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Letter to her mother describing the senior dinner in the Quad, campus beauty, schoolwork, and Shakespeare Society rehearsal; and discussing plans for Commencement.
G.C.R: - $100 would be just fine. 28 Pomeory 19 May, 1914 Dear Mother: I don't know whether your nice letter was intended for just me, or for both of us. Anyway I enjoyed it. I came home from the library at 4:30 this afternoon, and found it here. I washed my hair before dinner. The dinner for the seniors out on the lawn was very pleasant. The Quad is beautiful just now with red and yellow tulips, and with all the girls sitting on rugs [page 2] and pillows it looked quite like a party. After the supper we stood around in a circle and sang. Dorothea has to go to a required lecture to-night, and I am so sorry for her, because she is awfully tired. She and another girl sat up all night to write a theme - the last one of the year. I slept upstairs so they could work in here, and when I came in at six this morning they were nearly done. They had strong coffee to keep them awake. I'm going to bed early so as to get rested and begin working on my paper by 5:30 A.M. I have fourteen pages written, which is doing rather well, considering that yesterday at this time I hadn’t an idea in my head. [page 3] We are excited! Julia Marlowe is in Boston, and we think she is going to invite us in for Saturday night’s performance of Hamlet. It isn't settled yet, so we don't dare plan on it too much. It will be nice if Aunt Ella can come to Boston with you. I should certainly love to have her here for Commencement. Miss Swift is giving us two rooms I think, - I thought Helen would want to stay out here too, from Friday on, but she wouldn't have to. Anyway I'll see what can be done about it. I'm sure there are more rooms to be had, somewhere. I am having to find out for Miriam Vedder, the sophomore whom I have asked to stay. We had a rehearsal yesterday, but it didn't go very well, because the people were tired. I didn't go to my music lesson. At seven I went to a dinner at the house given by M. Swift for her room-mate. That was fun and we stayed all the evening. Florence is still planning to go to Silver Bay from here. As that doesn't begin until Friday night after Commencement, she could go part way with us, couldn't she? Must see about getting to bed. Have to do cash account, etc. first. Lots of love, Mary Hope my laundry isn’t lost.
Buildings and Grounds;Arts, Theater and Music;Student Life;Tradition and Ritual
Marlowe, Julia, 1865-1950; Theater; Homework; Shakespeare Society; Commencement ceremonies; Commencement; Pomeroy Hall
Rosa, Mary and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1914 May 19" (1914). Mary Rosa letters (6C1914). 191.