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Badgley, Mary M. Letters, 1866-1867

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

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Washburn, Lucy M. Letter, 1871

Date
Feb 23 1871
Abstract

1 letter from Washburn to her friend Alvah from Ann Arbor, who is also away at college. Washburn describes the reaction among the Vassar students to the death of their Lady Principal, the strict visionary [Hannah Lyman]. She congratulates Alvah on her 22nd birthday. Washburn discusses popular

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