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Sylvester, Helen (Seymour) | to father, Sep. 22, 1865:

VC Spec 1865-1866
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September 22, 1865
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: VCLLettersSylvesterHelen18651866001001
Vassar College
Sept. 22nd [1865?]
My dear father,
I am more than satisfied with my new school -
everything Is on the grandest scale. I wish you could see the Library
Art Gallery Geological rooms fee. I spent the morning - most of it -
looking at some beautiful books of engravings you can amuse yourself
here any way you please, and there are some very nice girls here -
I should think It would take two weeks to classify the girls and get
them settled -


: VCLLettersSylvesterHelen18651866001002
I had an introduction to Mr Vassar who was very kind
indeed to me. He took dinner here to-day and we had ice-cream for dessert.
They furnish a good many things here that you were obliged to buy at Utica -
so in the end It will probably be no higher -
The weather is delightful here now and the grounds look very prettily.
They have a real post office with boxes and a boy to tend it In the building-
I shall have to get me a gymnasium dress for they require all the girls to
have one, and will you please a end me the stamps that Henry neglected to
get- I don't want to buy any more of them here than I can help- I have one
of my schoolmates


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at Utica here - Clara Spauldlng and her Mother found
some acquaintance a here Mr Chandler and family and came with them to
the college to our room and In the course of their conversation they asked
where I was from and on learning that I was from Brockport said that they
lived there thirteen years ago - and knew you. Libby Anderson says
she would like to have me meet any one who did not know some one
that I knew This gentleman was a minister - of what denomination I
do not know- Mr Weaver stopped at Mr. Eastman's the Commercial
College Men and introduced me to his brother for


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the Mr Eastman was
not at home. He came to the carriage and talked a few minutes to us-
Altogether I have had a delightful time since I have been here. I must
close so as to send my letter to-day. Mr Weaver gave Mr Vassar a
check for they have to pay upon entering for the half year. Please send
the money to Mr Weaver at 162 State St Albany -
Write soon and tell me how the house is getting along-
Your affectionate
daughter Helen.
Geo S. Weaver [in another hand]