-2- Mrs. N.V.R.
I presumed that a co-ordinate College meant a separate institution, affiliated with but totally distinct from any other aggregation of halls, dormitories and class-rooms, and I still see no objection to such a College near the University, with the advantage of the teaching force of the University, the Library and Cabell Hall. But I cannot see that this is what the Early-Rison bill provides for, and it would seem that the measure in its present form does not meet with the approval of the great mass of our people, who have both sons and daughters. We all want higher education for Virginia girls, but not at the sacrifice of our splendid University, nor with the possibility of estranging from it our young manhood.
The great divergence of opinion on the subject makes it most unwise for the Virginia Division to take part as a body in the agitation. Individual member and chapters are free to act as they see fit. Personally, I feel that a great many practical questions are involved requiring most careful consideration, and I wonder if all the advocates of the proposed bill know how expensive our University is, even with tuition free in the academic department, and what proportion of the young women demanding admission can bear the expense entailed. My husband, son and four brothers were all law students, extending through a period of thirty years almost, my father and one brother were members of the Board of Visitors, and