Quotation by M. Carey Thomas

... my one aim and concentrated purpose shall be and is to show that women can learn, can reason, can compete with men in the grand fields of literature and science ... that a woman can be a woman and a true one without having all her time engrossed by dress and society.
M. Carey Thomas (1857–1935), U.S. educator. As quoted in Carey Thomas of Bryn Mawr, ch. 1, by Edith Finch (1947).

Written when the future doctoral recipient and Bryn Mawr College president was fourteen years old.
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