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Letter to mother about adjusting to living in College Hall, waiting to hear about Esther's exam results, and asking for check to pay college dues.


206 College Hall, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 21 September, 1911. Dear Mamma,- I haven’t time to write a letter now, but thought you must be tired of postals by this time. I just came up from lunch,- my first meal in College Hall, as I haven't had the nerve to go down before. I noticed by the bulletin board that our college dues must be paid on or before Sept. 23, which is a Saturday. Will you please remind Papa that I [page 2] haven't received any check yet? It's going to be great to [deletion: illegible] live here, and we are crazy about the room, but we aren't quite at ease yet. You see, I have the room now; if Esther passes her exams she will room with me; if not, she goes to the village and I get someone else. How lovely! Meanwhile she is rooming next door to Crofton and eating at the Ridgeway. I had a grand time here alone last night; my trunk didn’t come up so I had nothing to sleep on but two blankets and a couch cover; not even a nightdress; for I packed my [page 3] hand satchel in the bellows and that hadn’t come up either, But I got along. We can't do any packing and settling till Esther hears from her exams, and some furniture turns up. At present we have no closet, wardrobe, or rug, or chairs. My chiffonier is the only thing that looks like home. We have a bay window with three windows in it, overlooking the lake and library. The sun shines in here almost all day. We are way down toward the end of the building. [page 4] My lit. exam comes in just one hour so I must get busy and grind. Almost all of 1914 is back taking exams I guess. College Hall was lively this morning about 8.30. Crofton bunch is split up in four houses, Pomeroy, Beebe, Stone & College. Hill & Julia snow are the only other ones to be here. With love, Mary.


Wellesley, Massachusetts


Buildings and Grounds;Student Life


Roommates; Dormitories; Examinations; College Hall; Crofton House; Lake Waban; Pomeroy Hall; Beebe Hall; Stone Hall

Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1911 September 21



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