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Letter to her mother describing orientation activities for transfer students, the rules for leaving campus, her new friends, and her new room in Cazenove Hall; and seemingly poking fun at the Boston accent.


Sept 20 ‘33 [stationary heading] F.W. Bunnell, Mgr. Tel. 8261 SOUTH STREET INN and TEA ROOM PITTSFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS “In the Heart of the Berkshires” Tues. Eve. Mother dear - Just a line as it's pretty late and I'm sort of sleepy, but I wanted to say goodnight to you. Had the rules read to us, & they're really not half bad when you figure them out. Can you think of a list of chaperones in or near Boston whom I might visit if I had to? Juniors have a one o’clock permit every nite & simply have to sign out destination & escort. I hope I shan't do anything wrong - probably won't have a chance to use more than one or 2 of [Page 2] the permits anyway, & that's being optimistic. But I don't seem to mind frightfully. After all I could well expect to go out as much as I did last year. So far the excitement has consisted in having physical tests at the gym all day, & calling with the girl from Northwestern on a girl she knew in Severance - also being very friendly with all of the rest of the girls. I like most of them a lot, and don't have even a grain of that “inferior feeling”. In fact we all sort of feel as if we'd known each other a long time, which makes it nice. Scuse the scroll but I've [Page 3] completely been out of ink. Maybe I’d better finish this tomorrow anyway, as it's practically 12 o’clock this minute. So nite nite, & 2 very mammoth squeezes - me. Morning Feeling kind of sleepy but very full of a grand breakfast - muffins, orange marmalade and all. This morning we must trot over to assembly to hear Pres. Pen. & then tour the library. Then Leslie (which is the first name of the Underhill girl) & I are going to Town to see about having our trunks sent up, & to get some stamps. May [Page 4] not go if it rains tho & it kind of looks like it now. But it's been so grand ever since Sunday, that I almost expected it. Goodness it's practically 8:20 now so I’d better scram - Later Hello again. Just got back from assembly, & found out I'm to be in Casenove [mis-spelling: Cazenove] for sure. On the 1st floor, but a rather nice room with 2 light plugs, & same size windows. Hereaftah [mis-spelling: hereafter] address me theah [mis-spelling: there] please I must go be shown the library, so by bye - Loves you lots, Ginny


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Buildings and Grounds; Personal Relationships; Student Life


Dormitories; College student orientation; Pendleton, Ellen F. (Ellen Fitz), 1864-1936

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 September 20