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Letters home, February 1917

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 8

Scope and Contents

The fifth folder in the Natalie Gookin papers consists of letters written from Natalie at Bryn Mawr College to her aunt, mother, father, and cat snip during the month of February, 1917 in her freshman year. These letters are arranged chronologically according to the date that they were written. Her February is marked by the end of first semester exams and visiting friends in New York which leads into the change of her new semester’s courses and professors, busy teas, and the freshman show. Her desire and admiration for Helen “Hel” Harris has waned somewhat but she still mentions her, however small, in every letter. In these letters she introduces her thoughts and feelings about the Great War and fighting the Germans, attending a talk by Captain Beith on “Trench Warfare”. These letters would be of interest to anyone studying women’s colleges, student life, the Great War (World War I), student theater, and female relationships. One interesting tidbit in this folder is a letter addressed to her cat, the "beloved Snip" whom she adores.


  • Creation: February 1917

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This collection is open for research.

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