Woman of the Century/Mary Louise Nash
NASH, Mrs. Mary Louise, educator, barn in Panama, N. Y., 16th July, 1826. She is of old MARY LOUISE NASH. Puritan stock, embracing many historical characters notable in early New England history. With a love of books and literary pursuits, she gave early indication of talent for literary work. She was married, when quite young, to a southern gentleman, a professor engaged in teaching, and her talents were turned into that channel. For a number of years she filled the position of lady principal in various southern colleges. After the Civil War she, with her husband, established in Sherman, Tex., the Sherman Institute, a chartered school for girls, where she still presides as principal. Amid all the duties of her profession she has kept up her love of literary pursuits. She is the author of serials, descriptive sketches and humorous pieces, which have appeared in various newspapers and periodicals. For some time she has published a school monthly. She has won a reputation as a scientist, especially in the departments of botany and geology. She conducts a flourishing literary society, an Agassiz chapter, and supervises a Young Woman's Christian Association. She is a graduate of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, class of 1890 She is studying Spanish and reading Spanish history and literature at the age of sixty-live. She has one son, A. Q. Nash, who has won reputation as a chemist and civil engineer.