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Earliest Years at Vassar

Personal Recollections

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Author: Frances A. Wood
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 20,672 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 59.4
Downloads: 146
Added to site: 2014.06.23
mnybks.net#: 31601
Genre: Non-fiction
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almost touch the tops with the hand, bordered those paths. The first catalogue contained an engraving of these walks and front of the building, and a framed copy of one with photographs of that year is preserved in the library.

What we know as the museum was then the riding school with a German nobleman in charge, and groups of his pupils might be seen every pleasant day, riding around the great circle laid out for the purpose beyond the flower garden. Parties of more advanced riders were taken by the Baron outside the grounds, to the envy of the less skilled. The experiment of the riding school proved too expensive with its horses, grooms and master, and had at the end of six years to be given up.

The observatory was the only other building outside (with the exception of the boiler and engine house), and a gravel walk led up to its doors also. There were none but soft paths and few of these anywhere at that time. Later, an unsightly wooden walk replaced the gravel ones from the lodge to the fr

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