May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 201

Price Realized: $ 2,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 700 - $ 1,000
"WE NEED MORE THAN EVER WOMEN WHO ARE LEADERS" TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD. Autograph Manuscript Signed, "WmHTaft," statement on the importance of educating women and enlisting support for Smith College, probably removed from an autograph album. 2 pages, 3 3/4x7 1/4 inches, written on the recto and verso of a sheet; two small holes punched in left margin. (TFC) New Haven, 14 June 1920

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"We are about to incorporate into our electorate the women of the country. We need more than ever women who are leaders. They should be thoroughly educated. Upon the women's colleges of the country is thus thrust a greater responsibility than ever. They must have competent faculties so situated as to do their best work. They must be properly paid to do this. Smith College has a larger student body of women than any undergraduate institution. Friends of progress should rally to the support of Smith to secure an adequate fund to enable the college to serve its high purpose."