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Letter to mother about planning Field Day, meeting up with her first year advisor, cutting English for a music lecture, roommate attending the Dartmouth-Harvard game, keeping records of her letters, having to miss a friend's wedding, and sending out laundry.


Tomorrow is Field Day. We ‘of 1914 have some songs and are all going to dress in white, with little white caps. My little cap, [illegible: bought?] of K. Gage., may take the place of a hat for classes, if its large enough. Otherwise they have some very nice ones at Davis’ for two dollars. (Two dollars - oh my!) This enclosed paper is a schedule I made out before-hand and followed out very nearly. In some cases I did not go to chapel as stated, but you see I always allow time for it. Making out a schedule in this fashion helps me to economize time. Wednesday afternoon we (1914) [page 2] Are invited to the Dean’s reception, to meet the Freshman advisers. I don’t need to meet mine, as she is my Botany teacher, but I expect to go. Friday afternoon there is a lecture in Billings Hall, something about music, to which we have to go. To make up for it we have a cut in English the next day. So I will only have one class Saturday, hooray! Esther is going to the Dartmouth-Harvard game in the afternoon, but I haven’t been invited, so doubtless I won’t know what to do with myself. Nell Beach and I had such a nice visit yesterday. She lives [page 3] at Ridgeway, Pa. and discovered yesterday that she had been to Wellsville in an auto. She says she has often been to Coudersport and even to Chautauqua. We had a lovely time talking it over. I have kept a record of all the letters I've written since I've been here. I counted them up tonight and found there were forty-eight! That's an average of eight a week. It hardly seems possible, does it, but remember that three every week I've gone to 180 Scott Avenue. I've written to seventeen different people. Florence's finally consented to [page 4] come down Christmas time. I suppose it means if nothing happens to prevent. I'm so sorry that Ella Duke is to be married so soon. I'd give a lot to be there for the reception. My laundry will probably arrive Wednesday. I [deletion: apolize] apologize for such a large one. The old Middy waist you need not return. The new one goes with my gym suit and I may want it. I find I have run out of union suits and must buy one in the morning if possible. I have decided that I do really want my furs. Could you get them here by Saturday? Esther may want to borrow them to wear to the game. With loads of love, Mary.


Wellesley, Massachusetts


Arts, Theater and Music;Personal Relationships;Student Life


Letter writing; Laundry; Football; Lectures and lecturing; Field Day; Billings Hall

Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1910 November



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