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Vincent, Anna | to Aunt Anne, September 1881

Abstract
VC Prep 1881-1882
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vassar:30161,,Box 74,VCL_Letters_Vincent_Anna_1881-1882_001
Date
September 25, 1881
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1 item
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Vassar College,
Po'keepsie, N.Y.,
Sep. 25, 1881.

Dear Aunt Anne,

As I have
a little time to myself to-day,
I thought I would write you.
I would like to see my dear
Aunt very much and hope to
hear from her very soon. Don't
you think you will be able to
come out and see us before long.
We hope very much that you
can. Laura and I are studying
French, Latin, and Rhetoric. These
studies come in the morning
and we have all the afternoon
to prepare for the next day. The
grounds are very beautiful here

 


: VCLLettersVincentAnna18811882001002
and we have enjoyed walking around
them very much. On the other
side of the road is a very
pretty lake and there are
boats for the students to use and
we enjoy rowing very much. Laura an[nonter]-
[n]other young lady and myself
went down to Po'keepsie yesterday
morning and had a very pleasant
time. We called upon Mrs. Rudd
she gave us some very nice grapes
which we brought home and will
enjoy eating them very much. We
also called upon Miss [Bedile] but-
she was not at home we saw his
mother but after we saw her in
the street. We met Mr Gregory
in the street and he took us into
Mr Charles Johnson's store and in-
traduced us to him we found him
very pleasant. He said he was over
at Dover on Sunday and saw

 


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Mamma. I suppose they are
very lonely at home I hope you
will go down very often to see them.
I was very glad when grandma
wrote that you were coming down.
I should think Myra would
miss Charles and cousin Annie
very much as she went so much.
Please ask Myra when she can
to write me as we like to hear
from our friends very much.
I suppose Uncle Jo Is working as
hard as ever I [wish] think he had
better rest a day and bring you
all to Po'keepsie to see us. We
would be so glad to see you all,
as we sometimes feel quite lonely.
One of the girls has gone home she
was very home-sick. I hope we will
not arrive at such a sad end. As
we have come, we wish to remain
as long as possible. I do not know
whether we are allowed to go home

 


: VCLLettersVincentAnna18811882001004
on Thanksgiving or not, but I
hope very much that we can.
Of course, if nothing happens,
we shall come home on the Holiday.
[At] It has been very warm and
dusty here and the grass is all
drying up I hope it will rain soon
and refresh the earth. We have one
girl here from Japan she dresses
like our girls but her skin is very
dark. She has very pretty teeth and
is quite tall. I have written you
a long letter and now I must
close with love for each and
all. I am
Your loving niece,
Anna B. Mabbett.

Anna (Mabbett) Vincent,
prep.'81-82