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Letter to mother about buying tickets home, having lunch with a friend at Tufts, not being accepted into the orchestra, and counting how many people she knows in the new directory (188).


[image: Wellesley College seal] SIGILLVM COLLEGII WELLESLEIANI NON MINISTRARI SED MINISTRARE 3 Norfolk Terrace Wellesley, Massachusetts, 29 November, 1910. Dearest Mamma,- You are certainly having a strenuous life of it, with all your company and callers. I don’t see how you could have time to get lonesome. And you know that it is week after next that I am coming home! Say, I want to know whether I am to come by ticket or mileage. There will be a man up at the college on certain days [page 2] this week and next, of whom we can buy tickets. It seems so exciting to be making plans for going home. And Alice Coseo and I are planning how we could come back together. You see I could go to Syracuse with Helen, and come on that night with Alice. I suppose Helen will write you how we had lunch at the Inn with Martha yesterday, went to Boston at two o’clock, spent the afternoon with Audrey Duffey at Tufts College and I came back at 6:30. I had a lovely time, but I had a lot of studying to do, and as a consequence I had to sit up till twelve o’clock. Poor Esther couldn’t [page 3] go to bed till after one. She has been up to college all day too, -why, I don’t know. It is half past five and she hasn’t come back. I haven’t been out this afternoon; I cut two classes and stayed home so that I could work ahead and go to bed early. Esther said she would cut tomorrow and stay in bed all day. The weather today has been horrid: It has rained or snowed hard most of the time and the ground is very wet and slushy. We had a Botany quizz this morning which was quite hard, but I found time before it to read a couple of stories to rest my mind. Isn’t the Holiday number of the Outlook good? [page 4] I didn’t get into the orchestra after all. I think there were too many ahead of me. But perhaps it is just as well, for the time it would take would mean something and I do play on my violin quite often anyway. In the new directory which came out I marked the names of some of the people I know. I counted them this afternoon and there were 188. Think of that! I keep adding more every day. I will try and send my laundry the last of this week. Well I must dress for dinner so goodbye. With lots of love, Mary.


Wellesley, Massachusetts


Arts, Theater and Music;Student Life


Travel; Wellesley College. Orchestra; Violin

Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1910 November 29



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