Vassar College Digital Library

Adams, Ruth | to family, Jan. 1901:

Content Warning
The Vassar College Archives within the Digital Library include some images, texts, and material items that are racist, xenophobic, or otherwise harmful. The Vassar Libraries have provided descriptive text and additional notes whenever possible to alert Digital Library users to these items. The Engaged Pluralism Initiative Race and Racism in Historical Collections Project Group is working with the library on contextualizing and facilitating community conversations about these materials. For more information see:
Access Control
January 1901

Transcription view:

While on the first image, click on the three stacked horizontal lines (burger) on the top left side of the image viewer to view the text transcription for the entire item. The transcription will not be viewable once you click through the other page images. 

Transcript file(s)
vassar:8684,Box 1,VCL_Letters_Adams_Ruth_1904_041
1 item
For more information about rights and reproduction, visit


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041001
Dear People-
Excuse the pencil but you know I am penless. It is the greatest nuisance. Well as you see I am here safely. It was quite a nice last night getting back, this morning it is losing some of its charm. I have been to German and Englihs. In English we are to begin describing the fine art. We commence with pictures. For our next theme we are to describe, for a child! (not very appropriate, I think). Either that picture, we saw


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041002
in the late Gallery you remember of Uncle Toby and the widow int eh sentry box. You know the Davises had it in the hall; or our of Hogarths pictures from that seris of a fashionable marriage in the National Gallery. The trunks haven't come up yet you see. Do you realize you put Paper's tooth brush in? Do you want me to send it back, or shall I just keep it and get a new one for myself?
Last night it was very exciting after we got to New York. I the mof of girls at the


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041003

gates waiting to get through. There was a train there going to New Haven and they wouldn't let us through. But there was such a crowd of us and every body was pushing and joking so that the poor people couldn't get through at all. Who wanted to take the new Haven Train. Finally some big officials acme along and made a little alley way font the middle and stood there to pilot any poor mew through who wanted to catch the train. When finally they popped the gate of us I wish you could have


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041004
seen the mess there was we were absolutely helpless. The man at the gate got so mad at us and keep saying "one at a time please. don't crow so. the trains wont go without you. have you tickets ready." But it didn't do any good. We were quite powerless. I got swept out backwards. But at last managed to get safely to the car. Did you see the girl in the car, Papa, who met us. She is Edith Brooks, one of Hilda's particular friends


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041005
wasn't she pretty. There weren't many freshman on that train, though. There were several cars of Vassar girls. When we got back we had to go up to the office to get our keys and saw Miss Hastings there. Then we came down and opened the room and the windows (it was like a furnesss in the room) and then went around to see people. We found Edith and Florence were here but Lucile didn't come till after 10 so we didn't wait up to see her. Lucy and Mary were here too. And


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041006
And I think everybody is back by this time. I have n't noticed any who haven't come back. But everybody serif our class would be much smaller after Christmer.
Well me hand is nearly paralyzed with writing with the pencil, and I must study my Latin lesson.
So lots of love,


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041007

Prof. Geo. B Adams
57 Edgehill Road
New Haven


: VCLLettersAdamsRuth1904041008
/"' "‘ ‘\~
’\ \‘\\/J
‘ V >04-1
J i \ ,
\ Ii}, ~ ? M A; Q3
| ' Q 1' 5’
- _ ‘ \ /1 M.“ .
W‘ I
- u-‘.4.-*1"
_ *3 H ~ ,":"
X?‘ ‘<>~ f‘E:L~w *2
('6 W“ 53 :.3~
\ 7 I /' . {H