Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914

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Agnes Irwin was dean of Radcliffe College from 1894-1909.

From the description of Letters, 1875, n.d. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007310

Agnes Irwin, school and college administrator, descendent of Benjamin Franklin, was born and educated in Washington, D.C. After teaching in New York, she became principal of the Penn Square Seminary, later the Agnes Irwin School in Philadelphia (1869-1894). Appointed Dean of Radcliffe College in 1894, she maintained excellent relations with Harvard, improved opportunities for graduate study, and oversaw the physical expansion of the college. She was president of the Woman's Education Association (1901-1907) and of the Headmistresses' Association of Private Schools (1911-1914). She received honorary degrees from Western University of Pennsylvania, St. Andrew's University, Scotland (1906), and the University of Pennsylvania.

From the description of Papers, 1894-1949 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 232007399

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referencedIn Records, 1871-1983 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Gilman, Arthur, 1837-1909. Scrapbook, 1876-1914 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Additional papers, ca. 1870-1922. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Briggs, Le Baron Russell, 1855-1934. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1903-1925 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914. Letters to Agnes Repplier, 1886-1894. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Hosmer, Harriet Goodhue, 1830-1908. Papers, 1834-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College governing boards records, 1878-1999 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Charles Eliot Norton papers, ca.1845-1908. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907. Papers, 1884-1959 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Correspondence, 1800-1932. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Governing Board Records, 1878-1999 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Wister, A. L. (Annis Lee), 1830-1908. Letter, 1908 September 11, Lindenshade, Wallingford, Pennsylvania, to Barrett Wendell [manuscript]. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Nichols family. Papers of the Nichols-Shurtleff family, 1780-1953 (inclusive), 1850-1940 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College autograph collection, 1705-1946 (inclusive), 1881-1946 (bulk). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Saturday Morning Club (Boston, Mass.). Records, 1871-1983 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Briggs, Elizabeth, 1863-1937. Papers of Elizabeth Briggs, 1883-1937 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn McCleary, Helen C. Radcliffe College yearbook of Helen C. McCleary, 1901. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Church, Blanche Bonnelle, 1882-1969. Papers, 1899-1905 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, 1879-1978 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Agassiz, Elizabeth Cabot Cary, 1822-1907. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1879-1978 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Hamilton family. Papers, 1818-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College. Office of the Dean. Records of the Office of the Dean, 1894-1977 (inclusive), Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Curtis family. Papers, 1797-1991 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn William Roscoe Thayer papers, 1762-1927 (inclusive), 1872-1921 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Warren, Arthur, 1860-1924. Letters received, 1884-1920. Boston Athenaeum
referencedIn Higginson, Henry Lee, 1834-1919. Papers, 1906-1909 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914. Letters, 1875, n.d. Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Comstock, Ada Louise. Records of the President of Radcliffe College, 1923-1943 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Radcliffe College Archives biography files, 1855-2007 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914. Papers, 1894-1949 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Sarah Orne Jewett correspondence, 1861-1930. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Records of the Office of the Dean, 1894-1965 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Amy Lowell correspondence, 1883-1927 (inclusive), 1910-1925 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Paine, Elsie Miriam. Additional papers, 1900-1948 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Howe, Julia Ward, 1819-1910. Papers of Julia Ward Howe, 1858-1908. University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn Paine, Elsie Miriam. Papers of Elsie Miriam Paine, 1904-1972 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
referencedIn Papers, (inclusive), (bulk), 1780-1953, 1850-1940 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1834-1959 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Irwin, Agnes, 1841-1914. Letter to Horace Howard Furness, 1879-[1886], n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers and correspondence, 1884-1959 Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Papers, 1818-1974
referencedIn Letters received by the Norton family, 1830-1920. Houghton Library.
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Birth 1841-12-30

Death 1914-12-05

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