Transcription of letter from Jennie Smith to Louise Coburn, 11/7/1900

92 College Ave.
Waterville, Me.

My dear Louise –
Perhaps you
have heard the rumor that
there is an idea of limiting
the number of women who
should be allowed to pursue
thesis studies in Colby at
once. I fear such a plan
is under serious consideration
by the authorities. It seems
to me hardly just and fair.
I should like very much to
know your opinion and also

Grace’s on the subject. I
don’t see why a distinction
should be made between the
girls and the boys. And I also
think that the matter should
be referred to the conference
committee of the Alumnae
Association for their opinion,
that is, that they should be
consulted. if you will please
write me as soon as you
find it convenient what you
and Grace think, I will be
very much obliged.

We are all about as usual
here. Minnie has moved into
the Philbrick house, but is
not wholly settled by any

means yet.

We hope you are all well
and should be glad to see
you down here whenever you
can come.

With love to all _

Yours very sincerely –
Jennie M. Smith.
Nov. 7, 1900.