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"Mary" — to "Mithery," June 18, 1876

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18 Jun 1876
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"Mary" — to sister, "Mollie," November 24, 1872

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24 Nov 1872
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"Nellie G" — to Isabel Treadwell Towne, September 17, 1866

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17 Sep 1866
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"Nellie" — to father, November 15, 1868

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15 Nov 1868
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"Nellie" — to mother, November 10, 1868

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10 Nov 1868
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[unknown] | to Mary, Nov. 1867:

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November 3, 1867
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Unknown

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[unknown], Emma | to Dell, Oct. 1868:

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October 18, 1868
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Unknown

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[unknown], Emma, 1868

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1 letter, dated 18 Oct 1868, from "Emma" to "Dell." Emma congratulates Dell on her marriage, shares social and political news, and briefly discusses life at Vassar College. Written on lined paper with a black-and-white image captioned "Vassar College.",VC Class Year Unknown

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[unknown], Gert. Letter, 1918

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13 Feb 1918
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1 letter, dated 13 Feb 1918, from "Gert" to her family about the fire at Vassar College. Marking the letter as from "Vassar College (What's left of it!)" Gert provides an eyewitness account of the fire at Main Building as viewed from an upper floor of Strong. She also describes the observations of

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[unknown], Hannah | to brother, Oct. 1866:

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October 18, 1866
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Unknown

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[unknown], Hannah. Letter, 1866

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VC Class Year Unknown,1 letter, dated 18 Oct 1866, from "Hannah" to her brother. Hannah describes the arrangement of her room and corridor at Vassar College, rigorous music classes, the popularity of boating, and the fruit given to her by a classmate.

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[unknown], Jeannette | to Mary P. Ashbridge, Sept. 1869:

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September 22, 1869
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Unknown

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[unknown], Jeannette. Letter, n.d.

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VC Class Year Unknown,1 letter, dated Sept. 22nd 1869, from "Jeannette" to Mary P. Ashbridge. "Jeannette" describes the beginning of a semester at Vassar College, including the "Classification" of the four hundred students, activities such as boating and walking, the meals served, her residential

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[unknown], Julie | to Isabel Treadwell Towne, Oct. 1869:

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October 17, 1869
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Unknown

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[unknown], Julie. Letter, 1869

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VC Class Year Unknown,1 letter, dated 17 Oct 1869, from "Julie" to Isabel Treadwell Towne (VC spec 1865-1866). "Julie" recounts her first five weeks at Vassar College. She criticizes her room, praises the campus grounds, and describes several of Towne's former classmates. "Julie" also mentions

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[unknown], Katharine. Letter, 1873

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26 Apr 1873
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1 letter, dated 26 Apr 1873, from "Katharine" to her mother. Katharine recounts the events of her first spring semester Vassar College. She describes her dormitory room as extremely small and crowded with furniture, leading her to ask VC Lady Principal Miss Terry about changing rooms. Katharine also

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[unknown], Mary | to mother, Mar. 1870:

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March 5, 1870
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Unknown

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[unknown], Mary. Letter, 1870

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VC Class Year Unknown,1 letter, dated 5 Mar 1870, from "Mary" to her mother. Mary describes her experiences at Vassar College, including needing permission from VC Lady Principal Hannah Lyman to go to Poughkeepsie, and attending a memorable lecture. She mentions an enclosed photograph of herself and

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[unknown], Mary. Letter, 1870

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5 Mar 1870
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1 letter, dated 5 Mar 1870, from "Mary" to her mother. Mary describes her experiences at Vassar College, including needing permission from VC Lady Principal Hannah Lyman to go to Poughkeepsie, and attending a memorable lecture. She mentions an enclosed photograph of herself and some dentist

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[unknown], Mary. Letter, 1872

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1 letter, dated 24 Nov 1872, from "Mary" to her sister "Mollie." Mary describes a typical Sunday routine at Vassar College, beginning with Bible class and chapel. Mary explains that after dinner and while still dressed in their Sunday finery, the students would promenade in the park. She also

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The Vassar College Archives within the Digital Library include some images, texts, and material items that are racist, xenophobic, or otherwise harmful. The Vassar Libraries have provided descriptive text and additional notes whenever possible to alert Digital Library users to these items. The Engaged Pluralism Initiative Race and Racism in Historical Collections Project Group is working with the library on contextualizing and facilitating community conversations about these materials. For more information see: https://library.vassar.edu/rrhc