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Letter to her mother describing the scholarship she earned, a date with Ted, plans for the weekend, and her new assignment for Press Board.
May '34 [26 May, 1934 Hello darling, This for your ears and eyes...forgive the facetious address...tho I felt like saying dear brothers and sisters! The letter for them this time, only a note for you.. but it contains some news. I have a $200 scholarship for next year! Isn't that grand? Just got notified of it today, so am a bit exultant. Does that mean anything to the condition of the exchequer, or does it? as my friend Goldah would say. That's about the only exciting news. Ted came out the other night and we went for a drive in the rain--very nice, but a case of Ginger keeping it on the companionshi [mis-spelling: companionship] [Page 2] level against the fact of a boat sailing on the 20th. Succeeded, I think, except that there's a canoe date Sunday night, followed by series of goodbyes----Stocky Monday, and Dick Tuesday….then peace and work for the remaining few weeks, finals and exams. Spending the night with Hilda Saturday after a bridge party in the afternoon. Probably wear the redingote with Lee's white hat with brown, chartreuse and green band. All fixed. Yes, I know...study. But I took a quiz today, and I think I will use that Morely paper for my final. Also have invited Miss Dutcher out to tea Monday afternoon. Sounds like the middle [Page 3] of a semester with no exams in sight, doesn't it, but I assure you it can't be helped--- social obligations, necessity of saying goodbye, etc. And I have reviewed considerably so we'll just pray, eh? Oh yes, at Press Board Banquet last night held at the Inn, with steak and all the trimmings, they handed out assignments for next year wrapped around roses, and mine is the N.Y. Herald Tribune! So daughter is breaking into print. At least we hope she will. And Lee wanted to know if you could find [Page 4] my geology notes for the 2nd semester including charts, which she thinks might help her catch up on her work. They are also in that box, I think, and have to do with Historical Geology. Hey, I might as well have written a real letter. I never seem to be able to stop, but to show I can…………. Love, and love, and just a little bit more love Ginger
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Personal Relationships; Student Life
Scholarships; Men; College student newspapers and periodicals
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1934 May 26" (1934). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 181.