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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], 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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Duncan, Doris (Bullard). Letter, 1914

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1 letter, dated Dec 2 1914, from Duncan (VC 1917) to Mrs. Charles Culver, mother of Mary (Culver) Pollock (VC 1917). Duncan thanks Mrs. Culver for hosting her on Sunday night, as well as Dr. Culver for carrying her "heavy" suitcase to the station. Duncan reports rumors that the President's House at

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Eaton, Esther. Letter, 1905

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1 letter, dated Apr 27 1905, in which Eaton (VC 1905) thanks "Miss Shipp" for the gift of a book. Miss Shipp is the sister of Eaton's Vassar College classmate Margaret "Peggy" M. Shipp (VC 1905). Eaton expresses happiness that she lives close to Peggy and hopes that Miss Shipp will come to

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Fitt, Harriet (Bradley). Letters, 1910

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VC 1913,31 letters, dated between 13 Jan and 8 Apr 1910, from Fitt (VC 1913) to her family. Fitt discusses a spring semester at Vassar College. She describes coursework, lectures, and exams in subjects such as geometry, Latin, medieval history, and Renaissance history. Fitt also discusses features

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Griffis, Katharine (Stanton). Letters, 1877

Date
1877
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4 letters from Griffis to Mary Grace Toll Hill between Jul 1874 and Nov 1875. Griffis discusses news of her family and friends, homesickness, and the excitement of student life. She describes the grounds and rooms at Vassar, her new classmates, social gatherings, clubs, and the Philalethean

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Houts, Annie (Glidden). Letters, 1866-1874

Date
1866-1874
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1 letter from classmates Abby F. Goodsell and [Emma], 2 letters from Houts to her fiancé Frank, and 27 letters from Houts to her brother John Glidden. Houts' letters to her brother include discussions of extracurriculars (e.g. her participation in a baseball club and drama productions), Founder's

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Hoyt, Emma L. Letters, 1872

Date
1872
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1 letter from Hoyt to Mrs. Reed accompanied by a later letter from Susan Crampton to her friend Amy, concerning the discovery of Hoyt's letter. The Apr 1872 letter to Mrs. Reed discusses the historic election of a woman to Montpelier's school committee, meeting the famous author Gail Hamilton, and

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Jackson, Helen (Basfield). Letters, 1875-1877

Date
1875-1877
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2 letters from Jackson to her cousin Ann Scholfield in April 1875 and Dec 1877. She shares family news, plans visits, and discusses the logistics of feeding Vassar's 400 students. In the later letter she describes winter visits, the Philalethean Anniversary, and the departure of Lady Principal Terry

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Johnson, Caroline (Curtiss). Letter, 1878

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1 letter, dated 16 Oct 1878, to Johnson (VC 1883) from her father Abijah Curtiss. Curtiss writes that he cannot bring Johnson home from Vassar College for vacation the following week, remonstrating that "life is not all pleasure" and that she has already visited Hyde Park without his permission. He

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Thompson, Mary (Coe). Letter, 1865

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1 letter, dated Nov 18 1865, from Thompson (VC Prep 1865-Feb 1866) to Mrs. Boynton, her Bible class teacher and pastor's wife. Thompson writes formally. She details several features of life at Vassar College, such as shopping in Poughkeepsie, President Raymond, the professors, and the college

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Vance, Gertrude (Pratt). Letters, 1913-197

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12 letters from Vance (VC Ex 1917) to her family, and 3 letters to Pratt. Vance's letters, written during her freshman year at Vassar College, often reply to letters, telegrams, and telephone calls from her family. In most of her letters, Vance describes her classes in German, English, Latin, French

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Warner, Harriette A. Letters, 1866

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11 letters from Warner to her mother. Includes details of the birthday celebration for Matthew Vassar in 1866, comparisons with Kalamazoo College and Mount Holyoke, and school events and lectures. She writes her opinion of faculty (particularly Professor and Mrs. Tenney, Professor Knapp, Professor

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Warner, Helen F. Letters, n.d., 1867, 1868

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2 letters from Warner to her mother, 2 to her brother Will, 1 to unknown. She writes about her classes, boating, joining the floral society, and social news like weddings. In particular, her October 9th letter to her brother includes information about her gym costume and Poughkeepsie residents'

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Warner, Martha S. Letters, 1865-1868

Date
1865-01-01T00:01:01Z-1868-12-31T23:59:59Z
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1 letter from Warner to her sister Helen Warner, 1 letter to Soror, 7 letters to her brother Will, 2 letters to her father, 60 letters to her mother, 1 letter to both parents, 11 letters to her sister. She writes about her academics (including astronomy, gymnastics, botany, and archery) and the

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Wood, Fanny E. Letter, 1866

Date
Mar. 24th 1866
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1 letter from Wood to her Aunt Villa. Wood thanks her aunt and uncle for the shoes, pin, and buttons that they had sent her and promises to visit them during the following week's vacation from classes. She praises the view from her room, describes how easily she has made friends within her two weeks

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Worthing, Margaret (Fletcher). Letters, 1907-1911

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VC Ex 1910,Letters from Worthing to family, dated between 5 May 1907 and 19 Mar 1911. Worthing mentions various Vassar College traditions, such as tree ceremonies, commencement, the Vassarion, the senior boat ride, a stunt party, choral club, and a sermon by Lyman Abbott. She also makes reference to

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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