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Mary Whitall Worthington's diary from her junior year at Bryn Mawr College. The diary begins during her summer vacation while she is visiting friends and family in Europe. She describes visiting Newnham College and sneaking into play rehearsals, hearing engaging speakers on women's suffrage, and traveling around Ireland. Miss Worthington has a deep interest in the Women's Suffrage Movement and this passion can be seen throughout her diary. During her junior year at Bryn Mawr she is the President of the College Equal Suffrage League and attends the 40th Annual Convention of the North American Woman Suffrage Association in Buffalo, New York, in October of 1908. She writes about the experience of attending the convention, of hearing M. Carey Thomas speak, of meeting other women dedicated to the cause, and of her unfavorable opinion of Harriot Stanton Blatch. Her diary includes accounts of other meetings of the Bryn Mawr chapter of the College Equal Suffrage League and her thoughts on the many talks she attends regarding suffrage, including two (one given at Bryn Mawr) by Anna Howard Shaw. She also writes about playing on the hockey team (including a particularly memorable game between the classes of 1909 and 1910 played in "fancy dress"), performing in and and attending plays and other cultural performances, and about traditions including rush night and the garden party. Miss Worthington writes about her different friend groups and their interactions, giving more detail especially as more of them get engaged and some experience the loss of loved ones. She talks about her relatives, particularly her aunt, M. Carey Thomas. Throughout her diary, Mary Whitall Worthington includes photographs of friends, programs from events, exam questions, drawings, and letters from family members. Miss Worthington also includes an index of topics she discusses at the back of the diary.