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Raymond, Cornelia M. Diary, 1893
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Raymond, Cornelia M.
Bound volume; aprox 211p; 6 x 3 inches; Iron gall ink on aged paper
Women's colleges--New York (State)--Poughkeepsie
VC 1883, Brief daily entries. Raymond describes her continuing activites at Vassar College, mentioning College Club, music lessons and performance, reading, preparing Latin texts, lectures, and graduation (June 28th). She details various features of her religious life, such as church services, sermons by various ministers, prayer meetings, and Bible study. Raymond discusses her growing involvement in temperance activism, such as by joining the Salvation Army (May 29th) and by attempting interventions with alcohol users. She also records details of her health, including dental work and the fitting of a glass close to her eye (September). Raymond mentions periodical class, plays, social visits, correspondence, and news of acquaintances. Historical events recorded by Raymond include the acquittal of Lizzie Borden (June 20th), sinking of the Victoria (June 23rd), the marriage of the Duke of York (July 6), and the Republican electoral victory (Nov 8).