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Dr. W. Russell Bowie D D Richd Va My Dear Russell: Your kind letter of the 11" to hand, and should have been answered earlier, but we have had a good deal sickness in our home, and a visitor here for several days, and it has been difficult for me to attend to any correspondence.
I think the proposition as made by the friends of the plan to establish a womans co-ordinate colleg at the University VA is a liberal one and I would favor it, and am so writing Mr Bowles and Mr Gayle. As to some of the claims I have heard bearing on the economy of such an arrangement, I believe them to be doubtful while there will be some minor economies gained.
If the plan could be changed to one of co-education there would be great economy, but that I suppose is impossible under the conservatism of our people.
A few years ago I was utterly aversed to co-education in our colleges and universities, but I feel differently now about it.
We have had quite a sick houshold from grippe, but all are improving at this time.
Have recently heard from Julian who has at least a temporary advancement, in being put in charge of the telephone and telegraph operators, and 2 gangs construction 1 [the numbers were typed over "gangs" and "construction" respectively] on the Williamsport Div P R R. I suppose it is a permanency as the man formerly in charge has died.
Minnie joins me in love for all. Am glad to note that all are well with you.