Title Places and Other Poems
Book Condition Good+
Jacket Condition No Jacket (as issued)
Size 8vo 7.75 - 9.75'' tall
Publisher New York, NY Margent Press 1947
Inscription Signed by Author on blank page .
Seller ID 89785
Signed by Author on blank page. 30 poems by Caroline Ruutz-Rees. also 4 translations from Goethe and 4 translations from Victor Hugo. Scarce. Blue cloth, gold lettering. Nice Firm copy ! Light general wear. cloth faded on spine and board edges. Large type size. Uncut pages. Unpaginated. 39 pages. Caroline Ruutz-Rees, headmistress of Choate Rosemary Hall from 1890-1938, was a figure of extraordinary personality and influence, a militant feminist and suffragist of national prominence. On the Wallingford golf course she wore bloomers, which shocked the locals, and on buggy rides to Wallingford station she carried a pistol. She quickly changed Rosemary Hall's mission from domestic arts to that of a contemporary boys school. Under Ms. Ruutz-Rees' headship, the girls were introduced to a rigorous and challenging academic environment, a vigorous and demanding athletics program, and a student self-government program. Although the school's founder, Mrs. Choate, had originally intended to establish Rosemary Hall as an institution devoted to training girls in the domestic arts, Ms. Ruutz-Rees-drawing on her St. Andrew's education-created a school where young women would learn the same lessons as young men, on the same terms as young men. Ms. Ruutz-Rees vouched for her educational values in a classicist and disciplinarian way in the strictest sense as cited in Choate Rosemary Hall: A History of the School.
Signed Poetry::1900-1975 Women's Topics::Women's Studies choate Rosemary Hall