“These, at first, were not very onerous. Dr. Jefferson, like the heads of most modern educational institutions, spent much of his time traveling and soliciting donations for his school.” (p. 188)
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Chesnutt bases this fictional character on Booker T. Washington.
“…Donald discovered during the conversation that their tastes were quite similar. Among the Victorian novelists she was most fond of Thackeray” (p. 193) “The happy union of Lady Burdett-Coutts, the head of the great banking house, at the age of sixty, to young, Armisted Bartlett, at twenty-eight, was a classical example.” (p. 194-95)