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Letter to mother about extending mother's visit so she can attend Glee Club concert, description and drawing of class pin, setting up new wardrobe, afternoon tea, and sending items home.
206 College Hall, Wellesley, Massachusetts, 18 January, 1912. Dear Mamma: I will send this in the laundry instead of mailing it. You will probably get it almost as soon. I think there certainly is something the matter of the mail service around here. Your letters mailed Monday evening didn't reach me till Wednesday. Was very glad to have the dividend check. I got one from the mileage book to-day. Thank you for turning it in. I got my class pin this morning and it's real cute. The class pins are alike every year except for the numeral: [image: drawing of the class pin; two concentric diamonds, the outer labeled “gold” with “Wellesley” written on the upper left side, the inner labeled “blue” with “1914” centered and labeled “gold numbers.”] [page 2] you can see it soon when you come. The more I think about it, the more I want you to stay on several days after work begins again. I want you to see what life is like here, and why I want so many clothes. Couldn't you possibly plan to stay over for Glee Club Concert? Esther is going to have a man, I think, so I won't have anybody to go with. I can't go alone of course. This afternoon was an eventful one in our history. A new wardrobe arrived! We changed the room all around in honor of it. It's a little larger than the other, and much better looking. We're going to have a rod put in to hang coat-hangers on. The room looks the best now, that it has any time yet. We served tea this afternoon to some of the girls. [page 3] I'm sending home the bureau cover that is done, so you can get it washed and sent back. We'll finish the other one soon. I'm also sending the mayonnaise dressing. If you think it's still good, you may send it back, but I couldn't decide. We haven't used any since before Christmas. I'm also sending some shoes which I don't wear anymore, and the book rack, which we don't need at present. Esther, Nell and Julia are making some fudge and raising cain generally, so it's rather difficult to concentrate on letters. I still have a theme to write to-night, but it won't take me long I guess. The weather is quite mild to-day. We walked to the vill between classes [page 4] this morning. By the way, aren't some of my sanitary napkins there at home? I don't seem to have the full number. We have a cut in Comp to-morrow. The first in a long time. Must stop now, as it is absolutely impossible to continue. With lots of love, Mary.
Glee Club; Concerts; Brooches; Afternoon teas; Furniture; College Hall
Rosa, Mary and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Mary Rosa, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to her mother, 1912 January 18" (1912). Mary Rosa letters (6C1914). 308.