1859–1929

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 12, 1859, Fal­mouth, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: March 28, 1929, at her home in Well­es­ley, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Buried: Oak Grove Ce­me­te­ry, Fal­mouth, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

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Biography

Katharine was the daugh­ter of cler­gy­man Will­iam Bates and Cor­ne­lia Fran­ces Lee.

She at­tend­ed Well­es­ley Col­lege, then taught at Na­tick High School and Da­na Hall in Well­es­ley.

In 1885, she joined the fa­cul­ty of Well­es­ley Col­lege as an Eng­lish in­struct­or, be­com­ing a full pro­fess­or in 1891.

She re­tired in 1925 and be­came a Pro­fess­or Emer­i­tus.

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