Kerry and I are still sorting through the Hardy Women’s Society archives that are on loan to us from Tremlett College. We unsealed a box full of journals, notes, photographs, and memorabilia from the founders’ trip to New Mexico in 1899.
This is the first time we’ve really been able to delve into details of Ada Gentry, Bunny, and Georgia’s first full year after founding the society in 1898. We knew they traveled to the mountains of New Mexico after that school year, but that was about the extent of our understanding. Now, we have a wonderful trove of information to engage with.
As a teaser, we can tell you the ladies stayed near the mining town of Anodyne in the Jemez Mountains. We have pieced together a rather remarkable story about their summer there, which we will be presenting in the form of a second book, a follow-up to The Library of Lost Trees. Until we can share more details, please enjoy these archival photos from their journey.