Readers desiring fuller accounts of Miss Lyon and her colaborers
are referred to the following works, from which material has been freely
drawn: The Life and Labors of Mary Lyon; Hopkins, Bridgman & Co., Northampton:
The Life of Mary Lyon; an abridgment of the former, with additions; American
Tract Society, 150 Nassau street, New York: Recollections of Mary Lyon,
by Fidelia Fiske; American Tract Society. Boston:
Daniel Safford; Congregational Publishing Society, Boston: Memorial Volume of Mount Holyoke Seminary, published in 1862: Life of Edward Norris Kirk, D. D.; Lockwood, Brooks & Co., Boston: Faith Working by Love, - Life of Fidelia Fiske; Congregational Sabbath School and Publishing Society, Boston: The Use of a Life, - Memorials of Mrs. Z.P. Grant Banister; American Tract Society, 150 Nassau street, New York.
New matter has been added from Miss Lyon's correspondence and from other papers in the archives of the seminary.
As Mrs. Pease, secretary of the Memorandum Society, is collecting materials for a biographical record of Holyoke alumnae, less space is given to individuals in these pages.
Chapters XIV., XV., XVI., and XVII. were taken by Miss Mary O. Nutting, of the class of '52.
Grateful acknowledgments are due to Rev. J. M. Greene, D. D., for the use of his memorial sketch of the life of Rev. Roswell Hawks; to the hundreds of alumnae who responded so cordially to the request for reminiscences or testimony; to present and former principals and teachers who have kindly aided in the work of preparation; to Rev. T. Laurie , D. D., and to Rev. Wm. S. Tyler, D. D., LL. D., for their valuable suggestions and careful revision; to the trustees, for their constant and cordial co-operation through their executive and library committees; and to all whose help has made it possible to issue the volume in season for the jubilee.
SOUTH HADLEY, April, 1887.