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Warner, Martha S. Letters, 1865-1868

Date
1865-01-01T00:01:01Z-1868-12-31T23:59:59Z
Abstract
1 letter from Warner to her sister Helen Warner, 1 letter to Soror, 7 letters to her brother Will, 2 letters to her father, 60 letters to her mother, 1 letter to both parents, 11 letters to her sister. She writes about her academics (including astronomy, gymnastics, botany, and archery) and the faculty (particularly Professor Tenney, Professor Knapp, the President, and Miss Lyman). She discusses her involvement in the Literary Society (the Philalethean Society), forming a class government, and preparations for Founder's Day. She mentions lectures (including one by Ralph Waldo Emerson) and details about going to church in Poughkeepsie. Her November 1866 letter to her brother includes her longing to vote and her April 1868 and February 1866 letters to her mother gives her opinions on temperance, slavery, and other political issues. Sister of Helen F. Warner and Harriette A. Warner.,VC 1868
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1 item
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Identifier
vassar:25143
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References
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