complained that they had paid their dues to her when she had already resigned her collectorship
. There may have been an honest explanation for the missing money, but this and other letters nonetheless suggest that the number of women resigning, either formally or informally, from their union activities, was unsustainably high.
(16.) It is possible that Shorter's--and, later, Wise's--ventures could be viewed as a move away from Conrad's early insistence on the compatibility of art with popularity, and a move toward the endeavor more commonly associated with "high" modernism "to cultivate elite cliques of readership'--or in this case, collectorship
Arthur from the collectorship
of the New York Customs House for failing to institute civil service reform.