The Life of Mary Lyon

The Life of Mary Lyon

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The Life of Mary Lyon

The Life of Mary Lyon

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Every book has many authors; the title-page names but one. To all those who in countless ways have furthered the making of this book, I gratefully acknowledge my debt: men and women who knew Miss Lyon personally; their sons and daughters; alumnæ of Mount Holyoke and people holding no affiliation with it, some of them concerned with other schools; members of the college faculty who throughout the work have given me so wise a seconding. The warm helpfulness which Miss Lyon evoked in life has met her biographer at every turn.

The book is immediately derived from a re- quest made several years ago by President Woolley, voicing a demand that has been gath- ering force through more than thirty years. In its preparation all known manuscripts bearing intimately or remotely on Miss Lyon's life have been read, but it is not unlikely that some writ- ings exist which have escaped the inquisitor's eye. The college wishes to complete either in . . .

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