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Letter to mother about Christian Association meeting; students advertising services such as mending, manicuring, poetry, and tutoring; planning Helen's trip to Boston; wearing furs; laundry; and the addition of a corrective gym class to her busy schedule.
[image: Wellesley College seal] SIGILLVM COLLEGII WELLESLEIANI NON MINISTRARI SED MINISTRARE 11 The Crofton, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 3 November, 1910. Dearest Mamma,- I just got back from C.A. meeting and will do this before studying my French. The meeting was in the Cong. church; led by Miss Tufts; preparation for communication which is to be Sunday. It lasted just a half an hour. Katherine Gage just came up and brought my green silk dress; she is broke and so I gave her the job of mending a hole in the lining of the sleeve. She did it nicely too. [page 2] We had lots of fun just before dinner. Marguerite Gomple was mending stockings for cash, and she put up a sign on her door. We all followed her example. Esther advertises manicuring, and she wrote one for me; poetry to order and tutoring in Math.- Tomorrow is Pay Day as I mentioned, and I’ve been having a great time figuring out how to make ends meet. I have only $35 in the bank so you see I can only draw out $10. But Esther says our Botany fee ($5.00) isn’t due for a couple of weeks yet, so I guess I’ll get along. I wish you and Papa were coming out. Of course I could entertain Helen all right, but it’s kind of a responsibility, and my not knowing [page 3] the Fergesons makes it worse. Is the room engages for sure? Besides, I want to take her to the Inn and I don’t know how to do that; I mean about paying, etc. The Boston part of it I could manage. She says she wants to see some AΞD girls. I had a letter from her today in which she said that she would get here Wednesday morning. Of course I’d like to see you both, and I imagine you’d like to see us, but as you say, it would be only a few days till Christmas. Do as you think best of course. I’ve decided not to go to any of those entertainments. There might be something later that I would care more for, when Helen is here for instance. [page 4] I haven’t needed my furs much but furs are very fashionable here now, so I might be glad of them. Helen Stearns has a beautiful fur coat which she wore the other night. I saw a Lasell girl on the train the other day with the most beautiful set of white furs, and a white beaver hat! I think she had been in to hear Lembrick. I will send my laundry the first of next week. I learned yesterday that I have Corrective Gym commencing next week, on Wednesdays at 9:00 and Fridays at 10:50-The one for Friday makes me blue, because it is my one open period in the whole hard day, between Botany (Stone Hall) and Math (2nd floor College Hall). Lots of love as ever, Mary.
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts
Athletics and Physical Education;Dress;Student Life;Religion and Spirituality
Advertising; Travel; Fur garments; College Hall; Stone Hall
Rosa, Mary and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1910 November 3" (1910). Mary Rosa letters (6C1914). 183.