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By Edith Guerrier
The tale of the lifestyles and a number of other careers of Edith Guerrier, who embodied the beliefs of the "New ladies" in turn-of-the century the US
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Additional resources for An independent woman: the autobiography of Edith Guerrier
Boston Public Library's Annual Report for 1898 (No. " Despite this reservation, however, the delivery station was well patronized and by 1899 had had to be discontinued because the circulation7,000 volumes for the school year 189899had begun to overtax the teacher in charge. The delivery station was transferred to the North Bennet Street Industrial School and in November 1899 became a regular station of the Boston Public Library with daily book delivery and Edith Guerrier as custodian. Settlement houses and libraries also played another role: They provided opportunities for useful employment, sometimes gainful, sometimes not, to educated, middle-class, single women who were beginning to look for rewarding work outside their homes.
Most of these women came from old American families, many from well-to-do families, important because settlement house work was usually unpaid. Libraries valued them, in addition to their other qualities, because they were content with small salaries. As early as 1877 the director of Boston Public Library, Justin Winsor, had already recognized that fact, saying that women "for the money they cost ... " Libraries, he added, could have their pick of educated young women;8 they continued to have their pick until the 1920s.
An obituary in the Boston Transcript, written by Guerrier, commended her old friend as "a master craftsman known ... " 34 Born in Nova Scotia in 1872, Edith Brown had come to Boston to attend the Museum School, from which she graduated in 1895, then stayed on to work as a teacher of drawing and design. She also developed some small reputation as an illustrator, her first published drawings appearing in a periodical called The Churchman in 1899, and later in children's books. In 1907 she became interested in pottery and was chiefly responsible for the development of the Paul Revere Pottery, serving as its director, as well as the director of the school of ceramics that grew up around it, until she died.
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