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Houts, Annie (Glidden). Letters, 1866-1874

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1 letter from classmates Abby F. Goodsell and [Emma], 2 letters from Houts to her fiancé Frank, and 27 letters from Houts to her brother John Glidden. Houts' letters to her brother include discussions of extracurriculars (e.g. her participation in a baseball club and drama productions), Founder's Day, Commencement, academics and lectures (e.g. history, chemistry, German, calculus, astronomy, physical education etc.), her perspective on her time at Vassar and paths for her life after Vassar (e.g. teaching), detailed discussions of family life such as the death of their parents and conflict with her brother over his character and debts. She also writes about religion at Vassar. See the December 1866 for a summary of sermons throughout her correspondence. In her later letters to Frank, Houts discusses a visit back to Vassar including events like a party thrown by the Lady Principal and Maria Mitchell's annual Dome Party.
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