Slade, Abigail L. Diary, 1866

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Title(s)
Slade, Abigail L. Diary, 1866
Name
personal
Slade, Abigail L.
creator
marcrelator
personal
Pulver, Bonnie
transcriber
marcrelator
personal
Bielat, Isabel
descriptor
marcrelator
Origin Information
Vassar College Libraries
Brief daily entries written in 1866 during and after Slade’s spring semester at Vassar College. Slade mentions entrance examinations, music lessons, botany expeditions, and compositions. She refers to various faculty members, such as [VC Lady Principal] Miss [Hannah] Lyman, Maria Mitchell, Dr. Raymond, Professor Tenney, Professor Buckham, and Professor Van Ingen. Social details include correspondence, flirtations in Poughkeepsie, classmates, birthdays, an organ concert, Euchre, croquet, and tilting. Beyond attending services in the VC chapel, Slade reports attending social events affiliated with several different church denominations. Slade mentions tableaux, Valentine’s day, autograph albums, and making her gymnastic suit (May 4). She then discusses her activities for the remainder of the year after leaving Vassar, such as a camping trip (Aug 12) and travels through destinations such as Fall River, Providence, and Yarmouth.
Box 120
Physical Description
Bound volume; aprox 179p; 4 x 2.75 inches; Iron gall ink on aged paper
VC Spec 1865-1866
Subject
Vassar College. Special and Preparatory Students
Women--Diaries
Women college students--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Vassar College--Students
Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
Geographic Information
North America
Cartographics
Subject
Student Life
Faculty, Staff, Administrators
Geographic Information
North America
Cartographics