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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
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1933 September 20" (1933). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 152.