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Letter to her mother describing studying in Green Hall and out on the grounds, her exam schedule, and plans for the summer; and discussing travel arrangements for her trip home for the summer. Date later added to the head of the letter appears to be incorrect.
[April 1, 1934] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Sunday Dearest - uh huh, Sunday - a bit of a gray Sunday. I must admit, but we really aren't too noticing about it. Because you see, we've gone in search of peace & quiet, away from the radios and interruptions of Cazenove. No, not to the woods today - but to the administration building! The Library was equally out of the question - distractions etc, so we found Green Hall open, and also discovered a seminar room where we could be free and undisturbed. But at this point, I'm feeling a bit lazy - and decided to take a few minutes off. Have been studying rather intensely - which probably won't do a great deal of good, but is balm to the conscience afterwards. Did I tell you Lee & I had found a grand Pine Hill, [Page 2] to which we bicycle, spread our blanket, take off our shoes & socks and - other unnecessaries - and sit there with the sun, wind and tall pines, study - yes, actually study, the prophets of Israel, and the great musicians of the world. We've even taken typewriters along, & I've outlined by topics the history of Israel & the History of music - the exams being respectively Tuesday & Thursday. Except for mosquitoes - to which we've now become immune, and an occasional caterpillar, we have really managed very beautifully. Incidentally, we're gradually getting bronzed. I found out definitely that we sing both morning & evening of the 17th (Sunday) so I couldn’t come home with you. However, I think it would be excellent & grandiloquent if you & Mildred could come out Saturday, take my incidentals & the trunk on the rear, and let me follow you by bus [Page 3] as soon as I could get ready, probably Monday on the 10 o’clock bus. (no sense taking the train - & I will get that long-deferred bus ride, so there!) Do you think the plan is feasible? I doubt if it proves as expensive that way, especially if the trunk can fit on the rack, & I'm quite sure it will. Then I shall return home - & begin studying again! But I think that arrangement is simply grand! Only 3 times a week, and 3 units - without the bother of a classroom, & with probable rapid learning on an individualistic basis. Of course the $24 isn't very good - I mean it's not so pleasant, but I suppose it amounts to practically the same as Albany - [deletion: there’s] with its $15, & gas over & back every day for 6 weeks. Do you suppose [Page 4] I might even persuade the gentleman to make the course 6 days a week for 3 weeks? It would be just as easy for me, and much more satisfactory, I should think. I told you that Wellesley did accept Union, & all I have to do is make the proper application here, & we're all hunky dory I hope. Are you sure he is in an official position to give me credit for summer school work at Union though? I'd hate to have any slip ups, but guess it's O.K. There's so much I want to do in the summer, that the time is going to be altogether too short, I know - but - I'm looking forward to it, once these bugbears, conventionally speaking, are over. Spose [mis-spelling: Suppose] I’d better get back to them now. If you don't hear much news or word, please don't worry - The Schedule is Mon - Comp. Paper due Tues Bible Wed. speech exam Thurs. Music Friday - Miss Dutcher, tea Miss Perkins house to read final papers. (June 11) Monday - Psych (June 13) Wednesday - Econ. So - until then my continued love & regrets to Cunnin’ - Pschnogy [mis-spelling: Psychology?] - Peter - Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Academics; Student Life
Examinations; Travel; Buses; Summer; Wellesley College Choir; Green Hall
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 June 3?" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 170.