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Letter to mother describing an organ concert, schedule for coming weeks, selecting next year's classes, upcoming Junior Play, visiting Hunnewell Estate and Natick, and enjoying desserts with other students.


11 Crofton, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 16 May, 1911. Dear Mamma,- Esther just talked with her mother, so I think I better talk to you. We just came in from the organ recital, which was very good. We went to it after step-singing, quite unexpectedly. I planned to spend the evening studying, but when I remembered about this, I just had to go. The chapel was full, and there were a great many visitors. Tomorrow morning I must get up early, do some History before breakfast, get the room ready to be swept, go to chapel, do some reading in the library, pay my registration fee, and go to two classes. I have to carry my lunch; at one [page 2] oclock go and see Miss Conant about English Lit., go to a call-out at 1.30, a History lecture at 2.30, then hurry home and study for a Laboratory test in Botany, Thursday morning. Thursday, too, we freshman draw for our numbers, which will entail more or less disappointment. It is next week Saturday that our electives and [deletion: shedule] schedules have to be in, I am only waiting about mine to hear whether you want me to take math or not; before that time I must make application to the Dean to take practical music. Thursday night I am going to play for Gladys Gorman in C.A. meeting, which will take a little time. Saturday afternoon one of the societies gives an outdoor play, to which, however, I don't happen to be invited, Saturday night is the Junior Barn play, “Monsieur [page 3] Beaucaire”. We expect it will be lovely, because we know some of the girls who are in it. The Barn president for next year is being elected this week and will be announced that night too. Oh, it's a busy week! And only two more after it, before exams! I was so surprised to receive a letter from Helen this morning, [deletion:which] with one of her pictures. Evidently she has recollected that she has a sister. Yesterday morning we went on the trip to the famous Hunnewell estate; I didn't think it was any more wonderful than Fox Howe or some others that I have seen. We went around the lake to get to it, and ended up at Natick, coming home on the trolley. The afternoon Esther and I almost wasted. This morning I had a cut in Botany, and hence, no classes, so I lay on the bed from breakfast till lunch and read Charlotte Bronte, in preparation for my [page 4] only remaining theme - a literary criticism. We hear that Dr.Grenfell is to be at the World in Boston tomorrow. Too bad I've already been. What do you think? Miss Swift let us make fudge down in the laundry, Sunday afternoon! We ate it right after supper, in Emmie’s room, with coffee from Miss Swift’s percolator, and Erminie’s birthday cake. It was a heavenly spread. Must go to bed now to get my eight hours. Heaps of love, Mary.


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Natick, Massachusetts


Arts, Theater and Music;Buildings and Grounds;Student Life


Concerts; Theater; Teachers; Stepsinging; Crofton House; Hunnewell Estate; Lake Waban

Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1911 May 16



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