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Title: Clare Reynolds to Walt Whitman, 13 April [1891]

Date: April 13, [1891]

Whitman Archive ID: loc.03631

Source: The Charles E. Feinberg Collection of the Papers of Walt Whitman, 1839–1919, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. . Transcribed from digital images or a microfilm reproduction of the original item. For a description of the editorial rationale behind our treatment of the correspondence, see our statement of editorial policy.

Editorial note: The annotation, "see notes August 10 1891," is in the hand of Horace Traubel.

Contributors to digital file: Andrew David King, Cristin Noonan, and Stephanie Blalock

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Newnham College
April 13th

The books arrived safely the other day; we thank you so much for sending them. I enclose a post office order payable to you, Camden, New Jersey from Clare Reynolds Newnham College, Cambridge & hope it will arrive safely. The order is for £2.12s.

Clare Reynolds

Clara (or Clare) Reynolds (1865–1937) was an educator from Clackmannanshire, Scotland. In 1888, she entered Cambridge University's Newnham College to read for the Medieval and Modern Languages Tripos—Cambridge's qualifying exam for a bachelor's degree—which she passed in 1891 with first class honors, the highest honors possible for takers of the exam. Though she was denied her degree due to Cambridge's policies on educating women, Reynolds's career in education spanned roughly thirty years and included a lecturing appointment at New Cross Training College.


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