Saturday, 28 September 2019

1198) Helen Thomas Flexner

Helen Thomas Flexner (1871 - 1956). Professor of English at Bryn Mawr College (where her sister Martha Carey Thomas was the president) and author of the book A Quaker Childhood.
Her husband was Simon Flexner, director of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. One of their children was historian James Thomas Flexner.

- "Bertrand Russell once described her as "gentle, deaf and rather timid with very lovely red hair.…/41b5db3d-f8d4-4076-9946-a…/

- "Well, my mother was was redheaded, at a time when when red hair was just beginning to come into fashion."

- "In their correspondence, her red hair stood as the symbol of her physical attractiveness. If only she did not have red hair!…

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