Isabel Ross Abbott, class of 1922

Isabel Ross Abbott was born on January 12, 1901 in Providence, Rhode Island, to parents of Scottish and English origins. She attended Rochambeau Avenue School and Hope High School. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor’s in Arts degree from Brown in 1922, and received a Master’s the following year. She taught at Providence Technical High School from 1923-1925. She attended graduate school at Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated with a PhD in 1937. She was honored with many awards and fellowships throughout her lifetime and served on a wide variety of academic committees. She died on December 16, 1987.

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  • Isabel Ross Abbott, Brun Mael, 1922