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Letter to her mother describing work she had to do and a book she was reading; and discussing arrangements for her mother's visit and her schedule for the T.Z.E. and Verse Speaking Choir events.


‘35 [6 March, 1935] Wednesday Dearest - Well - the novel’s in - I don’t know how well, but it’s in. Now when I get the 640 pages of “Good Companions” read & reported on for next Tuesday - also a drama paper then, I won’t have any other papers (except one for Wednesday) for a few days. My my, it’s a papery world. Never mind, my last 4 papers for both of Miss Hart’s classes have been A, & she took the trouble to tell me about it herself. Nice lady. Also it’s Spring. Also the Herald-Traveler took an unabridged stay of mine to the extent of 2 columns [Page 2] or so, with picture. Also my orchids are still surviving. And I found out from Miss Williams that you, being a very special person, can stay in The Dorm for $1.00. It’s usually $1.50 for the guest room, but being as how Helen is going away for the weekend, you can have her room - still, however, charging the $1.00. Will it be for Friday & Saturday, or just Saturday, or is there an excursion? When will you know? What do you mean about the recital? That’s Tuesday the 12th you know. Did you mean to cut 2 days? I don’t think it’s important enough for that. I may be able to persuade her that [Page 3] we ought to go thru a few of the selections Saturday night - but at this point I don’t know quite how we’re going to manage things. I certainly have to be at Tizzy for part of the time - & you’d enjoy the pictures probably - at least the novelty of it for awhile. We dress the girls as nearly as possible to represent the paintings of Great artists - they sit behind a frame & a spotlight is flashed on them. Both T.Z.E. & Verse Speaking Choir are going to be in Alumnae, one upstairs & one downstairs, so we might be able to alternate. It’s too bad they both happen on the same [Page 4] night. It’s a good thing Float Night & Tree Day don’t occur simultaneously. We’ve already signed up for Crew again - I suppose it will start right after vacation. “Forward all” - Barbara Levy was at the Interfraternity Friday night with a curlyheaded semite. I haven’t even read the Sunday paper yet, but I started “Goodbye Mr. Chips” in bed last night intending to read for 10 minutes - and continued for 35 minutes until I had finished it - delightful - whimsical - have you read it? It belongs to Helen. Must leave now - let me know when [deletion: y] to expect you - Bestest love n’ a hug n’ a half Ginger


Wellesley, Massachusetts; Schenectady, New York


Student Life; Home and Family; Academics


Newspapers; Travel; Tau Zeta Epsilon; Choirs (Music); Books

Letter from Virginia Veeder Westervelt, Wellesley, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Millicent Veeder, Schenectady, New York, 1935 March 6