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Letter describing the festivities around Mary Whiton Calkins being awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Columbia University. She also discusses the laying of the cornerstone for the new library, and the contents of a copper box that was put into the cornerstone, placed ceremoniously by Pauline Durant. Finally, she discusses the unveiling of a monument to Alice Freeman Palmer.
Wellesley (Mass.); Reading (Mass.)
Academics; Faculty, Staff and Administrators; Buildings and Grounds; Tradition and Ritual
Cornerstone laying; Degrees, Academic; Calkins, Mary Whiton, 1863-1930; Durant, Pauline Adeline Fowle, 1832-1917; Monuments; Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855-1902
Willis, Ruby and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Ruby Willis, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Dr. and Mrs. William H. Willis, Reading, Massachusetts, 1909 June 6" (1909). Ruby Willis letters (6C1909). 95.