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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 June 29, 2016, http://greenfield.brynmawr.edu/items/show/1452.