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Guiding Hands

Elizabeth Deering Hanscom, Smith College Professor of English, c1915.

Elizabeth Deering Hanscom, professor of American Literature at Smith College, is credited with urging Mary Rogers towards mission work. She supported her desire to lead a study group on mission work in the Smith College Mission Sudy classes, and later wrote to the Board of Trustees nominating her for an honorary degree.

Elizabeth Deering Hanscom, typed letter signed, dated 29 January 1940, to Elizabeth Cutter Morrow.