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Ellen Swallow Marries Robert Richards





On this day in 1875, Ellen Swallow married M.I.T. Professor Robert Hallowell Richards. Three days later, they set off on a wedding trip to Nova Scotia — accompanied by Robert Richards's class in mining engineering. When they returned to Cambridge, Ellen Swallow Richards began working to create a Woman's Laboratory at M.I.T. She was herself the...
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