William Barton Rogers and the Savage Family, ca. 1860

William Barton Rogers and the Savage Family
Courtesy MIT Museum

Clockwise: Emma Savage Rogers, William B. Rogers, James Savage, Jr. (Emma's brother); and James Savage (Emma's father).

In 1849, MIT founder William Barton Rogers married Emma Savage, who came from a family of abolitionists in Boston. Emma would later edit Life and Letters of William Barton Rogers with the assistance of William T. Sedgwick (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1896).

Timeline: 1870s
Department: Administration
Career: Education
Object: Photograph
Collection: Activism, MIT Presidents, Roots and Exponents 1875-1920, William B. Rogers, Women