbus
's discovery, although we have been so behind time as not to be ready to celebrate this before 1893. 1492 was indeed a year momentous to humanity.”
To her many cares was added now work for the Columbian Exhibition
The Woman's Department of the World
's Fair was ably administered by Mrs. Potter Palmer
, who consulted her frequently, her experiences in the New Orleans Cotton Centennial
proving useful in the Columbian Exhibition
The “Twelve-o’Clock talks,” so successful in the Crescent City
, were, at her suggestion, repeated at Chicago
, and proved most valuable.
The Association for the Advancement of Women and many other associations were to meet in Chicago
She writes to the Reverend Jenkin Lloyd Jones
concerning the Parliament of Religions and the Unitarian Congress
; to Aaron Powell
touching the Congress
on Social Purity.
There are letters, too, about the Alliance
of Unitarian Women, the Congress of Representative Women, and the Association of Women Ministers and Preachers.