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Letter to her mother describing the success of the Verse Speaking Choir concert, the positive reception from students, a compliment she received for it while off campus, and her plans for the evening.


3/13/35 Wed AM Dearest Mums - Can’t seem to locate a pen - but the news can be told as well in pencil. And the news, you’ll be glad to hear, is good. Barring a few ragged spats of entrances etc. the program came off beautifully, and I think people enjoyed it. One girl said she practically wept thru part of it. And several people have bothered to say how much they enjoyed it. No one forgot, & we had learned everything by last night, so we came in more or less together & strongly. And I didn’t [Page 2] forget my solos or anything. Someone wanted to know who the girl with the strong voice was in the Rider at the Gate. And this morning I went down to Hathaway to get Birthday cards for Keith & Margie - and a woman was telling the proprietor how much she had enjoyed the program; how impressive it was, and how amazed she was that we could do such difficult things so well. So I was standing beside her - and simply smiled - “Thank you,” says I, “that’s most encouraging”. “oh,” says she excitedly, “were you in it?” And thereupon [Page 3] told me all over again how effective it was - especially the 1st part which I thought wasn’t much good. So I guess we’ll go down as not having disgraced Miss deBanke anyway. Had a grand time in the bookstore - saw a book of Irish poems - very thin & not expensive - and sent it to Keith. It will surprise him mightily, but I couldn’t walk out with all those books there, & not buy any! Someday when I’m rich I’m coming back & simply revel. This afternoon, going down to [Page 4] T.Z.E. to read Good Companions & at 4:40 go over to Alumnae to hear Christopher Morley read his own poems & talk about poetry. Then over to Smaill’s in the evening. Busy days - but interesting ones - and not so many more after April 1st! Ooooh that General - and the novel - They’re so amorphous as yet. Bye ‘n love to you Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Arts, Theater and Music; Student Life


Choirs (Music); Concerts; Bookstores

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 March 13