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Adee, Ellen (Skeel). Diary, 1869-1870

Much of this volume focuses on Adee's year-long absence from Vassar College due to sickness, presumably typhoid fever. Adee became sick in October, 1868, during the first semester of her senior year. She spent a short time at Vassar's infirmary before returning home to her family in Balmville, a hamlet of Newburgh, New York, to recover. She was able to return to the college in 1869 and graduate one year late, in 1870, though she maintained an allegiance to the class of 1869. Her diary covers subjects from religion (she details her membership in St. Georges Episcopal Church in Newburgh) to her academic challenges (specifically oration and elocution) and reflections on her time at Vassar, her graduation from the college, and her Vassar degree.
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