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Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Letters and Journals of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Chapter 1: Cambridge and Newburyport (search)
she fixed her (rather pretty) dark eyes on me and we meandered over past years, but with Anna I could only let her talk on, lean against the wall, and chuckle inwardly. But she is pretty, fresh, rosy, bright-eyed, and walks a queen among her admirers. This, of course, prepared the way for the Palfrey gala. To return thither. When I say that Mr. Sibley [the college Librarian] went, you will perceive at once that we mixed some. But there were all the aristocratic Boston cousins of Mrs. Dean P., whose carriages rumble daily past my windows; there was Miss Everett waltzing with Montgomery Ritchie, old Mr. Otis's handsome grandson; and there was Miss Loring, the musical young lady who went mad after Ole Bull; and there were the distinguished Miss Carys, one of whom hath smiled on Mr. Felton; and there was Jane Norton [sister of Professor Norton] in all her loveliness, gazed at by freshmen with an ardor that might have troubled her gentle Edmund. And there was the supper table-
James Parton, Horace Greeley, T. W. Higginson, J. S. C. Abbott, E. M. Hoppin, William Winter, Theodore Tilton, Fanny Fern, Grace Greenwood, Mrs. E. C. Stanton, Women of the age; being natives of the lives and deeds of the most prominent women of the present gentlemen, Woman as physician. (search)
to the general rule expressed in this last sentence (to which instances like Mrs. Longshore are exceptional), she deliberately felt her way into her true position. Friends who perceived her abilities aided her advancement. Arrangements were made for her to lecture to classes in Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and other places. Meanwhile changes occurred in the college faculty, and in 1854 Miss Preston was elected to the chair of Physiology and Hygiene, which, as well as the position of Dean, she still occupies. It is well adapted to her taste, and gives full scope to her capabilities. She fills it with dignity and acceptance. The annual announcements of the college prepared by her, are models of clear, sound, and forcible statement, while her introductory lectures and valedictory addresses, delivered by appointment of the faculty, are replete with striking thoughts. In 1861 The woman's hospital of Philadelphia was incorporated, an essential auxiliary to the college and an in
Francis Jackson Garrison, William Lloyd Garrison, 1805-1879; the story of his life told by his children: volume 4, Chapter 10: death of Mrs. Garrison.—final visit to England.—1876, 1877. (search)
8. Richmond, and another to the Handel Triennial Festival June 22. at the Crystal Palace. Mr. Garrison attended and spoke briefly at the annual meeting of the National Woman June 21. Suffrage Association; and at a meeting in behalf of the London School of Medicine for Women he listened to June 25. speeches by the Earl of Shaftesbury, Mr. Stansfeld, Mrs. James Stansfeld, Henry Fawcett. Westlake, Prof. Fawcett, Miss Jex Blake, and Dr. Garrett-Anderson. He also heard a liberal discourse by Dean Sophia Jex Blake. Stanley at St. Stephen's. One of his pleasantest mornings June 24. was spent at Argyll Lodge, in Kensington, where he breakfasted with the Duke and Duchess of Argyll and their June 23. daughters,—John Bright, Hon. Charles Howard, and Hon. Lyulph Stanley being the other guests; and he had a cheerful interview also with Lord Houghton, who was just then June 28. confined to his room by a painful accident, but who insisted on seeing him, though other callers were turned away
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
Rome and wander over the old places. At one time I thought I had made an impression on him, but it was for a moment only. I should like nothing better, he said, but I cannot, I ought not; tempt me no further. I pressed the considerations of restored vigor and prolonged life as the reward of a six months or year's absence. He agreed to my view, but said, It is useless; I must go. My duty requires it. On his last morning in London he breakfasted at the Westminster deanery, the guest of Dean and Lady Augusta Stanley. It was Monday, November 11, when the tidings of the great fire in Boston had just come. Lady Augusta inquired about Trinity Church, then on Summer Street, where the funeral rites of her brother, Sir Frederick Bruce, had been performed, and Sumner said, We know not whether Trinity Church now exists. It was indeed a ruin. Mr. Story adds his recollections of this breakfast at the deanery:— The last time I saw Sumner was at the breakfast-table of Dean Stanley
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), A guide to Harvard College. (search)
quadrangle next to Holworthy is Thayer Hall, the largest dormitory in the yard, built in 1870 by Nathaniel Thayer of Boston. The most prominent of the college buildings, because of its close connection with student life, comes next. University it is called, constructed of granite and completed in 1815, being the first stone building erected in the yard. The central portion was at one time used as a chapel, but now the building is devoted to lectures, and to the offices of the President, Dean, Secretary and Registrar. In the office of the President stands the ancient chair which was always used by him at commencement. Official notices are posted on the bulletin boards at the entrance and in the corridors. South of University is Weld Hall, a dormitory of brick with freestone trimmings, a gift of William F. Weld, in memory of his brother. The southern end of the quadrangle is formed by Gray's Hall, a dormitory built by the corporation and named for three generous friends of
Cambridge sketches (ed. Estelle M. H. Merrill), A chapter of Radcliffe College. (search)
It grants this power and these privileges to the younger institution in conjunction with Harvard University, thus allowing the new college to enter upon the heritage of the traditions and opportunities which it has been the good fortune of the elder institution to attain through its life of more than two and a half centuries. At the time that Radcliffe College was brought into being by the Legislature of Massachusetts, an important step was taken by the creation of a new officer, that of Dean, and filling it by the election of Miss Agnes Irwin. Miss Irwin had been connected with the direction of educational movements in Philadelphia for many years and was especially interested in the education and training of girls, having been at the head of an important school which numbered among its students many of the women of Philadelphia prominent in social life. When Miss Irwin was chosen Dean of Radcliffe College several hundred of these former pupils united to found The Agnes Irwin S
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), Chapter 16: (search)
ints of these travels, will be found scattered irregularly through the letters, and do not, perhaps, lose their flavor by being delayed in chronology. On reaching Dresden, August 13, a halt was called, and the home-like place was made headquarters for six weeks. Those dear friends, Sir Charles and Lady Lyell, happened to be in Dresden at the time of the arrival of the party; and later a meeting was arranged there, with Mr. and Mrs. Twisleton and her sister, that was delightful; besides which Dean and Mrs. Milman passed through about the same time. One pleasant afternoon, especially, this tripartite party of American and English friends spent with the charming family of the artist, Julius Hubner, looking over his drawings and enjoying his collections. This artist's home was genially opened to Mr. Ticknor and his family, in consequence of an introduction from Gerhard. Mr. Forbes was still English Minister to the Saxon Court, and, on his return from an excursion, he resumed his old
George Ticknor, Life, letters and journals of George Ticknor (ed. George Hillard), chapter 30 (search)
sits, I. 161, II. 42-45, 95-97, 335. Mildmay, Humphrey, II. 322, 387, 390. Mildmay, Mrs., II. 388. Millbank, Sir R. and Lady, I. 67, 68. Milman, H. H. (Dean), II. 151, 152, 154, 178, 180, 182, 323, 324, 329, 332, 358, 367, 369, 372, 386, 387, 478; letters to, 203, 265. Milman, Mrs., II. 179, 180, 204, 324, 329, 332,etzky, Marshal, II 336, 338. Radnor, Lord and Lady, 11. 178. Ralston, Mr., I. 278 note. Ramirez, II 41. Ramsay, Mrs. E, II 164. Ramsay, Rev. Edward (Dean), II. 164 and note. Rancliffe, Baroness, I. 458, 459. Randall, Miss, I. 312 and note, II. 104. Randohr, I. 175. Randolph, Colonel, I. 35. Randolph, Johnotten, General, I. 375. Tourgueneff, Alexander, II 101, 117, 120, 125, 130. Tourgueneff, N., II. 125. Tremenheere, Hugh Seymour, II 274 and note. Trench, Dean (Archbishop), II. 358, 363, 364. Trenton Falls, visits, I. 386. Trevelyan, Mr. (Sir Walter Calverly), II. 65, 72, 73, 87, 393, 394, 395; letters to, 420, 485
or John P. Apthorp, whose canteen strap was cut by a shell as he lay by the fourth piece; but sadder than all, and as a climax to the horrors that had accumulated around us, a fragment of an exploding shrapnel entered the breast of Lieut. Granger, inflicting a mortal wound. By his fall we were left without a commissioned officer, and our prospects looked dismal enough. As soon as our condition was reported at headquarters, Lieut. Smith of Battery K was detached to take charge of us, and Lieut. Dean of the Sixth Maine was detailed to assist him. When darkness had fairly settled down, all firing had died away, and from the surrounding John P. Apthorp territory there came up wails from the wounded and dying, not all of whom had been brought off the field. It was with great difficulty that places could be found in an ambulance for our wounded officers, so crowded were these conveyances. The Union loss in this battle was fourteen hundred and fifteen. Of these, six hundred and twe
red, but came back at once and announced that I was to be taken in and presented to the Queen. I had gone through the forms of presentation at levees and drawing-rooms, but had never exchanged a word with Her Majesty. She was standing with her dinner company at one end of a long gallery when I was led up to her. She bowed with extreme graciousness, and said immediately that she had to thank me for a book I had once sent her. This was the first volume of my History of General Grant, which Dean and Lady Augusta Stanley had presented to the Queen for me seven years before. It had been acknowledged at the tine by a courteous note, but with the royal faculty the circumstance was recalled and the acknowledgment repeated now. Of course I was impressed by the courtesy, and thanked Her Majesty for recollecting my present after so many years. The Queen then went on to ask me how General Grant was enjoying his visit to England. This gave me an opportunity to speak of his reception through
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