Emily James Smith Putnam

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Emily James Smith Putnam
Born Emily James Smith
(1865-04-15)April 15, 1865
Canandaigua, New York, U.S.A.
Died 1944 (aged 78–79)
Nationality American
Education Girton College, Cambridge University, 1889-90
Alma mater Bryn Mawr College, 1889
Known for author, educator
Spouse(s) George Haven Putnam (m. 1899)
Parent(s) James C. Smith

Emily James Smith Putnam (15 April 1865 – 1944) was an American classical scholar, author and educator.

Biography[edit]

She was the daughter of Justice James C. Smith. She graduated from Bryn Mawr College in 1889 and studied at Girton College, Cambridge University, in 1889-90.

She was teacher of Greek at the Packer Collegiate Institute, Brooklyn, in 1891-93. She was a fellow in Greek at the University of Chicago in 1893-94, and dean of Barnard College in 1894-1900. She was a trustee of Barnard College in 1900-05, and president of the League for Political Education (co-founded by her sister-in-law Mary Putnam Jacobi) In 1901-04. She was vice-president and manager of the Women's University Club, New York City, in 1907-11.

She married George Haven Putnam in 1899.[1]

Works[edit]

  • Selections from Lucian (1891)
  • The Lady (1910)
  • Greek Religion (1913)

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