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Letter to her mother describing issues with the radio broadcast of the Verse Speaking Choir and the requirements for the Davenport Speech finals that evening; and asking her mother to choose a portrait of her to get printed. Date later added to the head of the letter may be incorrect.
[2 May, 1935] [stationary heading] News from Wellesley College WELLESLEY COLLEGE PRESS BOARD Wellesley, Massachusetts Release Darlin’ Mums - It was grand to hear your voice - Hope you did sleep well - I did, I know. But it's funny about the broadcast, because people with short wave sets here in Wellesley couldn't get it either - another station too close, Cleveland, I think. For all we know, it wasn't hooked up or something. We'll have to wait until someone sends word they did hear it before we know. It was fun doing it though - now I think I'd like radio work! I’ll probably end up peddling papers on the street corner - you meet such nice people! And the human nature that one sees! My dear!! oh oh - lunch time - see you [Page 2] Later Lunch over - how-de-do? The photos enclosed are for your approval or disapproval. To mark the least worst - or the one you consider does not disgrace our fair name too much, & return at your very earliest convenience - because I want them by May 17 if Ted comes, & it takes quite a while. Davenport speech finals are this P.M. Pray that it doesn't go too badly. There are 10 of us contestants - probably Lorish will get it. 2 minutes exporaneous [mis-spelling: extemporaneous] speech - 4 minutes extract fr [mis-spelling: from] play - and 2 minutes lyric. What ho, Mabel!! Bye now & love Ginger.
Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York
Arts, Theater, and Music; Personal Relationships; Academics
Radio--Receivers and reception; Choirs (Music); Photographs; Contests
Westervelt, Virginia Veeder and Wellesley College Archives, "Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 May 2" (1935). Virginia Veeder Westervelt letters (6C/1935). 183.