Woman of the Century/Annie Nathan Meyer
MEYER, Mrs. Annie Nathan, author and worker for the advancement of women, born in New York, N.Y., in 1867. Her maiden name was Annie Nathan. She belongs to a prominent Jewish family and is a cousin of the late Emma Lazarus. She was educated at home in her childhood and afterward entered the School for Women, a branch at that time of Columbia College. She became the wife of Dr. Alfred Meyer, before she had finished her school course, and withdrew from her class She was one of the first to enter the woman's course in Columbia College, in 1885, and her efforts and those of others resulted in the founding of Barnard College, affiliated with Columbia College, receiving full official sanction and recognition. She is now one of the trustees. She is the editor of "Woman's Work in America," a volume containing the result of three years of earnest work and research. Mrs. Meyer is opposed to woman suffrage, unless the franchise be restricted by laws providing for an educational qualification. It is her theory that legislation should follow in the footsteps of education. She is a gifted woman, a poet and essayist, but most of her activities have been expended on philanthropic, reform and charitable work. Her home is in New York City.