View all of Louise Foucar's hand-drawn sketches in her 1899 Histology.
Miss Louise Foucar was offered a position as instructor at the University during the fall semester 1899.
Besides botany, she taught beginning English, college classes of freshman French, freshman Latin, first year (prep) French, second and third year Latin. The next year, in addition to above classes, she taught plane geometry. One of her geometry students was a thirty-year-old prep student, Thomas Marshall, who would play an important part in her life.
Louise and Faculty 1900-1901
Mary Plimpton was Associate then Acting Professor of English, the highest ranking woman faculty member. The next year Instructor Foucar's title would be "Professor of Ancient and Modem Languages." Louise bought land and soon would build her home. Many of the faculty would be her close neighbors.
The third year she taught she became Professor of Ancient and Modem Languages. This was the first time a woman had been listed in the Register as a full professor, and I did not find another woman listed for fifteen years.
There were more students in the school now, and the beginning Spanish class was so large it had to be held in two divisions. Thomas Marshall was enrolled in her fall 1901 Spanish class.