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Scope and Content This collection contains the correspondence of the Garrett, McCollin and Vail families.Writers include Ann Garrett, Edward Garrett, Margaret Malin Garrett, Thomas Garrett, Anna Garrett McCollin, James Garrett McCollin, John McCollin, Anna Garrett Vail and Benjamin Vail. One letter to Margaret Malin Garrett from William Biddle includes an (undated) account of a Quarterly Meeting in which he offers quick reviews of those who spoke, including Mary Ann Loyd, whose "ministry is far from edifying to...
Overview Mary Elizabeth Garrett (1854-1915), a wealthy philanthropist, championed women's education by founding the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore, Maryland, helping to finance Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and ensuring that women were admitted to the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her family was prominent in Baltimore society and this allowed her to pursue her philanthropic activities. She was an active suffragist and financially helped that cause until her death in 1915....