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Mitchell, Lucy Spraguelocked

(02 July 1878–15 October 1967)
  • Joyce Antler

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Mitchell, Lucy Sprague (02 July 1878–15 October 1967), educator, was born in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of Otho Sprague and Lucia Atwood. Migrating from Vermont to Chicago with his young bride shortly after the Civil War, Otho Sprague and an older brother had opened a dry goods business that soon became the largest wholesale grocery in the world. Members of Chicago’s merchant elite, the Sprague brothers helped established many of Chicago’s leading cultural institutions; they were among the benefactors of Hull-House, the settlement led by ...

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