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Does not believe was ever a teacher, but he was military commandant at the University of Nebraska in 1894 and replaced her mathematics instructor for a week when he was ill. Please correct untrue reports. Gets very tired of untruths being published, such as reports that she is a Catholic. [Stout #1531]
To Roscoe Cather,
, on W.S.C. letterhead, from
Has neglected to answer his letter with story of Virginia's tooth, which she told to all of her friends. Quickly came west because the University of Nebraska presented her an honorary Doctor of Letters on their fiftieth anniversary commencement. Edith Abbott, who works with , also got one. The two of them were the first women ever to receive such degrees from the University. also received the award, and the Doctor of Laws was given to , , and . Elsie was already there, but father drove to Lincoln for the sole purpose of attending the ceremony. So sweet of him! also attended. Was happy to see her old teachers so proud of her. Only twelve or so women have received honorary degrees in the U.S., most of them educators, like and . Any chance there would be someplace to rent in between July 15 and August 15? She and Edith Lewis are thinking that when Edith comes west, they may go to . Couldn't stay with at his house, as Edith doesn't like visiting. At $5 a day the seems overpriced. Unfortunately, getting the degree meant that she never was able to shop for new dresses for the twins as she intended. Will get them dresses soon. P.S. Father and Elsie are doing well. Willie.