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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1893

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1893
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VC 1883, Brief daily entries. Raymond describes her continuing activites at Vassar College, mentioning College Club, music lessons and performance, reading, preparing Latin texts, lectures, and graduation (June 28th). She details various features of her religious life, such as church services

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1894

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1894
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Short entries in a page a day format. Generally, she writes on her health (including vaccinations and taking electricity), social events, student life, family news, and prayer meetings. She feels a strong religious devotion, and tries to convert others, including a Jew (February 25th) and an

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1895

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1895
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond describes her consistent participation in religious life through prayer meetings, religious lectures, and encouragement of others to renounce vices (particularly alcohol and smoking) and proclaim their Christian faith. Illnesses, depressive episodes (

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1896

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1896
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond describes her academic activities at Vassar, including studying and tutoring in Latin, and giving, taking, and chaperoning music lessons. Raymond mentions class day, graduation, and the naming of Vassar's new dormitory, Raymond House (Jun 9).

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1897

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1897
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond describes teaching at a [private] school in [Springfield], Massachusetts, giving music lessons, reading books and studying poetry, reflecting on sermons and religious lectures, and being involved with a list of courses (Feb 12). She refers to her

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1898

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1898
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond contemplates sermons and religious literature, including the sermons given by the famed Springfield pastor [Phillip Stafford] Moxom. She details the frustrations and and successes of supporting attendees of temperance meetings (including "Joe"

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1899

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1899
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Short entries in a half page a day format. Raymond details her involvement in religious life, such as her attendance of prayer-meeting, the sermons of pastors such as [Phillip Stafford] Moxom, "Mr. Hahn's" religious lectures, theologian Lyman Abbot's address to a high school (Jun 28), and talks by

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1900

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1900
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond discusses her experiences teaching in Springfield, mentioning the school's commencement (Jun 27) and her concerns for the examination results among her pupils and social circle. Raymond details her involvement in religious and social activism, which

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1901

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1901
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond describes her social life, academic classes, and the books she reads. She also includes her worries over her mother's health. She writes about the concerts and lectures that she attends, including Jacob Riis and a lecture at her church on the "Race

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1902

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1902
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Short entries in a page a day format. This volume discusses Raymond's social life and experiences at work with her students. Her mother breaks her hip this year, prompting Raymond to worry for her mother's health. Raymond also reflects on her active religious life, including continuing to convert

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1903

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1903
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond discusses providing music lessons, Latin tutoring, substitute teaching, and chaperoning field trips for a private school in Springfield. She mentions the students' play and charity ball, as well as her coworkers' salary negotiations. Raymond describes

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1904

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1904
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Short entries in a page a day format. Raymond discusses her work for Joe's temperance mission, mentioning collecting donations, finding relapsed mission members (Mar 30), and attempting to involve members of the Springfield YWCA.\nShe describes attending Hahn's prayer meetings and various pastors'

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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1905

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1905
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Entries every day. At the beginning of the diary, Raymond describes her mother's illness and death (Feb 7), an event affecting her deeply. Throughout the diary, Raymond discusses her temperance activism and associated social work through "Joe's mission" and the Y.W.C.A. She describes sermons

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