r tribute to the value of this essay came to the author in a letter from a thoughtful friend, who said, I think it was one of the influences that opened Michigan University to women, and has now invited a woman professor on the same terms as men.
The anonymousness of the Atlantic essays caused some amusing mistakes, as when Mrs. C. H. Dall was many times congratulated on having written Mademoiselle and her Campaigns.
Finally she discovered the author, and wrote to him that no one except Macaulay could have written a better magazine article, and his would have been half lies.
Mr. Higginson himself wrote to Harriet Prescott:
. . . I had more [letters] about April Days than about anything I have written—sick women, young farmers, etc. One odd anonymous person, signing Su Su, sent me a root of double bloodroot postmarked Snow's Store, Vt. It seemed pretty that bloodroot should come out of Snow's Store— though I suppose the donor never thought of it.
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