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Washburn, Lucy M. Letter, 1871

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Feb 23 1871
1 letter from Washburn to her friend Alvah from Ann Arbor, who is also away at college. Washburn describes the reaction among the Vassar students to the death of their Lady Principal, the strict visionary [Hannah Lyman]. She congratulates Alvah on her 22nd birthday. Washburn discusses popular reaction to the admission of women to universities, claiming that Alvah's school has twenty female medical students for every female law student. Washburn speculates that her mother would like her to become a physician. She discusses their mutual acquaintances and expresses interest in visiting Alvah at some point during vacation or after commencement.
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