In the year 1839, Margaret removed from Groton
, and, with her mother and family, took a house at Jamaica Plain
, five miles from Boston
In November of the next year the family removed to Cambridge
, and rented a house there, near their old home.
In 1841, Margaret took rooms for the winter in town, retaining still the house in Cambridge
And from the day of leaving Groton
, until the autumn of 1844, when she removed to New York, she resided in Boston
, or its immediate vicinity.
was her social centre.
There were the libraries, galleries, and concerts which she loved; there were her pupils and her friends; and there were her tasks, and the openings of a new career.
I have vaguely designated some of the friends with whom she was on terms of intimacy at the time when I was first acquainted with her. But the range of her talents required an equal compass in her society; and she gradually added a multitude of names to the list.
She knew already all the active minds at Cambridge
; and has left a record of one good interview she had with