1892-Abbie T. Mervin Chambers, Myrtle Williams
Darling, Alice C. Piper Johnson, Edward N. Prouty
1893-Effie M. Chambers, Mary Barbour, P. Adelstein
Johnson, James S. Torrence
1894-Winifred Wells Benson, Sylvia Drake Brooks, Myrtle
Foote, Louise Farifield Harris, Fredrick W. Long,
Anna Louise McCredie
(Many of the people in these graduating class lists
are mentioned in the following letter from 1893
written by Myrtle M. Foote. It gives a glimpse of
what life was like in this college in southwest
October 10, 1893
Dear Folks at Home,
I received your letter and am thankful for all
it contained. The price of text books is more than
ever, exorbitant. I still have two recitations at
the same hour two days of the week. I am quite well
and like the girls here. Miss Mani is 'awful nice'
you may have her. Annie McCredie has not come yet
but is expected this week. Effie Chambers will be
here for prayer meeting next Friday evening en route
for Boston from whence she sails the 21st. I have
not seen her yet, but Addie is at Miss Martin's
so I see her often. Miss Brooks sent for a picture
"Christ With the Doctors", smaller than
one in her room, this is to be given to Miss C.
from the College Christian Endeavor Society, .
Miss Martin had another gold watch stolen a few
weeks ago, Tabor keeps up with the times. We're
in the burglar line.
Annie Johnson's step-father poisoned himself recently,
cause, supposed to be poor health. Ada Deleware
is married. Jennie Stiles is teaching at Hillsdale
and Alice Piper in Sidney. Our class seems to have
dwindled, down to Sylvia D., Louise F., Annie Mc
& me and perhaps Mr Speese. H. Barns does not
board at Pres. Brooks, do not know why, Miss Ellis
teaching in Fontenelle.
There are some decided improvements in the faculty
here, but the music is confined more closely to
the piano than ever. But there is talk of a vocal
teacher coming from Shenandoah. There is to be an
elocution entertainment in the church next Saturday
evening, given by a friend of Pres. Bartlell's.
The Southwestern Christian Endeavor Society, convention
is to be here next year. Miss Brooks, Lawrence,
& H. S. attended the one held at Clarinda last
I have a new broom!!
I don't think I am as badly behind as I had feared,
for I lack five books of having something to work
with now, they have not come yet so I have to borrow
and do without. It is becoming rather monotonous
too but I suppose they will soon be here.
Well I must close and 'remain'. I hope you are
all well by this time. I will try and write better
next time and not in such a hurry.
May, Cloid said to tell you, you would have to
wait till next year for the strawberries, &
George said to tell you he believed he owed her
Well the clock has struck ten and I have more of
my Algebra for tomorrow but I can't get it, so,
I thought I would write, and Yes, Miss Brooks is
now Lady Principal.
Love to all from M. M. Foote