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DeCaindry, Ida (Corson). Letters, 1870-1872


3 letters from DeCaindry to her sister Helen. DeCaindry uses the familiar "thee" form to address her sister. She writes about student and academic life, including the planting of the class tree.

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Stem, Sarah M. Letters, 1866-1871


9 letters from Stem to her family, written between 1866 and 1871. Stem describes Vassar fashions, her roommate and other acquaintances, the solemn observance of Washington's birthday, lectures by Prof. Silliman of Yale and South American missionary Mr. Fletcher, social news, Founders' Day, social

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