Collection Facts

Extent: 
1 item
Dates of Original: 
1866-1873
NYH Topic Area(s):

Historical Context

Christine Ladd-Franklin, psychologist, mathematician, and logician, was born in Windsor, CT. She took the college preparatory course at Wesleyan Academy in Wilbraham, MA, and continued her education at Vassar, graduating in 1869.

Scope of Collection

The diary documents Christine Ladd-Franklin's experience as a Vassar student, the challenges of financing her education, and her early years of teaching before beginning her graduate work in mathematics and at Johns Hopkins University. It also expresses a determined feminism and irritation with contemporary attitudes toward women and limitations on their freedom and opportunities.