John Simmons' will

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Title

John Simmons' will

Description

When clothing manufacturer John Simmons died in 1870, he left provisions in his will “to found and endow an institution to be called Simmons Female College.” The necessary funds were not secured until almost thirty years later, but when Simmons College opened its doors in 1899, it remained committed to Simmons’s vision of a college that would give women an opportunity to “acquire an independent livelihood.”

Creator

John Simmons

Publisher

Simmons University Archives

Date

1870

Citation

John Simmons, “John Simmons' will,” Suffrage at Simmons, accessed September 25, 2022, https://beatleyweb.simmons.edu/suffrage/items/show/50.

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