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Letter to her mother describing an opportunity to help lead a social service project and the chances of her being accepted into Agora Society.


10/5/34 [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Darling Mums And here again - hello to you. I'm feeling very fine indeed thank you! About to wash my hair, but before that - must have a chat with you. Somebody came in yesterday & asked me to take charge of some Social Service work in Wellesley Hills on Sundays - that is, Freshman go over there & entertain the convalescent children, & all I have to do is see that groups are selected from the different Freshman Houses, & plan a little their ideas of what to do. Mrs. Nichols, who is my education woman, is also interested, & is going to help me - contacts outside of class may help the grade inside, you see! That's a sidelight however, as I haven't seen her about it, but have only been [Page 2] told. Anyway I have to call a meeting very soon of the C.A. House Representatives - and be a hot shot big girl with subordinates! [image: drawing of a smiley face] More news - I think Lee & I have a pretty good chance of a Society! We went to Agora yesterday, & from their attitude - très très cordiale, & from what 2 or 3 of them said, it looks pretty good. I do hope so - the house is awfully nice - and it would be the feeling of belonging to a group of girls - being definitely accepted somewhere. I think it would mean a lot this last year. And I don't think the expense will be too prohibitive - I do hope not. I can always cancel my application if I find it will be - but - we'll see. Being on Crew helps I think, cause one of the members is head of all crew this year. No time for more now - I'll be sure to copy the “exercises” over the weekend - O.K.? Lovin’ you mightily Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Student Life


Agora Society; Education; Societies

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 October 5