Repplier, Agnes. Agnes Irwin, A Biography

Repplier, Agnes. Agnes Irwin, A Biography

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Repplier, Agnes. Agnes Irwin, A Biography. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1935. Second Edition. [969]

Blue cloth hardcover with bright gilt lettering, 5 3/4 x 8 1/2, previous owner's signature (1937) on the front free end paper, small scuff mark on same, rest of pages clean, binding tight. Original dust jacket, scuffed and edge-chipped. Good in fair dust-jacket. Hardcover.

Agnes Irwin (1841-1914) b. Washington, DC; d. Philadelphia. Her family was well-connected in American politics & history; her father was Congressman William Wallace Irwin and her mother had ancestral connections both to the Republic of Texas and the Monroe Administration, and was a descendant of Benjamin Franklin. Agnes was principal of the West Penn Seminary for Young Ladies, now the Agnes Irwin School (1869-1894), and the first dean of Radcliffe College (1894-1909). With Sarah Butler (Mrs. Owen J.) Wister, she was the editor of Worthy Women of Our First Century (1877).  (969)