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Thompson, Addie (Adda). Letters, n.d., 1875-1876

Abstract
13 letters from Thompson to her family about her experiences at Vassar from the fall of 1875 to the spring of 1876. Thompson describes her arrival, entrance examinations, the difficulty of having her first name registered in the catalogue, her freshman room, initial homesickness, and Christmas festivities. In her letters from the following semester, Thompson details the type of dress she would like to have made for her, social news, and accounts of the religious revival at Amherst College. Thompson reflects on the death of a classmate from rheumatic fever.,VC Prep 1875-1876. Some items consist of transcripts with reduced-sized photocopied originals; other items are photocopies of originals, which have been provided for contrast (original items may be too faint to read).
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vassar:25084,IID
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Finding aid: http://specialcollections.vassar.edu/collections/archives/findingaids/miscellaneous/vc_student_materials.html