Education: Spence's Fifth

When Mrs. Winthrop W. Aldrich and Mrs. Roland Harriman were in pigtails the Manhattan citadel of female educational snobbishness which their respective parents favored was Miss Spence's School. For 30 years Clara B. Spence put her cloistered young ladies through the drawing room, taught them enough "current events" to provide conversation at their debuts, took them to Central Park to study birds and trees.

The Founder died in 1923. Spence School, endowed and incorporated, now occupies a nine-story uptown building, where its 26 boarders pay up to $2,200 to live & learn....

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