Representative women of New England
New England Library of Popular Biographies
THIS VOLUME CONTAINS SKETCHES OF
REPRESENTATIVE WOMEN OF NEW ENGLAND
Mary Elvira Elliot, Mary A. Stimpson, Martha Seavey Hoyt, and Others
Under the Editorial Supervision of JULIA WARD HOWE, assisted by Mary H. Graves
"Honorable women not a few."
NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
IN presenting this book to our patrons, we think it fitting to state that the publication of such a volume was first suggested to us by two ladies who have been since, for most of the time, closely associated with us in its compilation—Mrs. Mary A. Stimpson and Miss Mary E. Elliot. Their labors have been ably supplemented in this department and otherwise by Mrs. Martha S. Hoyt and others, to all of whom we owe a debt of thanks for faithful and efficient service. Our thanks are also due in high measure to Miss Mary H. Graves for her thorough and painstaking work in connection with the editorial department and the verification of the genealogies herein contained ; and to Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, the editor-in-chief, for her many wise suggestions, careful oversight, and valuable personal contributions of biographical matter. That the completion of the work has been delayed somewhat beyond the time at first anticipated has been due partly to the fact that the data for some of the biographies, promised a long time since, were not furnished to us until quite recently, and also to the careful and thorough manner in which every department of the work has been carried on. That all will be fully satisfied we do not expect; yet we believe that our subscribers in general will find little real cause for dissatisfaction, and in particular will this be true of those who readily and heartily co-operated with us in the preparation of their own biographies. The few who failed to do so will be little entitled to complain of any errors or omissions in the matter personal to themselves herein printed. We believe the book will fulfil the reasonable expectations of all those who have taken a friendly interest in its publication.
NEW ENGLAND HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY.
Boston, Mass., U. S. A.,
The biographical sketches presented in this volume are mostly of women who are still with us and engaged in active pursuits which embrace a wide variety of callings. The woman minister, doctor, lawyer, all have here their record, and with them the writer, the teacher, the philanthropist, the general care-taker of society.
The sketches naturally vary in importance and interest; but, taken all together, they offer a laudable report of the work of New England women in many departments of public and personal service. They attest the active interest of New England's daughters in the welfare of the State and in all that most vitally concerns its citizens.
Julia Ward Howe.