Abelard, Peter. [Letter to Peter Abelard, undated (2)] in Petri Abælardi opera 1.225-36

[Letter from Peter Abelard to Heloise, abbess of the Paraclete]
Abelard encourages Heloise’s nuns in their studies, particularly in the three biblical languages, citing Jerome and the women who worked with him as models. They should not have to rely only on translations, which present various kinds of problems. This is a long letter with a lot of quotations from Jerome and his writings to and about women, which is given in extracts and summary.
Online at Epistolae (See also Bibliographia record).