Transcription of letter from Mary Low to Louise Coburn, 11/18/1890

Waterville, Nov. 18. /90.

Dear Miss Coburn,
Your kind letter is
at hand and I hasten to reply.

I send you 24 copies of the protest, 18 for
this $2.00 after deducting 20 cts for postage, and
six that were due you on the other account.
I was intending to send the latter in a
few days. It is very gratifying to me that
Mr. Hanson thinks it worthy of a wider cir-
culation. I think myself that something ought to
be done for the good cause of co-education, and
if it can be done through the wider circulation
of the protest I shall be more than glad.
The girls have responded very slowly and in-
deed I have not written to all of them. It was
enough for me if I could just pay the bill
at the printing office.

I have not sent out any more since I wrote

you last except those that I have sent to the
alumnae. The college girls took eight. I have
been giving a few copies to personal friends on
my own account. I have now 15 left and prob-
ably I shall dispose of those easily, if not I will
keep and pay for them myself. With your
kind assistance I shall soon be able to pay
the balance due at the office.

There is another hundred at the Mail Office
that anyone can have for $3.00. Mr. Wing
printed them at his own expense and told
me I could have them for that.

If you should send directly to him, he would
doubtless mail them to you at once or, if you
wish I will see him about them.

Direct Messrs. Wing + Wing, Editors of Water-
ville Mail.

No, I do not think it too late to send it
to the alumni and think it would be a very
good plan, but some of them, you know, have

already received it as Trustees.

I shall be glad to see your list when you
get your copies all distributed.

I will send to Drs. Dunn and Spencer, if they
have none.

We move to Augusta very soon and I go
into the Library to assist my husband. It
won’t be much farther from Colby and I shall
take just the same interest and come up to
Commencements as usual, I hope.

I hope I may see you at Augusta some
time, in the spring, perhaps. Hoping you will
enjoy your stay in Boston I am as ever

Your friend
Mary L. Carver

P.S. Yes, I thought the “editorial” in the Echo
was rather Small. The girls wanted one to re-
ply to it but Mr. Carver and I both thought it
too trivial and sophomoric. It had neither logic
nor dignity.
M.L.C.