Letter home describing visits with friends, new choir members, attending Barnswallow dance with freshmen, tearing down of College Hall, and plans for new buildings on campus. —Keywords: College Hall Fire, 1914; Building; Dance parties; Choirs (Music); Barnswallows; College Hall —Tags: Arts, Theater and Music; Buildings and Grounds; Student Life
Wellesley, Mass. 28 September, 1914. Dearest home folks, It seems as if I had had callers all day. This afternoon three girls were in, and then "Chap" came and wanted me to make parish calls with her. This evening there have been five different ones in to see Dot and me. There isn't very much news to tell. The new[deletion: s] choir members have been chosen, and most of them get so scared they can [page 2] hardly walk down the aisle. One poor girl got so fussed she couldn't keep up with her partner and forgot to sing altogether when marching down. Last night I took a Freshman to the Barnswallow dance. [Illegible: Jem?] was no word for the mob there. College Hall is being torn down at last. The class trees, some of them big, full-grown trees, are being transplant from College Hall Hill in order to make room for the new buildings. There are to be three dormitories in the form of an open square with a court facing the lake. The central building is to hold [page 3] two hundred students, and each of the others is to hold one hundred. Guess Wellesley can have a "four hundred" as well as New York. All the buildings are to be lined with the old College Hall bricks. You should see the "hen-house," Mutter. You remember the trellises all around the building? Well, there are vines growing way up to the roof now. How they ever got up there so quickly I can't understand. Say, I am so sleepy I can't sit up. Do you mind if I go to bed? You don't, do you? How is that young brother of mine! I desire to see him. [page 4] I nearly put my jaw out of joint now yawning - guess I better pile in before any such catastrophe happens. Oceans of love to all, Eleanor.