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Letter to her mother describing trip into Boston with friends, the cold weather, her new classes and professors, and her reaction to a Cleveland Symphony performance.


2/14/34 [stationary heading] WELLESLEY, MASS. Feb. 14, 1934 Darlingest Again I'm on the train - and headed for Boston this time. Lee is with me, also Dorothea, & we're all bent on different missions - Lee to shop, Dot to settlement, and me - ultimately - to meet Ted. I'm all dressed up and my green & brown - & the landscape is all decked out and brown & white, so our color scheme harmonizes beautifully. Yes of course it's cold - b-r-r-ringly so. And did you notice the snow on Tuesday morning? I thought of you when I got up at 7:30, & thought also of the snow - & that if I hadn't come Monday - there would have been so many complications - However I did hate to leave - it was so grand to be home - so very grand. And now I'm back in ye olde [Page 2] harness again - my 2 new classes are going to be excellent. My Comp. prof is such an improvement over Hamilton - oh by the way, I got an A- on my radio paper - suppose I have to establish my reputation all over again now, but I think it'll be worth it. And my Psych. lady is simply charming - young - & with a grand sense of humor & a very sweet sort of intimate smile. The rest of the courses remain about as usual - pretty good on the whole - oh - I went to the Cleveland Symphony last nite. No, didn't have a ticket, but Lee ushers, you know, so I went over about [deletion: 3/4] 1/2 of an hour late, Jess was taking tickets so I got in very serenely (Jess wanted to be sure to be remembered to you & asked about you at length.) I probably won’t do it again, but I didn’t have tickets, & - Artur Rodzinski was conducting - the one who officiated at the L.A. [Page 3] Philharmonic, so I wanted to hear him - And they're wonderful - oh very. I could close my eyes & be transported to the Hollywood Bowl - stars above, hard benches, Hollywoodland sign, & everything - including Rodzinski’s hair flopping and time with his breaths. I did enjoy it very much - they played Bach & Strauss - both Johann & Richard & there's something about a Strauss Viennese Waltz - oh oh - we’re arriving in South Station so love & more until soon Ginny P.S. I [deletion: ‘d] loved the walentine [mis-spelling: valentine] I did, did, [illegible: Him was cunning?] [Page 5] Translations furnished upon request


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Academics; Faculty, Staff and Administrators; Arts, Theater and Music


Weather; Schedules, School; Orchestras; Homesickness

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 February 14