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[unknown], Nellie. Letters, 1868

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Abstract
2 letters, dated 10 Nov and 15 Nov 1868, from "Nellie" to her mother and father. Nellie describes her favorable impressions of Vassar College. Citing her family's probable interest, Nellie details a lecture by Professor Farrar on the history of rifle manufacture, including two diagrams. She includes a sketched floor plan of her hallway at Vassar. In the Nov 15 letter, Nellie requests and comments on family news, discusses the dates of classes ending, reports her expenses, describes Professor Farrar, and claims to be exercising and eating heartily. She closes the letter by explaining that the students who were not "well" [a reference to the influenza epidemic reported by New York papers] had returned home, so the students who remained at Vassar were healthy. Written on lined paper with a black-and-white image captioned "Vassar College.",VC Class Year Unknown
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Finding aid: http://specialcollections.vassar.edu/collections/archives/findingaids/miscellaneous/vc_student_materials.html
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English