On the Side of Co-Ordinate College
On account of conflicting rumors as to how various educational officials stand upon the co-ordinate college question, The Richmond Virginian as been requested by the lady to whom the following letter was written two years ago, when the Strode co-ordinate college bill was before the Legislature, to print the said letter, it being stated that such publication is made with the consent of the signer thereof:
"Dear Madam: "Our press of business engagements has prevented my earlier assurance that I sympathize most cordially with the effort now being made to induce the General Assembly of Virginia to establish a college for women at the University of Virginia to be co-ordinate with the university, but not co-educational. It will give me pleasure to aid in any way in my power in this laudable enterprise and I hope that the time is not far distant when the plan may be realized. I have talked briefly with the president of the university about this matter and you are probably already informed that he is warmly enlisted in the project and appeared last week before the legislative committee having the bill for the establishment of this institution in charge. With the assurance of my earnest desire to advance the cause which you advocate, I am
"Very sincerely yours, (Signed.) "Armistead C. Gorden."