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Adee, Ellen (Skeel). Diary, 1869-1870

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Much of this volume focuses on Adee's year-long absence from Vassar College due to sickness, presumably typhoid fever. Adee became sick in October, 1868, during the first semester of her senior year. She spent a short time at Vassar's infirmary before returning home to her family in Balmville, a

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Anthony, Constance E. Diary, 1915

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Detailed daily entries, beginning in the spring of 1915 and ending in winter 1915, addressing Anthony's sophomore and junior years at Vassar College. Anthony describes her semester schedules, January and June exams, the dismissals of several classmates from school for failure (Feb 3-5), lectures

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1870-1877

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1872

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1873

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1874

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1875

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1876

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This volume does not yet have a transcript. Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1876-1877

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1877

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Bromley, Frances M. Diary; to Edith, 1880-1882

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Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes

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Brydon, Anne Page. Diary, 1922

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This volume does not yet have a transcript. The volume begins in January 1922, which was the end of the first semester of Brydon's freshman year. Brydon wrote about her daily academic routine, as well as how she spent her free time. She enjoyed socializing with classmates, playing bridge, walking

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Brydon, Anne Page. Diary, 1923

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This volume covers September to December of 1923, the start of Brydon's sophomore year at Vassar. In 1923 she vowed to be more reflective in her diary than she was in 1922, but she did cover some of the same topics. Brydon wrote about her daily academic routine, as well as how she spent her free

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Earl, Mary (Reed). Diary, 1891-1895

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This volume covers the full four years Mary (Reed) Earl spent at Vassar, beginning with her entrance exams in September 1891 and ending with commencement in 1895, including thoughts about what she might do after Vassar. While she does not go into much detail about college events, she does dutifully

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Elder, Lilla (Thomas). Diary, 1866-1873

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Lilla Thomas Elder's diary documents the years 1866-1873; however, the narrative does not develop chronologically on consecutive pages. An index is available below. The volume's content includes Vassar events such as Matthew Vassar's death and how it changed Founder's Day celebrations, as well as

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Elwell, Abbie (Nickerson). Diary, 1878-1928

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Her diary entries describe her arrival at Vassar, entrance examinations, and details of student life, like walks to the cider mill, gymnastics, ice skating. She also includes descriptions and anecdotes from classes, religious services, and lectures. She mentions the Sophomore Party, the Society for

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Gay, Mary W. Diary, 1878

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Mary Gay wrote this short diary in February, 1878, her second semester as a Preparatory Student at Vassar. In this volume, she does not discuss contemporary events, but instead reflects on her first year at Vassar, 1876-1877. She writes about her roommates, friends, teachers, and regular class work

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Guttman, Ida (Frank). Diary, 1883

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This volume contains a very detailed account of Ida Frank's first semester at Vassar. She entered the college as a preparatory student in 1883 and became a member of the Exoteric Society, a social club for the "Preps". Frank was Jewish but does not discuss her experience with religion at Vassar

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Haight, Helen I. Diary, ca. 1928

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This volume is a travel journal post-dating Haight's time at Vassar.

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Holden, Abby (Rankin). Diary, 1871-1872

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This volume covers Abbie Rankin Holden's first year at Vassar College, from 1871-1872. She writes extensively about her relationships with friends, family and classmates. The bulk of the diary, though, is dedicated to her great love for the Mental and Moral Philosophy teacher, Miss Lepha N. Clarke

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