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“ [270] and Campanari. I heard the opera in New York more than seventy years ago, when Malibran, then Signorina Garcia, took the part of Rosina.”

December 31. ... ‘Advertiser’ man came with a query: ‘what event in 1899 will have the greatest influence in the world's history?’ I replied, ‘the Czar's Peace Manifesto, leading to the Conference at the Hague.’ ”

November, 1899, saw the birth of another Institution from which she was to derive much pleasure, the Boston Authors' Club. Miss Helen M. Winslow first evolved the idea of such a Club. After talking with Mmes. May Alden Ward and Mabel Loomis Todd, who urged her to carry out the project, she went to see the “Queen of Clubs.” “go ahead!” said our mother. “call some people together here, at my house, and we will form a Club, and it will be a good one too.”

the Journal of November 23 says:--

“received word from Helen Winslow of a meeting of literary folks called for to-morrow morning at my house.”

this meeting was “very pleasant: Mrs. Ward, Miss Winslow, Jacob Strauss, and Hezekiah Butterworth attended — later Herbert Ward came in.”

it was voted to form the Boston Authors' Club, and at a second meeting in December the Club was duly organized.

in January the Authors' Club made its first public appearance in a meeting and dinner at hotel Vendome,

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