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Barnes, Lucy (Sellers). Letters, 1870-1875

Date
1870-1875
Abstract

17 letters from Barnes to family. The 5 letters to George Taylor Barnes are transcripts only; Vassar does not hold the originals. The letters describe the daily student routine, food and meal time, prayer requirements, final examinations, student government and class government, traditions relating

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Hollister, Emma B. Letters, 1875

Date
1875
Abstract

2 letters from Hollister to her mother from Dec 1871. Hollister reports that she attended a lecture by James Farton, listened to President Taylor read a selection from Nicholas Nickleby, heard a musical recital, and observed a friend performing a significant role in the Philalethean entertainment.

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Pease, Julia M. Letters, 1870-1875

Abstract

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

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Tappan, Eva March. Letters, 1874

Abstract

7 letters from Tappan to her mother about her semester at Vassar in the spring of 1874. Tappan discusses visiting arrangements for vacations, fashion trends, and the partiality that Poughkeepsie shopkeepers showed to Vassar customers. She evaluates various preachers and describes several faculty

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The Vassar College Archives within the Digital Library include some images, texts, and material items that are racist, xenophobic, or otherwise harmful. The Vassar Libraries have provided descriptive text and additional notes whenever possible to alert Digital Library users to these items. The Engaged Pluralism Initiative Race and Racism in Historical Collections Project Group is working with the library on contextualizing and facilitating community conversations about these materials. For more information see: https://library.vassar.edu/rrhc