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Greene, Journal entries, July 1, 10 and 11, 1861


Mr. Greene describes Sophia Smith's visit to her in May of that year imploring him to advise her regarding the disposition of her newly inherited wealth. The journal describes the three plans which were ultimately proposed (a fourth plan, for the establishment of a Woman's College, had been dropped as "unfeasible"!):

  • An academy in Hatfield, to be known as Smith Academy
  • A deaf-mute institution
  • A scientific school in connection with Amherst College