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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1893

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VC 1883, Brief daily entries. Raymond describes her continuing activites at Vassar College, mentioning College Club, music lessons and performance, reading, preparing Latin texts, lectures, and graduation (June 28th). She details various features of her religious life, such as church services, sermons by various ministers, prayer meetings, and Bible study. Raymond discusses her growing involvement in temperance activism, such as by joining the Salvation Army (May 29th) and by attempting interventions with alcohol users. She also records details of her health, including dental work and the fitting of a glass close to her eye (September). Raymond mentions periodical class, plays, social visits, correspondence, and news of acquaintances. Historical events recorded by Raymond include the acquittal of Lizzie Borden (June 20th), sinking of the Victoria (June 23rd), the marriage of the Duke of York (July 6), and the Republican electoral victory (Nov 8).

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Dear Mother: Can you not believe that I would come to my [...]? I wait for him as my father does for you, and I [am] with him [very] often. He knows it, Mr. Green kindly offers to take a [message] and I send it to you. His is a happy [...] for [thine] who delight us doing the Masters work a land of love and hope for all. Any question you wish to ask I think you can, [though] the [...] of Mrs. G" That is about the substance of it. My memory serves me very well. F.W.G.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893003

From Mrs. Packard & Mrs. Webb.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893045
Ther. Sun. Jan. 1, 1893 Wea.
Rain & sun.
A.M. Mr. [Ince]. Matt. 6:10.
Went with Mother. Communion.
Ray rec'd into 2nd Pre. church. P.M. Read to Harlan Capt. January. Played hymns. Did not go to church. [Wm] & Ray went together. Ray has a bad cold. This afternoon he went over to [...]. Harlan said that he would like [me] for a winter.

Ther. Monday 2 Wea.

Wrote to Willie, Rob, Bertha, Julien Rice. Raymond said that Will T. was sick in [bed]. I called on Marnie & found [Wm] up, but miserable. Helen Hull called. This evening Mrs. Aldrich gave Herb, Ray & Wm. a "coming-out ball". They read & carried paper bouquets. Wm. was deathly pale & had to go home. I talked with Mr. [P...].

2 Ther. Tuesday 3 Wea.
Wm. sick but Ray says not very. I have not felt well today. Wrote lettere. P.M. Called on Helen Crane. Met Virginia Cox who is teaching [...], Mr. Bartholomew's. We discussed [Inductive] Latin. Calls from Miss Davenport & Miss Ella & from Mr. [Ince]. He wants me at Granville. Mother & I went to Bapt. prayer meeting. Dr. Sage led. Afterward Rob. Crane comes in & played duets [...] 11.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893046
Ther. Wed. Jan. 4, 1893 Wea.

Great time deciding whether I could go to see Will Todd. I went in the afternoon & staid a long time. Saw Mrs. T., Wm, Marnie, Millie. I had heard from my [sheep]. I have 10% on Meredith Co., & 0% on Mussel shell co.! This last is 1/2 Cousin Lizzies!! Mother & I called on Jennie Wright. She was on the bed. She asked us to tea Sat. [...] call from Mrs. Lyon. Harlan went to St. Louis. [Played] all the evening to Mother. Call from Mrs. McGultey & Mrs. Merriman & Albert Davis.

Ther. Thursday 5 Wea.
Stormy & cold.
Mother & I went shopping. Mother had a hard fall. Marnie Todd came to dinner & for the afternoon. Ray carried my swith to the Todds! Wm's cold has gone inot his throat. Marnie told about being snubbed. Played all the evening to Mother. Raymond went out coasting with Rob Crane, etc.

Ther. Friday 6 Wea.

Ray & I made Will Todd a [hury] call. Ray tried to tease about [arranging]. He [aches] for us. Found mother blue over Bertha. She had hard Christmas with Asthma. We had lunch at the Hollisters. Harlan took me to the Messiah. Emma Juch, Ida Smith, Mr. Raegan, Mr. Bushnell Thomas. 500 in chorus. Marnie & Nellie went too.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893047
Sat. Jan. 7, 1893 Wea. Sun.

I went down to College Club with Miss Bremfoendu. ... about German Schools + Univ from Mrs. Prof. B...& paper by Mrs T.... Met Marshall Bursan at library.

Sunday 8

A. M. Meth. min. Acts 1:8. Called on Th.... Found him home.
Mamie ... came to dinner. Margaret McGuffey, Crane girls, Mrs. Aldrich came to say ...
Ray & I left on 6. P.M. train. Found Mr. Parkinson, Davises, Rudolph Schi... Met Mr. B...Walter. Howard D. got into my ....

Monday 9

Rudolph Alt... Read both "Locksley Hall"s. Saw Miss Buchalt. Reached S. Ray & Rudolph
walked to The E.... Miss Bates' father is dead.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893048
Tues. Jan. 10, 1893

Bitter cold. Played for vocal class. ...

Wednesday 11

Esther Paletun ...
Letter from Mother Did not go to Goodyear lecture.

Thursday 12

Analysis. Music lessons. did not go to Rip Van Winkle, nor to prayer-meeting.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893049
Fri. Jan. 13, 1893 Cold!

Called on Mrs. Baldwin & accepted invitation to tea next Friday.
Paper from Ray telling of Benj. Crosby's death. Started for hd at nine o'clock.

Saturday 14

... originals in Geom. Theme Practice. Wrote to Esther Letters from Minnie & Stella.

Sunday 15

A.M. Mr. Selden Hagg. 1:4

Long talk with Miss Porter & Lena about whether I ought to stay here.

P.M. Mr. Brooks.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893050
Mon. Jan. 16, 1893

Miss Porter says I must decide by Feb. 1 whether I can be satisfied to stay or not.
Went to bed with a hard headache. I am worried about the question.
Sallie Warner has come to see about the place.

Revolution in Honolulu.

Tuesday 17

Cora Wheeler-Deyo died Jan. 9. Lay down instead of walking. Anxious about the future.
Periodical class. Rec'd picture of Will & Winnie.

Wednesday 18

Letters from Mother & Laura Mitchell. Affie Arbuckle is Preceptus at Stanford.

"Wagner Night" by S... Orchestra, Ermina Juch, Miss Rattelme, Miss Stein, &c.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893051
Thurs. Jan. 19, 1893

Music lesson, "Form", Prayer-meeting. Subject. Privileges of Prayer-meeting.

Friday 20

Took tea with the Baldwins, meeting the Seldens, Bowmans, Miss Hooper, Mr. Potter, Mr. Selden was my escort. I walked home with them to The Elms. Played Telep... & C...

Saturday 21

Miss Porter has abolished the reading of the Outlook
Ray has rec'd a Junior appointment on oration.
Miss Thayer's 1st Music lesson.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893052
Sun. Jan. 22, 1893

A.M. Mr. Selden. ... 4:8
P.M. Mr. Brooks Mat. 8:1
I have decided to stay. Next year I am to have ....
Took tea at ... ....
Saw James M. Susie, Jamie, Miss
Mrs. Guffin ... J. M...
Russell ... her hands.

Monday 23

Phillips Brooks died suddenly this A.M.
Package from Mother. Letters from Harlan & Mother.

Tuesday 24

Called on Mrs. Brooks, & Mrs. Beals


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893053
Wed. Jan. 25, 1893

Prof. Goodyear's lecture on Roman Architecture.

Thursday 26

Played Schubert Overture in F with Mrs. Stine in Analysis Class.
Jeannette Appletree broke down.
Did not go to prayer-meeting.

Friday 27

Annie Warner has written Lena a horrid letter so Sallie is not to come.
Took Ida & Hattie to Mr. Baldwin's lecture on the Passion play. Sat with Miss Hooper.
James .. Blaine died.
Harry B...'s funeral.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893054
Sat. Jan. 28, 1893

A.M. Worked original Geometry, & "Form"
Music lessons.
P.M. Walked. Wrote to Mother, Minnie & Mrs. Guffin. Call from Mrs McDuffie.
Evening Studied. Practiced.
Miss Thayer's lesson (2)
Miss Allen sick.

Sunday 29
Luke 24:21. Mr. Brooks A.M.
Wonderful Memorial Lesson. Lena had another horrid letter from Annie about Sallie.
P.M. Bath read - slept.
Wrote to Will Todd.
Eve. Read to three girls.

Monday 30

Mother writes of Margie's love affairs.
Letter from Will about my R. R. stock.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893055
Tues. Jan. 31, 1893

Letter from Ray enclosing Marg's telling of her love affairs. ... ... that Annie Hackett died &
Orlan's Bulter has married a widow ... sister ... thought him in love with me. Called on Mrs. Weyant (out) Annie Barley (out) Alice ..., the Shipleys. ... is Margaret Innis ....
P... & ... class.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Practiced about an hour.

Wrote to ask Miss Bates to come & teach.

Thursday 2

Letter from Mother.
Music lesson & "Form,"
Mrs. S... thinks I have too much to do.
Did not go to church.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893056
Fri. Feb. 3, 1893

Did not walk. Went into studio this P.M. ... & practiced

Scolded Grace Johnson.

Saturday 4 Cold.

A.M. Music lessons. Worked on "Form." Went down town. Had corns cut.
P.M. Geometry.
Eve. Went to library to study Geometry

Sunday 5

A.M. Dr. Mabie Heb. 11:5
P.M. Mr. Brooks. 1 ... 1:16.Bath. Slept. read.
Called on Miss Hill this evening.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893057
Mon. Feb. 6, 1893

Rain & snow, so girls entertained me in studio. Gave several examinations. Girls are begining to hold ... meetings.

Tuesday 7

Called on Bos..., Jacobs, Seldens & Miss Hooper. Left father's ... for Mr. Selden.
... class.
... over papers.
Solved puzzling original proposition in Geometry.

Wednesday 8

Sat up to make report.
had regular day of 1st Semester.
E... H... came,
Mr. Kirkham is dead.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893058
Thurs. Feb. 9, 1893

Began practicing duet with Miss Greenleaf. Did not go to meeting. "Form" & Music lesson. ... closed with e... & the parents came. Retired at 1.40 this A.M.

Friday 10

Our minister is selected; Rev. Mr. Hahn of Ne... Girls made candy. Miss P... tells me she has willed me a piano. Miss Greenleaf came to practice.

Saturday 11

Rec'd $156 from Will, having made $36. Worked all day on periodical ... did not know my lesson well. Took 5 girls to Gill's Art Exhibition. Letters from Mother & Minnie
Periodical to-night. Papers by Mrs. Whitcomb, Miss Thayer, & the Ashleys.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893059
Sun. Feb. 12, 1893

A.M. Mr. Selden. Acts 23:8
P.M. Mr. Brooks Luke 18:40
Slept. read. bathed.

Monday 13 Snow.

Letter from Mother
Helen R... had a little Sister yesterday.

Tuesday 14

Valentine's Day. We had a basket for them. ... letter from Will ...Students Musicale Played duet with Miss Greenleaf - 3 times for C... class. Not ... well. Mary Welch sleeps with me. Lucy Holliday ...,


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893060
Wed. Feb. 15, 1893

Sleepy & stupid Miss B... wrote horrid letter about Esther's ...
Ash Wednesday. Did not go to church.

Thursday 16

Went to meeting with Mrs. Packard. Wrote to Mother.

Friday 17

Call from Mrs. D G... & Miss Hooper. Practiced 1 hr.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893061
Sat. Feb. 18, 1893

Very sunny. Practiced 2 hrs. Recommenced counterpoint. ... Dudley & Margry examinations. They did not pass. Went to meet May Welch & to take her to Meth Ch. She was not ... Saw Mr. Pl... Jr. Studied up Washington.

Sunday 19

A.M. Mr. Selden. James 5:15
P.M. Mr. Brooks Gen. 24:63.
Bath. Slept. Read. Called on E....
... ... was beautiful.

Monday 20

Cold & windy. Miss Thayer was detained at ...


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893062
Tues. Feb. 21, 1893

G... has taken money.
I am not to have Tuesday free. Letter statement from ...

Wednesday 22

Very sunny. D... to 2nd W... C...
Practiced 45 m.

Thursday 23

Practiced 50 min. Did not go to church
Mrs. Packard had her teeth out.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893063
Fri. Feb. 24, 1893

Mr. Brooks' talk to girls.
St. Matthias' day.
Went in this evening to the Barnes.

Saturday 25 ...

Bit off front tooth. Helped Eileth Haven & Mary with Caesar.
Went to dentists. Girls read Julius Caesar this evening
Called on Mrs. R...

Sunday 26

Communion at 9.30 in parish house.
A.M. Mr. Selden. Ruth 1:14. "Moral Decisions." He told the story of Father's c...
Letters from Mother & Minnie.
P.M. Mr. Brooks Eph. 5:1


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893064
Mon. Feb. 27, 1893

Mrs. Buxten came to talk over Esther.
Sent Ruth a little book mark.

Tuesday 28

My Tuesday in. Snowed so we did not walk. Worked hard for periodical
Miss Ashley the only outsider.
Have ordered flowers for Mother on Mar. 7. ... ...
Dorothy Howard born.

Wednesday, Mar. 1

Practiced 1 hr. Did not walk with girls. Carrie ... was sick & left dinner.
Wrote to Fanny Bates.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893065
Thurs. Mar. 2, 1893

Miss Porter has erysipelas again
Did not go to church
My 1st hour lesson in music.
Letter from Mother.

Friday 3

Miss P. better but not in school....
Mr. Brooks beautiful talk "I am a Child of God."
Girls walked home with Harriet.
Call from Mrs. B...
About 1/2 hr. practice

Saturday 4
Wrote Mother & Ray. Went to Dr. H...Is going to take off my front tooth. Miss Porter is better.
Did not accomplish much to-day. Arrived party. No practice. Miss Thayer's lesson.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893066
Sun. Mar. 5, 1893

Helen Whitman & I went to Smith Bapt. Communion
Mr. A. G. Lawsey of Camden on Rom. 11:26. "Till He come."
P.M. Mr. Brooks. Luke 11:15.

Monday 6

Letter from Mother. Went down town to have medicine put in tooth. Went to library this evening. ... Sto... carried my books.
Grace ... returned from N. Y.
No practice.

Tuesday 7

Father's 79th birthday. I called on Mr. Brooks & had a long talk about self; then to Dr. H..., to Dr. Buckingham; told him of Harold; Then to Mrs. Clarke's. May has an honor.
Then to church. I hope this day has brought me nearer my Father. I am trying to say, & feel, "I am a child of God."


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893067
Wed. Mar. 8, 1893

"I am a child of God."
Grace Johnson does not return because of drainage
Call from Mr. & Mrs. Selden. Mr. S. returned Father's life. Miss Bostwick,
Eilith Allen, Maria Bagg & Isabelle Adams meet ... this evening with the R...s.

Thursday 9 Pouring rain.

Mr. Porter's 49th birthday
We went over with flowers & p... Went to dentist & had ... of front tooth filled

Friday 10

Mr. Brook's talk to girls on Womanhood. He spoke beautifully of his mother.
Dr. Peabody is dead.
Katherine ... ... to-day. Jennie Barrows called.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893068
Sat. Mar. 11, 1893

Fencing exhibition. Hard day
Did not accomplish

Sunday 12 Rainy

Communion in Christ Ch.
I had to hurry home.
A.M. Mr. Rose.
P. M. Mr. Brooks.

Monday 13

Mrs. Booth has died. We had periodical class to-night
Mrs. Webb came.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893069
Tues. Mar. 14, 1893

Lena went to Mrs. Booth's funeral.
Tried studying Thursday's lessons.

Wednesday 15

Bought shoes & ... Went to Dr. H... & to Dr. Clarke about rheumatism

Thursday 16

Lena came back.
Bapt. prayer meeting.
Enjoyed it. ... ...
Mrs. Spencer.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893070
Fri. Mar. 17,1893

Girls gave a ... party to Jennie & Helen.

Saturday 18

Jennie Fielding is 20
Had my front tooth taken off & put on.
Mrs. Packard has her teeth

Sunday 19

Helen K... is 20
A.M. Mr. Selden M... 1:87
P.M. Mr. Brooks Luke 21:86


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893071
Mon. Mar. 20, 1893

Corella did not return.

Tuesday 21

Corella returned. Mrs. R...
came to talk about Rachel.

Wednesday 22 Snowy

Letter from Cousin L. thanking me for Mr. Brooks picture
& telling me of Walter & Ada's accident
Went to library


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893072
Thurs. Mar. 23, 1893

Went to prayer-meeting & found our new minister Mr. Hahn & Mrs. Faunce.
Mr. H. gave excellent talk on Talents. Mr. Parsons lead.
Walked up High with ...
Edward Porter is 2.

Friday 24

Terrible letter from Mother
... to Mother telling of Lottie Kenney's baby.

Paderewski this evening!
The ... time I had heard at dinner - I was ...
We had not seen the professor in nearly 2 yrs &
he walked in. Lena & I asked to ... $...0 for
Students Assn

Saturday 25

Studies Musical Form,
going all over it. Read periodical;
Mrs. Allen came. I called on Mrs. Porter.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893073
Sun. Mar. 26, 1893

A.M. Mr. Selden Job 3:1
P.M. Mr. Brooks Gen. 36:27
Evelyn Hunt's mother writes for
her to come home as ... ... is very ill. Took tea with
Cousin Helen. Saw her, Celia & ...
Mrs. Allen went to church with me. Carrie &
Hattie ...

Monday 27

Letter from Mr. S...
Evelyn has been telegraphed not to come.
Miss Thayers Music

Tuesday 28

Rec'd letter from R... telling me that dear
Uncle Geo. died yesterday A.M.
Began playing Cantata in
vocal class


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893074
Wed, Mar. 29, 1893

Called with Edith Allen on Mrs. R...
Wrote Mother & Minnie.
Letter from Mother.

Thursday 30

Edith Allen has gone & most of the girls.
I went to station.
Packed. Took examination in Form.
Music lesson.

Friday 31
Came to N.Y. with Miss. P & Lena. Attended Dr. Ramsfords
Good Friday Service from 12 to 3. Came over to Bklyn
Found Ann, Mary & Ray here. The[n] all attended
covenant meeting.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893075
Sat. April 1, 1893

Harold and Ruth & Ralph came & we divided Fathers books.
Ray wanted 1/4 & took a good many.
Harold has gone on The World. The ice-cream did
not come until later. We went to the new house

Sunday 2

A.M. Church Mr. Dixon
P.M. Will's S. S. class.
Mr. Murphy at Opera H.
Prayers; saw little Dorothy Howard, & Mr. Grey. Kate
Howard's oldest daughter has had measles, diphtheria,
pleurisy, pneumonia. Doctors have given her up.
Tea with Susie, Ray. Saw Prof. M..., Clara & Jack Ray.
Lottie Pimm
Heard Gaul's Holy City at Plymouth Ch.

Monday 3

Sick all day. Worked ...?
The others went to church.
I staid[sic] home & examined Frank
in Eng. Hist.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893076
Tues. April 4, 1893

Called on Cousin Hattie with Ray.
Went with Min. to hear Mr. Haldermann
on Resurrection preceded by Singing
class. I signed the pledge.

Wednesday 5

Minnie & I went shopping. Bought my silk dress.
Took a bath. Ray and [I?] had a fight.
Ray went back to Yale.
We went to Mr. Murphy's meeting.

Thursday 6

Letter from Mother.
Made cake. Edith Allen & her mother
came to tea. Then we went to Murphy
meeting. One old drunkard & we tried
to make a young man to to his mother;
but he wouldn't.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893077
Fri. April 7, 1893

Minnie & I went to N.Y. examined pianos;
bought hop-sacking dress, c..., ...
pneumatic ...
Lunch at R...'s. Called on Susie O...
St. John Campbell is dead
Janice has baby. Murphy meeting.
... ... ... ... ...

Saturday 8
Took 10.10 train for Brick Church
... with Hattie Bliss. Returned on
3.29 train
Evening Talked seriously with Ernest
Selman till nearly 11.

Sunday 9

A. M. Mr. Dixon. Invited Lucy Bliss to dinner
but she did not come. At 4 o'clock attended
Murphy meeting in Opera House. Met Mrs. ...'s
son Jack Richards.
Eve. Last Murphy meeting. Mrs ... told me
about the poor drunken boy.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893078
Mon. April 10, 1893

Came to Springfield, stopping from 4 to 6 at N. H...
Ray took me to call on Miss Wiley. I went to his room.
Albert & Howard Dein called on me & I went to Albert's
room. Found Fannie Bates here.

Tuesday 11

Dancing sociable. ... class.

Wednesday 12

Mrs. Bowman came to talk about Madeleine.
I am worried about C...
Sweet letter from Jessie B...


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893079
Thurs. April 13, 1893

Letter from Mother; card from Minnie.
Practiced Cantata with girls. Wrote
questions on Mexican ...

Friday 14

Did not go to lecture on Rich II.

Saturday 15

Rainy day. Practiced 1 hr. 20 minutes. Studied.
Taught Isabel.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893080
Sun. April 16, 1893

A. M. Mr. Selden 1 Cor.18:13.
Wrote to Auntie & Fannie Bliss.

Monday 17

Miss Thayer's lesson. Letter from Ray.

Tuesday 18

Letter from Mother & Will ...
Invited by Miss Hile to Orpheus to-morrow.
Had dress tried on. Vocal class. Periodical.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893081
Wed. April 19, 1893

Call from Jennie Acker &
Miss Buckingham. Went with
Miss Hill to Orpheus Concert.
H... Mrs. Annie Burch. Went
to Ba... for cream & chocolate.

Thursday 20 Rain.

Miss Mary Newton married in
Pittsfield. Miss Bates, Miss
Miller & I went to hear Capt
Lamb of Salvation Army in Smith
Wrote to Mother.

Friday 21

Mrs. Holden & ... are here.
This evening we had a birthday
party - games


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893082
Sat. April 22, 1893

Took ... to have photographs.
Isabelle, Allie & I went down in afternoon.
Frances Phillips is here.

Sunday 23

A.M. Mr. Selden Job 27:6
P.M. " J...
Slept a great deal to-day.
Edward was over here & he came to me
... Lalla's Mamma. Went over to
Mrs. Porter's to-night & had supper.

Monday 24

Tried on dress for last time.
Met Mrs. Appletine & Mrs. Marden - ...
Frances Phillips left.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893083
Tues. April 25, 1893

Vocal class. Saw about my hat. My dress
has come from Miss Reilly's very pretty.
Sat up till nearly 12

Wednesday 26

Mrs H... called. Mad because Edith was dropped.
I am to take her privately
Mrs. Blunt talks of sending Katharine to
college. She is pleased with me as a music teacher.

Thursday 27

Tired & blue. Wrote to Mother. Edith H...
1st lesson good We played together our


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893084
Fri. April 28, 1893

Tired & not well.
Girls had button hole party.
Miss P. went to N.Y.

Saturday 29

Gave Catharine Blunt her 1st Lat. lesson.
Miss Ashley did not come.
Very tired.

Sunday 30

A.M. Mr. Brooks Josh 1:1-3
P.M. " " Gen. 3
Miss Kate Clark arrived in U.S.
& was here to-day.
I ... with her & the Porters.
The ... ... ... came in a body
to church.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893085
Mon. May 1, 1893

Very Tired. Took next Thursday's music lesson.
Miss Ashley's Latin to-night. (2)
Miss Thayer's lesson.
Note from Mrs. ...
...'s Fair opened.

Tuesday 2

Letters from ... memorial. Letters from Harold
& Miss Brown.
Edith H... did not come. Vocal class poor.
Miss Bostwick unable to have periodical.
May C... is her. Mrs. ... & daughter at dinner.

Wednesday 3

Musical festival.
Miss Juch.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893086
Thurs. May 4, 1893

Festival. ... in afternoon & Juch in evening.
May Welch is with me tonight

Friday 5

School children in afternoon & Elijah in evening.
Met Col. Bates.

Saturday 6

Col. Bates, Maj. & Mrs. ...
Jessie Moore, Fannie & I went to A...


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893087
Sun. May 7, 1893

Communion in Bapt. ch.
Heard Mr. Hahn preach for 1st time.
Met Mrs. Hahn.

Monday 8

Very tired & busy.
Carlyle H... electrocuted.

Tuesday 9

Tired. Rec'd Bill from Mrs. Reilly.
Went Periodical
Talked with Miss P. about saving money.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893088
Wed. May 10, 1893

Could not go down town to get bill.
I have until ...

Thursday 11

Min ... & I went to hear Capt. Lamb in Smith Church.
Analysis class.
Went down town.

Friday 12

Another letter from Dr. Dean. Lena ... girls
2 ... Sophia B... of Plainfield is here for
the night.
...s wedding day.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893089
Sat. May 13, 1893

Taught Katharine Bl...
Gave 2 Music lessons. Wrote Counterpoint.
P,M, Fannie Bates went to ask Miss Ashley to
take her lesson in the evening and I drove
with Col. Bates, Fannie & Mrs. Moore from 4 to 7.

Sunday 14

A. M. Mr. Selden Matt. 6:2. The Rewards of Sin do not ...
1st. Because of their nature
2nd " " the discount
3rd. Because we lose greater rewards.
P.M. Mr. Brooks "Lord I believe help then mine
unbelief." Miss ... Brown & Blanche H... took tea at Celia's
Saw C... Helen

Monday 15

Capt. Lamb asked to have me ...
Photographer took school-room, gym, &c.
Col. Bates came to say good-bye.
Went to see Dr. Bowles.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893090
Tues. May 16, 1893
Wrote to Mother before breakfast.
Miss P. Lena, Miss ... went to hear
Miss Marshall of Salvation Army
speak at the Merrians. Met Capt. Lamb.
We have joined the League.
Periodical Musicale by ... class.
Mr. N... is dead & Mrs. Packard &
... went to ...

Wednesday 17

Quite a talk about ... ...

Thursday 18

Blanche Hastings, Mrs. Dr. B... &
Evelyn Hunt confirmed by Bishop
Clarke of R. I. Mrs. Whitcomb died
this A.M. I called on Mrs. Hahn.
Music lesson.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893091
Fri. May 19, 1893

Girls went to ...
After dinner Mrs. Marden ...
& I walked to P.O. I then
went back to P.O. for stamps.

Saturday 20

Minnie, Bertha & ...
...ed last night for Dinner.
Mr. ... hired to-day.
Took girls down town.

Sunday 21

A.M. Mr. Selden. Prov. 3:56
P.M. Mr. Brooks Jud. 21:21.
James D... arrested for stealing.
Call from Clinton Holmes.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893092
Mon. May 22, 1893

Letter from Mother.
Paid dressmakers bill ...

Tuesday 23

Letter from Mother. Took girls
to cemetary. Did not play for

Wednesday 24

Staid in all day.
Wrote for our Army ...


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893093
Thurs. May 25, 1893

Went ... with Marjorie Overman.
Analysis class
Hattie Bliss, writes that
she has "... ..."

Friday 26

Girls went to woods.
This evening student
pantomime; told
ghost stories

Saturday 27

Practiced 2 1/2 hrs. Went
to library. Wrote to Mother,
Hattie Bliss & Dr. Dean.
Mother is in Chicago.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893096
Sun. May 28, 1893

Felt angry & sulky this A.M.
A minister from Houston, Texas,
Than I went to Salvation Army &
heard Capt. Marshall. I knelt at
Penitent time & gave myself ...
wholely to God.

Monday 29

Happy day This evening I called
on Mrs. White... & went into the
dear Salvation Army. Capt. Lamb
asked me to ... & I did. He has
written me a beautiful letter.
Oh! I want God to keep me, for I
cannot keep ... in my own strength.

Tuesday 30

Memorial Day. Went driving with
Margery & Lucy Holiday Saw
procession. Talked with Mr. Anderson
about the Christ-life. Tired & a
little depressed - but I am trying to
reckon myself dead to sin I am
... with ... Periodical class.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893097
Wed. May 31, 1893

Happy to-day. Wrote Mother.

Thursday, June 1

Mother is 73. Letter from her.
I went to Salvation Army
instead of my church.
Capt. Lamb asked me
whether I felt called to
special work. Do I

Friday 2

Miss Brown's beautiful
talk on Mr. Curtis.
Lena went to her aunt's


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893098
Sat. June 3, 1893

Miss Ashley's lesson.
Tired to-day.

Sunday 4

Wonderful day. A.M. Mr. Brooks 1 Tim. 3:16.
P.M. Mr. Brooks Gen. 3:
Communion. Salvation Army. Talked with
Capt. Lamb. ... great ... I am
clinging to Jesus, and asking him for

Monday 5

Susan Mills ... she does not wish
to see Capt. Lamb. Miss Porter has
seen a great change in me. I felt
depressed but this made me happy.
Katharine has returned from Fair.
... ... came to-day.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893099
Tues. June 6, 1893

Hot! Read Romans VIII this morning
and understood it. I had a restful
afternoon, slept ... ... ...
This evening, talked with Mr. Anderson
about the "Higher Life" Played for
vocal class.

Wednesday 7

Mr. Selden has written that he has
... Capt. Lamb.

Thursday 8

Happy day. Analysis
Salvation Army. I
could speak of my joy
in the Bible.
Capt. Lamb came in
at end.


: VCLDiariesRaymondCorneliaM1893100
Fri. June 9, 1893

Susan Swift came to-day & such a talk as she has ...!

Saturday 10

Susan went up. Depressed to-night but held on.
Talked to Mrs. Porter.

Sunday 11
C... Sunday.
Happy day. Wrote out prayer for Mrs. Porter
& gave to her. Alice ... & I took dinner
then Fannie Bates went with me to S.A.
Went to penitent...
Went to Christ Church.
2 Tim. 2:26
Talked with Mabel Mills.