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Bromley, Frances M. Diary, 1877
Vassar College Archives and Special Collections
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Bromley, Frances M.
Bound volume; aprox 42p; 4 x 2.75 inches; Iron gall ink on aged paper
Castleton (Vt. : Town)
VC Ex 1879
Frances Bromley (VC Ex 1879) was a prolific diarist, contributing seven diaries to Vassar College that chronicle her life from 1872 to 1877. Bromley's diaries all contain reflections on her daily activities, observations about other people, and literary and biblical quotes. Bromley also writes extensively about illness throughout her diaries. This volume details her time at Vassar College in 1877, during which she realizes that "maybe I won't need any room there next year," (p. 176) foreshadowing her departure from the college at the end of the year. She returns home to Castleton, Vermont, where she eagerly awaits the delivery of Vassar's student literary periodical, "The Miscellany." In Castleton, she resumes her pre-Vassar work as a classroom teacher and private tutor.