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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

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