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Faust, Frances (Patterson). Letter, 1888

Date
1888
Abstract

1 letter from Faust to her brother George M. Patterson. Faust relates her participation in a play, which was deemed "immoral" by a faculty member and had to be rewritten by the cast before they performed. She also describes a spelling competition between the class societies of 1888 and 1889. She

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Hatcher, Orie Latham. Letters, 1887

Date
1887
Abstract

2 letters from Hatcher to Mr. Pace, Nov. 1887 on her intent to submit her impressions of Vassar student life to his magazine.

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Stephenson, Mary (Sheldon). Letters, 1884-1888

Abstract

3 letters from Stephenson to her friend "Sate" concerning her experiences at Vassar between 1884 and 1888. Stephenson details Vassar's election festivities of 1884, during which Republican students held a procession for Blaine, whom they assumed to be victorious, while the Democrat students dressed

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Strong, Eliza (McCreery). Letter, [1888]

Date
[1888]
Abstract

1 letter from Strong to her brother. She describes the Great Blizzard of 1888, including the college's lack of provisions and professors' inability to hold classes. Strong also includes measurements of the snowfall, its impact on the grounds, and the novelty of cutting paths through the drifts on

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