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Letter to mother about packing and luggage, purchasing tickets home, recent stepsinging, archery competition, and Botany exam.


11 Crofton, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 1 June, 1911. Dear Mamma,- Just a word before I go to bed. We have a class meeting at six in the morning, out at the aqueduct, and I must have some sleep. I sent my laundry this morning. It is packed rather queerly, but I put things in as I thought of them, during several days. As to checking my baggage. You said to check it to Syracuse, as I would buy a ticket from there. Why couldn't I check my trunk clear home, [page 2] as I have New York Central mileage to cover the distance? It would certainly save trouble. The B. & A. agent will be at college to-morrow & next week to sell tickets and checks. Let me know for sure and I'll do my business with him. I haven't heard from you what you think about my coming Monday instead of Sunday night. I should much prefer it. I received an invitation from Helen, but of course no news as to what happens Monday. Step-competition last night went off great. 1914 sang much better than I expected (yes, my harmony was adopted & was much better I think), The Juniors won the prize of course - everybody expected them to. The [page 3] contest was held in C.H. center, as the weather threatened rain. It was exciting. To-morrow night at step-singing the Seniors “give up the steps” - sort of like Moving-up day I expect. Tree Day exercises are Saturday afternoon. We have a holiday in the morning, so there will be a breathing space. Tomorrow is the last day of college! I haven't heard anything from Esther yet, but I suppose she is getting along.. I shall be mighty glad when she gets back. Archery competition yesterday was won by a Junior. I'm out of training now! Had a Botany test this morning on 140 plants. We have [page 4] another to-morrow. Christian Association to-night was led by Dean Pendleton. Needless to say it was good. We are to have Communion, Sunday. Must fly to bed now - it's nine p.m. Arose at 5.30 today. With much love, Mary.


Wellesley, Massachusetts


Arts, Theater and Music;Athletics and Physical Education;Student Life;Religion and Spirituality


Travel; Luggage; Singing; Stepsinging; Tree Day; Crofton House; College Hall

Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1911 June 1



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