American Biographical Library
The Biographical Cyclopædia of American Women
Daughters of America; or Women of the Century
Laidlaw, Harriet Burton Educational Work page 400
LAIDLAW, HARRIET BURTON, suffragist, daughter of George Davidson and Alice Davenport (Wright) Burton, was born in Albany, New York, December 1, 1874.
She was graduated from the Albany High School and from the New York State Normal College, where she received the degrees of Bachelor and Master of Pedagogy in 1895 and 1896, respectively. She then took special work at Illinois Wesleyan University, receiving the degree there of Ph.B. in 1898.
Later, going to New York, she entered Barnard College and obtained the degree of A.B. from Columbia University in 1902. While teaching in a New York high school, she did post-graduate work at Columbia, and has also taken special courses at the University of Chicago, Harvard, and Oxford, England.