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Letter to mother about cold dorm room, upcoming midyears, sending steamer trunk home, gym class, organ lessons, and events planned for after midyears.


206 College Hall, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 26th January, 1912. Dear Mamma: We had a caller last evening, a girl who evidently didn't have anything else to do, for she stayed almost an hour, talking about nothing. I felt like wringing her neck, but of course I had to be nice to her. Consequently we didn't get much studying or letter-writing done. This morning is perfectly beautiful, but oh! so cold! This room is just like a refrigerator. I slept warm enough though; I wrapped myself up in that blanket and had a beautiful time. Didn't know it was cold till I [page 2] crawled out. We have to demolish our room, ready to be swept, this morning. It's a painful operation but we’ll be glad to have it clean once more. All events are subordinated to Midyears’, which happen next week. I don't have any till Friday, and have only one class on Tuesday, so I won't be very bad off for the first few days at least. I am planning to get my two lit. papers done in the first week if I can. I remembered suddenly last night that I hadn't sent you the steamer trunk key. I'll telegraph you this morning, and if you say you want it, I'll send it on, otherwise it can stay on my key-ring. I went to gym this week and found [page 3] them doing an entirely new set of stunts. It took me some time to get caught up. Oh I wonder if I will ever pass in the stuff. I do so poorly that I don't see how I can. Had an organ lesson yesterday and Miss Stowe gave me a new book, “Studies in Pedal Phrasing” by Dudley Buck. It looks rather interesting. There are a couple of things here the week after mid-years’ which you will like. On Tuesday afternoon, a talk by some Professor Orth about Liszt, illustrated at the piano. On Wednesday afternoon, the first of a series of organ recitals by Prof. Macdougall. Tell Papa I thank him for the pretty art calendar which came. The [page 4] enclosed folder is something which might interest him. I mustn't write any more now, but must demolish the room, as I said. With lots of love, Mary.


Wellesley, Massachusetts


Arts, Theater and Music;Athletics and Physical Education;Faculty, Staff and Administrators;Student Life


Examinations; Physical education and training; Musical instruments--Instruction and study; Lectures and lecturing; Organ (Musical instrument); College Hall

Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1912 January 26



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