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Interview with Elizabeth Gray Vining

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Title

Interview with Elizabeth Gray Vining

Subject

Personal accounts

Description

Oral history interview with Elizabeth Gray Vining by Sheila Fisher.

Date

1970s

Date Available

20th century

Date Created

April 1975

Format

ephemera

Spatial Coverage

United States

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Interviewer

Shelia Atkinson Fisher, Class of 1953

Duration

30 minutes

Original Format

Cassette tape

Transcription

Vining discusses her knowledge of the Crown Prince of Japan and his family as well as her own relationship with the Crown Prince as his tutor. She describes the current education of the sons of the Crown Prince including the eldest’s trip to Australia and his violin lessons. She reminisces about her experience with the Prince and the similarities and differences between the Crown Prince and his sons. Vining also discusses her own work as a writer and her passion for creating characters. She describes a few of her pieces including a work on William Penn, books about Japan and collections of essays. Vining talks briefly about Quakerism in Japan and then proceeds to discuss various imperial presents, including an ivory bird cage, a Japanese drum and a collection of paper cranes.

Location

Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania

Interviewee

Elizabeth Gray Vining

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Keywords

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Citation

“Interview with Elizabeth Gray Vining,” The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Center for the History of Women's Education, accessed December 21, 2014, http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/items/show/1452.