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WCA_6C_Westervelt_1934_02_02

Date

2-2-1934

Physical Description

2 pages + 1 envelope

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Letter to her mother describing a trip to her Bible professor's home, her difficult economics exam, and a letter from Ralph; and discussing travel arrangements to go home for the break.

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2/3/34 [2 February, 1934] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Friday Nite Mumsy very dearest - And. Tomorrow is Saturday - & Bible. This afternoon 4 of us went over to her apartment for an informal conference - learned a lot, really, then went downtown for some coffee & went over the whole course for ourselves. The trouble is that she is the sort of person who - one year - asked, for the whole exam, just what the students had gotten from the course! However, she promised us she wouldn't do it again. I do think she's grand - has a charming house, very unique, with interesting details which I haven't time to enumerate - except a beautiful piano of a russet shade in a swell room, with tapestries, oriental - like to match - more about it later - the real purpose of the letter is to announce my arrival for 5:50 P.M. at Albany. I didn't [Page 2] get my ticket to Schenectady because I didn't know what you had finally decided. However unless I hear to the contrary Wed. AM., I’ll come on thru, getting my ticket there at Albany. There's a special train stopping at Wellesley same as at Christmas 12:35, So I’ll arrive 6:35 or so at Schenectady I suppose? Boy! oh boy! oh boy! oh boy! oh I almost forgot the Econ - uh huh, the whole Dorm is shaking its head. Pretty bad, pretty bad. Haven’t the faintest idea of my grade. I really knew too much & wrote too much to flunk it I think, but I'm sure I didn't get an A, & I absolutely can't judge what it was in between - but I know it wasn't very good, absolutely. Heard from Ralph, & he will be pleased to arrive Jan. 11th Sunday. In fact practically overjoyed. His final came out fairly well, I think, & he seems very anxious to celebrate. Yes ma'am - it's cold! Tons - simply tons, of snow - but very beautiful. Forgive me if I don't get another letter to you? See you in Schenectady at 6:34 P.M.? My bestest plus love Ginger

Location

Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York

Tags

Academics; Faculty, Staff, Administrators; Home and Family

Subject

Examinations; Travel; Passenger trains

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 2

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