[Boston—Wednesday, 13 December 1871]

Wednesday morning we went off to a meeting at 10 A.M at Mrs Brooks Mt. Vernon St. to discuss the best way of using several millions of dollars which have been left to the state for a university for the education of women. Mrs Stowe & Miss Beecher are both filled with alarm at the maidenly scholars guiltless of all a maiden needs to know in her career as a woman which the present colleges and schools are developing and the question is cannot education in the training of young children, in the making of garments, care of a garden & in short the care of a home be included as a highly important adjunct of a woman’s university.


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