Hazard, Caroline. Threads from the Distaff of History and Contemplation; Life Spins the Thread Time Weaves. Providence, R. I.: The Roger Williams Press, 1934. First Edition. 
Linen cloth spine with marbled boards, applied paper title labels to spine & front, binding near-fine with the original glassine wrapper, 5 1/2 x 8 inches. ix., 260 clean pp., the pages are unopened. Frontispiece drawing by Ruth Robinson. Wrapper is imperfect with some large chips and tears; we have put it in a new clear wrapper (brought to you by our Department of Redundancy Department). Fine. Hardcover.
A collection of historical, contemplative, travel, and "feminine" pieces which were first published in the Distaff column of the Providence Journal.
"For countless Ages women have been spinners, so that the Distaff has become the word describing the feminine side of the family tree. It was Mrs. Allinson who first used it for the column she spun from her own rich and varied experiences of scholarship and human relations. At her lamented death I was asked to carry on the spinning." - Foreword.
Caroline Hazard (1856-1945), b. Peace Dale, RI; d. Santa Barbara, CA. She was the fifth president of Wellesley College (1899-1910), and her energetic leadership led to a greatly expanded enrollment and campus.