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Badgley, Mary M. Letters, 1866-1867

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Date
1866-1867
Abstract
7 letters from Badgley to Kate Flanders, a friend from home in Milwaukee, about her 1866-1867 fall semester at Vassar. She describes entrance examinations, classes, the rooms, food, exercise, and prayer meetings. She also chats about news from home. In one letter (Oct 15) she talks about the students entertaining themselves in the evening by dressing up - as nuns, ghosts, and one person as an African-American woman. She also mentions the subsequent outrage of an unnamed English literature teacher.
References
Finding aid: http://specialcollections.vassar.edu/collections/archives/findingaids/miscellaneous/vc_student_materials.html
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1 item
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Identifier
vassar:badgley-mary
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