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Bushee papers

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Identifier: MS 0514

Scope and Contents

The Alice Huntington Bushee Papers comprise journals 1886-91, writings 1892-1952, correspondence 1914-56, research material 1909-30, an autograph album 1886-91, biographical material, and photographs. The two journals reflect her reactions to classmates and teachers at Mount Holyoke, her visits to churches and other social and cultural activities during a visit to New York City, and her opinions about men and marriage. The writings consist of various articles and pamphlets, as well as some short books dealing with Spanish literature and the Bible. The research materials contain drafts of her publications. The autograph album has signatures and notes from many of her Mount Holyoke classmates.

Dates

  • 1886-1956

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Biographical Note

Alice Huntington Bushee was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on December 3, 1867 to William Aldrich Bushee and Emily Jane Clapp. As a young girl she attended district schools in Brookfield, Vermont and the Graded School and Academy in Morrisville, Vermont. She graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1891. She recieved a Master's Degree in Spanish from Boston University in 1909. She taught at many schools and spent time in Europe before she became a professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts in 1911. She retired in 1936 and lived with her family in Rhode Island. She wrote many books and essays throughout her life. She died on April 28, 1956 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.

Extent

2 boxes (1891)

Abstract

Bushee, Alice Huntington, 1867-1956; College teacher and author. Mount Holyoke Seminary and College graduate, 1891. Papers consist of correspondence, journals, writings, research, autograph album, biographical information and photographs. Mainly documenting her experiences as a student at Mount Holyoke and her career as a Spanish teacher.

Summary of Correspondence

Alice Huntington Bushee, the daughter of a minister, entered Mount Holyoke in the Fall of 1886 from Morrisville, in northern Vermont. She spent two years (1886 - 1888) at the Seminary, was apparently at home during 1888 - 1889 (there are no entries for this period) and returned in the Fall of 1889, graduating in 1891. Her father resigned from his church position in the Spring of 1888 and the resulting family turmoil no doubt was the reason for Alice's absence from the Seminary the next year.

At first, entries are fairly frequent and very brief but in January of 1887 she writes that she intends now to keep a journal rather than a diary-journal. Entries then become less and less frequent but they are more detailed and include comments and responses to events and people. It is apparent from the journals that she is very bright and her teachers think very highly of her, although it is not until her last year, especially when under Miss Clapp's influence, that she seems to take any pleasure in her work. She chafed under the rules and was absorbed in getting friends, particularly some young men friends, some of whom may have been cousins, to become Christians. A trip to New York visiting relatives (including Grandma) in the Spring of 1891 where she was exposed to the sophistications of the city for the first time must have been a shocking experience for her though she writes only "Shall I morally reflect or not? ... I wish I knew whether I did right in my decisions."

One year after Mount Holyoke, Alice went to Spain under the Woman's Board of the ABCFM to teach at the International Institute for Girls. She remained in Spain until 1907. In 1911 she went to Wellesley College where she taught Spanish until she retired in 1936.

The journals reveal only sketchy information about life at the Seminary during the years 1886 - 1891; of more interest may be her relationships with people, especially with teachers and young men.

Of special note:

1886

Dec. 31
Dr. Peck dissects a cat.
Miss Clapp dissects lobster
Miss Judd, Rhetoric - "I may like her ... but I do not believe she knows all she might." "I am beginning to find out how bad I am... so many angry feelings ... They have too many rules and when I found a seminary unless I change a good deal, I shall not h
Thanksgiving. Miss Bardwell showed magic lantern pictures of Norway
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Bemis on Labor organizations.
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Arrival at Seminary.
"I talked with Lucy some about cards, theatre, etc. She believes in them too much for her good
Seniors read parody on first 6 Books of Homer
Worcester, at Aunt Julie's; visited Female Employment Rooms - 50 women take sewing home
Dec. 23
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Thanksgiving. Miss Bardwell showed magic lantern pictures of Norway
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Bemis on Labor organizations.
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Arrival at Seminary.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Worcester, at Aunt Julie's; visited Female Employment Rooms - 50 women take sewing home
Dr. Peck dissects a cat.
Seniors read parody on first 6 Books of Homer
Miss Judd, Rhetoric - "I may like her ... but I do not believe she knows all she might." "I am beginning to find out how bad I am... so many angry feelings ... They have too many rules and when I found a seminary unless I change a good deal, I shall not h
Miss Clapp dissects lobster
Dec. 17
Dr. Peck dissects a cat.
Seniors read parody on first 6 Books of Homer
Miss Judd, Rhetoric - "I may like her ... but I do not believe she knows all she might." "I am beginning to find out how bad I am... so many angry feelings ... They have too many rules and when I found a seminary unless I change a good deal, I shall not h
Miss Clapp dissects lobster
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Thanksgiving. Miss Bardwell showed magic lantern pictures of Norway
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Bemis on Labor organizations.
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Arrival at Seminary.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Dec. 13
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Arrival at Seminary.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Dr. Peck dissects a cat.
Miss Clapp dissects lobster
Miss Judd, Rhetoric - "I may like her ... but I do not believe she knows all she might." "I am beginning to find out how bad I am... so many angry feelings ... They have too many rules and when I found a seminary unless I change a good deal, I shall not h
Thanksgiving. Miss Bardwell showed magic lantern pictures of Norway
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Bemis on Labor organizations.
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Dec. 10
Miss Judd, Rhetoric - "I may like her ... but I do not believe she knows all she might." "I am beginning to find out how bad I am... so many angry feelings ... They have too many rules and when I found a seminary unless I change a good deal, I shall not h
Thanksgiving. Miss Bardwell showed magic lantern pictures of Norway
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Bemis on Labor organizations.
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Arrival at Seminary.
Miss Clapp dissects lobster
Nov. 27
Thanksgiving. Miss Bardwell showed magic lantern pictures of Norway
Miss Judd, Rhetoric - "I may like her ... but I do not believe she knows all she might." "I am beginning to find out how bad I am... so many angry feelings ... They have too many rules and when I found a seminary unless I change a good deal, I shall not h
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Bemis on Labor organizations.
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Arrival at Seminary.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Nov. 25
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Bemis on Labor organizations.
Arrival at Seminary.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Thanksgiving. Miss Bardwell showed magic lantern pictures of Norway
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Nov. 18
"Oh dear me, Miss S. Smith [Rhetoric], about the best teacher here is going away ... to be married."
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Bemis on Labor organizations.
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Arrival at Seminary.
Nov. 15
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Bemis on Labor organizations.
Arrival at Seminary.
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Nov. 12
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Arrival at Seminary.
"I am not going to cry anymore over the rules. One night I forgot my domestic work until about 10 minutes had passed and I went to Miss Cowles about it and cried right there and she comforted me ... I should be excused."
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Nov. 8
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Arrival at Seminary.
Prof. Bemis on R.R. monopolies
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Nov. 6
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Arrival at Seminary.
Prof. Bemis lectures on Political Economy - Socialists and Anarchists.
Oct. 9
Arrival at Seminary.
Students and teachers gave $57 for poor to Armenian Turk lecturer; composition on Paul Revere's Friend
Sep. 8
Arrival at Seminary.

1887

Dec. 10
At home: talk with Frank Merriam on "tobacco question" Letter from Frank saying he believes in Bible but did not believe in "praying much"
Saw Miss Cowles - "always feel better when I come away than when I go." Missionary meeting - Cathie Barbour wants to go as missionary to Spain, teaching in a girls' school. Prof. Tyler of Amherst leaves at home his lecture on not giving enough to the Lord
Nettie "is the only girl here I want to mind. Mame and Ellen mind me more than I do them."
"All boys but my brothers are frauds."
Wallace suggested an ABCFM be established in Turkey to send missionaries here.
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
"Real nice talks on books, etc." with Miss Bridges
Reading Room in spare time. Miss Blanchard won't permit rooming with Hattie - she wants us "to help someone else". To read: Natural Laws in Spiritual World
Oct. 1
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
At home: talk with Frank Merriam on "tobacco question" Letter from Frank saying he believes in Bible but did not believe in "praying much"
Reading Room in spare time. Miss Blanchard won't permit rooming with Hattie - she wants us "to help someone else". To read: Natural Laws in Spiritual World
Wallace suggested an ABCFM be established in Turkey to send missionaries here.
"All boys but my brothers are frauds."
Nettie "is the only girl here I want to mind. Mame and Ellen mind me more than I do them."
Saw Miss Cowles - "always feel better when I come away than when I go." Missionary meeting - Cathie Barbour wants to go as missionary to Spain, teaching in a girls' school. Prof. Tyler of Amherst leaves at home his lecture on not giving enough to the Lord
Sep. 21
Nettie "is the only girl here I want to mind. Mame and Ellen mind me more than I do them."
Saw Miss Cowles - "always feel better when I come away than when I go." Missionary meeting - Cathie Barbour wants to go as missionary to Spain, teaching in a girls' school. Prof. Tyler of Amherst leaves at home his lecture on not giving enough to the Lord
At home: talk with Frank Merriam on "tobacco question" Letter from Frank saying he believes in Bible but did not believe in "praying much"
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
"All boys but my brothers are frauds."
Wallace suggested an ABCFM be established in Turkey to send missionaries here.
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
May 29
Wallace suggested an ABCFM be established in Turkey to send missionaries here.
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
Nettie "is the only girl here I want to mind. Mame and Ellen mind me more than I do them."
"All boys but my brothers are frauds."
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Saw Miss Cowles - "always feel better when I come away than when I go." Missionary meeting - Cathie Barbour wants to go as missionary to Spain, teaching in a girls' school. Prof. Tyler of Amherst leaves at home his lecture on not giving enough to the Lord
May 4
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
"All boys but my brothers are frauds."
Nettie "is the only girl here I want to mind. Mame and Ellen mind me more than I do them."
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
Wallace suggested an ABCFM be established in Turkey to send missionaries here.
Apr. 23
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Wallace suggested an ABCFM be established in Turkey to send missionaries here.
"All boys but my brothers are frauds."
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
Apr. 2
Wallace suggested an ABCFM be established in Turkey to send missionaries here.
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
Apr. 1
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Reading. General Lew Wallace on Turks.
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Mar. 31
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Worcester - read Burglars in Paradise. Mr. Lansing spoke "about the objections to revivals"
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Mar. 13
For the first time in my life "I am going to write in my journal on Sunday." On March 5, "quite a time in Hall" - broken rules. Nettie "likes me and shows it. I like her and show it."
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Mar. 2
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."
Encounter with Miss Blanchard. Miss Edwards intervenes. Nettie and Hattie also victims. "I found I had two friends in a time of need. Martha Washington party. Befriends Miss Willey who had unexcused exception.
Feb. 2
"I am afraid I like Nettie H. too well in a wrong way...that will not do any good."

1888

Jun. 26
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Dreams she is married.
More on Frank Merriam
Describes characteristics of man she would marry
Father has resigned; parsonage to be vacated by June 1; wants to go home at end of this half-series.
Asked Miss Bridges her reasons for reading novels In Worcester, visit to YMCA - "didn't enjoy the young men in trousers and sleeveless and low-necked shirts."
Tears over action of church council at home. Domestic work: reading letters for Mrs. Stow's catalogue
Concern re money for next year
[Last entry for 1887; pages 81 to 128 have been removed.]
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
May 16
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Dreams she is married.
Describes characteristics of man she would marry
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Asked Miss Bridges her reasons for reading novels In Worcester, visit to YMCA - "didn't enjoy the young men in trousers and sleeveless and low-necked shirts."
More on Frank Merriam
Concern re money for next year
Father has resigned; parsonage to be vacated by June 1; wants to go home at end of this half-series.
Tears over action of church council at home. Domestic work: reading letters for Mrs. Stow's catalogue
Apr. 20
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Describes characteristics of man she would marry
More on Frank Merriam
Asked Miss Bridges her reasons for reading novels In Worcester, visit to YMCA - "didn't enjoy the young men in trousers and sleeveless and low-necked shirts."
Father has resigned; parsonage to be vacated by June 1; wants to go home at end of this half-series.
Concern re money for next year
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Dreams she is married.
Apr. 12
Dreams she is married.
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Describes characteristics of man she would marry
More on Frank Merriam
Asked Miss Bridges her reasons for reading novels In Worcester, visit to YMCA - "didn't enjoy the young men in trousers and sleeveless and low-necked shirts."
Father has resigned; parsonage to be vacated by June 1; wants to go home at end of this half-series.
Mar. 28
Asked Miss Bridges her reasons for reading novels In Worcester, visit to YMCA - "didn't enjoy the young men in trousers and sleeveless and low-necked shirts."
Describes characteristics of man she would marry
More on Frank Merriam
Dreams she is married.
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Feb. 18
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Describes characteristics of man she would marry
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Dreams she is married.
More on Frank Merriam
Feb. 12
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Describes characteristics of man she would marry
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Dreams she is married.
Feb. 2
Talk with Miss Bridges, who says Alice has imperious way but nothing to correct - will gain the respect of the right kind of boys. "I want it to be understood I am not 'mashed' on her and hope never to be."
Dreams she is married.
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Jan. 10
Dreams she is married.
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched
Jan. 8
Continuing last year's New Year resolution not to use slang and will add: to find good qualities in everyone. MH Missionary Society - "I would not wonder if some time I was a missionary. Mama would not have me do anything like pledging my name now." Sched

1889

Dec. 28
Given up scientific course; will graduate next year from Seminary course "with extras"
Lists Christmas gifts; fall term schedule
Nov. 17
Given up scientific course; will graduate next year from Seminary course "with extras"

1890

Oct. 12
Miss Clapp "so nice"
Studying evolution.
Elected class secretary. Mrs. Jenness-Miller lectured to very enthusiastic audience. "I think I may adopt some of her styles of dressing."
Talk with Miss Clapp on science and heredity - "I am glad I do not like her the way I have some people, but as a friend."
Talk with Miss Clapp
Miss Clapp gives Alice her picture
School closing - "sorry that I shall have no more good times in the zoo lab" Miss Clapp has "opened 'avenues' of knowledge." Comment on evolution.
Sep. 14
Talk with Miss Clapp
Elected class secretary. Mrs. Jenness-Miller lectured to very enthusiastic audience. "I think I may adopt some of her styles of dressing."
Miss Clapp gives Alice her picture
School closing - "sorry that I shall have no more good times in the zoo lab" Miss Clapp has "opened 'avenues' of knowledge." Comment on evolution.
Miss Clapp "so nice"
Studying evolution.
Jul. 21
Elected class secretary. Mrs. Jenness-Miller lectured to very enthusiastic audience. "I think I may adopt some of her styles of dressing."
Studying evolution.
Miss Clapp gives Alice her picture
School closing - "sorry that I shall have no more good times in the zoo lab" Miss Clapp has "opened 'avenues' of knowledge." Comment on evolution.
Miss Clapp "so nice"
Jun. 8
Elected class secretary. Mrs. Jenness-Miller lectured to very enthusiastic audience. "I think I may adopt some of her styles of dressing."
Studying evolution.
Miss Clapp "so nice"
School closing - "sorry that I shall have no more good times in the zoo lab" Miss Clapp has "opened 'avenues' of knowledge." Comment on evolution.
May 25
Studying evolution.
Miss Clapp "so nice"
Elected class secretary. Mrs. Jenness-Miller lectured to very enthusiastic audience. "I think I may adopt some of her styles of dressing."
Feb. 20
Studying evolution.
Elected class secretary. Mrs. Jenness-Miller lectured to very enthusiastic audience. "I think I may adopt some of her styles of dressing."
Feb. 14
Elected class secretary. Mrs. Jenness-Miller lectured to very enthusiastic audience. "I think I may adopt some of her styles of dressing."

1891

Jun. 20
Worcester - everything over. "For the last few weeks we [Miss Clapp] have had a standing...engagement every Sunday eve. after meeting." Oration read to Miss Clapp under apple tree.
Talk with Miss Clapp "...her visit to New York when only 18. Poor girl, she a hard time."
Parents leaving Newbury "and we know not where we shall be. Shall I go to Turkey?"
Trip to New York - Sightseeing with young people. Dancing, card parties
Liquor-flavored candy. Lunch at Aldine Club. Discussed Darwinism with Mr. Temple. Reflections on Mr. Temple and on Mr. Stone in Vermont.
Miss Clapp's birthday party
Talk with Miss Clapp on many subjects. "She said she wanted me to be perfect..."
Paper on the tariff
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
May 20
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
Paper on the tariff
Talk with Miss Clapp on many subjects. "She said she wanted me to be perfect..."
Miss Clapp's birthday party
Talk with Miss Clapp "...her visit to New York when only 18. Poor girl, she a hard time."
Parents leaving Newbury "and we know not where we shall be. Shall I go to Turkey?"
Trip to New York - Sightseeing with young people. Dancing, card parties
Liquor-flavored candy. Lunch at Aldine Club. Discussed Darwinism with Mr. Temple. Reflections on Mr. Temple and on Mr. Stone in Vermont.
Apr. 19
Trip to New York - Sightseeing with young people. Dancing, card parties
Talk with Miss Clapp on many subjects. "She said she wanted me to be perfect..."
Talk with Miss Clapp "...her visit to New York when only 18. Poor girl, she a hard time."
Liquor-flavored candy. Lunch at Aldine Club. Discussed Darwinism with Mr. Temple. Reflections on Mr. Temple and on Mr. Stone in Vermont.
Paper on the tariff
Miss Clapp's birthday party
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
Apr. 11
Paper on the tariff
Liquor-flavored candy. Lunch at Aldine Club. Discussed Darwinism with Mr. Temple. Reflections on Mr. Temple and on Mr. Stone in Vermont.
Miss Clapp's birthday party
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
Trip to New York - Sightseeing with young people. Dancing, card parties
Talk with Miss Clapp on many subjects. "She said she wanted me to be perfect..."
Mar. 24
Miss Clapp's birthday party
Talk with Miss Clapp on many subjects. "She said she wanted me to be perfect..."
Trip to New York - Sightseeing with young people. Dancing, card parties
Paper on the tariff
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
Mar. 26
Miss Clapp's birthday party
Talk with Miss Clapp on many subjects. "She said she wanted me to be perfect..."
Paper on the tariff
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
Mar. 22
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
Miss Clapp's birthday party
Paper on the tariff
Mar. 1
Paper on the tariff
Elected class valedictorian. Tied with Hattie Hutchinson and "the girls voted for me."
Feb. 1
Paper on the tariff
CR Ludwig

February 1993
Title
Bushee papers, 1886-1956.
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Status
Edited Full Draft
Date
© 2003
Language of description
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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