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Finley, Charlotte (Deming). Letter, 1886

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1 letter, dated "Thanksgiving Night 1886," from Finley (VC 1889) to her cousin "Effie." Finley writes that an excellent Thanksgiving dinner was served at Vassar College, during which the students costumed themselves as English ladies and gentlemen. She describes the events after dinner as including

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Hagerman, Mary E[lla] (Comstock). Letter, 1882-1884

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4 letters, dated between 1882 and 1884, from Hagerman (VC Ex 1885) to her brother Will Comstock. Hagerman discusses her experiences at Vassar College, such as singing in the Glee Club, visiting Lake Mohonk, giving recitations, and attending Commencement. She also sends birthday wishes from herself

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Kiliani, Lillian (Taylor). Letters, 1877-1944

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1877-1944
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3 letters from Lilian Kiliani to her grandmother and 2 letters regarding the forwarding of Kiliani's letters to the Vassar collection. Kiliani's April 1873 letter, written while she was abroad in Baden, Germany, discusses her desire to study at Vassar. Her February 1877 letter describes the

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McAndrew, Marjorie. Letters, 1916-1917

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VC Ex 1920,11 letters to McAndrew (VC Ex 1920) from friends and family, dated between 1916 and 1917. The longer letters from McAndrew's family discuss social and family news, Vassar activities, naval exercises, correspondence and gifts from other family members, and promised clothing. A letter from

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Moore, Lulu L. Letter, 1878

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VC Spec 1878-1879,1 letter, dated Dec 31 1878, from Moore (VC spec 1878-1879) to her father, John Adams Moore. Moore reports having received her father's two letters and requests family news. She describes a New Year's party given by the assistant lady principal, student visits to their professor

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Vincent, Anna (Mabbett). Letter, 1881

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Sep. 25, 1881
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1 letter from Vincent to her aunt Anne. She lists her courses, praises the Vassar grounds and rowing, and describes the visits she has made in Poughkeepsie. Vincent also describes her impressions of a student from Japan. Vincent implores her relatives to visit her often, reporting that a classmate

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Wyman, Anne (Southworth). Letters, 1882

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VC 1882,14 letters to Wyman (VC 1882) from her mother Mary C. Southworth, written while Wyman was attending Vassar College. In several letters, Mary C. Southworth describes buying dress materials and making mittens for Wyman. She also discusses Wyman's travel arrangements for visiting extended

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