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Kiliani, Lillian (Taylor). Letters, 1877-1944

Date
1877-1944
Abstract
3 letters from Lilian Kiliani to her grandmother and 2 letters regarding the forwarding of Kiliani's letters to the Vassar collection. Kiliani's April 1873 letter, written while she was abroad in Baden, Germany, discusses her desire to study at Vassar. Her February 1877 letter describes the features of student life during her first semester at Vassar, such as gymnastics, plays, and coasting [sledding] on hills. That letter also describes surveying work for mathematics. Her October 1877 letter focuses on friends and family, describing the Christmas presents and artistic projects she is planning. In this letter, Kiliani asks her grandmother for advice on how to write to a grieving acquaintance. The remaining two letters regard the 1937 donation of Kiliani's letters to the Vassar collection by Kiliani's granddaughter Natalie Kiliani.
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1 item
Type
Identifier
vassar:24462
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References
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