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Slocum, Harriet (Palmer). Letter, 1869

Date
1869
Abstract
1 letter from Slocum to Mollie (Mary) A. Parker. Slocum describes her activities during an unexpected vacation granted to the students. For one day, she and twelve other students proposed a trip to West Point with a professor, but Miss Lyman forbid them to go as the trustees would not approve and the girls' names might be published in the paper. She reports on her friends' lives in detail and briefly mentions Founder's Day. She also discusses Mr. Mitchell's death, its impact on the Vassar community, and Matthew Vassar's legacy from the perspective of the students.
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1 item
Type
Identifier
vassar:24993
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References
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