Martha Carey Thomas


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Martha Carey Thomas (January 2, 1857 - December 2, 1935) was an American educator, suffragist, and second President of Bryn Mawr College.

Carey Thomas, as she preferred to be called later in life (she was known as Minnie to her family as a child), was born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 2, 1857. She was the daughter of James Carey Thomas and Mary Whitall Thomas. She was conceived ... more »

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  • ''One thing I am determined on is that by the time I die my brain shall weigh as much as a man's if study and learning can make it so.''
    M. Carey Thomas (1857-1935), U.S. educator. As quoted in Carey Thomas of Bryn Mawr, ch. 2, by Edith Finch (1947). Written when she was denied acce...
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