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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.
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
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Academics; Faculty, Staff, Administrators; Home and Family
Examinations; Travel; Passenger trains
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 2" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 100.