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Foster, Frances (Harmon) Miller. Letters, 1864-1866

Date
1864-1866
Abstract
4 letters and a clipping from Foster to her cousin Louisa Burton and to Jennie Elizabeth Clark. The clipping is about the death in battle of Foster's husband Captain Oscar O. Miller on Sep. 2 1864. The letters describe Foster's dedication to her Vassar academic responsibilities and student life between 1865-1866, which she confides is a "refuge from sadness" (Jennie, Oct 1865). Foster depicts the Vassar buildings as "extensive, fine, beautiful" (Jennie, Oct 1865), and relates her impressions of the faculty, her roommates, and her entrance examinations. Her later letters refer to Founder's Day and enclose a program.
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1 item
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Identifier
vassar:24349
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References
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