This Day in Jewish History 1867: Founder of Barnard College, and So Much More, Is Born

Annie Meyer had no schoolin' but had read all of Dickens by age 7. It was an auspicious start.

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February 19, 1867, is the birthdate of Annie Nathan Meyer, a writer, philanthropist and woman of so much action that summing up her life concisely is a daunting challenge.