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Letter to her mother describing her outfit, a choir concert with Harvard, and the difference between Harvard and M.I.T. men.
3/2/34 [stationary heading] WELLESLEY, MASS. Friday Mums dearest - And here I am I - getting beautified - & all done up in monks cowl Turban with a little white cotton showing around the edges - oh most beautiful. But outside it’s Spring. Well, if not exactly, at least mostly - & people are again getting Spring Fever. So far it hasn't got me - probably because there was a ring around the moon last night - & by Grandpa’s standards that means storm, eh? However it is wera wera [mis-spelling: very very] nice out now - if a bit slushy. The concert last night was good - I didn't sing of course, but went as audience. But the Harvard men! Well, almost hopeless - as a group, that is. There were one or two who looked passable - & with evening clothes to help them along, at that. Of course [Page 2] the M.I.T. men have much the edge on Harvard! (That's not true of course - they're all big shieks [mis-spelling: sheiks] - especially the graduate students!) But as a class, Harvard is supposed to be a bit more aristocratic, & M.I.T. more sociable. Perhaps Brent, young as he is, will be an entré into Harvard. Might I also add that the lad is conceited? So I think the dinner date may be interesting, though I suspect I won't be sufficiently intrigued to be too enthusiastic! Trying to think of exciting news, & there just isn't any - heard a fragment of Billy Batchelder & the surprise too Peter & Pan, but present company didn't appreciate the program, so I never found out whether it actually was sküs or not. The lady next to me looks like an old sheep who got scared into being sheared. With that parting shot - I vamoose for the time being - love-enough-for-the-weekend Ginny. [written in the left margin of page 1] N.B. it’s a finger wave -
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Arts, Theater, and Music; Personal Relationships; Student Life
Clothing and dress; Men; Concerts
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 March 2" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 107.