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Stilson, Sarah L. Diary, 1865-1869
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Stilson, Sarah L.
Bound volume; aprox 36p; 9.75 x 8 inches; Iron gall ink on aged paper
Vassar College. Class of 1869
Brief description of the opening day of Vassar, including the first meal, first religious services, and first examinations of students. Mentions of the founding of the Philalethean Society, a lecture from Dr. Raymond about girls flirting with boys at the lake, Thanksgiving, the first Founder’s Day (including a transcribed program of events), personal conversations with Matthew Vassar, the first graduation, the second Founder’s Day, the beginnings of class organizations, Class Day 1868 and Matthew Vassar’s death, a Student Association meeting, and planning for Class Day 1869. Records of ‘69’s subsequent eight reunions.