Quotation by Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

I prefer surveying for a week to spending a week in fashionable society even of the best class.
Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 3, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912).

Written in a May 10, 1869, letter to her parents when she was attending Vassar College, where she took a course in land surveying.
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