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Letter from President Pendleton to George C. Rosa about Mary's letter on economics that shows "such an intelligent interest in a subject which is not a part of your daughter's programme," and curriculum plans for the economics class.
Office of the President, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. December 6, 1911. Mr. George C. Rosa, Wellsville, N.Y. My dear Mr. Rosa:- Your note of November 24th with its enclosure was duly received. I trust that you will pardon me for so long delaying the reply. I am returning your daughter's letter. I was much interested in it, showing, as it does, such an intelligent interest in a subject which is not a part of your daughter's programme. I shall pass your suggestion to our Department of Economics. As a matter of fact, we have in previous years had business men address our classes in Economics with not as much success as we had hoped, since it is difficult to compress into forty-five minutes a business talk. However, it has been done in the past, and doubtless the department will consider seriously the possibility of doing it again. You will be interested to know that it has been customary to take the class of which Miss Hawley is now a member to our bank here in the village, where the officers are kind enough to explain to them the practical business details connected with investments and securities. Assuring you of my interest in your letter, and thanking you for your words of appreciation, I am [image: closing comments and signature] Enclosure.
Academics;Faculty, Staff and Administrators
Economics; Pendleton, Ellen F. (Ellen Fitz), 1864-1936
Pendleton, Ellen and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Ellen Pendleton, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to George C. Rosa, Wellsville, New York, 1911 December 6" (1911). Mary Rosa letters (6C1914). 299.