Generally describes daily life at Vassar, including winter conditions and the College, Lady Principal Hannah W. Lyman’s illness (and 55th birthday), horseback riding lessons, and her close friends, especially Abbie and Bertha (likely Bertha Keffer, VC 1876). Pidgeon writes briefly of President John H. Raymond’s lecture on alcohol and tobacco in light of the almost-expulsion of three students in early May. She is a keen observer of weather conditions, noting frequently the temperature, wind, and general conditions of the day. A list of highlights from her diary (not written in her hand) begins on page 139 of the digitized item.
VC Ex 1875