Woman of the Century/Emily Mulkin Bishop
EMILY MULKIN BISHOP. BISHOP, Mrs. Emily Mulkin, Delsartean lecturer and instructor in dress, expression and physical culture, born in Forestville, Chautauqua county, N. Y., 3rd November, 1858. After leaving school she taught four years, serving as assistant principal of the union school in Silver Creek, N. Y. She afterwards gave several years to the study of Delsarte work in various cities. In 1884 she became the wife of Coleman E. Bishop, editor of the "Judge," New York. They soon went to Black Hills, Dak., to live. Mrs. Bishop was elected superintendent of public schools in Rapid City, S. Dak., being the nrst woman thus honored in the Territory. In the following year she was invited to establish a Delsarte department in the Chautauqua School of Physical Education, in the Chautauqua Assembly, New York. She has had charge of that department for four seasons, and it has steadily grown in popularity. In 1891 it was the largest single department in the Assembly. From the Chautauqua work has grown a large public work in lecturing and teaching. She has written a number of articles for various magazines and has published one book, "Americanized Delsarte Culture." At present Mrs. Bishop's home is in Washington, D. C.