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Kirkland, Winifred. Letters, 1893-1895

Date
1893-1895
Abstract

3 letters from Kirkland to her friend Jennie S. Liebman. Kirkland describes her experiences at Vassar College between transferring there in the fall of 1893 to her junior year in the fall of 1895. She mentions new friends, academics, nostalgia for the "Packer" school and the Dakota, professors

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Mansfield, Adelaide (Claflin). Letters, 1893-1897

Date
1893-1897
Abstract

A collection of 85 letters to Mansfield's mother, father and sister Louise. There is great detail about daily life at the college, academics, lectures, sermons, eating "spreads" in dorm rooms with her classmates, clothing, room decorating, and celebration of events, such as Washington's birthday. Of

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Stockton, Madeleine (Traver). Letter, [Feb. 1894?]

Date
[Feb. 1894?]
Abstract

1 letter recipient unknown. Stockton describes her Latin, Greek, Mathematics, and English classes along with her opinions of each professor, and asks for a specific book for her Greek class. Stockton writes positively about the girls she is meeting and her friendships. She also discusses auditioning

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