Quotation by Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards

Perhaps the fact that I am not a Radical or a believer in the all powerful ballot for women to right her wrongs and that I do not scorn womanly duties, but claim it as a privilege to clean up and sort of supervise the room and sew things, etc., is winning me stronger allies than anything else.
Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911), U.S. chemist and educator. As quoted in The Life of Ellen H. Richards, ch. 5, by Caroline L. Hunt (1912).

Written on February 11, 1871, in the month following her entry into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as its first woman student.
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