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When internal strife at Wellesley and ill health led to her resignation in 1879, she traveled to Europe until 1882 and studied at Newnham College, Cambridge, under John R. Seeley. She returned BARRY, IRIS 13 to Oswego Normal as history instructor and wrote her groundbreaking book, Studies in General History, in 1885. In August of that year she married Earl Barnes, a professor of history at Indiana University. The two spent seven years studying, travelling, and writing, with Mary concentrating on a study of historian Andrew Dickson White, recently retired president of Cornell.
Bolton died on February 1, 1916. ADDITIONAL SOURCES Sarah K. Bolton: Pages from an Intimate Autobiography, Edited by Her Son (Boston, 1928); C. K. ; AmAu; AmAu 7; AmBi; AmWom; AmWomWr; BbD; BiIn 7 SB; CarSB; ChPo; ChPo S1 & S2; DcAmAu; DcAmB; DcNAA; NatCAB; OhA&B; TwCBDA; WhAM 1; WomWWA 14; Bio-Base. BOOTH, MARY LOUISE (1831–1889) Popular History Mary Louise Booth was born on April 19, 1831, in Millville (later Yaphank), Long Island, New York, to William Chatfield Booth, descendant of John, who in 1652 took title to Shelter Island, off Long Island, and Nancy (Monsell) Booth, granddaughter of a French Revolutionary emigrant.
On October 16, 1866, Sarah married Charles E. Bolton and moved to Cleveland, where she became active in the temperance movement and humanitarian reforms. She wrote a book for the cause, The Present Problem, in 1874. From 1878 to 1881 she was on the editorial staff of the Boston Congregationalist, then traveled for two years in Europe studying higher education and better working conditions for women. Upon her return Bolton became secretary of the Woman’s Christian Association and assistant corresponding secretary to Frances E.