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Pease, Julia M. Letters, 1870-1875

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221 letters from Julia Pease, mostly to her parents and sister Caroline, concerning her experiences at Vassar between 1870 and 1875. Pease discusses social visits, family news, fashion trends, and academic experience. She describes Christmas festivities and theatricals at Vassar (Cara, Dec 1872) and a sketching expedition to Matthew Vassar's former home (Car, May 1871). Pease reflects on the death of a classmate and of Hannah Lyman in her Feb 1875 letter to her parents. She frequently contemplates the religious sermons given by various visiting speakers. Pease condemns the racist sentiments expressed by several students in reaction to the prospective arrival of the Japanese princesses (Carrie, Jan 1872).,VC 1875
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