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Pidgeon, Mary (Kiersted). Diary, 1871

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Generally describes daily life at Vassar, including winter conditions and the College, Lady Principal Hannah W. Lyman's illness (and 55th birthday), horseback riding lessons, and her close friends, especially Abbie and Bertha (likely Bertha Keffer, VC 1876). Pidgeon writes briefly of President John


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