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Title: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, June 7, 1866 (In Which She Describes Commencement Day with Only Three Seniors) : Electronic Edition.
Author: Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908
Funding from the University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill supported the electronic publication of this title.
Text transcribed by Bari Helms
Images scanned by Caitlin R. Donnelly
Text encoded by Caitlin R. Donnelly
First Edition, 2007
Size of electronic edition: ca. 12K
Publisher: The University Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2007
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Languages used in the text: English
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2007-05-29, Caitlin R. Donnelly finished TEI/XML encoding.
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Title of collection: Cornelia Phillips Spencer Papers (#683), Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Title of document: Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer, June 7, 1866 (In Which She Describes Commencement Day with Only Three Seniors)
Author: [Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908]
Description: 2 pages, 2 page images
Note: Call number 683 (Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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Journal of Cornelia Phillips Spencer , June 7, 1866 (In Which She Describes Commencement Day with Only Three Seniors)
Spencer, Cornelia Phillips, 1825-1908



Page [130]
June 7th
Commencement Day! Three seniors! Gov Vance is here — delivered an admirable address on "The duties of defeat." Bro. Charles preached the Vale. sermon, said to be a remarkably good one. A large crowd here many young ladies. Everything went off well. Vance's coming was a good thing. I hope it may be one of the helps to do away the prejudice existing at present against the University & the Faculty.

Page [131]
Summer vacation! How much of listless ease & vacuity of thought & action lies in those two words. Three weeks are gone before one knows it — & nothing done of the many things postponed to be done at this time. We have had three or four long letters from Ma — describing her visits in & around N.Y. Kindly received everywhere & enjoying much.