Robert Q. Topper

Professor of Chemistry


Notes on Helen V. Blake

mentioned in the 25th report as a member of the first class of students in the school of chemistry

address: 'The "Rockingham," Broadway and 50th street, NY'

This would make her the first woman to study chemistry within the new chemistry degree program.

Got some hits with "helen v. blake" 1885

Seems to have married Calvin Stone of Rhode Island; his first wife was Harriet Blake

He was a jeweler by trade:

Harriet Blake. Sister perhaps? shows a person by this name born in 1835 married to Calvin Stone. This source claims that they had children, Mary Eliza Stone and Bertha M Stone.

The 1860 census shows Helen V Blake living in Providence RI

If that's the same person she'd be 25 at this age, and 49 when the annual report was written. can this be the same person?